With a balmy forecast for Sunday (snow, what snow?), we’ll be reconvening as usual at 9 am to restock the fridge and share tips for thawing frozen pipes. Come on down and join us!
We’re hearty folk, but we’re not stupid. And the forecast for Sunday is for stupid cold (or wicked cold, as our friends in beantown might say). We’ll hope to reconvene on Sunday 22 February instead. Stay warm!
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.
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.
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.
On Sunday we will have Chef 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!
Apples, Broccoli and Chard, of course,: the ABCs of the fall Westover Farmers Market. The peaches, corn and cantaloupes of summer are now a fading memory. But autumn brings new market delights. Fruit farmers are offering a wide array of apples picked from their farms. The flavors vary from tart to sweet and there are varying levels of crunchiness, too. Sample them all to find your favorites. Garden greens like broccoli, chard and kale are now fully in season, and spinach will appear in the market in the coming weeks as nighttime temperatures fall. So visit the market and enjoy the changing season!
Dear WFM Patrons –
Thanks, and see you at the market.
Missing balloon art in your life? We’ve got a curative.
Our friends at Air O’ Dynamic Art will be at Westover Farmers Market this Sunday, creating all manner of fun balloon objects. Bring the kiddos, enjoy the good weather (forecast) and spectacular fresh fruits and vegetables, and leave with a balloon hat (or animal, or bouquet, or…you get the idea). See you on Sunday.