The Westover Farmers Market will be holding one of its by-now-legendary raffles again this Sunday, July 26. The low-down: vendors kindly donate items that are binned into several prize baskets. Purchase at least $5 from any vendor and you’ll receive a ticket, which you fill out and put in the bowl at the WFM table up on the plaza. We will then raffle off the prize baskets every half hour between 9 and 11:30 a.m. We’ll announce the winners with a ring of the cowbell, and in real time on Facebook and Twitter. Confused or want to see it in action? Check out video of last month’s raffle!
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Salmon – yes, salmon – at the farmers market this Sunday
You will find Cold Country Salmon up on the plaza at the Westover market.
Get a Free LED Light Bulb at the Market this Sunday!
Arlington County will be exchanging LED residential light bulbs for old incandescent bulbs at the farmers market this Sunday. The limit is one bulb per household. Bring one of your old incandescent bulbs from home to exchange for one LED. LED light bulbs are the wave of the future. They are the most efficient, durable, versatile light bulbs available today! This is a $7 value. It’s a great opportunity to try the latest lighting technology — for free. As this nifty chart shows, an LED bulb can last as long as four CFL bulbs or 25 incandescent lights. An LED bulb uses no more than a sixth the energy of an equivalently bright incandescent light.
Look for the light bulb exchange table at the market this Sunday! Brought to you by the County’s AIRE program: Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy. See http://freshaireva.us/
Peaches, green beans and corn…oh my!
We are into the high season of the year’s fruit and vegetable harvests. An abundance of fresh produce of broad variety is being offered by our market vendors each week. Don’t miss the peaches, berries, cantaloupes, squash, and so many other farm-fresh delights that tell you through their fragrances and delectable taste: this is the best of summer. Revel in the season and enjoy its bounty!
Farmers Market Friday Recipe: Swiss Chard Tacos
Here’s an idea from International Palate to turn the already delicious swiss chard into a savory filling for tacos. Check out this swiss chard taco recipe developed with ingredients directly from our very own Westover Farmers Market.
Raffles at the Market
The Westover Farmers Market will be conducting one of its popular raffle markets tomorrow. When you visit the market on Sunday morning and shop and purchase food items worth $5 or more from a vendor, he will give you a raffle ticket. Fill it out at the tent at the center of the market and put it in the ticket basket. Drawings will be every 1/2 hour to select an instant winner! The prizes are a collection of food gift items donated by vendors at the market, plus gift certificates from The Lebanese Taverna, one of the market’s business sponsors.
Come and enjoy the fun while you shop!
Vendor Spotlight: Atwater's
Farmers Market Friday Recipe: Strawberry Mint Sorbet
The temperatures will surely be heating up soon after our cool late spring weather. So, take advantage of strawberry season with this chill dessert idea from International Palate: Strawberry Mint Sorbet.
Two new vendors at WFM this Sunday!
Two new vendors will be at the Westover Farmers Market on Sunday morning.
Shenandoah Valley Produce, LLC will be offering fruits and vegetables grown following the best agricultural practices. This organic producer (Mike Smith) is farming beautiful acreage east of Winchester in an area that saw action during the Civic War.
Midsommar Farm, LLC up near Lovettsville, Virginia raises flowers that are hand cut the evening before they are brought to market. The farm’s flowers are certified naturally grown without the use of chemicals or synthetic fertilizers.
Shenandoah Valley Produce can be found in the market in spot # 24, next to Mama’s Donut Bites near Washington Blvd. Midsommar Farm will be selling at the north end of the market in spot # 38 between Number One Sons and Penn Farms. You can find them on our virtual market map.
Please give these new vendors a warm Westover welcome to our market!
Farmers Market Friday Recipe: Miso Glazed Spring Onions
International Palate offers up a suggestion this week for dressing up spring onions. With a miso glaze, you can add some flare to a seasonal vegetable.