Looking for some fresh produce to enjoy at your next summer get-together? You’re in luck! Starting this afternoon, you can find the Grand Island Farmers Market every Thursday at the Western New York Welcome Center on Alvin Road. This year, the farmers market is collaborating with the welcome center’s Taste NY Store to offer a variety of locally-grown fruits and vegetables, prepared foods and artisan products to shoppers from throughout the region.
You can even enjoy live music performances while you browse the many fresh food options at the farmers market!
“Taste NY was launched to create opportunities for farmers and local producers to showcase their goods at retail locations,” said Taste NY manager Renee Day in a recent interview. “The farmers market at the Western NY Welcome Center provides us with a new outdoor venue to achieve this goal.”
With the help of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, the farmers market will also host a variety of activities that focus on agricultural education. If you’re not sure how to prepare some of the food you find at the farmers market, local experts will be available to answer questions and offer suggestions! Meanwhile, children and families can enjoy spending time in the nearby playground, dog park and picnic area as well.
The Grand Island Farmers Market will be at the Western New York Welcome Center every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. from now until October 10. Be sure to check it out so you can get a taste of everything our local farms have to offer!