Our Story

Located in the Whole Foods plaza, Buffalo Artisan Food Traders is the first of it’s kind specialty market and eCommerce shop offering over 100+ Western New York food Brands! Everything we carry is made right here in Western New York so you know all your orders are going to support local!  

The concept was created by Amherst native Rick Fickhesen Jr who passed away in 2023. Rick was a staple in the Buffalo small business community and loved helping others. He was a mentor for many and his wife Liz and three sons Rick, Christian, and Erik continue his legacy through the business. 

We look forward to seeing you at our store and truly appreciate all the support for our family business!