Kids & Community Programs
Children’s Program (2:30-3:30 pm): Kids Crafts – Face Painting – Karate
Visit the children’s tent each week from 2:30-3:30 pm for fun, educational, and eco-friendly activities. In addition to face painting from our Westford Academy volunteers, we welcome Wendy Kessler from the Kessler Karate Academy in Westford. Wendy’s family owned school teaches Uechi Ryu, a traditional Okinawan Karate style. She will be leading both karate and kid’s crafts each week at the market.
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If you have a great idea to share for an upcoming children’s activity, eco-friendly supplies to donate, or are a local education-focused business interested in sponsoring a week of the children’s program, please contact us.
Community Non-profits & Education
The Westford Farmers Market is dedicated to educating its supporters – both young and seasoned – about topics related to its mission. If you have interest in participating at the market, please email info@SustainableWestford.org for information about the education opportunities and scheduling at the market.
Healthy Food Workshops
This season, we welcome local chefs to the Westford Farmers Market at our new food demonstrations program.
Oonagh Williams is an award winning gluten-free chef. Come and meet Chef Oonagh, talk to her about cooking for a food allergy, how to avoid trans fats, and what you should know about sugars, fats, flours, GMO’s, and the new FDA labeling. Chef Oonagh has a Culinary Arts Degree, trained in London & Switzerland and has taught international foods cooking classes & catered for many years. In addition to gluten-free, she helps people with lactose, dairy, egg, yeast, soy, apple, pear, banana, rice, and corn intolerances. Schedule: July 15 – 4:30-5:30pm; July 29 – 4:30-5:30pm ; August 12 – 4:30-5:30pm; August 26 – 4:30-5:30pm
Paula Denoncourt is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and Raw Food Educator and Coach. She specializes in food allergies or intolerances, digestive issues, and the immune system. Having struggled with food allergies, she has a passion for teaching people how to go back to basics and eat whole foods without it being too difficult. Paula will be doing food demonstrations with bite size samples at the market. Food demonstrations may include but not limited to mango salsa, cauliflower tabbouleh, kale salad, power balls and so much more. Paula will also be incorporating local produce into her food demonstrations. Schedule: August 5 – 4:00-6:00pm