The Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) will kick off the 2015 summer season on Thursday, May 21, and celebrate a decade of fresh, local food. For the last ten seasons, the WFM has been cultivating community and nurturing an appreciation of real food, and the work that goes into growing it.
It was June of 2006, when Paul Newman and Michel Nischan planted the first seed, and the WFM welcomed its first shoppers. With 14 vendors present that day, over 500 shoppers showed up to get a taste of something new.
Now, about to embark on its tenth season, the WFM has blossomed into market boasting 45 vendors, food trucks, chef demos, yoga, organic eats, and even a pizza truck. And thousands of shoppers from all over Fairfield Country make the WFM Thursday market a destination.
“Ten years is an entire lifetime for a farmers’ market,” says WFM Director, Lori Cochran-Dougall. “That we continue to grow and expand is a real testament to all the work that goes into this market, and to all the farmers, vendors, and volunteers who make it possible. It’s become a source of pride for the community, and that’s something truly special.”
What’s on for the 2015 season? Plenty of old friends, along with some new faces. Look for integrated chef involvement, expanded children’s programming, and some gorgeous new Friends of the Market bags commemorating the anniversary. Join us at 12:00 noon to toast local food with organic green juice donated by The Stand.
Don’t miss the opening day festivities, Thursday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The WFM is located at 50 Imperial Avenue in Westport.
The Westport Farmers’ Market is a 501c3 non-profit, whose mission it is to create and maintain a regional hub where real farmers connect with consumers over real food. In facilitating these interactions, the Westport Farmers’ Market strives to help food producers and food consumers forge lasting relationships