Winter farmers’ markets are popular shopping destinations in Fairfield County. And why not? We have four season farmers, food vendors who are dedicated to their craft throughout the seasons, and consumers eager to buy locally grown food even if it means braving winter weather. Winter farmers’ markets in Westport, Southport, and Monroe will run this season, all in indoor, heated venues.
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.
On Tuesday, November 19, from 6PM to 9PM the Norfield Grange at 12 Good Hill Road in Weston will host a Farm to Fork event to celebrate the fourth season opening of the Winter Farmers Market at Norfield Grange. The farmers’ market has become a weekly social gathering for friends and families in Weston and surrounding communities, as well as visitors from afar.
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.
New Canaan Nature Center will once again play host to a winter farmers’ market on Tuesdays, offering the only weekday winter market in the county. Vendors include many from last year, plus a few new ones according to the Nature Center’s website: Riverbank Farm, Gazy Brothers Farm, Goatboy Soaps, Butterfield Farm, Smyth’s Trinity Farm, Mamacat’s Q Tea, Raus Coffee, Whistle Stop Bakery and Connecticutly Grown Hot Sauce. Walter Stewart’s Market, a big supporter of local farms and food, will be catering lunch again this year.
The Winter Farmers’ Market at the Norfield Grange will reopen for the season this Saturday, November 12, from 10am to 2pm. The following vendors will be at the market opening, and more will be joining in a few weeks. If … Read more