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Elmwood-Bidwell Market Tour & Taste
Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market
Buffalo, NY
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Elmwood-Bidwell Market Tour & Taste
Join us for an insider's look at one of Buffalo's most exciting urban treasures, the bustling Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. On this guided tour, you'll learn the delicious secrets of WNY'S burgeoning local food scene.

Through the efforts of Feed Your Soul, shoppers will have the opportunity to meet a selection of the market's farmers and artisan food makers, while hearing about WNY's exciting farm-to-table movement and agricultural bounty. Discover their growing methods, taste some of the market's most interesting edibles, and hear the personal stories of a select number of market vendors.

Today's consumer demands full disclosure of what they put on their family's table. With the help of surprise guest chefs, our guides, and the farmers and artisans themselves, we will do just that. (See for the schedule of guest chefs, which is subject to change.)

It's like a backstage pass to your dinner! Whether you're a veteran cook or just learning your way around the kitchen, this experience will help you develop your knowledge and skills and you'll have a great time doing it.

Last year, our Market Tours sold out so quickly, we've added several more, with a longer time period dedicated to shopping and enjoying the sunshine on Fredrick Law Olmsted's stunning Bidwell Parkway.

All tours start at 10 a.m. Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. for check-in. We meet at the Elmwood-Bidwell sign near the front of the market along Elmwood Avenue.

Guest chefs are subject to change. The schedule is a work in progress, so please check back for updates.

-July 2nd
-July 23rd featuring Chef Steven Gedra of Bistro Europa
-August 6th featuring Chef Bruce Wieszala of Carmelo's
-August 20th featuring Chef Jim Guarino of Shango Bistro

-September 24th featuring Chef James Roberts of Park Country Club
-October 8th featuring Chef Steven Gedra of Bistro Europa
-October 22nd

Feed Your Soul's Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Tour & Tastes events include:
*Guided tour
*Opportunity to speak with farmers and ask questions
*Take home packet loaded with information about sustainability and local agriculture, including a WNY seasonality and sourcing guide.
*Re-usable Eat Local Buffalo grocery bag


*Please include a valid email or mailing address for notification in case of cancellation.*

On each of these tours, we'll be sampling a selection of items. We cannot be responsible for adhering to any dietary restrictions.

We reserve the right to cancel the tour if a minimum of 12 participants are not enrolled. We don't anticipate this to be a concern, but there are occasions when unforeseen circumstances may arise. We will notify you of any cancellation via email with 24 hours notice.

Full tours run rain or shine. Please plan to bring a bottle of water with you on hot days.

Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable.

Please be aware that the ground at the parkway can be muddy and uneven. These tours take place in an open area, weather appropriate clothing and shoes are suggested.

Tickets are available for purchase online up until 8 a.m. the morning of each tour, after that if you wish to inquire about openings, please call 716-812-1615.


Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market
Bidwell Parkway and Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
United States

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Education > Tours
Food > Markets & Farms

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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