Fairfield County Farmer’s Market Update

Maybe you already know this, but there’s a Love Your Farmers’ Market Contest under way sponsored by Care2 and Local Harvest. They invite you to vote for your favorite farmers’ market,which can win $5,000.  Sadly their list is out of date; changes effective this season are not reflected. No worries!You can email them to get your favorite market added to their list. Please tell them to check the Fairfield Green Food Guide for complete market information!

Farmers’ Market News

Fairfield at the Brick Walk (Sat. 9-12) now has an organic vegetable and fruit vendor, Twombly Farm in Trumbull. Stop by and tell Barry I sent you and ask him to do a watermelon tasting when they’re ripe (he’s growing a few varieties). Also new to the market is Pumpkin Paul Farm in Tolland which grows strawberries and other fruit and fresh vegetables.

Ridgefield Has a New Green Market – Branchville Railroad Station Regional Green Market
Sat. 10am- 3pm, June 20 – Nov. 21. The market is located at the north end of the Branchville Railroad Station parking lot and offers a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and meats, and artisan baked goods. Mark Nicyper and his business partner, Lolly Dunworth-Turner (Whistle Stop Bakery), worked for almost three years to start the Green Market. Surely you must have met them over the winter at the indoor Farmers’ Market at the FTC in Fairfield.  For more information read the full article online from the newstimes.com.

Westport, Imperial Avenue (Thurs. 10-2) Did you know they were hosting a series of professional chef cooking demonstrations? July 16 – Hot New Westport Restaurant Manolo will be cooking fresh from the market.

Westport II-Farmer’s Market & CSA

Westport has two farmers’ markets after all. A second market is being held on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, behind the Saugatuck Congregational Church, at 245 Post Road East, through Nov. 22.

According to Westport Now, “Vendors will be selling farm fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers, herbs, award-winning pies, bread, baked goods, eggs, honey, maple syrup, goat’s milk soaps, organic doggie treats, pesto, mozzarella and more. Vendors include Gazy Brothers Farms, Michelle Pies, Beldotti Bakery, Goatboy Soaps, and Herb’s Place serving hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob and baked potatoes available hot off the grill.”

The article also mentions a 10 week CSA for $200 starting July 12. I am assuming it’s coming from Gazy Brothers Farm since Alexis Gazy is the executive market master. Call Alexis at 203-723-8885 or
email her at gazybrothersfarm@sbcglobal.net if you are interested.

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