Westport, CT - Anyone who attended even a single Westport Winter Farmers’ Market this year will attest to its ever-growing importance to the Fairfield County community. On Saturday, March 10th, the market will close up shop for the season with a special request: market attendees are asked to bring food and other items to help residents of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
According to Christi Pope, Director of Compassion Ministries for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, residents are in most need of healthy soups, peanut butter, jam, tuna, prepared foods, spaghetti sauce, other canned items, and men’s briefs. “Unfortunately, we cannot use anything in glass containers. We are okay with new coats and blankets at this point, but if people want to spend money on something besides food, we really need men’s boxer briefs in various sizes.”
Closing out another successful winter market by giving back to the Westport and surrounding community is integral to the mission of the Westport Farmers’ Market. In addition to providing fresh, local, healthful, and seasonal food to the community, WFM promotes education about local food, local farms, sustainable growing practices, and responsibility to people in need.
“This year we’ve witnessed such dedication from Westport-area shoppers to the local food movement and our local farmers and vendors,” said Lori Cochran-Dougall, market manager. “What better way to recognize that commitment than by helping others?”
This Saturday, March 3 bring your friends, neighbors, family, and bags full of donations to the WFM end-of-season market and celebration held from 10 to 2 at Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center, 7 Sylvan Lane.
The mission of the Westport Farmers’ Market is to create and maintain a regional hub where real farmers connect with consumers over real food. In facilitating these interactions, the Westport Farmers' Market strives to help food producers and food consumers forge lasting relationships that celebrate education, sustainability, healthy living, and just plain delicious food!
For more information, visit www.westportfarmersmarket.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find the WFM on FB, Instagram, and Twitter, too! #realfoodrealfarmers