Winter Westport Farmers’ Market Returns for Fourth Season

By Analiese Paik

 

The Winter Westport Farmers’ Market, a popular year-round destination for local food lovers, returns for a fourth season to the spacious greenhouse at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens on Sylvan Lane. The market finishes up the summer season on November 7 at Imperial Avenue and opens the very next Saturday, November 16, at their winter location.

Winter is one of the most challenging times of year to eat locally since many of our farmers do not run 4-season operations. With our short growing season, most farmers’ markets and farm stands typically close by Thanksgiving. Fortunately, there are number of dedicated farmers growing in heated greenhouses and hoop houses to supply us with fresh, nourishing food, even in the darkest days of winter.

Stopping in for lunch at the market is de rigeur, but arriving before noon is highly advised. Locally-sourced, sustainable lunches have been a hallmark of the market for years and demand is strong for Boxcar Cantina’s authentic, Southwestern style fare and Skinny Pines’ made-to-order, wood-fired pizzas featuring seasonal market ingredients.

New weekly vendors this year include The Stand Juice Company and Saugatuck Craft Butchery & Cafe, two sustainable food resources we’ve written about before because we love what they do. (Read our feature stories about The Stand and Saugatuck Craft Butchery & Cafe).

Weekly Vendors

  • The Local Catch
  • Two Guys From Woodbridge
  • Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm
  • Skinny Pines, LLC
  • Riverbank
  • Sono Baking Company
  • Fort Hill Farm
  • Beltane Farm
  • Arogya
  • Woodland Farm
  • The Stand Juice Companny
  • Boxcar Cantina
  • Sport Hill Farm
  • Ox Hollow Farm
  • Huckleberry Artisan Pastries
  • Du Soleil Fine Foods
  • Raus Coffee Company
  • Saugatuck Craft Butchery & Cafe
  • Hastings Farm

Rotating Vendors

  • Doc’s Maple Syrup
  • Flour City Pasta
  • Pastabilities
  • Sugar & Olives
  • Molly & Murphy
  • Greenwich Food Company
  • CT Hoardable Hot Sauce
  • Garden Fresh Baby
  • Festivities
  • Izzi B Desserts
  • With Love From The Cupboard
  • Green Leaf Organic Bakery
  • The Hickories

Winter Westport Farmers’ Market

Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm

November 16, 2013 – TBD

at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens

7 Sylvan Lane, Westport

(203) 227-4175

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