Greetings from the Manager’s Tent!
Our season is rolling along with what has now become “typical” Thursday weather – chance of showers, although this week looks to be a bit cooler than it has been the last few days. Despite the weather, WE WILL HAVE A MARKET this week. Attached is our newsletter for this week’s Market.
Our Market is all about feeding hungry people. Congratulations to our entire market community for responding so positively to the need of our local food pantry. To date, we have raised $161.25! Let’s keep up the good work, as the need has not gone away. Remember, every Loyalty Card customer who makes a cash donation to the Westfield Food Pantry at the Market table earns the reward of an extra week’s signature on the card. Our 4th of July Loyalty Card winner was Lisa Boido who won a bag donated by May Val Farm. Last week’s gift was a Westfield Farmers’ Market reusable bag. Another means of support for people in need of nutritional assistance is the Women With Infants and Children program. We want to remind all WIC families that market vouchers are being distributed this week in Westfield from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Thursday. If you are eligible to receive WIC coupons, don’t forget to get yours this week. You should have received a notice as to the time and location of the distribution. If you have questions, contact your local WIC office. We have 4 vendors who accept WIC vouchers: Park Hill Orchard, Pignatare’s Farm, Ray’s Farm, and Trotwood Acres. In addition, the Westfield Boys’ and Girls’ Club distributes free lunches to children 2.9 to age 18 at the Market every Thursday between 12:45 and 1:30 pm. If you need help feeding your family, or you know someone who does, stop by the Market tent to pick up a flyer listing the variety of sources for food assistance in our area.
This week at the market, look for Firefly Field, a mother and son team from Southwick who are venturing into the craft of soapmaking. They will be selling their first batch of goat milk soap. At 1:00, Jeff Bellefleur, our chainsaw woodcarver, will be demonstrating his craft by making a wood spirit on the playground starting at 1:00. For safety reasons, we will ask all Market customers to remain outside the playground fence for the 1/2 hour while Jeff is carving.
Let’s all send thoughts out for good weather on Thursday.
See you at the market!
Debbie Randzio, Market Manager