Five Things to Do Before the Summer Ends 2015

Ambler Farm tomatoes

It’s August already and time to think about how you want to spend your last weeks of summer. Have you gotten through your summer bucket list? If you don’t have one, or have already completed it, here are five things to do before the summer ends that will maximize your enjoyment of the local harvest and beautiful weather. This is the time of year when farms are bursting with corn, tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash, beans, cucumbers, peppers and more.

Local Food Talk, Farmers Market Tour and Book Signing

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 10:45 PM, The Rewards of Buying Locally Grown Food Talk with Christy Colasurdo, co-author of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook, and Analiese Paik, founder and editor of the Fairfield Green Food Guide. The McManus Room at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 | 203.291.4800

10:45-11:45: Walking tour of the Westport Farmers’ Market and Book Signing with Chefs and Farmers

Chef Demos Provide Inspiration at the Westport Farmer’s Market

It’s easy to fall into a veggie rut, making the same ten recipes over and over again. I’m guilty of defaulting to a quick saute in garlic and olive oil myself. Inspiration awaits at the weekly chef demos at the Westport Farmers’ market where top local chefs demonstrate how they use produce from market vendors to create a fantastic appetizer, salad, soup or side dish.

Minted Pea, Cucumber and Baby Arugula Salad with Citrus Dressing

The Westport Farmers’ Market has started a recipe program to provide shoppers with guidance about what’s in season each month and showcase recipes to try at home. Five guest contributors will each provide two recipes and shopping lists for the market each month. May’s contributor is Elise Meyer, food writer and creator of the Much Ado About Stuffing blog. Enjoy her recipes and expect a fresh set in June from the next contributor!

New Trumbull Farmers Market to Open May 14

Trumbull lost their long-standing farmers market last year, but a new one with 17 vendors has taken its place. The market begins this Thursday, May 14, and runs from 3:30-6:30 pm at the Nichols Improvement Association located at 1773 Huntington Turnpike in Trumbull.

Harvest Hootenanny Celebrates Successful Season

BRFM presents a hoot of a celebration for our closing farmers market of the 2014 season. Join us on October 25th for the last of the harvest at the Black Rock Farmers Market from 9-1pm. Stay for an afternoon of celebration at our Harvest Hootenanny featuring local food, local breweries, and live music, from 1-5pm.

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