Farmers’ Market starts today

Horsefeathers, the popular indoor winter farmers’ market on the West Side, will open for the season today.

The Saturday marketplace will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May 3 in portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 346 Connecticut St.

The market will feature farm-fresh produce and other local goods from as many as 20 vendors. Visitors also can get better acquainted with the establishment’s permanent businesses, including the Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets, Jolie’s Traditional Chinese, Chow Chocolat and Martin Cooks restaurant.

Musical group Porcelain Train will perform this week from 10:15 a.m. to noon, organizers said.

Fare at the market will include fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, wine, biscotti, cookies, homemade dog treats, jams, soaps, chocolates and more.

The Frizlen Group Architects of Buffalo renovated the historic 19th century Horsefeathers Building, which along with the market and businesses contains 24 loft-style apartments.

For more information on the market, call 881-0046, email or visit

Learn to manage chronic conditions

Four out of five older adults have at least one chronic health condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

People dealing with those conditions can get a better sense of how to best treat them during the next several weeks courtesy of the Erie County Department of Senior Services.

Starting Wednesday, the department will offer a free series of six, 2½-hour, weekly Living Healthy Program Chronic Disease Self-Management classes at the South Wales Community Center, 6387 Olean Road in Wales. Classes also are planned soon in Grand Island, Buffalo and Orchard Park.

Classes will be run by trained leaders who have a personal understanding about living with chronic conditions including hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, lung disease and diabetes

To register, contact Kelly J. Asher at 858-8081 or Ruthie at 652-4269 or go to and enter the ZIP code 14139 in the “search workshops” box.

See a listing of current offerings elsewhere at on the Wellness page.