Westminster Farmers' Market

  (Westminster, Massachusetts)
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Westminster Farmers' Market Report for 10-22-2010

Westminster Farmers’ Market Report from Maple Heights Farm

Come to the Pumpkin Festival



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!


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Pumpkin Fest

Pumpkin Fest

At The

Westminster Farmers’ Market on the Town Common



Pumpkin art contest grades K-2 and grades 3-5



Friday October 22,(rain date Oct. 29) 3 to 7 PM

Pumpkins provided by and

sponsored by Wiin Haven Farm

Pumpkin art contest 3 to 5 PM, judging 5 to 6 PM winners announced 6 PM, pick up your decorated pumpkin before 7 PM, donation for pumpkin art contest $5, all proceeds go to local Ag in The Classroom projects


Westminster Farmers' Market Report for 10-23-09

Westminster Farmers’ Market Report from Maple Heights Farm


Winding Down with the Pumpkin Festival


Join us for the Pumpkin Fest this Friday!  Come for a hayride, chowder, cider, coffee, homemade pumpkin donuts, and the musical talent of Gibby Lashua.  Between and there will be a pumpkin art contest for grades k-5.  Judging will begin at and winners announced at .  Many thanks to Wiinhaven farm for providing the pumpkins and for the hay ride!  Donation for the pumpkin art contest is $5.00 and your child will be able to take home their painted pumpkin.  All proceeds will help fund Mass Agriculture in the Classroom programs in our schools.


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Snow! Before Halloween?

  The Pumpkin Festival scheduled for this Friday, October 16, has been postponed until next Friday, October 23. We had to postpone due to the forecast of an abnormally early New England Nor'Easter.

  Current forecasts call for between a dusting and one inch of snow. Not much of a snow storm, but not very nice for the children to be decorating pumpkins in either.

  The Westminster Farmers' Market will attempt to open, unless the weather gets to darn severe. You know we are a rain or shine market. It is yet to be seen if we are a snow market also. It may be a good dry run (?) for the holiday markets we are planing.

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