Yes, the day is nearly upon us – Westover Farmers Market will open next Sunday, May 6. We’re excited, the vendors are excited and we really hope you’re excited to come get some great local produce. As we gear up for the first market, a few important items to note:
1) We’ll be holding a meeting for interested volunteers this Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 PM in the meeting room at the Westover Library. We’re an all-volunteer organization, so community support is much appreciated.
2) There is plenty of parking in Westover, but we strongly encourage market visitors to take public transportation, walk or bike. Parking for the market is available in two parking lots (the one behind the Reed School, and the one along 18th St. North of McKinley), and on the street along Washington Blvd., N. 18th Street, and Lexington St. between 18th and 19th. Parking in the lot behind the Westover Shopping Center is reserved for patrons of those shops.
3) For now, until we have an arrangement with the Arlington County School Board for the use of the Reed School property, the market will be held in McKinley Rd. The northbound lane of McKinley Rd. from Washington Blvd. to the driveway for the Westover Shopping Center to allow access to that lot for shop patrons, but the south bound lane of McKinley will be closed at Longfellow St. There will be no street parking on McKinley in either lane beginning at 6:30 AM on Sundays. There will be signage for Westover Farmers Market parking, but please keep the street closure in mind when planning your visit to the market.
Our roster of vendors is now up to 13 with the addition of Bigg Riggs Farm, Michael Musachio, and BorekG. We’re also pleased to announce the sponsorship of Jane Jensen, a North Arlington realtor. Find out more about Jane and our other sponsors, and if you’re interested in sponsoring the market, please contact us.