Gloria McClure shows Kippy Mayne her Beeswax Wraps. This booth is one of many cottage industries participating in the Farmer’s Market. Photo by Susan Cort Johnson

Westwood’s Friday Night Farmer’s Market begins

The Friday Night Farmer’s Market is open with vendors gathering at the corner of Third and Ash Streets from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nicole Staniger, market manager, said the community can expect at least two or three produce vendors at each market, such as Julia’s, Jeff Roe, Season’s Phix and the Martins.

In addition, a multitude of cottage industries are expected to set up shop. At the first market, June 21, there were freshly baked loaves of bread from Quiet Earth, locally roasted coffee beans from JP McWalsh Coffee, candle products by Scentsy and Beeswax Wraps by Gloria, which are an environmentally friendly replacement for plastic wrap. Heaven Sent natural goat milk products will return and there will be occasional vendors such as pottery and essential oils.

“We always encourage folks to support the cottage industry presence at the Market, and welcome more cottage industry vendors. I’m happy to help folks get the appropriate permit from the county to sell their goods,” said Staniger.

Coventry Gardens will serve a variety of hot food items each week from their kitchen at nearby Walker Mansion Inn. June 21 the entree was hot barbecue beef sandwiches.

Musicians scheduled to entertain are Suzanne de Martimprey and Laurel Pierce.

Staniger said a few musicians are planning to come from Quincy as well. Anyone interested in taking part can contact Staniger at [email protected].

Local organizations are also welcome to use the market as a point of public contact. June 21 Mountain Meadows Neighborhood Watch had a booth as well as the Westwood Community Library and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Organizations should contact Staniger if they would like to host a booth.

The Friday Night Farmer’s Market is open through the summer months. It will end September 27 with a Harvest Festival.