30 Reasons to Shop the Downtown Fairfield Farmers Market

 

Sundays in downtown Fairfield are about to become even more fun, and delicious. The Downtown Fairfield Farmers Market returns for its second season starting Sunday, June 11. Head to the historic Sherman Green each Sunday between 10 and 2, rain or shine, until Oct 1 to do your weekly shopping. Bring the whole family so they can choose what they love, and the selection is pretty incredible.

Whole G boule

Whole G boule

30 Reasons Why

#1

You love eating locally. Yes there is even a Fairfield farm vending at the market! (See #17)

#2 – #30

29 farms and food producers offer everything you need for preparing and serving fresh, delicious, nutritious, and convenient meals and snacks for the whole family. Even the dog.

Paul's Custom Pet Food

Paul’s Custom Pet Food

Start at the market first when shopping for weekly meals, home entertaining, grilling, beach picnics, Sunday dinners, and even school lunches (remember that for back to school and the whining over lunch starts!)

kohlrabi

Kohlrabi, which is great raw, sauteed or roasted.

For Your Shopping Pleasure:

  1. Beltane Farm, Lebanon, CT   – fresh and aged goat cheese
  2. Creative Shepherd Farm, Ava, NY – cow & sheep milk cheese; eggs, milk
  3. George Hall Farm, Simsbury, CT  – organic produce
  4. Simpaug Farms, Ridgefield, CT – fresh vegetables, herbs, berries; melons; eggs
  5. The Local Catch, Charlestown, RI – fresh whole and filleted fish; scallops; smoked fish
  6. Whole G Bread, New Haven, CT– artisan breads & pastries
  7. Nature View Farm, Bridgewater, CT – milk; eggs; heirloom produce
  8. Jane’s Good Food, Westport, CT – pickles; seasonal small batch pickled vegetables & fruits
  9. Hot Chicks Local Eggs, Fairfield, CT – backyard chicken eggs
  10. Riverside Baking Company, Fairfield, CT – assorted baked goods
  11. Tasty Good Eats, Fairfield, CT – gluten free baked goods
  12. Molly & Murphy Irish Horse & Dog Biscuits, Trumbull, CT-  all natural treats & products
  13. Oui Charcuterie, Woodbridge, CT – salamis and cured meats
  14. Two Guys from Woodbridge, Woodbridge, CT – lettuce, microgreens, edible flowers
  15. Kardamas Olive Oil, Stamford, CT – olive oil from family groves in Greece
  16. Gilded Vine Floral, Trumbull, CT – summer flower bouquets
  17. Little River Farm, Fairfield, CT – produce, berries, eggs
  18. Park City Honey, Bridgeport, CT – 100% raw local honey
  19. Three Girls Vegan Creamery, Madison, CT – vegan, dairy- free cheese products
  20. Truelove Farms, Morris, CT – pasture raised pork, beef, eggs & poultry
  21. Carbon Chocolate Workshop, Fairfield, CT – bean to bar chocolate; organic confections
  22. Righteous Skin, Norwalk, CT  – natural skin products
  23. Raus Coffee, Stamford, CT – cold Roman espresso; single origin coffee
  24. Paul’s Custom Pet Food, New Milford, CT –  handmade personalized pet food
  25. Cross Culture Kombucha, Danbury, CT – fermented tea beverages
  26. Popcentric, Hamden, CT – gourmet ice pops
  27. Maple Breeze Farm, Westbrook, CT – beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, milk
  28. Farm to Jar, Danbury, CT – homestyle artisan jams, jellies & preserves
  29. Beeswax & Honey, Fairfield, CT – honey based skin products and beeswax candles

Five Connecticut farms, including Fairfield’s own Little River Farm, will have the freshest seasonal vegetables and salad greens around. You’ll find fresh fish from Rhode Island, pasture raised beef, pork, and chicken, as well as goat and cow cheese. Whole G is back with their artisan breads and pastries, and Fairfield’s Riverside Baking Company will have muffins, cookies, scones, pies and tarts.

Tasty Good Eats has all sorts of gluten free baked goods. Check off every item on your grocery list as the market will offer salami, pickles, local honey, fruit jelly & jam, olive oil and maple syrup. New to the market this year is Fairfield’s Carbon Chocolate Workshop featuring bean to bar organic chocolate confections. The family dog will be happy to hear Molly & Murphy Biscuits is back again this year, and Paul’s Custom Pet Food is a new vendor.

The Fairfield Farmers Market was started in 2016 by local restaurant owner Bill Auer in collaboration with Mark Barnhart and the Fairfield Economic Development Commission. “Folks love the farmers market and appreciate the variety and high quality of the products. Shopping local is a great way to support local farms and businesses, and it’s a fun community gathering at the same time,” says Auer.

Please see www.fairfieldfarmersmarket.org as well as facebook and instagram  @fairfieldfarmersmarket for more info and updates.

 
 
 

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