Folks, you may be mourning the all-too-quick passing of the local strawberry season, but have no fear: this weekend marks the beginning of peach season at the market. Keep an eye out, and maybe stop by early just in case you’re worried about missing out on this first-market limited stock.
Separately, we’d love to hear from you about your experience with the Westover Farmers Market. We’re always eager for suggestions and ideas, so we’ve set up an online survey and welcome your participation. You can find it here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/68PPLLX Thanks in advance for helping us make the market experience better.
Big day coming up this Sunday, June 22—the WFM Raffle is Back! We’ll be up on the plaza during the entire market, raffling off bags and baskets of donated produce, goods and other treats. Every customer gets a raffle ticket from every vendor that they buy from. Just write in your name and cell phone on each ticket and we will call you if you win. Or hang out and enjoy the drama to see which lucky customer goes home with the goods. We will also be raffling off 4 gift cards to Lebanese Taverna. (Here’s a tip: Print out small labels with your name and number so you don’t have to write them on all the tickets.)
Got your Father’s Day shopping done? Well, if not, come on down to Westover Farmers Market tomorrow morning. Some suggestions any dad might dig: Peruvian-style chicken from Rub ‘n Roost. Or a nice piece of meat to grill from Smith Family Farm. Or some great breakfast sausage from Smith Family Farm or Ole Pioneer’s Kitchen. There are some great cheeses available up on the plaza area and some ready-to-eat foods. And if you are planning a big dinner to celebrate Father’s Day, there is a wide assortment of seasonal fruits and vegetables available from our farm vendors down on the street.
Westover Farmers Market welcomes back this weekend our friends from Good Gardener, selling fresh cut flowers to brighten up your day. Flowers = summer, right? Look for them just in front of the Wells Fargo, right next to Bigg Riggs.
(Photo courtesy of Nadya Lutz)
What would your mom want for mother’s day? These guys vote for asparagus, and why not! You can find all manner of great, locally-produced gifts for mom at Westover Farmers Market this Sunday, literally from soup to nuts.
Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY – the day you’ve all been waiting for, the opening of the summer farmers market in Westover. Market regulars (hardy souls) have been enjoying a range of products over the winter, but soon the bounty of summer harvest will be arriving in the expanded summer market.
Beginning this Sunday, 28 vendors will be offering you a wide range of delights. In addition to those that you know and love, we welcome a few new vendors this summer, including Whim Pop, Balsamo’s Family Kitchen, and Wilhoit’s Roasted Nuts. They join a vendor lineup sure to satisfy your needs and desires.
The summer market runs for 8 am to 12 pm (instead of our 9 am – 1 pm winter hours). Please remember that the summer market spills on to N. McKinley St, in addition to occupying the plaza in front of the library. During market hours, McKinley will be closed to southbound traffic at the library parking lot, while northbound traffic from Washington Blvd. is directed into the parking lot behind the Westover Shopping Center (which is reserved for patrons of those shops).
Have a few spare hours on Sunday mornings and interested in helping out? We welcome volunteers to help set-up and staff the market. More information here.
See you at the market.
April looks to be a busy month for the Westover Farmers Market as we count down to the summer market that will kick off on May 4.
First, this Sunday we welcome our newest vendor, Caprikorn Farms, purveyors of all manner of fine goat cheese. Just say yum.
Second, please note that WFM will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20. We advise you stock up accordingly on April 13. We assume there will be a run on eggs.
Finally, kudos to all WFM patrons who braved the icky weather last Sunday. Our vendors certainly appreciated it and so did we.
Number 1 Sons, purveyors of all things pickled, have been getting some good buzz lately – you can check out their profile in the Washington Times. After some time off this winter, hopefully tinkering with recipes for new krauts and kimchees, the Westover Farmers Market is pleased to welcome them back to the market beginning this Sunday, March 30. Come get your pickles, people.
Ok, so notwithstanding today’s weather, there have been relatively few signs that this infernal winter will finally give way to our well-deserved spring. A snowy St. Patrick’s day?! This means of course that the summer bounty we dream about will have to wait a bit longer yet. But in case you haven’t been down to the WFM lately, you’ve been missing out on a variety of fresh greens and root vegetables, fruits, jams and honeys, baked goods, meats, chocolates, and much much more. So if you need help giving the winter blues a good kick in the pants, come down to WFM tomorrow from 9-1 to stock up on the good stuff and commiserate with neighbors.
On account of the massive piles of snow lingering in the market area, there will be no market tomorrow, February 16. See you next week.