Fresh Finds at Westfield Farmers Market: Vegan Cobblers, Local Produce & More

Starting next week, she said, Redi-farms a soon-to-come indoor, vertical, hydroponic farm will be vending at the market. In March, the startup gained the town’s approval for its farm to come to 610 North Ave. East. While that location is not yet open to the public, Brindle said, the farm is already growing product.

Gene Jannotti, executive director of the chamber of commerce, which heads up the farmers market with support from Northfield Bank, said that more vendors are slated to populate the market starting next week, bringing the number of purveyors to 17.

It’s planned to be just over double the eight vendors that were operating at the market Saturday, Jannotti said.

“We expect this to continue to grow over the next several months and get bigger and bigger,” he said.

Shopping at the market Saturday were Ashi Mishra and Vishal Patel, Westfield residents who came with their cavapoo, Basil. The produce, she said, was the main draw.

“But we’re open to all types of things,” Mishra added.

Among the venders on hand were Grandma Emma’s Old Fashioned Vegan Fruit Cobblers, a Hillside based business founded by Eric Dawson, who started making his grandmother’s cobblers as a coping mechanism after he was diagnosed with stage III stomach cancer.

Diane L. Murray-Clements Grandma Emma’s chief risk officer, who was staffing the vendor’s booth, said that this is the second year they are participating in the Westfield Farmers Markets. She described the offerings.

“The six flavors are peach, apple, sweet dark cherry, strawberry banana, and pineapple upside down,” Murray-Clements said.

Other vendors slated to appear include Featherbed Farm, Sutton Farm, High Mountain Foods, La Bonn Bake Shoppes, Unique Snacks, Planet B, Urban GLŌ, True It Naturals, Nitjuan Designs, South Side Coffee Company, Game Changer Fitness, Santico's, E.S.F Lifestyle, Down 2 Earth Juice, The Cure Brand and The Ace of Hearts. 

If you go

The Westfield Farmers Market is located at the north side of the Westfield Train Station. It is scheduled to be open Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. — 1 p.m. Free parking is available in the station’s south side parking lot. The market is slated to be open through October.

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