Coronavirus Updates

To 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.

Here is 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.”

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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 Marketplace is open

WFM Online Marketplace

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.

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.

Farmers Market Friday: Leek and Potato Ravioli

A Westover Farmers Market seasonal recipe from International Palate:

There are some cooking ventures that are scarier than others. For some people, making pasta is something they would never try and leave the job to the professionals. Others may want to take on the challenge and try to make it themselves. But by the end of this recipe, you will see that making raviolis is not as hard as it may see. With the right ingredients, you can go far! Continue Reading

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Farmers Market Friday: Leek Risotto

A new seasonal farmers market recipe from International Palate:

We all know that strange feeling when you realize that something you thought occurred a few weeks ago actually occurred a few months ago! The feeling presents itself more so as a shock…a shock of how quickly time goes by. Well, it’s 2016 and I’ve been waiting to share this recipe since May 2015…8 months ago. This recipe has been sitting on the back burner for quite some time now, only because it still feels like I made this recipe a week or so ago. But now, it’s finally time to share this recipe…before I forget about it again for another 12 months. Continue Reading.

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Market open this Sunday 1/31

The Westover Farmers Market will be open this Sunday during usual winter hours, 9 – 1.  Vendors will be back with their seasonal fruits and vegetables and with wonderful baked goods and other locally prepared foods.  Come to the market to see where all of last Sunday’s snow has been placed!  A monumental effort by local market volunteers to get the market reopened.

New Vendor: Whitmore Farm

Whitmore Farm http://www.whitmorefarm.com/ joins the Westover Farmers Market beginning this Sunday.  Whitmore Farm raises pastured pork, eggs, and seasonal grass-fed lamb. The farm also raises a small amount of seasonal vegetables, cut flowers and starter plants. The farm is located in Frederick County, Maryland, outside the town of Emmitsburg off of U.S. Highway 15. The pigs and poultry are heirloom breeds humanely raised that yield pork, sausage, and eggs different from those found in most stores.  Whitmore Farm will be located in stall spot # 31 at the north end of the market.  Please give them a warm welcome!

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