Westfield City Market preparations underway amidst approaching June deadline, officials expect operations to begin on opening day

By Noah Alatza

The City Market of Westfield is set to open early next month. All vendors must be from central Indiana.

Teresa Skelton purchases food from Sophie Abell at a previous Westfield City Market. (File photo)

“The Westfield City Market is all locally grown and crafted,” Downtown Westfield Association Executive Director Teresa Skelton said. “We want a quality market. This is one of the reasons we do not have many vendors. Tey must meet criteria. It must be locally grown or crafted.”

Westfield’s market has become more food-focused, with an onus on produce, home-based products, honey and mustards.

“We added two wine vendors and are still working on the beer,” she said.

The DWA does not accept professional services or organizations, except for sponsors. Starting June 3, the community can take advantage of the market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 26. The market meets in the lawn to the west of city hall at 130 Penn St.

“Our event will feature everything from live music to the best quality food,” Skelton said. “However, this is a rain or shine event. I will make the call if the weather becomes too hazardous. I will not risk my vendors’ safety.”

Vendors do have different options when it comes to how long they will participate in the market.

“Different packages to meet the needs (of vendors) is very important to us,” Skelton said.

The DWA also is also conducting the fifth season of its Party on the Patio series. From 5 to 8 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month, a party with live music, adult beverages and food will be available throughout Grand Junction.

For more on becoming a vendor, contact Teresa Skelton at 317-508-3392 or email teresa.otis.skelton@gmail.com. For more on Party of the Patio or other DWA events, visit downtownwestfieldassociation.com.