Winter Farmers’ Market Guide 2013-2014

 

By Analiese Paik

Fort Hill Farm, an organic produce farm, at the Westport Winter Farmers' Market at Gilbertie's Herb Garden in Westport.

The change of season from fall to winter brings us shorter, darker days and a challenging growing season for even the most dedicated four-season farmer. The wonders they’re able to produce despite the elements – tender field spinach and baby kale plus greenhouse treats like fresh herbs, pea shoots, mushrooms and lettuces – draw crowds to our winter farmers’ markets. Of course traditional New England root vegetables – potatoes, carrots, celeriac, rutabagas, turnips, and parsnips – are abundant and just perfect for the soups and stews we find so gratifying and satisfying to make this time of year.

Freshly made cheese, locally caught fish, pastured meats and poultry, eggs and other dairy, specialty foods ranging from granola bars to hot sauce, make the markets even more compelling destinations. As an added convenience, many markets feature vendors serving freshly prepared foods for lunch or for reheating at home.

Six winter farmers’ markets will run this season in Westport, Fairfield, Weston, Monroe, New Canaan and Greenwich, all in indoor, heated venues.

Winter Westport Farmers’ Market

The Winter Westport Farmers’ Market starts on November 16 and will once again be held at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport.

Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm

November 16, 2013 – March 15, 2014

Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens

7 Sylvan Lane, Westport

(203) 227-4175

Winter Farmers’ Market at the Norfield Grange

The Winter Farmers Market at Norfield Grange will open for the season on November 23. Celebrate the opening of the market’s fourth season at the Farm to Fork tasting event on November 19 from 6-9 pm. Learn more here.

Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm

November 23, 2013 through May 3, 2014

Norfield Grange

12 Goodhill Road, Weston, CT

Winter Farmers’ Market at the Greenfield Hill Grange

Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm

November 2 – April 12, 2014

1873 Hillside Road, Fairfield, CT

Winter Greenwich Farmers’ Market

Saturdays from 10 am-1 pm

December 7, 2013 through March 29, 2014

Greenwich Teen Center, 100 Arch Street (next to the Island Beach Ferry parking lot)

Winter Farmers’ Market @Benedict’s Home & Garden (Monroe)

Friday from  from 2-5 pm

January 10, 2014 – March 7, 2014

Benedict’s Home & Garden

480 Purdy Hill Road, Monroe

203-268-2537

Winter New Canaan Farmers’ Market

New Canaan Nature Center

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840

(203) 966-9577

Tuesday from 11-2

January 21, 2014 – March 25, 2014

Did we miss a market? Please contact info@fairfieldgreenfoodguide.com and request to have the market listed.

The copy, images, and photos and on this site are copyright protected and therefore subject to copyright law and may not be used or reproduced without prior written permission. We strive to make our guide as accurate as possible, but errors may appear due in part to markets changing schedules after the season has begun.

 
 
 

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