Westport Farmers’ Market Reopens May 27

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The Westport Farmers’ Market is set to reopen on May 27 and will be held every Thursday from 10-2 at the Imperial Avenue Parking Lot adjacent to the Women’s Club through mid November. Be sure to visit the web site to sign up for their weekly e-newsletter that alerts you to special events at the market, let’s you know what’s in season, and provides you with recipes using seasonal ingredients.

The Market Master this year is Lori Cochran Dougall, so if you are interested in becoming a vendor, please send your inquiries to her at director@westportfarmersmarket.com or simply download a vendor packet from the web site.

Highlights:

  • May 27-Nov 18 (Thursdays , 10-2pm)
  • 5th year
  • 30 vendors (increase from last year)
  • Prepared lunches available (tamales, wood-fired pizzas, vegan/vegetarian options, sandwiches and much more
  • Fish and Charcuterie vendors
  • Community supported (this is your event)
  • Extra food is donated weekly to The Bridgeport Mission
  • The support of the Town of Westport (especially Shelly Kassen (Second Selectman), Town Farm(GVI), and Rebecca Howe
  • Same location (Imperial Lot)
  • Voted Best Farmers’ Market in Best of Gold Coast (2009)
  • Weekly e-newsletter with recipes
  • Weekly artist booth, non-profit, Chef at the Market and Non-profit
  • 3 (Fabulous) interns from Staples High School

Currently Registered Vendors

  • Michelle’s Pies, Norwalk, CT
  • Whistle Stop Bakery, Ridgefield, CT
  • Wave Hill Breads, Wilton, CT
  • Bake Local, Southbury, CT
  • Two Guys From Woodbridge, Hamden, CT
  • Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm, Lyme, CT
  • Skinny Pines, LLC, Easton, CT
  • Riverbank Farm, Roxbury, CT
  • Rose’s Berry Farm, South Glastonbury, CT
  • Sono Baking Company, South Norwalk, CT
  • Ladies of Levita Road, Lebanon, CT
  • Fort Hill Farm, New Milford, CT
  • Sugar & Olives, Norwalk, CT
  • Beltane Farm (Paul) Lebanon, CT
  • El’s Kitchen, Weston, CT
  • Boxed Goodes, LLC  Litchfield, CT
  • Arogya, Westport, CT
  • The Little Chocolate Company, Greenwich, CT
  • Olive Oil Factory, Watertown, CT
  • Andrew’s Honey, Connecticut
  • Blue Bell Bars, Westport, CT
  • Box Car Cantina, Greenwich, CT
  • Judith Miller, Connecticut
  • Greyledge Farms, Roxbury, CT
  • Starlight Gardens, Durham, CT
  • Westport Aquaculture, Westport, CT
  • Newgate  Farm, East Granby, CT
  • Moorefield Herb Farm, LLC Trumbull, “We have 35 varieties of heirloom tomato plants, 15 varieties of hybrid tomato plants, 10 varieties of chilis, 10 varieties of bell peppers, all sorts of exotic pumpkin, gourd, and squash plants, cucumber plants, 300 varieties of herbs, and yes, organically grown alpine strawberry plants. Plus a whole lot more…”

Market Special Events

Each week will feature a local non-profit organization, a local chef providing samples and recipes from the market, and a local artist. You can also look forward to a few “guest” book signings throughout the summer.

Celebrate Westport is the first non-profit to be featured at the market in appreciation for all the support the town and community have given the market.

Goatboy Soaps will be bringing their baby goats to the market on June 3, so be sure to bring the kids.

ShoppersGarden.com, is the first featured artist and will be selling their styling, garden themed grocery totes made from recycled cotton and plastic bottles on May 27.

In the Kids’ Corner: kids’ yoga classes will be offered once monthly,  beginning June 10, in an effort to teach kids about leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

Introducing a new membership program! Become a Friend of the Westport Market and receive weekly discounts and special offers from market vendors. Please look for Lori at the Market Master’s table to reguster ti become a Friend of the Westport Market; cash or checks are accepted.

Guest Chef Program Schedule

May 27, Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Kitchen with Chef Julio Cevallos

June 3, Burger Bar & Bistro with Chef Nick Bilello

June 10, Thali, Regional Cuisine of India with Chef Prasad Chirnomula

June 17, Blue Lemon with Chef Bryan Maclarney

June 24, Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant with Chef Adam Halberg

July 1, Tawa Indian Cuisine with Chef Kausik Roy

July 8, Le Farm with Chef/Owner Bill Taibe

July 15, Collyer Catering with Chef Reed Collyer

July 22, The Boathouse at Saugatuck Restaurant with Executive Chef John Holzwarth

July 29, Da Pietro’s with Chef Pietro Scotti

August 5, Main Course Catering with Chef Cecily Gans

August 12, Le Farm with Chef/Owner Bill Taibe

August 19, Main Course Catering with Chef Cecily Gans

August 26, The Mindful Chef with Chef Daniel Lanzilotta

September 2, Catch a Healthy Habit with Chef/Owners Glen Colello and Lisa Storch

September 9, Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Kitchen with Chef Olivier Flosse

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