After four summers in the parking lot near the Burger King at Hertel and Delaware avenues, the North Buffalo Farmers Market will set up at a new location for the 2018 season, which kicks off from 4 to 7 p.m. June 21 and runs every Thursday through October.
The front lawn of North Park Community School No. 50 (formerly the North Park Academy), at 780 Parkside Ave., is the market's new home. For those in search of parking, there's a large lot behind the school as well as spaces along the streets.
Here's the market's mission, according to its Facebook page: "To improve local food security while supporting the local farming and small business community. The market strives to provide access to locally grown fruits, vegetables," as well as plants and flowers, "while creating a sense of community."
Joe's Deli kitchen manager Donny Keating will again present The Culinary Table, for which he culls local goods from the market and concocts samples on site. Live music will be performed each week, too.
The North Buffalo Farmers Market accepts SNAP and Double-Up Food Bucks, which ensures that lower-income households can have fresh foods available at an affordable cost.
Below is this year's opening day vendor list:
Buffalo Cheese Traders
Groundwork Market Garden
Farm Common Roots Farm
Sitka Salmon Shares
2 Wheels Bakery
Green Mountain Energy
Frank and Maria Farm
Alpha Olive Oil
SunniBlu Health and Wellness
Clear Creek Dahlias