The Winchester Farmers Market 2016 season came to a close after a very full year with new popular vendors like Del Sur with their empanadas and Butternut’s pastries. International Day co-sponsored with the Winchester Multicultural Network and Art in The Park Day co-sponsored by the Winchester Cultural were big successes.
New events: in August they had the Iron Chef Contest where local chefs created dishes using the products from the market, and they expanded the lineup of musicians performing each Saturday to 3 performers per market which was sponsored by local business, Craft Beer Cellar Winchester.
This season we had volunteers document our community – the vendors and musicians in a video series called “At The Market“. A must watch during these cold winter months where you go back to those warm summer days.
Their vendors shared hardships starting with the failure of the peach crop across the state, and then the drought that reduced the quantity and the size of some of the produce coming to market. In the winter, we will have a speaker series that will address the drought situation this summer.
We hope that you have enjoyed the market this season! And thank all the volunteers that made it happen!