Next weekend: Return of the Butterfly Release at the Clarence Hollow Farmers’ Market

Photos from Clarence Hollow Farmers’ Market/John Leamer

Next 11:00 a.m. (weather permitting) Saturday, August 26, 2017 will be the return of the Monarch Butterfly Release Celebration at the Clarence Hollow Farmers’ Market, 10717 Main Street. This playful and interesting activity has been a fan favorite the past few years and attracts quite a crowd. Here is a little back ground information on the event. 

David O’Donnell founded Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm in 2007 located in Clarence NY.  A farm devoted to restoring the depleting Monarch Butterfly population to the WNY region, and to the Eastern United States at-large.  Certified by the Department of Agriculture to grow and sell the Monarch Butterfly’s host plant, native perennial Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), along with educating the community on gardening with native plants to attract butterflies.  Accompanying O’Donnell at this year’s Monarch Butterfly Release Celebration will be environmental conservation agencies and vendors offering further educational information on the protection of the Monarch Butterfly and its environment.

The market is open Saturdays, 8 am to 1 pm, “rain or shine”. It is New York State’s only “Rails-to-Trails” Farmers’ Market, featuring farm fresh, locally grown produce, specialty vendors, visiting wineries with tastings and sales, Country Store, coffee hut and snack shack, Lil Sprouts children’s activity tent, animal rescue, business and community service of the week, live entertainment.


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