Southport Has a New Farm: The Double L

You may have heard that The Double L Farmstand located at 3611 Post Road, Southport, just off the Westport border, was closed or closing. Or you might have seen a “Gone Swimming” sign on the door and wondered what was up. Well, here’s the story.

They were closed temporarily, but they got creative and arranged to be declared a farm by the CT State Dept. of Agriculture! Did you know they had a farm out back growing more than 20 crops? So the Double L has reopened to do business as a farm under a white tent out front, just like the ones you see at all the farmers’ markets. The day I visited it was stacked high with peaches – truly a magnet for passing motorists.  I think they should start selling bumper stickers that say “I break for peaches”.

Wonder what’s growing out back? Check out this list. I asked for eggplant after eyeing the goods and Michael hand picked some Italian, Chinese and Biancas for me and they were amazing grilled with a miso glaze. Comment if you want the recipe.

The Double L “Farm’s” current crops:

  • sugar babies
  • onions
  • eggplants
  • dandelionsbeets
  • swiss chard
  • green and red peppers
  • jalapeno and portugal hot peppers
  • tomatoes
  • yellow and green squash
  • cucumbers
  • cantaloupe
  • variety of herbs

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