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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) for Erie County 2013


For many years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has been a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from farmers. Through the CSA, farmers offer a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of fruits and vegetables, but other products may be included. Consumers purchase a share or “membership” and in return receive a ration of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. This arrangement benefits both the farmer and the consumer in many ways.

Below is a list of CSA’s in Erie County with updated information for 2013:

Alden Farmers’ Market
Ames Plaza parking lot, 13119 Broadway (Rt. 20), Alden
Saturdays, 8:30am–1:00pm
May 11-October 5

Buffalo/Clinton Bailey Farmers’ Market
1443-1517 Clinton St., Buffalo
Summer Hours
(May 1st – November 1st) Sun – Fri 7:00am – 6:00pm Saturdays 6:00am – 6:00pm
Winter Hours
(November 1st – April 30th) Saturdays 6:00am – 1:00pm

Clarence Hollow Farmers’ Market
Town parking lot, 10717 Main St., Clarence
Saturday’s 8:00am–1:00pm
June 1–October

Downtown Buffalo Country Market
Main St. between Court and Church
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00am-2:30pm May 16-October 24

ECMC Farmers’ Market at Grider
Across the street from 351 Grider St., Buffalo
Fridays, 10:00am–3:00pm
May–October Grider/153297461406758

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers’ Market
Bidwell Pkwy. and Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
Saturdays – 8:00am – 1:00pm May 11–December 21

East Aurora Farmers’ Market
East Aurora Shopping Plaza, Grey St., East Aurora
Saturdays and Wednesdays, 7:00am–1:00pm
May 4–November 20


Hamburg Farmers’ Market
Village Municipal parking lot, Main and Union Sts., Hamburg
Saturday’s 7:30am-1:00pm
May 4–November 2

Blasdell Farmers’ Market
Ilio DiPaolo’s Parking Lot, 3785 South Park Avenue, Blasdell
Wednesday’s 9:00am- 2:00pm
May 1–November 6

Holland Farmers’ Market
Town parking lot, Olean Road/Rt.16, Town of Holland
Sundays, 8:30am–2:00pm
May – November

Kenmore Farmers’ Market
The Village Green at Delaware Ave and Delaware Rd
Saturdays, 8:00am–12:30pm

Lancaster Village Market
4913 Transit Rd., Depew
Saturdays, 8:00am–1:00pm Sundays, 8:00am– 1:00pm
May 4–October 27

Olde Farmers’ Market
14141 Mechanic Street, Springville
Saturdays, 8:00am–1:00pm

University Community Farmers’ Market
Allen lot of UB South Campus, intersection of Main St. and Kenmore Ave., Kenmore
Saturday, 8:00am–1:00pm
May 18–October 12

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One Comment
  1. Jaimie Minnie Marzullo Reply
    This is looking like maybe more of a list of Farmer's Markets, rather than direct contacts for CSA farms? It's an awesome resource for Farmer's Markets - I just wanted to throw that out there as a point of clarification for anyone who is new to the CSA model. There are a few local CSAs that have a regular presence at Farmer's Markets (like Native Offerings at Elmwood-Bidwell) and other city locations (Promised Land has several drop-off location in Buffalo), but my experience has been that sign ups are done in direct contact with the farm, especially since CSAs seems to often fill up early in the season. There are lots of options with pick-ups directly at the farm location, too, which can be great for u-pick options (big plug here for Thorpe's in East Aurora, best organic strawberries in WNY) and for additional share options like fruit (there are more veggie CSAs than fruit), plus direct-from-farm meat, eggs, dairy, etc. is a great resource for CSAs, and is awesome for other local foodie options. And this great list above is fantastic for Farmer's Markets, which are always so fun. :)

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