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! 

Started and carefully curated by Amherst native Rick Fickhesen, owner of Kissed By The Sun Spice Company, the idea came to be when he noticed the struggles of many of the small family owned businesses who frequent farmers markets and festivals to sell their products. 

After partnering with some of the other local producers to offer safe delivery during the COVID shutdown the idea for Buffalo Artisan Food Traders was born and has since snowballed quickly from its inception in April 2020.

Now offering free local delivery, nationwide shipping, and new brands every day we're excited to be a part of movement to shop local and keep our dollars right here in our Community.