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Coucilmember Chris Scanlon is joined by SB Farmer Market Committee members Justin Steinwandel, Sam Scarcello, Fran Desiderio and Terese Shea. Missing are Kathy Cunningham, Joanne Steinwandel, and Peggy Shea.

BY: Catherine Miller | April 08, 2014

SOUTH BUFFALO - It’s all over Facebook, being talked about by fresh food fans everywhere, and even discussed during the NCAA basketball game at a local restaurant – Cazenovia Park will be the home of a South Buffalo Farmer’s Market this summer. 

Starting the first week of June, each Sunday morning the area in front of the Cazenovia Park Casino will awaken with the fresh scents of coffee, biscotti, and donuts, with dozens of vendors offering the freshest meats, produce, and specialty items that you can find in the area.

It’s an idea whose time had come.

“We were tossing ideas around about what we could do to help the small businesses in the area,” stated Councilman Chris Scanlon, whose office is leading the effort to bring the Farmer’s Market to our beloved park, “After the success of the Shop South Buffalo event this past December it seemed like a great idea to start a weekly local Farmer’s Market with the great small businesses we have in the area.”

Apparently Scanlon’s office staff and committee are not the only people who are into the concept of a weekly produce and local products place. The South Buffalo Farmer’s Market Facebook page has logged over 2000 people “liking” the idea in the short time since the page went public.

The vendors scheduled so far include businesses that have been around from two to over twenty years and they will be bringing everything from the classic Italian goodness of Desi’s Italian sausage to the newest trends in coffees from Public Espresso and Coffee.

Kupkates will be on hand with their fresh baked novelty treats and Biscotti for Everybotti as well as Duke’s Donuts will be on hand to help Kupkates curb your sweet tooth.

For the healthier sect – no fears – there will be plenty of fresh produce available along with organic meats and eggs from Painted Meadow Farms, with herbs and other fine locally harvested items from Prudom Farms, Farm this Way, and Desi’s Produce.

Buffalo Adore will be offering up gift and craft ideas, and many more vendors are on the way.

When you come to the market – come hungry. Food trucks will be stopping by each week on a rotating basis offering a fresh selection of hot and ready foods to try each Sunday.

“You can only benefit from the cross-pollination of the two groups,” stated Sam Scarcello, co-founder of Public Espresso + Coffee, regarding the invitation to the food truck community to join the Sunday events. Scarcello is a huge promoter of welcoming other vendors to the farmer’s market to offer as much variety as possible to the patrons.

Prior to the grand opening of the market Councilman Scanlon’s office will be scheduling a park clean-up event to spruce up the area. Watch the South Buffalo Farmer’s Market Facebook page for more information on the date of the event and to see what other vendors the market will have in store for Sunday mornings

Wide open spaces with walking trails, basketball and tennis courts nearby, and a vast array of foods, prepared and ready to take home with you from the South Buffalo Farmer’s Market – what a way to spend a Sunday morning or afternoon.

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