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THE FARMERS MARKET
FARMERS MARKET VENDORS MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST – SEASON BEGINS MAY 13th
Think Spring! The Alden Farmers’ Market is planning its 15th season! An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21st, 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 13116 West Main Street in the Alden Town Park. Vendors, potential vendors, and interested citizens are invited to attend. Complimentary light food and drink will be available. Vendor Rules & Regulations, Applications, and other information will be on hand and questions and suggestions are welcomed!
The Market will open for the 2017 season on Saturday, May 13th, the day before Mother’s Day. That date will feature a craft show, early plants and flowers and specialty vendors, as well as our season vendors: Kate’s Country Cousins, wine tasting from Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and homemade sausage from Hanzlian’s Sausage. While space is limited, new vendors are welcome. Vendors may come for just one or two Saturdays, or for the full season. Rates are $25 per day for occasional vendors and we also offer a low seasonal rate. Vendors must have insurance and all necessary permits.
There will again be two “big basket” raffles. We invite all local businesses to participate by providing gift certificates or donating items for the baskets; basket contributors are listed prominently. It’s a simple way to advertise your business to the many people who come to the Market each week.
As in past years, the Market also will feature entertainment and special events every week. Non-profit groups will sell coffee, soda and snacks the entire season. Alden-area community groups are encouraged to sell food and/or have information tables at the Market. The Market is sponsored by the Alden Chamber of Commerce and run entirely by a volunteer committee. Do you like meeting and talking with people? Volunteers are always needed and appreciated; come join our Market family! To find out how you or your group can participate, please contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 937-6177 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Market is located between Tractor Supply and Save-a-Lot in the Alden Village Plaza at 13119 Broadway. It will be open every Saturday from 8:30am to 1:00 pm, through October 14th. The complete Calendar of Events will be available on the Chamber’s web site www.aldenny.org by late April.
13 Opening Day! Crafts Show
20 Crafts Show
27 Crafts Show + Master Gardener
3 Porcelain Train, Acoustic American Folk - 11-12:30
- Sponsored by SAFEGUARD BUSINESS SYSTEMS
10 Alden High School & Middle School Jazz Ensembles - 10:30-11:30
- Sponsored by
17 Craig Wilkins, Country Music Star - 11-12:30
+ Pre-Fathers' Day/Graduation Crafts Show
- Sponsored by
24 Health & Wellness Day + Unyts Blood Drive - 9:30-12:30
- Sponsored by ALDEN PHARMACY
1 Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club - 11-12:30
- Sponsored by DORITEX CORPORATION
8 June Beyers, Organ Music
- Sponsored by
15 Jim Vozga, Acoustic Music - 10:30 - 12:30
- Sponsored by ALDEN FAMILY DENTISTRY
+ Crafts Show
22 Hot Country Liners 11-11:45 - Sponsored by
+ Healthy Cooking Demo - The Pampered Cheff
29 Matt's Music Vocal Team 11-12:30 + First Basket Raffle Drawing
5 Village Wide Garage Sale at Market + Sites throughout the Village
12 Dark Road Duo Harmonica-Based Americana Music 11-12:30
+ Small Business Day - Sponsored by DORITEX CORPORATION
20 Jim Vozga, Acoustic Music - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER
+ Catch Olympic Fever Day
27 Buffalo Steel, steel drum trio 10:30-12:30
- Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER
3 New Vintage Solo, Ron Schiralli - music
+ Meet the Candidates Day + Crafts - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER
10 Community Organizations Day + Alden Area Ecumenical Choir 11 - Noon - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER
17 Fire Safety Day
+ "Wearin' O' the Green" 1/2 way to St. Patrick's Day
24 - Jim Vozga & Friends Acoustic Guitar
+ Crafts Show - Sponsored by ALDEN STATE BANK
1 Magician, Ted Burzynski - Shows at 10, 11, & 12 - Sponsored by CARBONES PIZZERIA + Chalk Art Contest - Sponsored by Pink Cow
Legislator Morton's Flu Shot Clinic
8 Matt's Music Vocal Performance Team + Crafts Show
15 Closing Day - Apen Family Band - Upbeat Bluegrass, Folk music
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Harvest Fest + Kids & Pets Costume Parade - 11 a.m.
Second Basket Raffle, Amish Shed Raffle, Quilt Raffle drawing approximately 12:45 p.m.
- Sponsored by BENE-CARE AGENCY LLC
* Events Subject to Change
Pets, bicycles, rollerblades & skateboards should not enter the main area for health and safety reasons