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Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Edible Buffalo is proud to announce the first ever New York Statewide Eat Drink Local Week June 24 through June 30, 2011, a restaurant week with a mission! With the harvest season in full swing, Edible Buffalo along with seventeen local restaurant and winery partners will be celebrating the local food chain by promoting menus using ingredients sourced from local growers and artisan producers.

“Many of our restaurant and winery partners already use locally sourced ingredients on their menus, so this is an opportunity to showcase their efforts,” says Lisa Tucker, publisher of Edible Buffalo. “We also want to continue to make the connection between farm and plate for consumers. With over 7500 farms in the eight county region, we cannot afford to ignore how important local agriculture is to our food economy.”

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

EMERALD ASH BORER DETECTED IN BUFFALO

Collaborative Control Efforts Underway to Contain First Infestation Found in Erie County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in the City of Buffalo’s South Park. This is the first EAB infestation to be detected in Erie County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species, including green, white, black and blue ash.

University Community Farmers Market

University Community Farmers Market

The University Community Farmers Market (UCFM) is now in its fifth season and is open every Saturday, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. through October 15, 2011. The market is located on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus – Main Street at Kenmore Avenue.

This year’s market features vendors selling fresh produce and artisan products. Special events with a focus on nutrition, wellness and gardening are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month. The schedule through July is as follows:

July 16th – Garden Extravaganza – in conjunction with the 10th Annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk

Garden Walks in Your Town

Garden Walks in Your Town

Many, many neighborhoods are hosting Garden Walks this summer - and many of them are free!  Click on the title of the Garden Walk to go to that community's website for even more information!

June 25
10am-4pm:  8th Annual Village of Williamsville Garden Tour, sponsored by the Williamsville Business Assoc.  FREE.  30+ gardens, local businesses hosting a huge sidewalk sale.  Tour starts at Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main Street – table will be set up outside day of event. 

The Amherst Garden Walk: Please Join In!

The Amherst Garden Walk: Please Join In!

The Amherst Garden Walk Committee is looking for proud Amherst gardeners that want to display their landscape creations to others. 

If you are already signed up for the Village of Williamsville Garden Walk, The Snyder CleveHill Garden View, or the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk and you live in the Town of Amherst, we urge you to consider displaying your garden as an encore with the Amherst Garden Walk on July 23, 2011 from 10AM-4PM.

The Amherst Garden Walk Committee supplies beautiful, full color signs and directional arrows to mark the way to your gorgeous garden.

A map of the garden tour will be available in the Supervisor’s office beginning July 18 – July 22 at 5583 Main Street 2nd floor. It will also be available on the Town’s web site @ www.amherst.ny.us beginning July 13.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists May 14 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists May 14 Activities

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, opened for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 7. Hours at the open-air market are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine.

This Saturday, the unique entertainment group Pyromancy will perform from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by the Hutch Tech Guitar Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additionally, the market welcomes three community groups that will be distributing information about their organizations. Joining the market on May 14 will be representatives of Buffalo ReUse, Crisis Services and New York State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt’s office.

A new Electronic Benefit Transfer system is also in place at the market. The EBT system allows individuals and families receiving public assistance to purchase products from eligible market vendors.