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Farmers & Artisans Can Quench Your Thirst for Locally Produced Cider

Farmers & Artisans Can Quench Your Thirst for Locally Produced Cider

For decades, families living across Western New York considered the cider press at the Williamsville Water Mill a must stop during the fall season. In many households, the quest for farm-fresh apple cider became an annual tradition passed down from generation to generation.

And even though cider operations ceased nearly a decade ago at the mill, some uninformed visitors still show up each autumn, only to learn that while their memories are still vivid, the mill is no longer producing cider. While some of those travelers drive away disappointed, the lucky ones stop at Farmers & Artisans to inquire about the mill and happily stumble upon the new best source for apple cider in all of Western New York! 

Farmers & Artisans Supports WNY’s College Community

Farmers & Artisans Supports WNY’s College Community

Farmers & Artisans, a unique Williamsville store offering consumers a personal connection to local family farms, is reaching out to the local college community. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday through November 16, Farmers & Artisans will take part in the University at Buffalo North Campus Farmers Market in the Capen Hall overhang.

“We are bringing apples, pears and fruit juices from Blackman Farm, other local in-season fruits, all-natural bakery items made with organic New York state flour and other local ingredients, and yogurts and dairy from local dairies,” according to Julie

Blackman of Farmers & Artisans. “Meat items will also be available by pre-ordering at the market or at Farmers & Artisans.”

Farmers & Artisans to Host Author and Chef Jake Brach

Farmers & Artisans to Host Author and Chef Jake Brach

Chef Jake Brach, regional culinary manager for Rich Products and author of the book “The Sustainable Chef — Cooking with the Farmers of New York State,” will be signing copies of his book from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 25, at Farmers & Artisans, 78 East Spring St., Williamsville. Guests that evening will also be treated to food demonstrations and will have an opportunity to sample recipes featured in Brach’s book.

In “The Sustainable Chef,” Brach tells the story of eight small family farms, sharing recipes from each and highlighting beautiful photos from around the state. The book would make a great gift for any cooking or food enthusiast. 

One Pitch, Dozens of Baskets & So Much Fun

One Pitch, Dozens of Baskets & So Much Fun

Did the title get your attention?  That's because the 4th Annual Crusade Against Impaired Driving Softball Tournament and Fundraiser is a very unique event! 

It's a one-pitch coed softball tournament that is taking place once again at Sunshine Park on Saturday, August 13 from 9am-4pm.  A one pitch tournament means all the batters have one pitch to swing at.  If they don't hit the ball, they're out.  Not only is it challenging, but it's lots of fun.  The games are only about an hour long, and we have many teams that return year after year because it's such a fun event.

Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

Map Pick Up for Amherst Garden Walk

(Amherst, NY)---The Amherst Garden Walk is Saturday July 23, 2011 from 10 AM until 4 PM, rain or shine.  Maps may be downloaded from www.amherst.ny.us and you may choose which sections of the map you would like to print according to the area of Amherst you would like to visit.

Maps may be picked up at Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main Street in the Supervisor’s Office, 2nd floor from Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 from

8AM-5PM.

Additionally, a limited number of maps will be available at 1 Earldom Way, off Hopkins Road, 14221 and 202 Bucyrus, off Sweet Home Road, 14228 on the day of the event.  These are on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information email gardenwalk@amherst.ny.us or call 631-7032.

 

Grab a Treasure!

Grab a Treasure!

Bon Appétit Cookbook

The Bon Appétit Cookbook is on sale for $5.00.  Copies are available in the Supervisor’s Office, 5583 Main Street 2nd Floor.  The Cookbook emphasizes easy to use recipes utilizing common, cost effective ingredients. 

The cookbook is composed of favorite recipes from people who live and work in Amherst. Recipes include dishes like Baklava, Peach Stuffed Chicken Breasts, and Chocolate Éclair Cake. Community cookbooks are a wonderful resource because they contain recipes that are developed by real cooks who feed their families every day.  It also has a number of charts for food quantities, napkin folding, microwave hints, calorie counters and other helpful resources. 

  This is a nice gift idea and a lovely addition to theme basket auctions or as favors for a shower.   Additionally, it is a great starter book for a young bride or college student.

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Edible Buffalo is proud to announce the first ever New York Statewide Eat Drink Local Week June 24 through June 30, 2011, a restaurant week with a mission! With the harvest season in full swing, Edible Buffalo along with seventeen local restaurant and winery partners will be celebrating the local food chain by promoting menus using ingredients sourced from local growers and artisan producers.

“Many of our restaurant and winery partners already use locally sourced ingredients on their menus, so this is an opportunity to showcase their efforts,” says Lisa Tucker, publisher of Edible Buffalo. “We also want to continue to make the connection between farm and plate for consumers. With over 7500 farms in the eight county region, we cannot afford to ignore how important local agriculture is to our food economy.”