Moore Park awakens early on summer Saturdays as farmers and artisans gather on the village green to create the weekly festival that is the Westfield Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market. Trucks full of fresh fruits and vegetables, range-fed meat and eggs and cars loaded to the roof with handmade goods line the curb as vendors work diligently to set up their stalls in the tree-shaded park. By 9:00 a.m. the Market is fully alive with shoppers and the many regulars begin to occupy the café area where they sip coffee or lemonade and catch up on the local news. Greetings fill the air as customers new and old are welcomed with equal enthusiasm. This is a happy, wholesome, family-friendly place to be on a Chautauqua summer morning.
The Market has grown in the six years since a group of dedicated volunteers made it a reality. Volunteers, motivated vendors and the very supportive Village and Town governments continue to nurture it and it has become the summer pulse of Westfield. Every summer Saturday, shoppers find locally grown produce, fresh eggs, pork, beef, chicken, honey and maple syrup, jam, jelly, and baked goods. Rounding out the offerings are Amish baskets, locally produced salsa and dressings, handmade clothing, purses, throw rugs, jewelry, stained glass, paintings, craft items and the published literary works by local authors. Prepared foods suitable for breakfast and lunch and hot and cold beverages are also available.
The Market season opens on Memorial Day weekend and continues through the last Saturday in September. A limited number of vendors continue to set up their stalls through October when root vegetables and apples, pumpkins and squash are abundant. Market hours are 9a.m. until 2 p.m..
Are you interested in becoming part of the market? Farmers, micro-entrepreneurs, craftsmen and artists from Western New York and North West Pennsylvania have great success at this beautiful market. Fill out and return an application for consideration.
Address: 9041 East Lake Road, Westfield, NY 14787