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Opening Day at West Chester Farmers Market
Farm market season in southeast Butler County celebrates “Opening Day” with fun farm-inspired activities Saturday, May 26 at the West Chester Farmers Market.
The summer market meets 19 weekends straight every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on The Square @ Union Centre, 9285 Centre Pointe Dr., beginning Memorial Day weekend through the end of September.
“The West Chester Farmers Market is a unique experience and each week a visitor will find something new to taste, see, hear and experience,” said Township spokeswoman Barbara Wilson.
Opening Day festivities on May 26 will include live music, free giveaways, educational farm and home gardening activities, plus special deals. Nearly 30 local vendors will be on hand selling handmade and homegrown goodies from produce and edibles to housewares soaps, lotions, and jewelry.
Shoppers who spend a minimum of $5 will be entered to win a prize raffle basket full of items contributed courtesy of market vendors. Every $5 spent is good for one raffle ticket for the 12:30 p.m. drawing.
Come hungry! Take a “taste of the market” when you purchase the special Opening Day lunch deal. Meals include pulled pork, hot dogs, and brats from Whitesel Family Farm; a fresh baked bun made by Mwimmba; delicious coleslaw from Rusted Root Farm; and Garden of Eaten’s renowned pickles.
Market-goers of all ages can greet live farm animals up close and explore fun activities thanks to special guests from Niederman Family Farm of Liberty Township, Chrisholm Historic Farmstead of MetroParks of Butler County, Gorman Heritage Farm of Evendale in Hamilton County, and the Butler County – Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Program.
Live music will be performed by the Bread and Jammers.
Every week at the market is new and different as crops grow throughout the season and artisans weave in and out of the vendor schedule. For a list of participating vendors, or for more information on becoming a vendor, visit www.westchesterohiofarmersmarket.org/vendors.