Farmers Market Returns to Westford Common

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After a year’s hiatus, the Farmers Market is back in Westford, receiving high praise from vendor Mohamed Ghobashi of Kabob House:

“It’s good to be back at the Westford Farmers Market,” he said. “We missed all the people from all around us, from the library people, the Town Hall, the fire department, the police department…”

In April 2018, Sustainable Westford Board Chairman Zac Cataldo announced that the Farmers Market would not resume for the growing season. The market’s founder and organizer Gloria Tu Gilbert had resigned after 12 successful years.

But determined to see the market return, Town Manager Jodi Ross pulled together her resources and scheduled the market to meet every Tuesday from July 9 to August 27 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

On the market’s first day of the season, the town Common was transformed into a makeshift restaurant, grocery store and shopping boutique.

Everything Alpaca of New Hampshire was there. A local winery brought a variety of wines to sell. Artisan dried pasta and breads were available, along with bottled tomato sauce, cookies and produce from Farmer Dave’s.

The Highway Department brought a dump truck and front end loader for kids to play on, and hula-hoopers kept things turning.

String players performed on the bandstand.

And shaved ice cones kept everyone cool.

For more information, visit https://sustainablewestford.org/