IMAGE GALLERY: New Farmers Market Bursts With Local Flavor

Vendors welcomed a hefty crowd of veteran farmers market shoppers on Tuesday.

For fans of locally-grown produce, it was a day to remember. 

Set on the backdrop of the lawn, the Westwood Farmers Market finally arrived on Tuesday, much to the delight of shoppers who have been waiting for a market they could call their own. 

"I'm so delighted they've moved [here]," said Westwood resident Linda Milano, who used to frequent the Norwood Farmers Market.

Five of the six vendors at the market all moved to Westwood's lot from the Norwood Farmers Market, save for a new addition: Copicut Farms, which offered eggs and chickens to customers on Tuesday. 

Other vendors included:

(Check back with Westwood Patch throughout the summer for a frequent profile on each of the vendors.)

The market officially kicked off at 1 p.m., and even before the veritable doors were opened, customers were lining up to shop.

"I've sold a lot of stuff already," Jim Cellucci, owner of Great Harvest Bread Co., said around 1:25 p.m. Tuesday.

Market coordinator Shirley Robbins, who also owns Paradise Hill Farm, reiterated the statement, and was grateful to see such support right off the bat.

"I think it's been excellent," Robins said. "We have a very good customer base. We are very fortunate." 

Customers sorted through a variety of goods Tuesday, from breads to produce to meat. 

"Anytime I'm around, I'll be here," Milano said. "You have to support local farmers."

Want to weigh in on your Westwood Farmers Market shopping experience? Send a note later today to mattp@patch.com or submit your thoughts to the comments section below!

Mary Beth Persons June 20, 2012 at 02:46 PM
We had fresh produce and seafood for dinner last night with fresh fruit and cookies thanks to the wonderful farmers market! I've even got a fresh chicken waiting to grill tonight.
Matt Perkins June 20, 2012 at 04:44 PM
That sounds awesome, Mary Beth! I was impressed at how busy it was even 20 minutes into the opening. I'll be heading back next week, and throughout the summer will be featuring some in-depth looks at each of the vendors...and I'll most likely take home some goods myself!


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