Thank you for supporting the New West Farmers Market and our vendors during a phenomenal 2019/2020 Winter Season. As always the winter weather threw us a few surprises but the incredible community that is New West showed up ready for sun, rain and wind which resulted in a hub of activity and fun on Belmont Street.
The New West Farmers Market works hard to bring a variety of vendors to our city: farm-fresh eggs, leafy greens, kombucha, mushrooms, cider and bagels to name a few. This year we saw a number of new vendors including Sea Cider, Central Park Farms, Metate Bake Shop and The Local Farm.
I am often asked by community members how best to support the market. Below are a few actions that truly make a difference:
Purchase a membership (only $10!) As a non-profit this helps us fund programming, hire instructors for workshops and ensure we have the right materials.
Try a new product from a new vendor. Ask questions about how they make, bake, grow or raise their products.
Bring a friend or family member that has never attended.
Share a photo on social media to help spread the word (tag @newwestfarmers on Instagram and Twitter)
For the next month we will be reviewing applications and getting ready for the Summer Season. During this break you can look forward to a new exhibit opening at the New West Museum on food security on Friday, May 17th. Be sure to stop in and see if you can spot a few photos of our market in the gallery.
Finally, we’re counting down to the opening of our Summer 2019 season. We’re back for another season at Tipperary Park (next to City Hall) starting Thursday, May 23rd. Join us every Thursday from 3-7pm until October. Special thank you to Garbutt+Dumas Real Estate Team who have returned to sponsor our musicians for the 2019/2010 Season – keeping you entertained at all of our markets.
Thank you for you continued support,
President, New West Farmers Market