I hate to admit it, but Wednesday was my first experience at The Broadway Market. I had preconceived notions about what to expect. My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles make a trip every Good Friday for Easter dinner, and I’d assist with unpacking load upon load of amazing food every year.
Planning this trip for Buffalo City Life I was sure the number one thing people would love to get at The Broadway Market was the infamous Butter Lamb. I was wrong. The market is about so much more than Butter Lambs, great bread, and beautiful painted Polish Easter Eggs; it’s about family and tradition (and Polish Sausage). It’s about the community. Our community.
What stood out most to me was that every age demographic was there with a smile on their face. The sweet young fairy-like girls were wearing handmade crowns with colorful ribbons falling down their backs. The older folks were moseying along enjoying the bustle of the crowd, generations of families together for an afternoon of tradition. Real. Buffalo. People.
Thanks to everyone who took a few moments out of their day to share their memories and experiences over the years at The Broadway Market. Next year I plan on joining my family for their Good Friday trip, it’s about time I joined the party.