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Talking Cities is the place where we investigate cutting-edge innovations for cities in America and beyond, featuring people working to create vibrant, healthier, more sustainable communities. Hosted by Matt Enstice, president & CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a not-for-profit furthering economic growth, igniting urban revitalization, and building a strong, thriving community.

Aug 15, 2023

On this week's episodes, the BNMC Director of Community Wellbeing Beth Machnica sits with Julie Blackman, owner and operator of Farmers & Artisans.

 Julie is the sixth generation working at her family’s business, Blackman Homestead Farm. Their farm was established in 1852 and continues to be owned and operated by her parents. Julie went back to the farm and gave up her healthcare career to expand the retail opportunities at their farm. She developed a value-added product line including fruit butters, sauces, and juices. She started participating in the summer and winter Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Markets, where the network of farmers and producers was formed. Julie continues to work to connect the community to NY family farms.

Let’s listen in as e learn more about Julie Blackman, welcome to Talking Cities

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