LAST OUTDOOR MARKET
We are closing our outdoor market season in style - with the Northfield Fire Department bringing a fire truck and some of their volunteers. If you've always wanted to see a firetruck close up and/or have your picture taken in front of one, this is your opportunity. Also a great opportunity to thank our volunteer firefighters for what they do for our community.
Remember that Stop 'n Shop has selected Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities (the non profit under which the farmers' market operates) as the local organization to receive contributions from purchases of select flowers at their Litchfield store. The Bloomin' 4 Good Program works to fight hunger in our local communities. In this program, every $10.99 Bloomin' 4 Good Bouquet sold sends a $1 donation to a hunger organization local to the store in which it was purchased. The farmers' market is th benficiary for the month of October.
- The market moves indoors to the Litchfield Community Center next week, 10/23.
- Meadow Rue Gardens and New Park Brewing join us indoors as vendors.
- Plum Brook Chocolates will join the indoor market on November 6.
- Berry Ledges Aviary will be absent from the first indoor market, so if you need honey, grab it this week.
- Salsa Loca will not be moving indoors with us.
Here's the line-up for this Saturday. The weather may be overcast, but no rain predicted.
Our recipe this week is Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup. Simple, easy, tasty and freezable for later use.
We look forward to seeing you at the last outdoor market at the Center School parking lot.
WHAT WILL BE AT MARKET
Berry Ledges Apiary - honey products
Bolga baskets - market baskets
Brits Brand - variety of scones and other baked goods
Brookside Farm - maple syrup and maple sugar
Cato Corner Cheese - artisanal cheeses
Coffee, Tea, Etc. - locally roasted coffee
Cows Around the Corner - goat and cow milk products, yogurt
Fork You Farms - pasteur raised lamb
Goat Boy Soaps - goat milk soap
Helmstead Farm - field fresh produce, cut flowers, shitake mushrooms
March Farms - baked goods, apples, apple cider, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, eggs, corn, peaches
Salsa Loca - chips and salsas
Vibrant Farm - Certified Naturally Grown greens, produce, microgreens, herbs, head lettuce
Wave Hill Bread - artisanal breads
We look forward to seeing you all at the market Stay well.
SUSTAINABLE TIP OF THE WEEK
Extend Your Smartphone’s Life
Today, smartphones are an integral and even indispensable part of our life. However, they are becoming less repairable and contribute to the broader global problem of electronic waste. To reduce their environmental impact, conscious consumers should hold on to their smartphones for as long as possible. Here are a few surprisingly easy tips to extend your smartphone’s life.
Use a case and screen protector
Your best protection for your fragile all-glass (or plastic) phone is a case and screen protector. It’s a very small investment to prevent fatal drops.
Take advantage of cloud storage.
By offloading a portion of your files to the cloud, you’ll instantly see your device speed up. This way, you can delay your phone’s perceived obsolescence.
Take good care of your battery.
When the battery degrades, you virtually have no option other than purchasing a brand-new phone. Some ways take good care of your phone’s battery life are to avoid extreme temperatures (below freezing temperature in winter or next to a blazing hot bonfire) and fast-charging option. Fast-charging is very convenient but can degrade your battery faster. It’s better to slowly charge your phone overnight.
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Anna Gill has retired from writing her weekly column but may make a few guest appearances. We will continue to provide a recipe each week featuring products available at the market.
We are a proud program of Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities, a public charity that promotes sustainable agriculture, local food, and active, healthy lifestyles across Northwest CT.