The West Tisbury Farmers’ Market has been taking place rain or shine since 1974. And on Saturday, June 10, it begins its 2023 season, once again on the Agricultural Hall grounds from 9 a.m. to noon.

Wednesday markets begin this week too, on June 14.

The market offers free parking and admission, but dogs and cigarettes are not allowed.

The West Tisbury tradition actually dates back to much earlier than 1974. It was founded in 1934 by Island farmers in response to the Great Depression. At some point it went fallow but thanks to hippies and retired English teachers, always a potent combination, it was revived in 1974 and has flourished ever since.

Proprietors range from local farmers to candy makers and pizza people. It features flower power, fresh seafood, egg rolls, honey, alpaca yarn and clothing — there truly is something for everyone and for every occasion.