Two new vendors at WFM this Sunday!

Two new vendors will be at the Westover Farmers Market on Sunday morning.

Shenandoah Valley Produce, LLC will be offering fruits and vegetables grown following the best agricultural practices.  This organic producer (Mike Smith) is farming beautiful acreage east of Winchester in an area that saw action during the Civic War.

Midsommar Farm, LLC up near Lovettsville, Virginia raises flowers that are hand cut the evening before they are brought to market.  The farm’s flowers are certified naturally grown without the use of chemicals or synthetic fertilizers.

Shenandoah Valley Produce can be found in the market in spot # 24, next to Mama’s Donut Bites near Washington Blvd.  Midsommar Farm will be selling at the north end of the market in spot # 38 between Number One Sons and Penn Farms.  You can find them on our virtual market map.

Please give these new vendors a warm Westover welcome to our market!

Summer Market Starts May 3

Don’t forget that the Westover Farmers Market begins its summer hours tomorrow.  The market will open at 8 and close at noon. McKinley street will also close as a through street, with vendors setting up in the street. This also means the return of many of our usual summer vendors, in addition to the favorites you visited throughout the winter. See you at the market!

Reminder: No Easter Market on April 5

Westover Farmers Market will be closed in celebration of Easter on Sunday, April 5. We humbly suggest that you factor this into your shopping plans tomorrow. Especially the eggs.

If you’re in the neighborhood over Easter weekend, check out the annual Westover Easter Egg Hunt, which will take place behind the Library on Saturday April 4 from 10:30 am to noon. More information available here. Guaranteed fun for kids and kids at heart.

Forward, Spring

Granted, “spring” remains a relative concept in the context of this week’s weather, but in any case, don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour this evening as we move into daylight savings time.  Then spring out of bed in the morning and visit the farmers market in the warming temperatures – who knows, the snow might even be fully melted. Your favorite vendors will be back in force with seasonal fruits and vegetables. The wide range of breads, meats, and specialty items offered will allow you to replenish your depleted store of locally sourced foods.  And that should put a smile on your face and an extra spring in your step as we edge into the spring season. Market hours remain 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WFM Winter Market Featured in Washington Post

The Westover Farmers Market is in full swing this winter, with many fresh and prepared foods to take home each Sunday.  Winter blues?  Some red velvet doughnuts might be just the thing.  Tired of soggy greens from the grocery?  Our vendors have plenty of fresh, locally-grown fruits and veggies.  Can’t BBQ in 10 below?  Well, you might try some charcuterie or go for a nice roast instead.  Even the Washington Post took notice of the goods this week – you can check out their feature on the market here.

Winter Market Starts Tomorrow 9 AM

The market’s winter hours through April will be 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Twenty vendors are participating in the winter market, offering seasonal local vegetables and fruits, a wide variety of baked goods, meats (including both grass-fed and grain-finished beef, chicken, and pork and sausages and salami), pickles, and some ready-to-eat meal items and snacks. It’s the place to buy fresh, locally grown or produced foods free of preservatives, antibiotics and other chemicals.

Four new vendors have joined this winter farmers market in Westover – Meatcrafters Market (sausage and finely cured salamis), DC Dills (pickles), Balsamo’s Family Kitchen (salad dressing) and Shamali (hummus). All four will be located on the plaza. Indeed, all market vendors other than Mama’s Donut Bites and farm vendors will be up on the plaza during the winter. So be sure to check out the full market when you visit so you don’t miss items you love! Check out the new winter market map to find where vendors are located.

Last “summer” market! Time to buy your holiday wreath.

Ok, so we’ve already had the first snow of the season, but technically it is still “summer” for one more day, at least at the Westover Farmers Market.  This Sunday marks the last of the summer markets before we transition to the winter set-up (note, starting December 7, WFM hours will be 9 am to 1 pm).  Come celebrate the end of summer with some post-Turkey tidings.

While you’re there, have a look out for the special holiday wreaths available from Good Gardener. These decorative, natural hand-made wreaths will add some color and sparkle to your home.  Made with evergreens, cones and berries, the wreaths will look great and bring a lovely holiday aroma to your home.

Green Spoon Chef Demo This Sunday

On Sunday we will havChef Christopher from The Green Spoon do a cooking demo at the Westover Farmers Market at 10:30 a.m.  The Green Spoon is a local commercial kitchen that delivers twice weekly to your door freshly prepared entrees or full meals.  The Green Spoon specializes in using locally sourced ingredients for preparing its healthy meals for people on the go. It’s a great alternative for folks who want to eat healthy cuisine without having to visit fine restaurants around town or cook daily for one or two. The Green Spoon’s current delivery areas in the Washington metro area are mapped on its web site.  A convenient urban healthy eating option in the 21st century!  

The Green Spoon also specializes in catering services to make it more convenient for offices and event organizers to provide healthy, delicious, gourmet food at their events. Be sure to stop by the demo this weekend to try out The Green Spoon and learn more!