More Vendors // $10 Buy Local Challenge

Two more vendors have committed to the 2012 season for the Westover Farmers Market – welcome to Atwater’s and Lois’s Produce! Visit our vendors page for more information on these two and the other vendors who will be selling at the Market.

Ever wonder how much farmers markets and eating locally help the area economy? Research by Virginia Cooperative Extension has shown that if each household in Virginia spent just $10 a week on locally grown agricultural products, consumers would invest an additional $1.65 billion back into the local economy each year. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has initiated a $10 Buy Local Challenge for 2012 to highlight the importance of supporting farms in the area.  Please do your part by shopping at farmers markets as well as at other local small businesses.

0 thoughts on “More Vendors // $10 Buy Local Challenge

  1. There will be a trade off — parking, noise, crowds, extra-wide strollers, etc. — however, if we act and behave in the best interests of the community — this could be a great asset to us all. I look forward to walking, shopping and visiting with my neighbors.

    Avid user of Westover business, services — and yes, the beer garden.

  2. We are already supporters of Arlington farmer’s markets and local Westover businesses and are so glad that we can walk to a farmer’s market, and so appreciative of all our local merchants.

  3. As a local resident, I can walk to the market and I am so excited that it will be opening soon.