Westminster Farmers' Market

  (Westminster, Massachusetts)
Bringing you local food, friends and fun.

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Friends of Westminster Farmers

You Can Help Your Town's Farmers’ Market,

 Join the Friends  


A new group has been formed by Patty Hurd and Karen Sargent; “Friends of Westminster Farmers”. They will endeavor to form a cohesive group of volunteers, that will foster community awareness, and assist in promotion, of agriculture in Westminster (including The Westminster Farmers’ Market).

  They have a Facebook page at:


This is sure to be a dynamic group. If you would like to get in on the ground floor, contact either Patty or Karen.

You can email Patty. She gets email at AOL. Her handle is HURDEST.


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...






Garden Plants


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


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


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!




Opening Day at Westminster Farmers' Market

  Friday was our first market of the 2010 Season. The weather was great, sunny and warm, with a slight breeze.

  I counted twenty vendors. There were venders of meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, fudge, and handcrafts. But also at least four venders had perennials and vegetable seedlings.

  We gave away quite a bit of composted cow manure and composted chicken manure; self serve, of course!

  You can read the report from The Fitchburg Sentinel here.



Westminster Farmers' Market Report for 02-26-10

Westminster Farmers’ Market Report from Maple Heights Farm

Cooking on the Edge: Pig’s Feet and Chicken Toes, Oh My!

Westminster Farmers’ Market has a new website…

We have a new (somewhat preliminary) website for the Westminster Farmers’ Market. Visit for ideas on how you can help the farmers’ market, participate as a vendor, or get information on our schedule for the season. Visit us at www.WestminsterFarmersMarket.com. Google us too, by clicking here. This will help us bubble up to the top of the search page (as of now, we are listed at the bottom of the first page).

Cooking on the Edge…

Because of our farm, we have some foods in our house that are out there on the fringe. We have an oxtail or two, pig’s feet, organ meats, and perhaps strangest of all, during the last chicken processing day and because my children’s favorite meals seem to revolve around our healthy broths (and because Julia Child and Weston A. Price tell me I can do this, and I know the nutritional value of homemade broth), I requested that they save a few chicken feet for me. Now, I know that puts me way out on the edge of strange, right along with the contents of my freezer, but I assure you, I wasn’t always like this.


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Westminster Farmers' Market Report for 09-25-09

Westminster Farmers’ Market Report
from Maple Heights Farm
Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:34 AM
September 24, 2009
Parades, Music, Fun, Food, and a Great Raffle!
Plan to spend a bit of extra time at the market this week as you will want to listen to Bart Sides and his band, Dr. B and the Homemade Band.  They will play from 5:00 until 7:00 and you are going to love them.  So, stop by and enjoy the afternoon, grab a cup of coffee, linger with your friends and neighbors (or start your Christmas shopping – ideas to follow).  Please remember that tips are always appreciated for all our performers.
Our 250th Anniversary Parade is this Sunday at 1:00.  Our Agricultural Commission is representing the farmers’ market with a fleet in the parade with the theme, “Growing the Westminster Farmers’ Market”.  That is not a mistake, fleet, not float!  There will be three floats and seven tractors and farm equipment!  And if that is not enough fun, we will be distributing free raffle tickets with a chance at a farmers’ market food baskets and items worth more than $200!  (Note that the actual ticket incorrectly states $50)  So make sure you ask for a raffle ticket when you see the floats go by.  We will put a drop-off box at the farmers’ market where you can leave your entry!  The drawing will be on October 9th
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Reviews Please

Hi All:
    Please check out our listing for The Westminster Farmer's Market at:
  Marie Auger has linked this page from the Town's Website. This may be an easier way for people to access our listing (just click on ... more, next to the farmers market rules on The Town's site).
  Sheryl Vaillette sent out pictures of our market. I selected one and put it up on the listing.
  If you can, please take the time to write a review of The Westminster Farmer's Market. We don't have any reviews yet. It would be nice to get a couple different points of view. If you are a vender, be honest and say so. Describe what you like about our market, and what can be improved. If you are a customer, how did you find us? Will you come back again? What keeps you coming back each week? What additions, improvements, or changes would you like to see?
  Please pass this on to people who have an interest in The Westminster Farmers Market. Now that we have a listing with Local Harvest, it would be nice to have an exchange of ideas with customers and grower/venders.
                                                                         Dean Johnson, Chair
                                                                         Westminster AgCom
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