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Where to stock up on farm-fresh produce

Where to stock up on farm-fresh produce

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George’s Produce in Williamsville is known for its farm-fresh stock and beautiful selection of mums come autumn.

Locally, we are lucky that farm-fresh finds are never far. Why?

“Our area has some of the best soils in the world. You can taste it in our local produce. The cool nights help the starches turn to sugar, making signature fall crops like apples, brussels sprouts and winter squash sweet,” said Tim Bartlett, general manager of Lexington Co-op Markets.

Plus, the trip for your ingredients can become part of the fun. Remember: Visitors must follow all enforced safety guidelines, such as wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate social distance while shopping.

Here are some of our many local gems:

Clinton Bailey Farmers Market

Where: 1443–1517 Clinton Street, Buffalo

When: Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

While you’re there: Grab a couple of fresh jams!

For more: clintonbaileymarket.com

Elmwood Village Farmers Market

Where: Bidwell Parkway at Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

While you’re there: Discover knish, a traditional Jewish dish from The Bloom & Rose.

For more: elmwoodmarket.org

George’s Produce

Where: 1195 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville

When: Daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

While you’re there: Pick up a beautiful mums plant for an autumnal splash of color on your front porch.

For more: Facebook

Hamburg Farmers Market

Where: 45 Church Street, Hamburg

When: Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

While you’re there: Snag a deep-fried donut from Duke’s.

For more: southtownsregionalchamber.org

Kenmore Farmers Market

Where: 2919 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore

When: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

While you’re there: Experiment with craft hemp products from Bison Botanics.

For more: villageofkenmore.org

Lexington Co-Op

Where: 807 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

When: Daily, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

While you’re there: Try the concord grapes from Erdle Farm, which is part of the Welch’s grape cooperative. Then try all 10 varieties carried in store!

For more: lexington.coop

North Tonawanda Farmers Market

Where: Corner of Payne Avenue and Robinson Street, Tonawanda

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

While you’re there: Score some Sheeshaw Honey.

For more: northtonawanda.org

Spoth’s Farm Market

Where: 5757 Transit Road, East Amherst

When: Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekends 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

While you’re there: Enjoy some fresh apple cider from Hall’s Apple Farms.

For more: spothsfarmmarket.weebly.com

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