THE FARMERS MARKET
FARMERS MARKET SEASON BEGINS MAY 16th
Believe it or not, Spring is coming and the Alden Farmers Market is planning its 13th season. The Alden Farmers Market will open for the 2015 season on Saturday, May 16th. That date will feature crafts, early plant and specialty vendors, and wine tasting from Leonard Oakes Estate Winery. 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 10th.
While space is limited, new vendors are welcome. Please refer any potential vendors to the Chamber office or Market Manager. Vendors may come for just one or two Saturdays, or for the full season. Rates are $25 per day for occasional vendors and there is a low seasonal rate. Vendors also must have insurance and all necessary permits. There will again be two “big basket” raffles and we hope local businesses will participate by providing Gift Certificates for these.
As in past years, the Market also will feature entertainment and special events every week. Non-profit groups will sell coffee, soda and snacks the entire season. The complete Calendar of Events will be available on the Chamber’s web site www.aldenny.org by late April.
Alden-area community groups are encouraged to sell food and/or have information tables at the Market. To find out how you or your group can participate, please contact the Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the Farmers Market, at 937-6177 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Market has thrived through the commitment of a core group of volunteers who contributed countless hours and energy all season long. Many thanks to Nancy Hughes, our fearless Market Manager, who retired after the 2014 season. Earl Gillen will be the new Market Manager handling the on-site day-of operations. For any questions, you may also call the office at (716) 937-6177 or email email@example.com. Chamber members can have a free space.
16 Opening Day! Crafts Show + Leonard Oakes Winery
23 Crafts Show
30 Crafts Show + Master Gardener + Leonard Oakes Winery
6 Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club - 11-12:30 - Sponsored by DORITEX
13 Father's Day Crafts + Leonard Oakes Winery
20 Porcelain Train - Acoustic Folk Music 11-12:30
- Sponsored by CAN CAN REDEMPTION
27 Health & Wellness Day + Unyts Blood Drive + Leonard Oakes
- Sponsored by DAVID PAJAK ESQ.
4 Crafts Show
11 Craig Wilkins Country Music + Pampered Chef Cooking demo
- Sponsored by ALDEN STATE BANK
18 Beaver Meado Audubon - Live Animals 9:30-12:30 + Alden Area
Ecumenical Choir, 11-Noon - Sponsored by NEILL & STRONG ATTYS.
25 Hot Country Liners 11-11:45 + Pampered Chef Cooking demo +
First Basket Raffle Drawing
1 Village Wide Garage Sale at Market + Sites throughout the Village
8 Dark Road Duo Harmonica-Based Americana Music 11-12:30
+ Messinger Woods Wildlife Rehab
15 June Beyers Organ Music + Small Business Day
- Sponsored by ALDEN PHARMACY
22 Buffalo Steel, steel drum trio 10:30-12:30
29 Magician Ted Burzynski-shows at 10, 11, & 12
- Sponsored by CARBONE'S PIZZERIA
5 Emma & Carl Eddy, fiddle & guitar tunes 10:30-12:30 + Meet the
Candidates Day + Crafts
12 Community Organizations Day - Sponsored by LIAZON BENEFITS
19 Fire Safety Day
26 Crafts Show + Master Gardener
10 Closing Day - Harvest Fest + Costume Parade + The Lake Effect,
A Capella singing group + Second Basket Raffle & Shed Raffle drawing
- Sponsored by LIAZON BENEFITS
* Events Subject to Change
Pets, bicycles, rollerblades & skateboards should not enter the main area for health and safety reasons
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