Westminster Farmers' Market

  (Westminster, Massachusetts)
Bringing you local food, friends and fun.
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Westminster Farmers' Market Report for 06-15-12

Father’s Day at the Westminster Farmers’ Market

 

Now Father’s Day is coming quickly and Westminster Farmers’ Market has locally made crafts that will make your shopping easy – and infinitely more enjoyable.  You will find fine, hand-made sports themed bird houses, beautifully handcrafted cutting boards and cribbage boards, high quality hats and mittens, plants for the vegetable gardener and meats for the carnivore.  Put together a LOCAL package for your father!

Don’t forget to pick up the fixins for your dinner on Sunday.  There is plenty for your barbeque, vegetables for your side dishes and desserts galore!

Healthy, Delicious and LOCAL

Fresh vegetables and fruits available now: strawberries, cucumbers, garlic scapes, celery, black beans, basil, beets, zucchini, scallions, radish, gourmet salad greens, asparagus, rhubarb and more.

Regional gourmet specialty foods include farm-fresh eggs, locally raised grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pastured, free-range chicken, award-winning goat and cow cheeses, a wide variety of artisan breads, jams and jellies, spice mixes, delicious desserts and pastries, pies, cupacakes and cookies.

Events this week:

The musical talent of Tom diBuono.  Blacksmith demonstration from 5:00 until close.

The market is open from 3:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Fridays.  WIC and Senior Coupons are accepted.

For more information visit www.WestminsterFarmersMarket.com or find us on facebook.

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Fogged In

   The fog was thick at The Town Common on Academy Hill in Westminster Friday afternoon. In spite of the weather, we had a good turn-out by both vendors and customers at the first market of the season yesterday. People were pleased that Ann Patsis is back with her breads and jams. Ann also has mail boxes for sale, that she has toll-painted. A new vendor was there; Bob’s Red House Farm, from Winchendon,  along with our veteran members. As the season progresses we have several other new grower/members that plan on attending.

   On The Gazebo, Joe Reidy appeared at 3 p.m. and Keith McLinden at 5 p.m. They sounded great.Their performances were enhanced by our new audio system. Sue and Steve Nickerson did a great job shopping for, and picking out the new sound system for us. Thank you, Sue and Steve.

 
 

Open for The Serason

This appeared in The "Fitchburg Sentinel" yesterday:
Concert at Westminster gazebo Friday
sentinelandenterprise.com

WESTMINSTER -- The Westminster Farmers Market and the Westminster Cultural Council present Joe Reidy appearing at 3 p.m. and Keith McLinden at 5 p.m. at the gazebo on Academy Hill on Friday.

Reidy plays contemporary blues/jazz/rock that makes for a unique sound and enjoyable listening. McLinden sings folk/rock classics and contemporary songs to his own accompaniment on acoustic guitar.

Westminster Farmers Market entertainment is supported in part by a grant from the Westminster Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency

 
 

Westminster Farmers' Market Opening for The Season

Pay no attention to the frost on the ground this morning, or the snow and sleet that was falling yesterday. In just three short weeks Westminster Farmers' Market will be open for the season; the first of twenty-six weeks of food, friends, and fun.

  For your listening pleasure, Joe Reidy and Keith McLinden will be preforming at the gazebo.

                    3:00 - 4:30 Joe Reidy

                    5:00 - 6:30 Keith McLinden

From Our Website:

Market Opening!

May 4th, 2012

What to Expect in May...

Meat

Cheese

Eggs

Breads

Sweets

Garden Plants

Seedlings

Vegetables: rhubarb, greens, asparagus

In Season:

Meat: Free-range Chicken, Grass-fed Beef, Pastured Pork

Eggs: Free-range, Farm-fresh Eggs

Dairy: Goat Cheese

Vegetables: Asparagus, Rhubarb, Lettuce, Spring Garlic, Radish, Herbs

Breads:  Whole Grain Breads, Artisan Breads

Sweets: Cakes, Pies, Pastries

Garden plants: Potted plants and seedlings

Hours:

Fridays from 3:00 until 6:30 from May through October

Location:

Academy Hill

Academy Hill Road

Westminster, Massachusetts

Building our Community through Local Food

Don't forget to bring a bucket to get some free compost!

 

 

 
 

Growing The Westminster Farmers' Market

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.

 

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