Burchfield-Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College was home to a variety of treats for the senses last Friday evening. Part of the M&T Bank Second Friday series, a “live exhibition of food culture” was held conjunction with the gallery exhibition Edible Complex. Nearly twenty farms, vineyards and nonprofits attended to educate, sample and sell products.
Participants included First Light Farm and Creamery, White Cow Dairy, Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, Blackman Homestead Farm, edible Buffalo, Farmers and Artisans, Field & Fork Network, Garden of Stewardship, Go Veggies, Hill-n-Hollow, Lexington Cooperative, Massachusetts Avenue Project, Nickel City Chef, Oles Family Farm, Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School, Singer Farm Naturals, Singer Farms, Stand Fast Farm, Western New York Book Arts Center, and Winery at Marjim Manor.
After visiting with local businesses and chowing down on delicious samples, guests took in the Edible Complex exhibition, which, according to the Burchfield-Penney’s website, urged visitors to “examine our desire to consume and its simultaneous consequences on the family unit and the culture at large.” Also offered was a screening of Locally Grown: The Lexington Co-Op Story, as well as several lectures and discussions from participating businesses. The night was capped off by the final performance of the season for A Musical Feast, who performed a variety of classical and modern tunes.
Everyone from Edible Buffalo had a great time at the event meeting members of the community and talking about the magazine. If we saw you there, we hope you enjoyed the “Eat Drink Think Local” bumper stickers and pins!