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THE FARMERS MARKET
STILL TIME FOR THE FARMERS' MARKET
The 13th season of the Alden Farmers’ will close in a few short weeks on Saturday, October 10th, 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. Colder weather brings dry skin so be sure to check the organic soaps and lotions vendor. Tailgating season is beginning and there is fresh, homemade sausage in many varieties available, barbecue sauces, 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 third 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 10th---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. The second basket of Alden-area gift certificates will be raffled off on closing day as well. Basket raffle tickets are only $1 each and are still available at Farmers’ Market Chamber table, the Alden Chamber of Commerce Office, the Alden Pharmacy, and the Alden Advertiser.
Special events continue with Meet the Candidates Day September 5th, Community Organizations’ Day September 12th, Fire Safety Day September 19th and Health and Wellness Day rescheduled to October 3rd. Check the Alden Chamber of Commerce website for a complete list of events. The Market will close on October 10th 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. Help is always welcomed and appreciated for set-up, tear-down, and food sales. Alden is a WIC-approved Farmers’ Market. For information on the Market or becoming a vendor, please call the Chamber office at (716) 937-6177 or stop by the Chamber table at the Market. See you there!
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
3 Health & Wellness Day + Unyts Blood Drive + Crafts
- Sponsored by DAVID PAJAK ESQ.
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
2015 Distinguished Citizen of the Year