University Community Farmers Market to open May 17 on UB South Campusby jmaloni
The eighth season of the University Community Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 17, on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus. It will feature a variety of new and old vendors selling fresh food and local products.
The market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday from May 17 through Oct. 18 at a new location on the Main Street sidewalk at the foot of Englewood Avenue. Attendees can park for free in the UB Townsend parking lot on the South Campus or on the streets of Englewood, Heath and Merrimac.
"The University Community Farmers Market improves the quality of life in our neighborhood by providing an opportunity to buy healthy, fresh produce from local farmers, to support local artisans, and to meet our neighbors in a relaxed outdoor environment," said Gail Willsky, market manager and faculty in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Vendors will sell fresh fruits and vegetables, breakfast breads, homemade jams, jellies and relishes, herbs, plants and flowers. In the fall, mums, pumpkins, winter squash, ornamental corn, corn stalks and gourds will be sold.
The market planning committee needs individuals to help coordinate the market. All are welcome. Vendors are needed and applications are encouraged.