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Party to Benefit Westport Farmers’ Market

The Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) annual Fork it Over Party in the Parking Lot is back. The event will be held at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens on October 4 from 6 to 10pm. Adults from all over Fairfield County and beyond gather to celebrate WFM’s programming and the bounty of the season. It is the largest WFM fundraiser and tribute to supporters.

  Guests will be greeted with an espressotini featuring Raus coffee. Mecha will furnish seasonal cocktails in a bar truck sponsored by Olive + Julep. WFM ensures the flow of beer and wine, with music by a jazz trio and local favorite Big Yachty. 

“WFM operates numerous educational and influential programs that impact the lives of chefs, farmers, adults and children in the Westport and surrounding communities,”
says Lori Cochran-Dougall, executive director of WFM.

Signature dishes will be served cocktail-party style by celebrity chefs and restaurants, including Matt Storch of Match, Nom-eez, and Match Burger + Lobster; Christian Petroni of Fortina; Sono Bakery; Jessica Bengston of Terrain Garden Café; Barcelona; Jay Leblanc of Knot Norm’s; Anthony Kostelis of The Whelk; and Mecha Noodle Bar.

Tickets are $110 per person. There will be drawings for items such as dinners, music, travel, home goods, design consultations and more. This year will also feature the final round of the Chef at the Market Competition, where three finalists will compete for the Best of the Westport Market chefs.

The Westport Farmers’ Market receives philanthropic support from: Boxcar Cantina; Cohen and Wolf; Club Pilates Westport; CTBites; CTFM; Doc’s Maple; Eileen Fisher; Farah’s Farm; Fleishers; Gilbertie’s Herbs & Garden Center; Moffly Media; Newman’s Own Foundation; Sugar & Olives; Westport Sunrise Rotary; Terrain; Town of Westport; Waddell & Reed; Wave Hill Breads; The Whelk; and Whole Foods Westport.

To register, visit For more information, email [email protected] or visit See ad, page 69. 

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