CT Farmer’s Markets

2 Aug

When it comes to farmer’s markets and local farms, Connecticut has an abundance of amazing quality and selection. And, being such a tiny state means almost everything is local – from organically grown produce to free-range meat and poultry. Madison is lucky to have a great market on the town green held every Friday afternoon from May – October, plus a few great farms and stands like Cole’s Farm and Greenhouse or Barberry Farm (which also hosts Dinners at the Farm). There are also some neighboring market’s worth visiting. Just about 20 minutes away is the famous Chester Sunday Market, where the vendors and stalls over flow into the streets and take over the tiny historic village center. Or, Old Lyme’s Saturday market, scenically situated on the grounds of Ashlawn Farm (their coffee is available at The Little Station on weekends!) which showcases fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and baked goods, plus crafters and live music. And once a year, Old Lyme throws a two-day town-wide Midsummer Festival including art exhibitions, artisan goods, used book sales, activities for kids, and musical performances; plus you may spot some farm animals mixed in. Last Saturday morning, I was able to pop out of the shop to check out the farm stands and vendor stalls set-up on the grounds of the Florence Griswold Museum. Unfortunately, I had to dodge some rain clouds so my pictures are a bit gray, but the fruit and veg still looks good enough to eat….

For a listing of Connecticut Farmer’s Markets, click here.



2 Responses to “CT Farmer’s Markets”

  1. Bette Armstrong August 2, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Great pics and super products!!! I got some wonderful gifts

    • thelittlestation August 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

      Thanks, Bette! We hope to see you again soon. Best *amanda

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