BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Kitchens at Chandler Street are following up their successful winter market with a weekly Saturday evening event.
The Chandler Street After-Market is being held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays through November at 27 and 37 Chandler St. Visitors will be able to shop and eat at the businesses in both buildings, as well as pick up items from a rotating selection of vendors in the parking lot, said Robbie Gianadda of Flat #12 Mushrooms.
“It’ll be just like a farmer’s market, but it will be a little more prepared-food forward, and we’ll have some beer vendors as well,” Gianadda said.
“Most of the winter markets were indoors, and not everyone was comfortable packing into inclosed spaces,” Gianadda said. “It was very surprising- people loved coming and shopping outdoors even on the coldest weekends.”
Saturday was the first After-Market event.
Marcus Burley, co-owner and co-founder of TooRaw Organics, was on-site selling his line of cold-pressed, organic juices.
“We’ll be here for the rest of the summer,” Burley said. “I think it’s a little more mellow- this is a later scene more geared toward dinner.”
“You have the option to get stuff like mushrooms, seafood, veggie burgers- it’s the same feeling of a farmer’s market, but almost cooler, I’d say,” said Grace Brown, culinary organizer for Pacific Cloud Seafood said.
Pacific Cloud Seafood- a collective of small boat line-and-hook fishermen- is one of the tenants of the Kitchens at Chandler Street.
Brown said they will be launching a hot food program at the After-Market events in the next couple of weeks.
“I think it’s so awesome to be down in the Chandler Street community- I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else on a Saturday night,” she added.
You can follow the vendors coming to the Chandler Street After-Market on the event’s Facebook page.
Kaley Lynch is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2017. See more of her work here.