By Analiese Paik
Last weekend I stopped in to check out SoNo Market Place, the new indoor marketplace on Wilson Avenue in Norwalk. I was delighted to find four farms among the vendors and enough sustainable food options to put it on my recommended list. The grand opening is Saturday, December 1, from 9 am until 8 pm, and features a magic show, carolers, and a visit from Santa. There are more than 45 vendors, so be sure to put these top pics in the sustainable food category on your “must visit” list.
Nothin’ But Granola – award-winning granola bars and cookies made from organic and other non-GMO ingredients in CT.
Olivette – authentic, single varietal extra virgin olive oils from around the world. 2012 Slow Food Snail of Approval Award recipient.
Wave Hill Breads – artisan breads baked in Norwalk.
Bloom Bros.- oysters and clams freshly harvested from the Long Island Sound (aquaculture).
Percy Thomson Meadows – 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, pastured poultry, Berkshire pork, and eggs from a 100-acre farm in Bethlehem, CT.
Oronoque Farm – famous for their pies! Need I say more? Okay, voted best apple pie by Connecticut Magazine in 2011 and 2012.
Ronnybrook Farm Dairy – Ancramdale, NY-based dairy farm selling milk, yogurt and butter.
Incredible Edibles – build and maintain organic vegetable gardens for homeowners.