Number 1 Sons, purveyors of all things pickled, have been getting some good buzz lately – you can check out their profile in the Washington Times. After some time off this winter, hopefully tinkering with recipes for new krauts and kimchees, the Westover Farmers Market is pleased to welcome them back to the market beginning this Sunday, March 30. Come get your pickles, people.
Ok, so notwithstanding today’s weather, there have been relatively few signs that this infernal winter will finally give way to our well-deserved spring. A snowy St. Patrick’s day?! This means of course that the summer bounty we dream about will have to wait a bit longer yet. But in case you haven’t been down to the WFM lately, you’ve been missing out on a variety of fresh greens and root vegetables, fruits, jams and honeys, baked goods, meats, chocolates, and much much more. So if you need help giving the winter blues a good kick in the pants, come down to WFM tomorrow from 9-1 to stock up on the good stuff and commiserate with neighbors.
On account of the massive piles of snow lingering in the market area, there will be no market tomorrow, February 16. See you next week.
Emerging from hibernation and need to re-stock? Come enjoy the mid-winter respite tomorrow (highs above freezing!), catch up with your favorite vendors, and enjoy some delectable produce, bread, meats, chocolates…and much much more. Bring your neighbors! The winter market is open from 9 to 1 on Sundays.
Ok, so its a little bit arctic, but that shouldn’t stop you, oh intrepid patrons of the Westover Farmers Market, from joining us for the first market of 2014. We have plenty of options to keep you warm. Need some honey to go in your warm winter tea? Tomorrow we welcome for the first time Bees ‘n Blossoms, who will be offering some excellent wild honey collected by their herd of bees in the fruit orchards and berry patches around Virginia. Or perhaps some piping hot Peruvian-style fried chicken from Rub ‘n Roost? Just two of our favorites sure to warm hearts and tummies on a cold January Sunday. See you at the market!
Friends of WFM: we wish you happy and healthy holidays and a 2014 of bounty and prosper. After a break for the holidays on December 29th, the WFM will return per usual winter hours on January 5th. See you in the new year!
Tomorrow’s forecast of “wintry mix” is sufficiently ominous that we’ve decided to cancel the market for the day. We plan to be back the following Sunday, December 15.
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.