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