If you're new to the Westport Farmers' Market, don't be concerned if you see a man handling knives or other sharp objects it's just "Nick the Knife."
"That's how I'm known," knife sharpener and seller Nick Jacobs said at the opening of the market's sixth-season Thursday. "I'll sharpen anything."
As Nick was busy slicing away at his work, those not watching him were busy strolling from one vendor booth to another. At the Skinny Pines booth, market-goers enjoyed wood-fired pizza topped with local ingredients. A few feet away at the Boxed Goodes tent, visitors were met by a variety of seasonings and spices, and mixed rice and beans. Just two tents down, Westport's own Arogya Tea was brewing up delicious hot and cold teas from China, India and Japan.
Westport's Collyer Catering was also on hand, serving up a variety of "Hummoose." Booth attendant Jake Kirsh said, "That's our version of hummus."
Outside of the foodie aspect of the market, instructors from Kaia Yoga in Westport were on hand to engage interested passersby in a little yoga.
Held every Thursday until Nov. 3, the market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Imperial Avenue parking lot. If you can't get to the Thursday market or just can't get enough farm fresh foods and organic products, check out the Saugatuck Congregational Church farmers' market. This market is held every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the church.
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