In order to preserve physical distancing, entrance is from Washington Blvd and foot traffic flows one way up the street.
Check to see if there is a line to enter and go to the end of the line. There will be a “gatekeeper” monitoring the number of people entering and will tell you when it’s OK to enter.
Look for the bright yellow distancing tape if there are lines and in front of vendor booths.
Let the gatekeeper know which vendors you are picking up from, if there are no lines in front of them, you might be allowed to enter the market ahead of others waiting fin line for other vendors.
There are limited grab and go items from most vendors, which you are welcome to purchase, but pre-ordering is the best way to keep everyone moving safely through the market in a timely manner. See the end of this post for some of the grab-and-go offerings and plan your list in advance.
Market Community Safety
What We’re Doing
Vendors are set up further apart to allow more space in between
Reflowing foot traffic in one direction to minimize passing (enter at Wash. Blvd, exit at 18th Street)
Staying current on ordnance and guidance from state and local government and health departments
What You Should Do
Only one adult family member should enter the market to pick up purchases.
Kindly leave kids at home. We love children, but they add to crowding at market and pose a risk to our senior shoppers.
Please don’t come to market if you are unwell or at high-risk. We recommend following current CDC guidelines for facial coverings while out of the home.
Wash your hands thoroughly as soon as you return home.
Once you’ve picked up your orders, we ask you to exit at the opposite end on 18th Street so that other customers can enter.
If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to ask one of the market managers.
While pre-ordering is the preferred method of acquiring ALL of your market shopping, some vendors bring pre-packaged produce, value-added and prepared food items for sale. You are welcome to pick up whatever you need, but please make a list, know what you want, and refrain from browsing while at the market. Here are some of the items that were available at the last market. Check with your favorite vendors for this weeks offerings.
Westover Farmers Market managers and volunteers are working hard to ensure that customers and vendors are safe in the market and everyone has access to locally grown, healthy and delicious food.
all our WFM family of customers, vendors and volunteers. Watch this
space for links and information for online ordering for Sunday pick up
at Westover farmers markets. The onsite logistics are evolving to make
sure everyone shops and works in a safe environment, but many of our
producers and vendors have already retooled for this new reality and we
will do whatever we are allowed to do to support them.
the official announcement from the Virginia Dept. of Agricultural and
Consumer Services: “VDACS Commissioner Dr. Jewel Bronaugh clarified that
farmers markets may only accept pre-ordering or online ordering — items
have to be packaged and ready for pickup at the market. This order goes
into effect at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and will remain in
place until 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 23, 2020.”
For information on pre-ordering for pickup at the Westover Farmers Market on Sunday mornings, please refer to the Online Westover Farmers Marketplace. For information about vendors not available on the Online Marketplace check their Vendors description.
Online ordering now available!The Westover Farmers Market is trying out a new online ordering system.
Market customers may place and pay for their orders Monday through
Friday and then pick up their orders from vendors on Sunday. Never miss
out on your favorite food items again! Participating vendors include:
BrainSnac, Cold Country Salmon, Dimitri Olive Farms, DMV Empanadas,
Holly Brook Farms, Paella to Go, and Prufrock Artisanal Goods. Place
your order here: https://woso.co/westover.
The Westover Farmers Market continues on Sundays, December thru April, but with new winter hours. The market will open at 9 am and continue until 1 pm with all the vendors you know and love. Check out the WFM winter market map.
The final Westover Farmers Market raffle of the season will take place this Sunday, October 30. As usual, purchase at least $5 in goods at any booth and receive a raffle ticket. Write your name and number on the ticket and deposit it in the bin at the WFM tent. Drawings will be held every 30 minutes.
But wait! Kids who come dressed in Halloween attire will get extra tickets and there will be a few (scarily good?) prizes for best costumes. A ghoulish time for all – see you at the market.
We’re in the early summer season when soft fruits appear in the market. The bountiful strawberry crop of the past several weeks is ending. But blackberries, raspberries, cherries and other berries are taking their place in the farmers’ stands. And there is the possibility of a few early peaches! Recommend you visit the Westover Farmers Market early Sunday to have the best selection of seasonal fruits.
Its fresh, its here, so come down and get some! Can’t ask for better produce to start the season.
In case the weather confused you about the “summer” market opening last week, come celebrate tomorrow at WFM, 8 am to noon. While you’re making the rounds, check out two of the new vendors joining us for the summer: Twogoodavocados and Bonita Woods Wellness Institute.