The date was on my calendar for weeks! On May 18th 2017, Westport Farmers’ Market launched its new season. And just like opening day each year, the market was packed with notable farmers, food and drink vendors, chefs, foodies, media…. and me! 🙂 I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
The energy at this market is unlike any other farmers’ market I have ever visited. I think it has a lot to do with the strong sense of community and commitment that is evident in the faces of people (vendors and shoppers alike) who come here week after week, year after year. The upbeat, energetic vibe at the market feels like a festival has arrived in town. Every Thursday from now through November 9th it will bring high quality seasonal produce, everyone’s favorite food stalls, food trucks, various forms of entertainment…. and chef demos! You heard me!
According to a recent press release by market director Lori Cochran-Dugall, “It’s one of Fairfield County’s best-kept secrets. Every week, top chefs from the area’s favorite restaurants –even those saved for very special occasions – visit the Westport Farmers’ Market with only one goal in mind: To share their secrets for cooking with local ingredients.” Now, how many markets can boast such a feat. The commitment of these chefs is something truly to be celebrated. As a market visitor, I feel blessed for this chance to learn from these great culinary minds and savor their yummy creations. So, check out the season’s line-up below and be sure to mark your calendars for Westport Farmers’ Market every Thursday (now through Nov 9th), 10 am -2 pm… 50 Imperial Ave, Westport CT. See you there!
- May 18 – Staples High School Culinary Team
- May 25 Terrain Cafe
- June 1 The Stand Juice Company
- June 8 Sugar & Olives
- June 15 Mill Street Bar & Table
- June 22 Nom-Eez
- June 29 Jesup Hall
- July 6 Tavern on Main
- July 13 The Spread
- July 20 Cask Republic
- July 27 The Whelk
- Aug 3 Embody Wellness
- Aug 10 – The Cottage
- Aug 17 Jeff Taibe’s new restaurant (Name TBD)
- Aug 24 Locali
- Aug 31 Barcelona
- Sept 7 Pearl
- Sept 14 Bar Taco
- Sept 21 Fleisher’s Craft Butchery
- Sept 28 Mecha
- Oct 5 Winfield Street Coffee
- Oct 12 Fortina
- Oct 19 – Fleisher’s Craft Butchery
- Oct 26 – Tarry Lodge
- Nov 2 – Collaboration Celebration
- Nov 9 Staples High School Culinary Group
PS: Special shout out to my new favorite food truck EGGZ Kitchen who is visiting the Farmers’ Market this year!