Westport Farmers’ Market Set to Open for the Season with Old Favorites and New Delights

Building on Paul Newman and Michel Nischan’s vision, the Westport Farmers’ Market has blossomed into its sixth year.  2010 proved to be very successful and fruitful for the Westport Farmers Market (WFM), earning it its third consecutive consumer vote as the Best Farmers’ Market in annual Best of the Gold Coast Awards.  With this success, and the ever-important need for local, healthy and sustainable food, WFM claims to have some of “the strictest guidelines in the state” to participate to ensure shoppers enjoy products of the highest quality.

Many of last year’s favorites, including lunch vendor Boxcar Cantina, Fort Hill Farm and Starlight Gardens, are back and have new offerings.  A few of WFM’s new and exciting vendors are Peace Tree Desserts, Thimble Island Oyster Company, and Speckled Rooster Farm.  A full list of the 2011 vendors appears below.

The market opens for the season on May 26 and will run every Thursday from 10 am and 2pm through November 3 in the Imperial Avenue Commuter Parking Lot in Westport, located adjacent to the Women’s Club.

The market will host a local chef each week who is committed to sourcing fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms, including some of those participating in the market. Each of these chefs will provide instruction on how to utilize the seasonal ingredients found at the market to make a delicious dish. Bill Taibe, chef/owner of the award-winning leFarm restaurant in Westport, Tim LaBant chef/owner of the award-winning restaurant Schoolhouse at Cannondale in Wilton, and chefs from local favorites including Barcelona, The Dressing Room, and Match will be showcasing and sharing their expertise with shoppers.

Each week one local artist will be featured at the market and onecommunity non-profit each week including Westport Library, Spin Odyssey, Earthplace.

MXenergy is a year-round sponsor of the WFM and Cohen & Wolf, Doris Ghitelman Realtor, Education Homestay and SavaTree are new supporters

Contact: Lori Cochran Dougall, Market Director, director@westportfarmersmarket.com, (307)690-1759

Visit the WFM online at http://www.westportfarmersmarket.com/ or join their Facebook page.

Vendors

Peace Tree Desserts
Radical Roots
Wave Hill Breads
Catch a Healthy Habit Cafe
Two Guys From Woodbridge
Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm
Skinny Pines, LLC
Riverbank Farm
Rose’s Berry Farm
Sono Baking Company
Erin O Flowers
Fort Hill Farm
Sugar & Olives
Beltane Farm
Savor Cookies
Boxed Goodes
Arogya
Woodland Farm
Kaia Yoga Café
Silvermine Apiary
Nothing But
Boxcar Cantina
Greyledge Farms
Starlight Gardens
Newgate Farms
Moorefield Herbs
Huckleberry Bakery
Raus Coffee Company
R&D Chocolates
Speckled Rooster Farm
Little Something Catering
Rotating Vendors
Collyer Catering
Winding Drive Jams
Calcutta Kitchen
Eastern Cookies
Du Soleil, LLC
El’s Kitchen
Betty Lentini
Green Goddess Gourmet
leFarm Restaurant
Staples High School
Thimble Island Oysters

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