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Wilton Town Guide

 

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Beets & Schoolhouse ricotta. Photo c/o Tim LaBant, Schoolhouse at Cannondale.

Farmers’ Markets (Please refer to the 2012 Guide to Farmers’ Markets for a complete and up-to-date listing)

  • The Wilton Farmers’ Market at the Wilton Historical Society runs each Wednesday from 2:00 until 6:00 pm. Opening day 2012 TBA.
  • Consult our Farmers’ Market Guide for New Canaan, Weston, Fairfield and Westport winter Farmers’ Market schedules and locations.

Organic Farms & Farm Stands

  • Ambler Farm, Wilton (Farm stand, participant in farmers’ market at Wilton Library, regular on-farm events and workshops, summer camps, apprentice program). Amber Farm’s farm stand opens for the season Memorial Day weekend and is open from 10 am until 5 pm each Saturday.
  • Millstone Farm, Wilton offers regular on-farm events and workshops, seasonal dinners at the farm, tours, and a small CSA. Their salad greens available for purchase at Wilton Village Market. There is no farmers’ market available.

Organic Herbs Farms

  • Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens, Westport, is a retail store selling everything you need for a USDA Organic edible herb and vegetable garden Gilbertie’s hosts on-site events and workshops, and was home to the 2010-11 winter Westport farmers’ market (now closed for the season).
  • Moorefield Herb Farm, Trumbull, is a regular participant in the Westport farmers’ market at Imperial Avenue and the Fairfield winter market at the Greenfield Hill Grange. Moorefield sells organic herbs, vegetable transplants, and flowers.

CSAs

  • Please refer to the CSA tab for a complete and up-to-date seasonal listing. Millstone Farm has a very small CSA. Please contact them directly to inquire about having your name added to the waiting list.

School & Community Gardens

  • Wilton High School has an organic, edible schoolyard garden that was founded by Jim Hunter, a Biology and AP Environmental Science teacher at the school. The garden was made possible through funding from Newman’s Own Foundation and funding and other support from The Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation and Millstone Farm. Jim spent years learning to garden organically from Millstone Farm’s Master Farmer Annie Farrell, and her time and expertise were key contributors to the project’s success.

Online Ordering & Home Delivery of Locally Grown Food

Cafes

Restaurants

  • Schoolhouse at Cannondale, Wilton (elegant and refined regional farm-to-table cuisine sourced in great part from Millstone Farm and sometimes from Wilton High School’s garden)
  • Farmer’s Table, New Canaan (Southwestern casual fare made with local meats and vegetables; features in-store mini farmers’ market, named one of top 4 chefs in New Canaan by Patch in 5/11)
  • Terrain Garden Cafe, organic coffee and locally sourced cafe menu
  • The Filling Station, New Canaan (hamburgers, hot dogs and sloppy joes made with organic raised beef from local farms, organic French fries, and hormone free & anti biotic free milkshakes)
  • Elm, New Canaan (Chef Brian Lewis’ farm-to-table restaurant will open in March 2012 on Elm Street; serving modern American cuisine rooted in tradition and inspired by the seasons.)
  • The Dressing Room, Westport (white tablecloth regional farm-to-table cuisine)
  • LeFarm, Westport (innovative local farm-to-table cuisine; Chef Bill Taibe was named a James Beard Foundation Award 2011 Semifinalist for Best Chef Northeast)
  • The Whelk, Westport (local seafood eatery by Bill Taibe and Massimo Tulio)
  • The Boathouse at Saugatuck, Westport (refined regional farm-to-table cuisine; named one of Zagat’s America’s Best Restaurants for 2011)
  • Artisan at the Delamar, Southport (white tablecloth seasonally inspired New England cuisine)
  • Boxcar Cantina, Greenwich, a regular lunch vendor at the Westport farmers’ market
  • Le Pain Quotidien, Greenwich and New Canaan (source organic ingredients whenever possible and have green business practices)
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Fairfield (fast-food chain based on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, organic when possible, and humanely raised.) Also in Darien.
  • Health in a Hurry, Fairfield (organic vegetarian food to go)
  • Catch a Healthy Habit Cafe, Fairfield (organic, raw food cafe)
  • Green Gourmet to Go, Black Rock (organic vegetarian food; order from the weekly menu and pick up on Fridays)
  • Napa & Co., Stamford (“innovative wine country cuisine made from organic, farm-fresh, seasonal ingredients”)
  • Fat Cat Pie Company, Norwalk (pizza and salads made with organic and local ingredients)
  • Sugar & Olives, Norwalk (local, sustainable farm-sourced ingredients, Green Restaurant Certified)
  • The Stand Juice Company, Norwalk and Fairfield (organic juice cleanses and casual menu using organic ingredients when possible)
  • Restaurant North, Armonk (refined farm-to-table new American fare)
  • Tarry Lodge, Port Chester and Westport (Green Restaurant Certified; some sourcing from local farms)

Grocery Stores

  • Wilton Village Market (carries salad greens from Millstone Farm, and local artisan products)
  • Ancona’s Market, Ridgefield (family-owned grocery store dedicated to sourcing from local farms (including The Hickories in Ridgefield) and local artisan producers
  • Nature’s Temptations, Ridgefield (organic market, deli, and juice bar that supports local farms)
  • Walter Stewart’s Market, New Canaan (good selection of local and artisan foods)
  • Whole Foods Market, Fairfield (also in Greenwich, Darien, and Westport)
  • Trader Joe’s, Fairfield, Darien and Westport (large scale organic only; no CT Grown or local artisan products)
  • The Pantry, Fairfield (carry some local artisan products and greens, some grass fed beef)
  • The Double L Market, Westport (year-round farmers’ market and artisan food retailer)
  • The Organic Market, Westport (organic foods; also has a lunch counter, hot buffet and seating area). 285 Post Road East Westport, CT 06880-3613 – (203) 227-9007

Apiary

  • Red Bee Apiary & Gardens, Weston (by appointment only), sells single nectar source honeys and hosts artisanal honey tastings.

Specialty Shops

  • Wilton Organic Gourmet (a natural food store selling organic produce and grass-fed meat)
  • Babycat Milkbar (a pop-up store by Mamacat’s Q. Tea (organic, hand-blended, premium teas) opening soon in Wilton. It’s  a great place to gather and enjoy coffee, tea and wholesome treats including the best of local food artisans. 300 Danbury Rd., New England Historical Connection)
  • Fairfield Cheese Company, Southport (local cheese and artisan products, sustainable artisan and farmstead products from New England)
  • The Organic Market, Westport (also has a lunch counter, hot buffet and seating area). 285 Post Road East Westport, CT 06880-3613 – (203) 227-9007

Wine & Liquor

  • Vintage Fine Wines (organic and biodynamic wines from small producers)

Registered Dieticians

Private Chefs

  • Phoebe Cole-Smith, Personal Chef & Caterer, Weston. Phoebe Cole-Smith, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in NYC (and former intern in the kitchen at Blue Hill at Stone Barns) is a personal chef and small-scale caterer whose clients support her use of the finest local and organic ingredients available. A backyard suburban want-to-be “farmer”, Phoebe and her husband tend chickens and bees, grow organic vegetables and flowers, and make maple syrup from the sugar maple trees on their property. Contact phoebecole.smith@gmail.com.
  • Daniel Lanzilotta, The Mindful Chef, personal chef and catering services. Chef Daniel Lanzilotta provides private,on-site intimate dinner parties for private events, small weddings and business dinners for discriminating hosts. Organic and traditional menus are created based upon a private interview to help meet the client’s vision and exceed their culinary expections. All cooking is done at your residence/facility anywhere in the world! Contact Daniel Lanzilotta on Facebook, themindfulchef@gmail.com or 203-216-4446.

Caterers

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