Westminster Farmers’ Market Report from Maple Heights Farm
Come to the Pumpkin Festival
This Friday, The Westminster Farmers’ Market will hold its annual Pumpkin Festival. All proceeds from this festival will support Mass Ag in the Classroom projects and provide scholarships to teachers that wish to attend the fall conference. There will be the annual Pumpkin Art Contest with prizes awarded to children in grades k-2 and 3-5 ($5.00 fee for pumpkin and supplies). Stop by to watch the children paint, enjoy a cup of hot chowder from the Old Mill Restaurant, sip some coffee, hot chocolate or cider, and enjoy the market. There will also be a raffle for a giant pumpkin (tickets are 4 for $1 or 20 for $4)
Since we have made it to the last weeks of October without a widespread frost, many of our local farms are still producing all the vegetables you expect to see earlier in the year. Many of our local gardens are planned in locations that are protected from wind and harsh weather and have not even seen the slightest nip of frost! Though it’s certainly closing in on us! We are expecting frost later in the week. So take the opportunity to enjoy the last few vegetables of summer.
As usual, the market will also be stocked with gallons of milk, award-winning cheeses from Smith’s (in Templeton) and Capri (in Hubbardston), Beef, Pork, Free-Range Roasting Chickens, Fresh Artisan Breads, Fine Baked Goods, Jams, and everything you would expect at a great farmers’ market.
We hope to see you there!