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The Board of Directors of Sustainable Westford issued a statement dated April 24 that there will be no farmers market this growing season. Here’s the board’s statement:
“It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of Sustainable Westford announces that we will not be producing the Westford Farmers Market this upcoming season. After running the Farmers Market for 12 successful years, it has become increasingly difficult to produce a high quality, sustainable market with the vendors and services that will attract a large enough customer base to keep the market viable. This is a very difficult decision for us because we love the Farmers Market and all that it represents – locally produced foods and crafts, children playing and laughing on the Town Common, the education about sustainability and the friendships and sense of community. While we are fortunate to have fresh, organic local food available at supermarkets in Westford, it is difficult to run a successful farmers market when many of the products our market offered are also available 7 days a week just down the street. Going forward, we will be re-focusing our energies on the areas that we believe can bring the biggest benefit in sustainability to our community – the Healthy Kids Coalition Rainbow Snack Program, UpCycleIt!, Community Composting and community educational programs. We invite you to join us as we continue the hard work that needs to be done to move the needle on sustainability.”