Westside Farmers Market makes history with 1,100 visitors

By Corinna Borden,

The Westside Farmers Market runs June-September in Zingerman’s Roadhouse parking lot (on the corner of Jackson and Maple) on Thursdays 3-7 p.m. Corinna is an active volunteer with the market and provides an insider view of on the establishment.

Borden - Valentine Gardens at wsfmTom Rumple, of Valentines Gardens, breeds dahlias and brings those to the Westside Farmers Market along with his fresh vegetables.

Last Thursday was hot and humid with a scattering of clouds. Perfect weather to ripen tomatoes, squash and eggplants – perfect weather to visit the Westside Farmers Market. I was not the only one who thought so, for the first time in our market’s five-year history we counted more than 1,000 people at the market. In honor of breaking the four digit hurdle, here is a summary of the new doings at the market since our strong start to the season. The Westside Farmers Market continues to expand our acceptance of supplemental nutrition programs. Bridge Cards (formerly Food Stamps) are administered through the USDA and we have accepted more than $500 so far this season. Two weeks ago, we became eligible to accept Project FRESH coupons.

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