We take the safety of visitors, volunteers and vendors in the Westchester Farmers Market at Westchester Commons seriously, trying to control as much as we can to avoid harmful incidents.
If it is raining, bring your umbrella and stroll between the raindrops, the Market will be open!
If there is a threat of severe weather - thunder, lightning, very high winds, or basic hurricane conditions - our first priority is to make sure that everyone is safe.
If you are planning a visit and severe weather is in the forecast, please make sure to check our Facebook page frequently. We will post any weather announcements there.
If you are shopping in the Market when weather is an issue, please follow these guidelines:
For the threat of lightning, people in the Market will be directed to their vehicles until 30 minutes have passed lightning/thunder free.
If more than 60 minutes have passed and the storm continues, or the Market Manager/Committee can verify an extended storm presence past the remaining open hours of the Market, the Market will close for the rest of the day.
In the event these safety steps are used, your attention to the guidelines will help get everything in order quickly. Once the weather passes, we can pick up where we left off.