By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Westborough – As the popularity of farmers markets continue to grow, shoppers delight in being able to purchase local produce, baked goods and crafts from farms, stores, and artisans in their community.
This year, the Westborough Farmers Market is celebrating its ninth season. Located each Thursday through the summer months in front of the Congregational Church at 57 West Main St., the market has become a popular go-to for residents and visitors alike.
The market also serves another purpose – helping to raise funds for the Dismas House, a Worcester facility that works to assimilate former prisoners back into society.
Dave McMahon, who along with his wife, Colleen Hilferty, is a co-director at Dismas House, oversees the Westborough Farmers Market.
“We are very excited that we have so many returning vendors this year, as well as some new ones,” he said.
McMahon’s son, Eamon, is going to be working with one of the new vendors, Red’s Best Fish Market & Eatery, this season as well, he added.
Other vendors participating this year include Five Loaves Bakery, Dismas Family Farm, Nourse Farm, Yummy Mummy Brownies, Harvey’s Farm, Elsie Kaye Glassworks, Ackermann Maple Farm, Everything Jalapeno, Couet Farm and Formagerie, with more to possibly be added as the season continues.
The market will also feature free, weekly crafts for kids, and live music.
The market’s location, right off the rotary, and near Town Hall and the library, is perfect, McMahon said.
“We are so appreciative of the Congregational Church once again allowing us to set up here,” McMahon said. “The DPW and police have been great as well.
“This is such a great event that really helps Dismas.”
The Westborough Farmers Market is open every Thursday through Sept. 26, from 12-5 p.m.