Thanks to Fairfield resident and environmentalist Janak Desai and Ken Kleban of Kleban Properties, Fairfield just got a new farmers’ market at the Brick Walk. The grand opening is tomorrow, June 6, from 8am-12 noon. Regular hours will be Saturdays from 9-12 through October. Come and buy fresh, local, delicious food while listening to the music of The Royleton Steel Pan Band. Please enter at the Brick Walk Promenade 1189-1215 Post Road, between the Jos. A. Bank and Trek stores.
The following farmers and artisan food producers are participating in the market:
Bluebelle Muffins – Famous for her Westport Morning Muffin, Jerri makes delicious and nutritious fresh-baked muffins for people who care about what’s in their food.
Branchville Bread Co. – a label of Ancona’s Market in Ridgefield, these artisinal breads are made from organic and all natural ingredients. Choose from the Challah, Sun Gold and Rustic. The Sun Gold is a whole grain bread with raisins and flaxseed; all breads are made from organic ingredients.
Chaplin Farms – traditional and heirloom vegetables, herbs, plants and cut flowers plus fruit from their orchard.
Eaglewood Farms – Barkhamsted, CT-based Eaglewood is seriously committed to growing and processing beef, pork, salmon and shrimp naturally, using sustainable methods. That means no GMO, no antibiotics, no pesticides and no hormones. They sells frozen beef, pork, certified wild Georgia shrimp and UK-4 organic Scottish salmon.
Oronoque Farms – Shelton-based makers of pies, cookies, jellies, jams, mustards, barbeque sauce and fudge.
Port Coffeehouse – What? You haven’t been here? It’s the best coffee shop in Fairfield County. No kidding; they won the 2009 Weekly Best of Fairfield County Reader’s Poll for best coffee house. Organic, fair trade and delicious.
Red Bee Apiary – a boutique honeybee farm located in Weston providing the purest artisanal honey, bee pollen and pure, sustainable skin care products that are handmade in small batches using only plant-based ingredients to ensure the finest quality. Products are pesticides, alcohol, paraffin wax and preservative free. Their organic gardens produce culinary and medicinal herbs, vegetables and flowers for cutting.
Summerton Farms – local, organic meats and seafood. Guilford-based Summerton raises heritage breed beef on grass and hay, supplemented with a small amount of wheat based grain. They also raise free range chickens and ducks and Heritage Berkshire pigs, available by the cut or whole, sausage and ground pork, hams and bacon with no nitrates added.
Trudy and Sage Goat Milk Soaps– home made raw goat milk soaps; visit the farm in Milford for historical re-enactment events.
Wave Hill Breads – Wilton-based artisan, bread producer that uses unbleached wheat flour, organic spelt and organic rye berries milled at the bakery for each batch, sea salt, yeast. There are no nuts, eggs, or dairy products in the production area of the bakery.
See you at the market! Don’t forget your reusable bags!