Williamstown: Farmers market remains e-market

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The Williamstown Farmers Market will continue operating as a preorder e-market, WFM-Essentials, for the remainder of the season, through Oct. 17. WFM-E has been consistently meeting the needs of the community and its vendors while operating in a manner that is safe for both customers and vendors.

Items can be preordered and prepaid every Tuesday and Wednesday and picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Williamstown Elementary School in the School Street parking lot.

At pickup, customers and volunteers must wear masks and follow the instructions set up to maintain traffic flow and social distancing.

A new venture, WFM-Community Essentials Initiative, will allow the market to provide weekly donations of food to families in northern Berkshire County who are in need.

Food is being purchased weekly with financial contributions made to the market. Berkshire Health Systems and Berkshire United Way have agreed to match donations 100 percent, thus doubling the amount of food that can be purchased. In addition, farmers are donating surplus items.

To find out more about the online market, or to make a donation for the purchase of items for local food pantries, visit wfmessentials.org.



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