It’s National Farmers’ Market Week (!). So here’s your chance to vote for the Westport Farmers’ Market as the best in the area.
I usually don’t promote contests of this kind. But if we win — we’re currently 2nd, behind Black Rock but ahead of Norwalk/Rowayton, Old Greenwich and Ridgefield — our fantastic farmers (and bakers, meat purveyors, honey sellers, etc.) earn an important prize: They won’t have to pay their usual 4% fee on sales for one week.
Click here to vote for what we all know is the greatest farmers’ market around.
In other Westport Farmers’ Market news, members of the Staples High School boys soccer team were on hand today, shopping for goods.
Community service is an important component of the boys soccer program, and the athletes were getting ready to cook a meal for the Gillespie Center.
Chef Luke Lamparelli is also volunteering his time and expertise. He’ll cook with the Wreckers tomorrow. That evening, they’ll serve fajitas, pasta, salad and dessert at Westport’s shelter.
Funds come from a previous effort this summer. Staples soccer players helped shoppers carry bags to cars, in exchange for voluntary contributions.
It’s a great team effort — just like the team voting effort that will make the Westport Farmers’ Market #1!