By Noah Alatza
The Downtown Westfield Association will host its third annual Westfield City Market beginning June 2.
The market is similar to last year’s, taking place each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 25. The market is operated on the lawn to the west of City Hall at 130 Penn St.
After DWA Executive Director Teresa Skelton took over in 2015, the market underwent changes, including a new name and logo along with a location closer to downtown Westfield.
Skelton said Westfield is one of the smaller markets in the area, but she wants it to continue growing while giving back to the community.
At each market, a table is reserved for nonprofits, such as the Hamilton County Humane Society, Student Impact, Westfield Youth Assistance and Open Doors, which will rotate each week.
Skelton said certain themed days are planned and could include a pet day, kid day and education or garden day.
“This year, our tagline is, ‘Locally Grown and Crafted,” Skelton said. “We are selective about who we choose because we want to make sure it is something grown and made with quality here.”
Professional services are not allowed at the market.
Skelton said she works with vendors on individual basis, including the Westfield Washington Historical Society tabling once a month.
“We want to encourage (all vendors) to sign up for the full 13 weeks,” Skelton said. “(All farmers markets) are competing, so some of my vendors do multiple markets and cannot be at each one.”
The DWA also is kicking off the sixth season of its Party on the Patio series June 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month. Live music, adult beverages and food will be available. The first party sponsored by First Merchants Bank will be at Italian House on Park, 219 Park St.
For more, visit downtownwestfieldassociation.com.