The Elmwood Village Farmers Market has a rich tradition of serving the Elmwood Village neighborhood, bringing together “growers, makers and producers” to offer fresh and unique products. Our market is unlike most in that it is strictly a producer-only market, which means that everything being sold has been grown and/or produced by the vendors themselves. When shopping in a producer-only market, visitors can rest assured they are dealing directly with the source of the goods they’re purchasing. This style of market also helps to create an even greater impact in supporting the local economy. The fruits, vegetables, locally made cheeses, honey, and wine are just some of the goods that draw people to the market; the community, environment, and friendly atmosphere keep people coming back week after week.
This year’s market is presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.
Programs Promoting Nutrition for Families
The market is also a “Double Up Food Bucks” program participant. Started by local non- profit organization Field & Fork Network through SNAP or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Double Up Food Bucks program will allow families and individuals relying on food assistance to have a little extra to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. The program provides $1 in rewards for every $1 spent on fruits and vegetables- up to $20 per market visit per day- from participating farmer’s markets and grocery stores. Incentive dollars earned can only be spent on NYS produced fruits and vegetables. The program facilitates the flow of New York state resources to local producers and allows for nutritional needs to be met at lower costs.
Visit the official Elmwood Village Farmers Market website at www.elmwoodmarket.org.
Visit the official Elmwood Village Farmers Market Facebook page here.