If its fresh - its at The Broadway Market
BY: Catherine Miller | April 04, 2014
SOUTH BUFFALO - It’s fresh sausage and horseradish; it’s old world charm mixed with the freshness of homemade goodness; it’s the Broadway Market - and at Easter time there is no place that brings back the memories of yesteryear like the sights, sounds, smells and tastes found at “the market”. You walk in and suddenly memories of grandma’s house rush in the glass doors with you.
Friday, April 4 the Broadway Market will be the official spring opening of the market, with holiday vendors joining the yearly vendors for the unique spring event. Join the Friends of the Market for the ribbon cutting at 1 pm on Market Stage as you enjoy the accordion stylings of Tony Krupski.
Saturday, April 5 that giant, white cotton tailed creature will come hopping into the Broadway Market at 10 am. Boys and girls can have pictures taken with the Easter Bunny as our furry friend helps to start off this year’s season of fun.
Other Saturday events will include entertainment by Buffalo’s only Polish-American cultural and dance ensemble, the Harmony Polish Folk Ensemble, who will bring their dance and music to the market at 11 am.
Following will be the Buffalo Touch Polka Band who will entertain market-goers until 3 pm with their award winning polka stylings that have received national recognition.
Most everyone living in Buffalo has memories of visiting the Broadway market in their younger years. While the Broadway Fillmore area may not be the marketplace hot bed it once was, a visit back to the market may just surprise you.
While you might be well acquainted with the various bakeries, butchers and produce vendors of the market who offer up some of the freshest foods available there are some new boys in town you may wish to take note of.
The Broadway Market is now home to not one but two wine vendors on Saturdays year round. Visit Chateau Buffalo for unique wines and Dancing Buffalo ciders made at Buffalo’s only urban winery, or stop by Vetter Vineyards and sample their Lake Erie wines. Deb’s Delights has an array of sweet and spicy jams and jellies to add a touch of country goodness to your table. There is now more happening at the market than ever before.
“Since the 125th Anniversary we have had train shows, plays, and art openings at the Market,” stated Mark Lazzara, a member of the Friends of Broadway Market. “The Saturday before Christmas this year was outstanding. New vendors to the Market include Niagara Popcorn and Potts Deli.”
Another recent addition to the stage at the Broadway Market is “The Kielbasa Diaries: A Butter Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.” This funny, heartwarming play was written and directed by Steve Roylance and was based on a collection of interviews conducted of actual visitors and employees of the historic Easter destination.
Produced by Road Less Traveled Productions, the last performance for “The Kielbasa Diaries” play will be during Holy week on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Market. Get there on time for the pre-show reception with traditional Polish foods, included with your ticket.
You know the address – it’ 999 Broadway. Stop by during the spring celebration season to pick up fresh spring flowers and pussywillows, grab freshly made sausage [yes, with marjoram] and a variety of pierogis. Don’t forget the wine to finish off the meal, and the homemade jams to use with the dessert.
Grandma would have liked this market.