Westport Farmers' Market

Westport Farmers' Market
50 Imperial Avenue
307-690-1759

History:

In June of 2006, Paul Newman and Michel Nischan planted a seed and we opened our doors in the parking lot of the Westport Country Playhouse. We were so proud of our 14 vendors, and so grateful for the 500 shoppers who showed up to support us.

In 2009, we moved to our current home at 50 Imperial Avenue, a stone's throw from the Saugatuck River. With a little more space and a little more air, we began to put down roots. We started expanding our programming, and our role within the community.

By 2010, we welcomed winter by expanding our market to cover the colder months, too. Gilbertie's Herb Garden embraced us with open arms, and before we knew it, the vendors and shoppers had doubled.

Today, boasting the accolade of the strictest guidelines in the state, the market is blooming with 45 vendors! Food trucks, GMO free vendors, organic farmers, pizza, yoga, chef demos, tamales, and an eager, hungry lunch crowd. We now welcome thousands of eager shoppers every week.

From the first seeds that were planted in 2006, we have grown, and blossomed. We remain committed to our initial goals -- to provide fresh, local, healthy and seasonal food to our community. And we continue to aspire to create a fun, safe and healthy community environment that promotes education about local food, local farms, and sustainable, healthy growing practices.

Season: Year Round

Market Hours:

November 16 - March 14, 2020
Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Location: 7 Sylvan Lane Westport, Connecticut 06880

May 14 - November, 2020
Thursdays, 10am - 2pm

Location: 50 Imperial Avenue


Upcoming Events at Westport Farmers' Market

Westport Farmers' Market

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Jul 30, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Aug 6, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Aug 20, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Sep 3, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Westport Farmers' Market

Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 8, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Recent News

The Westport Farmers’ Market and the Artists Collective Announce 2020 Young Shoots at Home Photography Competition

Westport, CT - Every year at about this time, as the bounty of summer food and flora explode with color, the Westport Farmers’ Market launches one of its most popular programs – Young Shoots. Young Shoots is a friendly photography contest…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Online Pilot Project Is Successful - Providing Local Food to the Community and a Place for Farmers and Businesses to Sell

Westport, CT -- It is common knowledge in Connecticut and throughout the country, even, that Westport emerged as a “hot spot” early in the coronavirus pandemic. Town officials closed schools, restricted gatherings, and issued strict order…

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Westport Farmers’ Market is Your New Year’s Resolution Resource

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Westport Farmers’ Market and the Westport Arts Center Announce 2019 Young Shoots Photography Competition

Westport, CT – The Westport Farmers’ Market, in conjunction with the Westport Arts Center, announces the start of one of its most popular programs – Young Shoots. Young Shoots is a friendly photography contest for budding creatives.…

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Local Chef’s Take Center Stage at the Westport Farmers’ Market

Westport, Ct – On any given Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm, you will find well over a dozen of Connecticut’s finest chefs shopping from farmers, bread makers, dessert purveyors, and others at the Westport Farmers’ Market. For many of t…

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Lori Cochran-Dougall, Executive Director of the Westport Farmers’ Market, Named First Citizen of the Year by the Westport/ Weston Chamber

Westport, CT -- The Westport/Weston Chamber of Commerce has named Lori Cochran-Dougall, Executive Director of the Westport Farmers' Market, First Citizen of the Year. Cochran-Dougall will be recognized at a gala dinner to be held on Wed., June12th at…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Enters Its 14th Year with Something for Everyone

Westport, CT - Mark your calendars for the start of the Westport Farmers’ Market on Thursday, May 23rd. Whether you are on a break from work, have a day off with kids, or are meeting a friend to shop, this season’s market has something fo…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Awarded $10,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation Grant Award Supports Work with Homeless Female Veterans

Westport, CT -- Lori Cochran-Dougall, Director of the Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM), announced on April 1, 2019 that the organization is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the esteemed Newman’s Own Foundation. The grant funding, which…

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Westport Teachers Get a Taste of One of Westport Farmers’ Market Most Impactful Programs On Professional Development Day

Westport, Ct – If one thing distinguishes the Westport Farmers’ Market from many other markets, it is its sense of, and dedication to, the Westport and surrounding communities. On Friday, February 15th, 2019, the WFM will join forces with…

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Remembering Paul Newman at the Westport Farmers’ Market

Westport, CT – This September marks 10 years since the passing of one of Westport's most beloved neighbors, Paul Newman. Paul Newman started Newman's Own in Westport with a purpose: to give away profits to charity. He also founded the Westport …

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Westport Farmers’ Market is the Hippest Lunch Spot in Town

Westport, CT — With summer officially started and the school bell rung, it’s time to take the kids, take a work break, and meet friends at the most happening lunch spot in all of Fairfield County – the Westport Farmers’ Market…

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Don’t Miss the Westport Farmers’ Market Chef at the Market Competition

Westport, Ct - What started just a few months ago as a light-hearted “what if” conversation between Bill Taibe – owner/chef of Jesup Hall, Kawi Ni, and The Whelk – and Lori Cochran-Dougall – executive director of the Wes…

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Ring in the 12th Year of the Westport Farmers’ Market with a Ceremonial Toast

Westport, Ct – Theories on the origins of the toast abound, but one thing is certain: toasts are a symbol of celebrations. The yearly tradition of toasting the opening of the Westport Farmers’ Market is no different – with one excep…

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The Wait is Over Westport Farmers’ Market Welcomes Shoppers out of Hibernation on May 17, 2018

Westport, CT - While it’s fair to say this long, cool spring has taken a toll on many of us, Westport Farmers’ Market shoppers and vendors have especially felt its bite. We’re happy to report the wait is over; the vision of supporti…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Connects Female Veterans with Farmers and Chefs in a First-of-Its-Kind Job Opportunity Program

Westport, CT -- The Westport Farmers’ Market is proud to announce one of its most creative and meaningful programs to date, the Farmers to Veterans to Community program. Farmers to Veterans to Community (FVC) provides veterans affiliated with H…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Launches New Website

Westport, Ct. – From its humble beginnings in the parking lot of the Westport County Playhouse in 2006 to this, its 12th year, the Westport Farmers’ Market has demonstrated a commitment to local food and community that is reflected in its…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Launches First-Ever Seed-Saving Program

Westport, CT -- It is estimated that up to 90% of our food derives from, or is dependent upon, seeds and that 80% of the world’s seeds are controlled by multinational corporations. The Westport Farmers’ Market has launched a new seed-saving progr…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Receives $10,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

Westport, Ct – The Westport Farmers’ Market is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The grant aligns with the fou…

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Lori Cochran-Dougall Named 2016 Recipient of the Fairfield County Farm Bureau’s Alyce Block Award

Westport, CT---For many people in Fairfield County, Easton resident Lori Cochran-Dougall is the face of the Westport Farmers’ Market. To the Fairfield County Farm Bureau, she is that and so much more. That is why on October 17th, the organization b…

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Chef’s are Lining Up at the Westport Farmers’ Market

WESTPORT, Ct – The Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) wants you to fall in love with your kitchen again. While creating a thriving local hub for seasonal food, WFM has selected 20 of the top area chefs and restaurants to show you a thing or two about…

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Visit the Westport Winter Farmers’ Market at Gilbertie’s Herbs & Garden Center for One-Stop, Farm-Fresh, Local Shopping

Farmers’ market shoppers need not retire their reusable bags just yet: the Westport Farmers’ Market is just getting going! For those who envision only rows upon rows of potatoes, think again. Westport promises a bounty of fresh food and fare that…

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Chef at the Westport Farmer’ Market Demonstrations!

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Westport Farmers’ Market Announces 'Get Growing' Children’s Series

Westport, CT -- On Thursday, June 11,the Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) is excited to launch Get Growing, a series of events and contests specifically for its younger visitors. Each week will bring a different activity, craft or entertainer celebra…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Celebrates Tenth Opening with a Toast

Westport, CT -- Thursday, June 11, the Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) wants the whole community to join together in a toast to honor the opening of the tenth season of the summer market. TEN seasons! It’s a sparkling juice toast, sponsored by T…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Opens Its Tenth Consecutive Season

Ten Years and Growing in WestportWestport, CT - The Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) will kick off the 2015 summer season, celebrating a decade of fresh, local food. For the last ten seasons, the WFM has been cultivating community and nurturing an a…

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Chef at the Westport Farmer’ Market Demonstrations!

WFM brings real food and real farmers to you! Westport, CT - The Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) wants you to fall in love with your kitchen again. While creating a thriving local hub for seasonal food, WFM has selected 19 of the top area chefs and…

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Westport Farmer’ Market 2014 Summer Season: Live Local!

WFM brings real food and real farmers to you!Westport, CT - The Westport Farmers’ Market, a beloved oasis of local food, products, chefs and community, kicks off its ninth summer season on Thursday, May 22. You will find 50 Imperial Avenue (a.k.a. …

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Westport Farmers’ Market Brings Tractor Mac Author and Illustrator Bill Steers for a Book Signing

WFM brings real food and real farmers to you! Westport, CT - The Westport Farmers’ Market, a beloved oasis of local food, products, chefs and community welcomes  Bill Steers to visit our food community. Billy Steers, creator of the popular child…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Moves To A Saturday Winter Market on November 16, 2013

WFM brings real food and real farmers to you!When One Farmers’ Market Door Closes Another One Opens!Westport, CT - As the temperatures start to dip and winter approaches we must bid a fond farewell to what has been a phenomenally successful summer …

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Westport Farmers’ Market Annual Fundraiser a 'Mystery'

Westport, CT - Four spectacular events filled with the best chefs, farmers and food around. What more could a locavore ask for? This year, the Westport Farmers’ Market will turn its annual Fork It Over fundraiser into four dinners on four …

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Westport Farmers’ Market Annual Fundraiser a 'Mystery'

WESTPORT, CT---Four spectacular events filled with the best chefs, farmers and food around. What more could a locavore ask for? This year, the Westport Farmers’ Market will turn its annual Fork It Over fundraiser into four dinners on four …

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Easton Farm Tour

After Thursday's market, there is another great opportunity to check out some cool farms. EF2 The Easton Farm Tour is in its Fifth year and it is only getting better with age. I have been proud to co-chair this event for the past four years and wante…

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Westport Farmers' Summer Market to Open with a Toast

The Westport Farmers' Market Summer Season is just about ripe for the picking. In fact, we think this calls for a toast -- a green toast. A local toast. (Ribbon cuttings are nice and all, but who wants a plain old ribbon cutting when you can hav…

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Westport Farmer’ Market 2013 Summer Season: Live Local!

WFM brings real food and real farmers to you WESTPORT, CT---Some say the Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) is an institution around these parts. We say, come down and see for yourself. Thursday, May 23, the WFM kicks off its eighth seaso…

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Westport Farmers’ Market’s Sweet Sixteen With A Maple Syrup Recipe Contest

WFM brings real food and real farmers to you!We are challenging Fairfield County to bring out their best maple syrup recipe to the Westport Farmers’ Market.Westport, CT - To expand upon the March Madness craze, we are challenging Fairfield Coun…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Brightens Up The Winter With A Carrot Recipe Contest

WFM brings real food and real farmers to you!We are challenging Fairfield County to bring out their best carrot recipe to the Westport Farmers’ Market.Westport, CT -- To brighten up these winter days, we are challenging Fairfield County to brin…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Spices Up The New Year With A Cabbage Recipe Contest

We are challenging Fairfield County to bring out their best cabbage recipe to the Westport Farmers’ Market. To spice up the winter blues, we are challenging Fairfield County to bring out their best cabbage recipe on January 19 to t…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Spices Up The New Year With A Cabbage Recipe Contest

We are challenging Fairfield County to bring out their best cabbage recipe to the Westport Farmers’ Market. To spice up the winter blues, we are challenging Fairfield County to bring out their best cabbage recipe on January 19 to t…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Launches First Saturday Winter Market

When One Farmers’ Market Door Closes Another One Opens! As the temperatures start to dip and winter approaches we must bid a fond farewell to what has been a phenomenally successful summer season. However, we are thrilled to announce the start o…

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Special Holiday Market

Special Holiday Market to be held on Wednesday, November 21st at The Westport Farmers’ Market WFM brings real food and real farmers to you!  The Westport Farmers’ Market finished up their summer season with a tremendous bang! As the s…

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