The Arlington County Board gave approval Tuesday evening to expansion of the Westover Farmers Market to a year-round Sunday-morning market. The board also endorsed the license agreement negotiated between the market manager, Field to Table, Inc., and the Arlington County Public Schools to permit vendors on the plaza area in front of the Westover library and Reed School. A big thank you to all of you who wrote to the Board in support of the market and the opportunity to continue to buy locally-grown and made food from our excellent vendors.
The winter market begins this coming Sunday. The hours of the winter market will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from December through April. In May the summer market will resume, and its hours will switch back to the 8 a.m. to 12 noon time period that the market has been open up till now. This one hour time shifts in the spring and fall help insure cooler shopping during the summer months and warmer shopping in the winter. The market will take a three-week break for the end-of-year holidays. The last market day before Christmas is December 16th. The market will resume on Sunday, January 13th. During the winter market months N. McKinley Road will be fully open during market hours.
Current vendors who have indicated they will participate in the winter market are:
–Allie & Trish Sweets (home-made chocolates)
–Bigg Riggs Farm
–Black Rock Orchard
–Borekg (baked Turkish goods)
–Chef Eloy’s Kickin’ Salsa
–Gypsy Hill Foods (soup mixes, rubs, and seasonings)
–Number One Sons (all things sour)
–Ole Pioneer’s Kitchen (sausage, bacon, pasta)
–Smith Family Farm (hormone-free beef, poultry, eggs)
–The Mushroom Stand
Additional vendors may join the market in the early spring prior to its switch over to the summer market mode in May.