As of now, the market will be open this Saturday, May 30. The weather forecast is "iffy" - 30% chance of rain, which doesn't shut us down. However, thunderstorms do and they are forecast for Saturday but not in the market time frame. If we need to cancel the market, we will do that on our website Friday night.
Looking ahead, plans are to move to our summer location at Center School on June 13th. Because of the new guidelines in running a farmers' market, we needed to review with the town, P&Z, the Borough, the school and the Board of Education how we would be doing things differently and assure them we are "in compliance". Needless to say, that was not a quick process, but we are now "good to go".
For those of you who shopped at the market last week you know what lovely produce we had available from Earth's Palate Farm and the NW CT Regional Food Hub (sourced from local farms). Asparagus, baby kale, arugula, lettuce heads, eggs. And microgreens and mushrooms from Stella Rose Farm. We got rave reviews on everything, but especially the radishes, thus the beauty shot this week.
The weather is creating havoc with what is growing, at what rate, and what can be harvested soaking wet. So we're not sure what will be at market on Saturday. With the weather forecast, our "jarred" vendors are opting out since their labels do not do well with rainy weather. So we will be a small, but hardy group.
Below is the list for what for sure will be available at the market on Saturday. Additional products, if any, will be posted on the website. Contact information for all of our vendors is listed at the bottom of this.
We're looking forward to seeing you! Stay safe and healthy.
WHAT WILL BE AT MARKET
Berry Ledges Apiary - honey
Bolga baskets - market baskets
Brookside Farm - maple syrup and maple sugar
Cato Corner Cheese - artisanal cheeses
Coffee, Tea, Etc. - locally roasted coffee
Goat Boy Soaps - goat milk soap
Earth's Palate Farm - mesclun mix and eggs
NW CT Food Hub - radishes, arugula
Wave Hill Bread artisanal breads
VENDOR CONTACT INFORMATION
We look forward to seeing you all again at the market, hopefully sooner than later. Stay well.
SUSTAINABLE TIP OF THE WEEK
The Northwest CT Food Hub, a sister program of the Farmers' Market, is partnering with local restaurants to deliver a farm share box to individuals. Here are the restaurants that are participating.
Farmer's Table dinner
July 25 at Averill Farm
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