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.
Over the past couple weeks, there have been a few changes: new vendors, new produce, new people. One Sunday morning, my mom and I walked down and found one new vendor, Shenandoah Seasonal. With a new vendor comes new produce … Continue reading
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.
A new vendor this week at the market is Michely Almaraz, who does business as El Tenedor de Nacho. He offers tamales and empanadas as well as Latino desserts like tres leches cake and home-made flan. His commercial kitchen is in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and he sells at several farmers markets in the Washington metro area. Michely does catering as well. As he states “We make the most delicious empanadas (chicken, beef, cheese & more) and desserts. Our goal is to provide a unique flavor for all of our customers.” His web site is http://www.eltenedordenacho.com/. Find his delicious foods up on the plaza area of the Westover Farmers Market.
When going to the market, you can sense the change of the seasons. The weather becomes cooler in the mornings, the vegetable array changes and people mention their recent baking ventures. Watermelon, peaches and tomatoes have left us for the year and now it’s time to embrace the new treasures that fall has for us; Sweet potatoes, carrots, potatoes, beets, etc. Continue reading
We have a new vendor beginning at the Westover Farmers Market this Sunday — a second organic vendor offering a wide range of seasonal vegetables.
“Shenandoah Seasonal is a family farm growing chemical free vegetables, specializing in greens, herbs, and flowers in Virginia. We provide farm fresh products throughout all four seasons. Our web site is www.shenandoahseasonal.com . Also check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ShenandoahSeasonal/. We are excited to be joining the Westover Farmers Market! Find us at the north end of the market next to Penn Farm.” — Dan and Ali Haney
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!
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/
Want to beat the August heat? Try making the latest Westover Farmers Market recipe from the International Palate: Melon-Mint Frozen Yogurt.
The classic Westover Farmers Market T-shirts have been reordered and are back in stock at the market tent up on the plaza. The shirts are available in youth sizes and in adult sizes up through XXL. Cost per shirt is $15. These shirts are cool to wear during the summer and a great way to show that you support the Westover Farmers Market. Supplies limited.