San Fernando Valley’s new social and street retail destination, on schedule to open September 18, partners with California Certified Farmers Markets to host Farmers Market Sundays.
Beneath a green canopy of gorgeously mature California sycamores, lush olive trees and a plethora of other native California foliage, The Village at Westfield Topanga is gearing up for its September 18 launch just across the street from the “power shopping” paradise that is Westfield Topanga. Being billed as the San Fernando Valley’s new social and street retail destination, The Village will boast walkable plazas and quiet pathways encompassing relaxing bodies of water, children’s play areas, bocce ball courts, calming outdoor lounges, exhibitions by local artists and even a new on-site radio station, KCSN 88.5 FM, which will present live musical performances each week to the public.
Between these attractions and the myriad of restaurants, street retail and celebrity concepts, fitness, lifestyle and health options and more, it doesn’t seem as if The Village at Westfield Topanga has any additional room for exciting draws. However, representatives of the mega-complex have announced a partnership with California Certified Farmers Markets – the founding entity behind the immensely popular Calabasas Farmers Market – the goal of which is to provide an extensive selection of farm-fresh produce to the local community every Sunday between nine am and one pm. These presentations are set to take place alongside Topanga Canyon Boulevard, near the corner of Erwin Street adjacent to the new REI Sporting Goods.
The new Village at Westfield Topanga Farmers Market will open for the first time on Sunday, September 20, and will, according to Village representatives, exude a charming and “old town”-style farm stand vibe, with the most premium of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables to be sustainably sourced from noted California farmers including Etheridge Farms, Maggie’s Farms, Country Fresh, Alexander Ranch, Bloom Honey and many others. Further, this farmers market in Woodland Hills will also offer fresh-squeezed juices, delicious sweet treats, gourmet coffee and teas, dried fruits and nuts, farm-sourced eggs, specialty gourmet prepared foods, baked goods, nursery items and freshly-cut flowers.
If this unique foray into uber-premium, farm-fresh produce wasn’t inspiring enough, a wide selection of unique artisan products will also be made available at the weekly farmers market in Woodland Hills, including home furnishings, clothing and accessories, handmade jewelry, ceramics, gift baskets, soaps, candles, bath and body amenities as well as greeting cards. According to Village at Westfield Topanga representatives, this concept was an ideal fit given that arts and crafts – and many other family-oriented activities – play a significant role in ways to start Sundays in the San Fernando Valley.
Jennifer McColm, President of California Certified Farmers Markets (CCFM Inc.), has been coordinating and managingCertified Farmers Markets for the past 15 years and works to ensure that all featured produce has been inspected and certified as California-grown by the state’s Department of Agriculture. Of the joint venture with The Village at Westfield Topanga, she says: “Westfield is unique in the way it supports the local economy and local businesses, artisans and farmers. It’s an honor and privilege for me to be associated with the project in operating my farmers and artisan market at The Village; this is my fourth collaboration with Westfield, and The Village is the most sensational yet.”
Upon opening, The Village at Westfield Topanga – along with Westfield Topanga and the adjacent promenade – will play home to over 300 shops and restaurants while welcoming an anticipated 20 million annual visits, generating in excess of $1.3 billion in sales each year and emerging as one of the top retail districts in the United States.
More information about The Village at Westfield Topanga, its approaching opening day and the new farmers market in Woodland Hills can be obtained by regularly checking back with us here at Woodland Hills Magazine, or by visiting http://www.westfield.com/topanga/center-info/development.