Tis’ the Season for Fresh Goods in West Newton

On Saturday, June 14th, the West Newton Farmer’s Market held their opening day festivities for the community. There were a variety of activities that took place in Simeral square ranging from children’s activities, a USA Flag Ceremony, music, and a variety of vendors to shop for local food from at the farmer’s market.

The children’s activity for opening day played off Flag Day celebration, which coincided with the opening of the West Newton Farmers’ market. Children were invited to decorate star-shaped sugar cookies with icing and red, white, and blue sprinkles for the kids’ event. In honor of Flag Day, The West Newton farmers’ market held a flag ceremony dedicating a new flag to those who served in any of the US military branches. The new flag pole was made possible by the Downtown West Newton Inc., with the generous donations of several local families.Following the flag ceremony, Ron and the Rumpshakers took stage playing different covers of Blues songs and while families continued to shop at a variety of vendors.

There were a variety of venders including Wandering Springs, a new farm based near West Newton, which brought lettuce and catnip to sell. Another vendor was selling “Love Bugs,” which were painted rivers rocks glued together to look like ladybugs, centipedes, and other bugs. Other vendors included Rob cooking omelets for brunch, baked goods from the Gingerbread bakery, canned goods from the Wendel Springs Farm, and several other vendors. With beautiful weather to compliment the festivities, the West Newton Farmers’ Market is off to a great start in their second year.

For more information about the West Newton Farmers’ Market or how to become a vendor for the West Newton Farmers’ Market, please visit www.dwni.org or call (724) 872-0100.