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The 2016 schedule is below this article

 

THE FARMERS MARKET

STILL TIME FOR THE FARMERS MARKET

The 14th season of the Alden Farmers Market will close in a few short weeks on Saturday, October 15th, but there is still time to stop out and take advantage of locally grown summer produce, purchase perennial plants for fall planting, and stock up on items for the winter.  The Chamber table has great spices for all your grilling marinades, party dips, and hearty fall soups and stews.  Keep those allergies in check and purchase some local honey products as well as pure maple syrup for weekend big breakfasts.  Tailgating season is beginning and there is fresh, homemade sausage in many varieties available, chicken/pork products, as well as pierogis, all perfect for game day.  Warm days and cooler nights are ideal for relaxing next to the fire with a glass of wine from our wine vendors; be sure to buy extra for the upcoming holidays!  For those with a sweet-tooth, fresh baked goods and homemade fudge are also available on a weekly basis.

This is the fourth year for the Chamber’s popular raffle of a beautiful 8 x 12 Amish-made shed.  Raffle tickets are just $2 each or three tickets for $5.  The winning ticket will be pulled on October 15th---the Market’s closing day.  You could be the winner, but you have to be in it to win it! So be sure to stop at the Chamber table, check out the shed, and purchase a chance.  New this year is a quilt raffle (donated by Penny Marble Quilt Designs); tickets are $1.00.  The second basket of Alden-area gift certificates will be raffled off on closing day as well.  Basket raffle tickets are also only $1 each and are still available at Farmers’ Market Chamber table, the Alden Chamber of Commerce Office, and the Alden Pharmacy.

Entertainment will continue with various artists including Ron Schiralli – New Vintage Solo, Jim Vozga & Friends – acoustic folk, Magician Ted Burzynski, Stephen P’s Team of Select Vocalists, and closing day will feature the Apen Family Band.  Special events also continue with Community Organizations’ Day September 10th, “1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day” and Fire Safety Day September 17th, and a Chalk Art Contest on October 1st.    Check the Alden Chamber of Commerce website for a complete list of events, dates, and times.  The Market will close on October 15th with a Chamber hot dog roast for all members---Sahlen’s dogs grilled to perfection by Market Manager Earl Gillen--and a Harvest Festival costume parade for kids and pets!

We are thankful to the plaza owners and neighbor tenants for all of their support as well as the many returning vendors, one-time vendors, Chamber volunteers, and of course, the customers! The Alden Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Market and Chamber members volunteer to keep it running every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Do you like meeting and talking with people? Volunteers are always needed and appreciated; come join our Market family! To find out how you or your group can participate, please contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 937-6177 or by email at secretary@aldenny.org.  The Market is located between Tractor Supply and Save-a-Lot in the Alden Village Plaza at 13119 Broadway.  It will be open every Saturday from 8:30am to 1:00 pm, through October 15th.  The complete Calendar of Events will be available on the Chamber’s web site www.aldenny.org.

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Market Events

2016 Schedule*

May

14      Opening Day! Crafts Show + Pampered Chef Demonstration

21     Crafts Show

28     Crafts Show + Master Gardener

June

4         AHS & AMS Jazz Ensemble- 10:30 - 11:30

             - Sponsored by DAVID PAJAK ATTORNEY AT LAW

           + "May the 4th Be with You" Star Wars Day

11       Father's Day Crafts + Leonard Oakes Winery

18       Porcelain Train - Acoustic Folk Music 11-12:30

             - Sponsored by CAN CAN REDEMPTION

25       Health & Wellness Day + Unyts Blood Drive

             - Sponsored by ALDEN PHARMACY

July

2        Crafts Show

9        Craig Wilkins Country Music

              - Sponsored by NEILL & STRONG ATTORNEYS

16      Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club 11 -12:30

              - Sponsored by BENE-CARE AGENCY LLC

          + Beaver Meadow Audobon Society - live critters & displays

23      Hot Country Liners 11-11:45 - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

30      June Beyers, Organ Music + First Basket Raffle Drawing

          -Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

August

6       Village Wide Garage Sale at Market + Sites throughout the Village

13     Dark Road Duo Harmonica-Based Americana Music 11-12:30

         + Small Business Day - Sponsored by BENE-CARE AGENCY LLC

20     Jim Vozga, Acoustic Music   - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

         + Catch Olympic Fever Day

27     Buffalo Steel, steel drum trio 10:30-12:30

         - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

           

September

3       New Vintage Solo, Ron Schiralli - music

         + Meet the Candidates Day + Crafts - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

10     Community Organizations Day + Alden Area Ecumenical Choir 11 - Noon           - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER

17     Fire Safety Day

        + "Wearin' O' the Green" 1/2 way to St. Patrick's Day

24     - Jim Vozga & Friends Acoustic Guitar

         + Crafts Show - Sponsored by ALDEN STATE BANK

October

1      Magician, Ted Burzynski - Shows at 10, 11, & 12 - Sponsored by                    CARBONES PIZZERIA + Chalk Art Contest - Sponsored by Pink Cow

        Legislator Morton's Flu Shot Clinic

          

8      Matt's Music Vocal Performance Team  + Crafts Show

15    Closing Day - Apen Family Band - Upbeat Bluegrass, Folk music

        Harvest Fest + Costume Parade + Second Basket Raffle  & Shed Raffle

        drawing  - Sponsored by BENE-CARE AGENCY LLC

* Events Subject to Change

Pets, bicycles, rollerblades & skateboards should not enter the main area for health and safety reasons

CONGRATULATIONS SKIP JABLONSKI

2015 Distinguished Citizen of the Year

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