Farmers Market

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Farmers markets are a sea of choices: food that's good for you, food that's probably not all that good for you and food you just want to eat. WBFO's Mike Desmond was escorted through Buffalo's downtown market Thursday with experts on food and nutrition for help sorting out all the choices.

The neighborhood farmers market is no longer just a place to buy fresh produce. Many of the markets being held across the region have vendors selling everything from natural dog food to specialty soaps.

The June issue of Buffalo Spree is all about celebrating the start of summer.  Farmers markets are more plentiful and popular here than they’ve ever been.  Editor Elizabeth Licata joins WBFO's Mark Scott on this week's Press Pass to find out why.

Photo from 2014 festival
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Just three months ago, the region was enveloped in sub-zero temperatures.  But in recent days, summer-like warmth has arrived.  And that has many people spending as much time as possible at a number of outdoor festivals this weekend.