WFM Closed for Easter

The Westover Farmers Market will not take place on Sunday, March 27. We wish all a very happy Easter. And for those looking for some entertainment, on Saturday March 26 the annual Westover Easter Egg Hunt and associated festivities will take place behind the Reed School at 10:30 am. Guaranteed fun for the whole family. See you back at the market next on April 3.

Winter market hours begin this Sunday; Spriggs Delight Farm starts at the market

The winter season of the Westover Farmers Market opens this Sunday morning an hour later — 9 a.m.  The winter market runs until 1 p.m.

This will give customers more light and warmth during this cooler season of the year.  Adjust your shopping time accordingly.

Spriggs Delight Farm, which produces delectable varieties of goat cheese, begins at the market this Sunday.  The special strains of bacteria that transform the pasteurized goats milk into cheese remain alive in these products.  This means that the cheeses will continue to mature as they age and develop a stronger flavor — unlike store-bought cheeses.  Decide for yourself whether you like the cheese best mild or more funky, and age it at home in the refrigerator accordingly!  Spriggs Delight Farm, which is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, can be found up on the plaza near the Westover Library entrance.

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New Pickles and Sweet Baked Goods Vendors at the Market

This Sunday two new vendors will be selling at the Westover Farmers Market up on the plaza.

Silver Box Baking offers attractively packaged baked dessert items in stall spot # 9 in the market.  (See the market’s virtual map.)  Trisha Downes of Silver Box Baking notes “our company focuses on classic recipes using locally sourced farm fresh fruits and vegetables to create an upscale and delicious product line.  Products include breakfast breads and muffins, Croustades, Cakes, and cookies.”   See some of her fancy baked desserts on their Facebook page.

Fresh Crunch will offer market customers an alternative view of the world of sour.  The market’s existing pickled products vendor, No. 1 Sons, has developed a loyal following at Westover.  But no two customers have exactly the same sense of taste.  Taste Fresh Crunch’s products, and see where your taste buds lead you in the future.  These two Northern Virginia pickle vendors are friendly competitors at several larger farmers markets in the Washington metro area.  We are pleased to see them engage as well at the Westover Farmers Market.  Fresh Crunch can be found at stall spot # 22 on the plaza. You can see more info about their offerings on their website and Facebook page.

100% Chance of Market

Yes, its been a wee bit damp the last week, but (hurricanes notwithstanding) the forecast for Sunday looks better.  We’ll be there, our vendors will be there, so bring your flippers and rubber duckies and come on down.  See you at the market!

Get a Free LED Light Bulb at the Market this Sunday

Arlington County will conduct its second exchange of LED residential light bulbs for old incandescent bulbs at the farmers market this Sunday.  The limit is one bulb per household.  If you have not already participated in the exchange, bring one of your old incandescent bulbs from home to exchange for one LED bulb.

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 Westover Farmers Market this Sunday!  Brought to you by the County’s AIRE program:  Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy.  See http://freshaireva.us/