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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with fresh corned beef from Farmers & Artisans

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

If there’s one thing that Western New Yorkers love, it’s a good party … and one of the biggest parties of the year is right around the corner! St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Saturday, March 17, and tens of thousands will gather in downtown Buffalo on Sunday, March 18, to celebrate Buffalo’s Irish heritage with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

To help families celebrate this festive weekend, Farmers & Artisans in Williamsville is now accepting orders for fresh corned beef. The beef is raised locally at Librock Farms in Gasport and contains no hormones or antibiotics. It is then brined using a special recipe prepared by John Kudla of Avenue Boys Smokehouse, with facilities in Pendleton and North Tonawanda. Farmers & Artisans sold out quickly last year, so place your order soon! Orders must be placed by Tuesday, March 6, and will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, March 14.

“We start with the best-tasting local pastured beef, then cure it with the perfect blend of spices,” according to Julie Blackman of Farmers & Artisans. “The result is the best corned beef ever!”

A unique store carrying a wide variety of Western New York produce and products, Farmers & Artisans is located at 78 East Spring St. in Williamsville. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the store or to place an order for fresh corned beef, please call 633-2830. You can also visit for more information, or follow Farmers & Artisans on Facebook for frequent updates.

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