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Mobile and farmers markets are among the cream of the crop when it comes to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in low-income communities. Opening supermarkets, however, has not been shown to have much of an effect in that regard, according to new research from the University at Buffalo. UB researchers reviewed literature of studies conducted on new mobile produc…

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The Clarence Hollow Farmers Market is the lone seasonal market in the state set up along a Rails to Trails bike and pedestrian path. It makes sense to Melany Arrison that it also should be the first in the region to feature a weekly bicycle ride. The Clarence resident – who often can be seen around town on a bike – has put out a call for ride leaders and ambassadors …

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Kathy Border takes students to a beef farm every year as part of a community food course. She and her family eat eggs laid by their own chickens. The weekly diet tilts toward fresh fruits and vegetables. Still, she wouldn't dream of growing her own produce on her rural homestead in South Wales. "I do not have a green thumb and we have a lot of deer who would eat a ga…

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Only one in 10 American adults eat the daily recommended 1½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to three cups of vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "That's shocking," said Kathy Border, a registered dietitian and professor of nutrition in the Dietetics Department at D’Youville College. "We know that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps r…

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Kathy Border, a registered dietitian and professor of nutrition in the Dietetics Department at D’Youville College, shared six ways to get the most out of farmers markets. 1. Look before you leave home See what you have in the fridge and pantry before heading to the market. It helps avoid duplication and reduces food waste. 2. Plan right "I've got college-age kids who m…

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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 th…

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Slow Roll Buffalo will offer two rides this week and Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardeners will present their annual plant sale. Registration for the Buffalo Marathon closed at the end of the weekend but you can still sign up for a related 5K. These are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in …

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Slow Roll Buffalo starts its fourth season this this week, Food Truck Tuesdays keeps rolling and the Elmwood Village Farmers Market starts its 20th season. These are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffalo: All are welcome to Slow Roll's opening ride of the se…

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A screening of the documentary "Farmers for America" is scheduled for at 7 p.m. Friday in Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road. The event is being sponsored by the Board of Directors of Grand Island Farms, a non-profit group of family-owned farms and community members. The documentary, narrated by Mike Rowe, outlines the changes coming to America as more consum…

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The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will move indoors for the next eight weeks. The Holiday Market on Bidwell will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through Jan. 13, starting Saturday, at St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, a short walk from the home of the outdoor market at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. The winter market had been at SUN…

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Farmers' markets – indoor and out – a kidney bean cookoff, and a seminar for breast cancer survivors that focuses on their relationships are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. x MONDAY Swing dancing. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cade…

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FAMILY Halloween showing. Of the classic silent film, “Phantom of the Opera,” 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 27), with live organ music, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave. Organist and Choirmaster Garrett Martin will accompany the film with an improvised score. Guests are invited to wear Halloween costumes to this family-friendly event. Free. Healthy Minds Empow…

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FAMILY Making Strides Walk. 10 a.m. Saturday, Canalside. A similar event will take Oct. 22 in Jamestown. Register at MakingStridesWalk.org/Buffalo. “Bunnicula”. Family-fun Halloween performances of the silly, slightly spooky adventure about the vampire pet bunny, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Oct. 28 and 29, Theatre of Youth, Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. For ti…

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Farmers' markets, a bike ride and several hikes are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Clinton Bailey Farmers & Flea Market: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; same time other weekdays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, th…