Exciting news from Jones Family Farms, Shelton.
Scheduled to be on hand are farm market set-ups by Jones, Stone Gardens Farm, Pasta Fina and other guest vendors. The farms will offer goods including fresh vegetables, breads, eggs, pasta, honey and more. Cooking demos, craft projects for children and special themes will highlight the weekly event.
The kick-off on Friday July 2nd is being touted as the Red, White & Blue Farm Market Kick-off Event and will benefit the ACT Spooner House/Valley Food Bank charity. That day the market will be open special hours from 1:30pm till 5:30pm with more children’s crafts and games, special food offerings and a special wine tasting at Jones Winery. Guests attending are asked to bring a food donation for Spooner House. Those unable to bring food, can purchase food at the market and give it directly to Spooner House staff or make monetary donations as well. “Last year’s Red, White and Blue festival was a big help to us. The summer time is tough on the shelves at the food bank and we were able to fill them up after last year’s festival. We hope we can do the same this year,” said John Trovarelli from the ACT Spooner House/Valley Food Bank.
The weekly farmer’s markets are designed to not just feed the public, but to help educate them as well. Allyson Angelini, the Jones Family Farms Market Manager said; “We are very excited! We hope families will stop by the farm to learn about the diversity of agricultural products we produce right here in the White Hills of Shelton. It’s really exciting that our neighborhood of farms can offer such a variety of goods! We hope it will be a great way for families to start the weekend!”
The market will be held at Jones Family Farms that is located in Shelton, Connecticut, off Route 110 – 5 miles North of Shelton Center and 2 miles south of the junction of Route 110 and 111 in Monroe. For more information call the Farmer Jones Hot Line – (203) 929-8425.