Westfield Farmers & Artisans’ Market opens its season May 25
The 2019 Season for the Westfield Farmers & Artisans’ Market opens this coming May 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In 2007, Senator Catharine Young’s office sponsored a New York State grant to help with the start of the WFAM. To help open this season, there will be Local officials on hand to dedicate the 13th year of the Market, that is held every Saturday in Moore Park. David Brown will be Master of Ceremonies along with Mayor Michael VandeVelde, Town Supervisor Martha Bills, County Legislator John Hemmer, will speak at 12 p.m. in the Gazebo.
The mission of the Westfield Farmers & Artisans’ Market is to promote local growers, agriculturally related products, and area artisans’ from the Westfield and surrounding area. The Market will take place seasonally beginning May 25 through Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moore Park in the historical downtown Village of Westfield, located in the Northwestern part of Chautauqua County. The goal of the Market is to promote local and area grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, craft beer, wines, and Artisans’ handcrafts, along with the values on nutritional health, education, sustainability, and sense of community.
The WFAM is not just a weekly Farmers Market, but it’s a weekly event that has grown from a dozen vendors years ago to over 35 vendors this season, and we are looking for more. Thus, the name changed a few years ago to include Farmers and Artisans’ to the Market. This year we are planning to add even more farm fresh foods and artisans’ to our growing number of vendors. Moore Park comes to life early on Saturdays (9 a.m.) beginning May 25, as farmers, food vendors, and artisans take over the village park on the corner of Route 20 and Route 394 to create the weekly event, that is the “Westfield Farmers & Artisans’ Market.”
What to expect at the market this year; fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry products, baked goods (Love the Donuts), coffee, craft beer, and wine locally made at area breweries and wineries. Starting June 15, we will have live entertainment in the gazebo utilizing musicians from Chautauqua County that will help create a festive atmosphere.
Saturdays in Westfield are full of shoppers that will find locally grown produce, fresh eggs, bread, pies, pork, beef, chicken, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies. Many local artisans’ will bring handcrafted Amish baskets, locally produced salsa and dressings, popcorn, handmade clothing, purses jewelry, beach glass, paintings, woodcrafts, engraved rocks and stones, and home decor. We have local authors selling their literary works. Prepared foods such as breakfast and lunch will also be available for purchase along with hot and cold beverages.
For details, call Nancy Scriven, Market Manager at 269-9726 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.