Westminster Farmers’ Market Happenings!
This week at the farmers’ market: enjoy the musical talent of Dr. B and the Homemade Band. Bart Sides and his band will be playing from 5:00 until 7:00 at the gazebo. Aurelia Carter will be spending some time throughout the day juggling, and performing on a unicycle! Stop by for some food, fun and top notch entertainment. Tips and gratuities are greatly appreciated for our performers!
Watch for us in Westminster’s 250th anniversary parade where the Agricultural Commission theme is “Growing Westminster’s Farmers’ Market”. Make sure you get a hand-out as the parade passes. It contains an entry for a free raffle ticket for a farmers’ market basket filled with farm fresh products! Minimum $50 value! Participants must hand in their raffle ticket at the farmers’ market. The drawing to be held at the market on Friday, October 9th.
· October 2: Ron and Meghan McGuire which promises to be a wonderfully entertaining event. You saw them in the Westminster 250th anniversary talent show where they won overall!
· October 9: Warren Rasmussen (read about him at his website. He is raising new awareness about ground nuts in this area and will also be selling his book, The Mary Rowlandson Story, which is a piece of local history involving Mary, Wachusett Mountain and Redemption Rock!)
· October 16th: Pumpkin Festival. Art contest, hay rides, prizes, food, fun. $5 donation for pumpkin art contest. All proceeds will fund local Ag in the Classroom projects.
This week vendors will be selling a variety of local products including:
Vegetables, Fruit, Beef, Pork, Eggs, Jams, Cheese, Bread, Baked Goods, Fudge and Confections. And for your Holiday shopping pleasure: you will find hand crafted cutting boards, birdhouses, hats and purses, art tiles and earrings, soaps and lotions/hand-creams, hand painted tin pieces including mailboxes and antique reproductions, ornaments, quilted items and tote bags.
The Westminster Farmers’ Market is open every Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Academy Hill Rd in Westminster. This market will run rain or shine from now until October 30th.