Monday, May 4, 2009

Westmont has a farmers market. Who knew?

I got waylaid by a million yard sales yesterday on my way home from the first day of the Collingswood Farmers Market (pictures and report to come tomorrow), and as I was hopping from yard sale to yard sale I saw a lawn sign on a corner about The Westmont Farmers Market.

Huh? How did this slip past my radar. Don't know, but it did. Their website isn't up and working yet, but I was able to get some information on this mid-week market.

The Westmont Farmers Market opens this Wednesday, May 6 on the corner of Haddon and Stratford Avenues from 4-7 in the evening. It will run each Wednesday through October and will be offering fresh, locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, bedding plants, fresh cut flowers and prepared foods direct to Haddon Township and the surrounding community. Started as a one-time event in October of 2008, the market’s popularity led to the opening of a summer mid-week market this year.

I am really happy that there is a mid-week market in the area. I love waking up on Saturday mornings and heading to the market, but it's not possible to get there every weekend. This market will give me the opportunity to make it to a farmers market each week, pick up items I run out of mid-week, and become acquainted with more vendors and local foods.

Guess where I'll be late Wednesday afternoon.

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Blogger Jen A. Miller said...

I'm looking forward to checking it out, too. Collingswood has a mid-week market of sorts in the thick of summer, two, too: one farmer sets up at the PATCO station at evening rush hour -- perfect if I ran out of tomatoes, corn or peaches!

May 4, 2009 at 4:56 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

I have to get to this farmer's market this year.
I live in Haddon Twp & am literally 2 minutes from this block.
I will look for you there :>)

May 4, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robin, did you go yesterday? If so, please tell us how it was.

May 7, 2009 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger Robin Shreeves said...

I did go yesterday, and the thing that was missing from the farmers market was farmers! There were local stores selling their foods (the Butcher Market, Severino's Pasta), a bakery, some non-edible plant sellers - but not a veggie in site.

I was told that there will be three farms coming in the upcoming weeks and that they expected one of them there yesterday but it didn't show up.

So I'm reserving a full judgment for a couple of weeks. I'll check back next week or in two weeks and then do a write up. It's only fair to give this new market the benefit of the doubt and time to get up and running.

May 7, 2009 at 8:28 AM  

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