With Thanksgiving behind us, it is not too early to begin planning for your Christmas feast. Black Friday? Cyber Monday? No, what you really need is “Eat Local” Sunday. And what better place than the Westover Farmers Market. This Sunday, December 1, marks the shift to winter hours for the market – vendors will be vending from 9 am to 1 pm instead of the summer hours from 8 am to noon.
The market managers will have over 20 vendors in the winter market offering seasonal fruits and vegetables; breads and pastries; chocolate; eggs; meats such as beef (both grass fed and grain finished), chicken, bison and pork; and several types of ready-made foods from a variety of culinary traditions. The vendors will be up on the plaza and down on the sidewalk in front of the Westover Library and Reed School. N. McKinley Rd. will not be closed to through traffic during the winter market months (Dec. – April). The market will be closed for the holidays on Sunday, December 29th.
This Sunday, the Westover Farmers Market will again host a raffle for customers of baskets of items donated by our excellent vendors. How do you partake, you ask? Simple. Purchase $5 or more worth of items at any vendor and you will receive a ticket. Write your name on the ticket and deposit it in the ticket jar at the WFM tent, located in the middle of the market. We’ll hold drawings on the hour beginning at 9 am and announce the winners in person, as well as on twitter and Facebook. Visit more vendors, get more tickets, increase your chances of winning.
See you at the market!
Looking for a scrumptious, locally-raised turkey as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving feast? Look no further than our friends at Cibola Farms, who have some grass-raised, hormone-free birds ready for you. Inquire at their tent on Sunday, or order online. Gobble gobble.
If you’re looking to maintain your Halloween sugar high, look no further than Westover Farmers Market this Sunday. Three new vendors have joined to offer variations on sweet, guaranteed to warm your tummy with the weather turning chilly. Bees ‘n Blossoms will be offering hand-crafted honeys and related items. Cafe Delice sells French and American pastries. And Papillon Chocolate Studio purveys fine chocolates with spices from around the world. See you at the market!