Westport Farmers’ Market Begins 8th Season

Thursday, May 23, marks the beginning of the Westport Farmers’ Market’s eighth summer season. Farmers, bakers, chefs and artisan food producers transform the Imperial Avenue Commuter Lot (50 Imperial Avenue) into a thriving local hub, featuring real food and real farmers with a real commitment to sustainability. Free and ample parking is available to shoppers; just bring your own bags!

WFM continues its tradition of offering an extensive variety of locally produced products from more than 30 vendors. Organic produce, pastured meat and poultry, cheeses, dairy products, breads, seafood, and fruit are available each week alongside lunch options featuring food from local farms. Wood fired pizza from Skinny Pines, tamales and tortilla soup from green restaurant certified Boxcar Cantina, and regular demonstrations from area chefs make the market a lunch time favorite. Throughout the season, Fairfield County’s favorite farm-to-table chefs from leFarm, The Whelk, Dressing Room, Barcelona, Bar Sugo, Elm, Redding Roadhouse, Tarry Lodge, Fat Cat, and The Spread and The Schoolhouse at Cannondale will conduct classes and demonstrations designed to help you use prepare fresh, easy meals for your family using local, seasonal ingredients.

Guidelines for vendor admission in 2013 have been strengthened to ensure that our local farmers are being supported by each participating vendor. “As a dedicated center of local, sustainable living, we require that each of our vendors meet all of our carefully crafted requirements to participate even once,” says WFM Director, Lori Cochran-Dougall. “We do it because we know the community trusts and depends on the WFM to be a leader in sustainability, outreach, and good, old-fashioned farm raised food.”

WFM has some of the strictest market guidelines in the state because they care deeply about our community and the food that feeds it. WFM staff work diligently to deliver an authentic local food experience to shoppers and strive to learn all they can about how to better serve our community and our farmers.

WFM will partner with 24 local non-profits on a variety of sustainable initiatives this season and will also host a healthy lifestyle booth with a local focus. Cooking competitions, highlighting in-season foods, have become a popular event and will continue as part of the market’s educational efforts.

For more information www.westportfarmersmarket.com or email director@westportfarmersmarket.com.
Regular Weekly Vendors

Wave Hill Breads
The Local Catch
Two Guys From Woodbridge
Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm
Skinny Pines, LLC
Riverbank Farm
Rose’s Berry Farm
Sono Baking Company
Fort Hill Farm
Beltane Farm
Arogya Tea
Woodland Farm
Kaia Café
Silvermine Apiary
Boxcar Cantina
Sport Hill Farm
Oxhollow Farm
Huckleberry Artisan Pastries
Du Soleil Fine Foods
Raus Coffee Company
Craft Butchery
Sport Hill Farm
Muddy Feet Farmer

Rotating Vendors
Doc’s Maple Syrup
Flour City Pasta
Sticky Nuts
Olive Oil of the World
Sugar & Olives
Moorefield Herbs
Molly & Murphy
Greenwich Food Company
LeRouge Chocolates
CT Hoardable Hot Sauce
Garden Fresh Baby
Izzi B Desserts
With Love From The Cupboard
Lobster Craft

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