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Providence Farm Collective Launches Third Year of Grant Street Farmers’ Market

in 2023, Providence Farm Collective (PFC) farmers sold $22,636 of locally grown vegetables to under-resourced customers thanks to efforts such as the Grant Street farmers’ market, known as the PFC Farmers Market. This year, market organizers hope to beat those numbers, with the continued help of the community.

The PFC Farmers Market is an outdoor market that takes place at 130 Grant Street in the M&T Bank parking lot. The market runs every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. What is most unusual and of utmost interest regarding this particular farmers’ market is the refugee community that operates it. A trip to the market is a real eye opener, due to the types of “culturally significant produce” offered.

The PFC Farmers Market is more than just a place to buy fresh produce; it is a celebration of community, culture, and resilience.

“This market is unlike any other, with crops from around the world like amaranth, African eggplant, African maize, roselle, sweet potato leaves, as well as other traditional American staples,” says Mahamud Mberwa, PFC’s Farm Mentor.

It’s great to see this special farmers’ market growing from year to year. As more people learn about the market, and support it, the more sustainable it will become.

With support from the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program, PFC is proud to offer SNAP/Food Stamp and Double Up Food Bucks benefits, ensuring increased fresh food access for all in our WNY community. Additionally, the Rich Family Foundation is sponsoring $10 vouchers for SNAP recipients, reinforcing their commitment to supporting access to fresh nutritious foods.

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