Thank you to the Town of Wellington, the residents, and everyone that brought a cool car to the Farmers Market on Aug. 20. The market’s attendance showed the predicted increase in traffic by adding a car show to our Old Tyme Nite theme as part of our monthly Family Night series.
The town approved closing Harrison for the show and with just over a week of spreading the word, almost 20 cars showed up to participate and expressed interest in coming again with more next season. We also had a great display brought in by the Colorado Farm Bureau called “Ag in Motion,” as well as a photo booth with wanted ad pictures. Pirate Radio 93.5 came out to have fun with us as well.
Nights like this one really show off what a Farmers Market can be for the Town of Wellington. It’s a weekly gathering place for people to come together, shop fresh produce and local products, and have a good time downtown with their families. Have a chat with the local farmers, too, for recipes and growing techniques. They always have an idea or favorite dish to share!
I often hear from new visitors that they weren’t aware of the market or they forgot it was going on for one reason or another. I’d like to encourage you to spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors about what’s happening every Thursday evening in downtown Wellington at Centennial Park (through Oct. 22). The market has a very small budget while also giving a portion back to help support the Wellington Middle School Eagles After Hours Program. However, the market is continually exploring expanding signage presence and broadening awareness.
On Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Oct. 22 the market will move to the other side of the park and close Fourth Street from Cleveland to Harrison. You will be able to see the booths from Cleveland with several booths along the skate park in the grass, too.
I invite you to come check out the Farmers Market as the second half of the season continues. Hours will be reduced a little due to light, to 4 p.m. to dusk. While you’re there, grab a bite to eat at one of the downtown restaurants or the kettle corn truck and, occasionally, Austin Taco truck. We will have live music on the first and third Thursdays of each month as well for the remainder of the season from Sonder and The Seers.
This is a community event and we’d love to see you there!
Juliann Harvey, Market Manager
Wellington Farmers Market