On Monday We Go Live!
The final details are polished, inventory counts are trickling in, a snow storm is about to blanket our crops, and we are ready! At 10AM on Monday May 11th, Williamstown Farmers Market – Essentials! will begin accepting orders at www.WFMEssentials.org (yes, you can preview the site now, but it is far from finished! We will be loading in the final items throughout the weekend.) You will be able to shop by food category or by your favorite vendor: we will have fresh baked goods, bread, pork, a surprising amount of veggies for so early in the season, maple syrup, cheese, eggs, and so much more.
Ordering is open until 7PM on Wednesday May 13th, but be quick, as we expect to sell out of favorites early. From 11am – 1pm on the following Saturday, May 16th, our original opening day for the market, you can come to Williamstown Elementary School to pick up your pre-bagged, pre-sorted order. You will not be able to shop or make purchases at the pick-up site. The market is PRE-ORDER ONLY. Safety is our #1 priority. Your cooperation and thoughtfulness is key to the success of this initiative. We ask that our pick-up customers please follow the “6-1-1” rule:
6 feet apart
1 mask per person
1 person picking up
If you or a member of your household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home on Saturday and send a friend or neighbor to pick up your order for you. There will be hand sanitizer available and cones marking 6 foot distances at the pick up line. We also ask that all customers follow the signs indicating one-way traffic at the pick-up site.
We are also pleased to announce that we are offering delivery on a LIMITED basis. If you are unable to access transportation, cannot reach the pick-up site between 11am-1pm on Saturday, feel unsafe leaving your home, or are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you may choose to have your order delivered. We are offering delivery within a 7 mile radius of WES, which covers all of Williamstown, and most of North Adams. Please, only use delivery if you cannot pick-up so we can continue offering this vital service.
Orders Open Monday May 11th at 10AM
Orders Close Wednesday May 13th at 7PM
Pick-up on Saturday from 11am to 1pm at Williamstown Elementary School, 66 School Street, the parking lot next to the Youth Center.
Delivery on Saturday from 11am into Saturday afternoon.
Follow the 6-1-1 rule, stay home if you are sick, and follow the posted signs.
We are bursting with excitement to offer this service to our community and our farmers. We know it’s not the same as our regular market days at the bottom of Spring Street. We will miss the music, the picnic tables, and the socialization, but we will still feel the same sense of community, love, and support that has always permeated our beloved market.