On Saturday, June 19, the Kenmore Farmer’s Market will host its first-ever food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York. In addition, local singer/songwriter Scott Celani will make his first Market appearance on the Market entertainment stage at 10:00 a.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to donate to the Food Bank.

“The Market is a great place for the community to gather while supporting the good work of the Food Bank, we hope to collect enough to make a difference for them,” said market manager Katie Burd.

Visitors to the market can also expect delicious finds among the vendors including fresh baked goods from Sweet Beginnings Bakery, Lewiston Jams and Jellies, gourmet pasta, early local produce as well as annuals and perennials.

The Market, which officially opened on June 12th, runs every Saturday from 8 am-12:30 pm until October 30th on the front lawn of the Ken-Ton Municipal building (2919 Delaware Avenue).

Founded 30 years ago, the Food Bank of WNY distributes more than 1 million pounds of food each month to 100,000 residents (39 percent of which are children and 11 percent are senior citizens) through its network of 400 member agencies in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties.

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On Memorial Day, the Market held a special preview during the annual Ken-Ton Memorial Day Parade. Hundreds of people stopped by the Village Green to get a sneak peek at what the Market will offer throughout the summer, and enjoyed the festivities. The official opening day is Saturday, June 12. We hope to see you there!

The Kenmore Farmer’s Market will open Saturday, June 12th and will run every Saturday from 8am – 12:30pm through October 30th, taking place on the front lawn of the Ken-Ton Municipal building (2919 Delaware Avenue).  On Monday, May 31st, the market will hold a “preview” day starting at 10am to coincide with the Ken-Ton Memorial Day parade. 

Market-goers can expect to see vendors including: Sweet Beginnings Bakery, featuring fresh baked goods; Pasta Temptations, gourmet pasta; Lewiston Jams and Jellies; Sibiga Nursery, with unique perennials, seasonal fruits and vegetables and new from them in 2010, farm fresh eggs; and other specialty vendors with local wine, mixes and dips, soaps, maple syrup and chocolates!

New entertainment acts making their debut at the market include local singer/songwriter Scott Celani, who will perform in conjunction with a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York, and the Mount St. Mary Academy Jazz Ensemble. Also new to the market is American Red Cross Day including a blood drive, and the first Annual Vintage Car Show.

The Kenmore Arts Society will be exhibiting each week, featuring different local artists. In addition, on June 26th, Kenmore Days on the Green will include an arts and crafts show and Delaware Avenue Sidewalk Sale!

For more information about the Kenmore Farmers Market, please contact market manager Katie Burd at kenmorefarmersmarket@verizon.net or 874-1784.

2010 Market Schedule

June 12th – Piano Man Lou – 10am

 June 19th – local singer/songwriter Scott Celani -10am. ALSO food drive for the Food Bank of WNY! Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate!

 June 26thKenmore Days on the Green! 

Arts and Crafts show and Delaware Avenue Sidewalk Sale 8am – 2pm. Music and Entertainment throughout the day!

 July 3rd – Tourette Syndrome of WNY day! 

 July 10th – Piano Man Lou – 10am. ALSO Red Cross Blood Drive 8a – 12:30pm!

 July 17th –  Miss Anita from Music with Mar – kids sing-a-long PLUS Town of Tonawanda Mobile Playground Arts and Crafts for kids!

 July 24th – Friends of the Library Book Sale ** proceeds going towards new childrens furniture in the Kenmore branch**

 July 31st – Kenmore Farmers Market 1st Annual Vintage Car Show 8am – 12:30

 August 7th – Caputi – Starr Duo – 10am

 August 14th – Piano Man Lou – 10am

 August 21st – Buffalo’s own Scott Celani returns at 10am. Food drive for the Food Bank of WNY! Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate!

 August 28th – Mount St. Mary Academy Jazz Ensemble – 10am

 Sept 4th – Adam Michael the Magician – 10am

 

Urban Roots Community Garden Center will be visiting thisweek. A community owned cooperative enriching our community! http://www.urbanroots.org

Come enjoy our regular vendors, lots of fresh fallproduce arriving from three local farms, and all your friends and neighbors. The market will be a great place to be this Saturday morning!

See you at the market … pass it on!

Call for artisans

August 24, 2009

On Saturday September 12th, the Village of Kenmore, the Kenmore Merchants Association and the Kenmore Farmers Market are teaming up to sponsor Discover Delaware, a special day of exploring the shops and the market along Delaware Avenue. If you are an artist/artisan/crafter and would like to participate, please contact us!

This Week at the Market

August 20, 2009

Some of our vendors will be on vacation, but our trusty farmers will all be there! You may be able to find produce a little cheaper these days, but you will never get it as fresh as it is at the Farmers Market!

The farmers want you to know, that what you see at the market on Saturday mornings has been picked within the last 24hours from local WNY farms! Fresh is Best!!

Also there will be a special appearance by Music with Mar’s MR. FROGGY! He will be hopping around the village green with Miss Anita and Miss Katie. Bring your kids at 10am and join in on the fun of singing and rhyming with Mr. Froggy.

Also coming to the market….

Saturday August 29th – Piano Man Lou @10am

Saturday September 12th – Discover Delaware – Artisan Fair and Sidewalk Sale! Lots of fun and prizes with extended hours!

Thanks for your support – see you soon at the Market! (pass it on..)

Read this great article about the Kenmore Farmer’s Market in the Tonawanda  News!

http://www.tonawanda-news.com/opinion/local_story_205010238.html

This Week at the Market

July 31, 2009

Matthew Harris Saxophone Trio will perform at 10:30am

Ken – Ton Garden Walk books will be available again and the walk is this weekend!

Buffalo Greyhound Society

Kenmore Village Improvement Society

Local produce, local vendors, and sunny skies! All this Saturday from 8am – 12:30 on the Village green 2919 Delaware Ave.

See you at the market …….please pass it on

This Week at The Market

July 24, 2009

Piano Man Lou returns and performs at 10am

2009 Ken-Ton Garden Walk booklets will be available all morning. The Ken-Ton Garden walk is taking place on August 1st & 2nd and will be showcasing over 40 gardens this year, the most they have ever had!

Also returning from last year, is the Buffalo Greyhound Society. They will be visiting every Saturday through the end of August.

As always, local produce, local vendors, familiar faces and hopefully under sunny skies!

See you at the market……please pass it on.

This Week at the Market

July 14, 2009

at 10:30 a.m. the Caputi – Starr Duo returns to the Market for the second year featuring light Jazz, songs from Sinatra and other great American singers!

Caputi-Starr Duo