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Fairfield County Farmers Markets

Those of you who know me well have to be rolling your eyes at the idea of me talking about places to buyburger and fries and consume fresh produce and farm products.  After all, my idea of trying to eat healthy is to have a diet Coke with my burger and fries.

As the old expression goes – “It’s not what you know but who you know.”  So I asked my friend Alicia Ghio @Aliciaghio on Twitter,  for some help in putting this article together.  Alicia, is a great resource in the area for all things about eating healthy – and local.  She hosts a terrific Web Show called  The Natural Princess where she entertains and educates you about things that grow. It’s not only good information, Alicia has a very cool style and makes learning fun.

I’ve been watching the episodes and I’ve learned so far that there are 7,000 different varieties of Apples, and that Apples can help pregnant women in a few different ways – and the stuff you can use garlic for is really amazing….So check out her shows as well her Blog LOCAL FOOD ROCKS.

Anyway – she put together the list below for us to help find out where in the area we can go to partake of some locally grown, healthy stuff.

FARMERS MARKETS

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BETHEL FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. July – October Fairfield County  Cooperative Extension Building Rte. 6, 67 Stony Hill Rd FMNP Authorized

DANBURY FARMERS’ MARKET Fridays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. J

uly 10 – October 23 Kennedy Park, Main Street FMNP Authorized EBT Available

GEORGETOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 24 – November 1 Intersection of Main Street & Rte. 57

NEW MILFORD FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. May 9 – October 31 Town Green, Main Street FMNP Authorized

RIDGEFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET Fridays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. June – October 88-90 Danbury Road http://www.ridgefieldfarmersmarket.org

SANDY HOOK FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 1 – October 1 5 Glen Road

SANDY HOOK ORGANIC FARMERS’ MARKET Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. June 23 – Oct. 13 St. John’s Church, 5 Washington Avenue EBT Available

FARMS/FARM STANDS

BABBLING BROOK FARM 16 Church Road, Sherman, CT 06784 860-354-2749

Seasons Open: July to October        Hours: 24hrs/7days   Honor System: Yes

Products offered: Vegetables, Pumpkins, gourds, and other fall products

BLOOMINGFIELDS FARM 9 Route 55, Sherman, CT 06784 860-354-6951    Products offered: perennials

Farm stand: Fri., Sat, & Sun. 10am-5pm Memorial Day to Labor Day

BLUE JAY ORCHARDS 125 Plumtrees Rd, Bethel, CT 06801 203-748-0119

Seasons Open: July to October, November and December      Hours: Mid-Aug to Xmas. Market: 10am-5:30pm, PYO: 10am-5pm.

Products offered: Pumpkins, gourds, and other fall products, Fruit, Agritourism activities: pick-your-own, corn mazes, hayrides, etc., Specialty foods including jams, jellies, honey, maple syrup, salsas etc., Specialty products such as CT made soaps, candles, lotions etc.

FORT HILL FARM Bay State Organic Certifiers 18 Fort Hill Rd., New Milford, CT 06776 860 350-3158

Products offered: flowers, fruit, garlic, herbs, salad greens, transplants, vegetables Weston and Westport Farmers’ Markets

GARDEN OF IDEAS 647 North Salem Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877 203-431-9914

Seasons Open: April to June, July to October, November and December

Hours: Daily, 10am-4pm

Honor System: Yes

Products offered: Vegetables, Green products such as annuals, perennials, nursery/landscape stock, potted herbs, cut flowers, etc., Agritourism activities: pick-your-own, corn mazes, hayrides, etc.

HOLBROOK FARM 45 Turkey Plain Rd (Rt. 53), Bethel, CT 06801-2842 203-792-0561

Products offered: bedding plants, cheese, eggs, flowers, fruit, garlic, greenhouse, herbs, honey, milk, on-site bakery, perennials, pork, poultry, salad greens, straw, transplants, vegetables

Farm stand: year round Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm.

ON THE ROCKS FARM 9 Points O’Rocks Road, Newtown, CT 06470 203-426-3868 wpieragostini@yahoo.com Products offered: Eggs, Farm Stand, Poultry, Turkeys Farm Stand: Self-serve, 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week.

SHORTTS FARM & GARDEN CENTER Bay State Organic Certifiers 52-A River Side Rd., Sandy Hook, CT 06482 203-426-9283

Products offered: bedding plants, eggs, flowers, fruit, herbs, perennials, salad greens, transplants, vegetables New Canaan & Sandy Hook Organic farmers’ markets

Farm store at farm: Apr -Oct. 7 days a week

STONE’S THROW FARM, LLC PO Box 76, Bethel, CT 06801-0076 203-798-0151

Products offered: Berries, container plants, fruit, flowers, garlic, herbs, pumpkins, salad greens, vegetables.

SULLIVAN FARM 140 Park Lane, New Milford, CT 06776 860-210-2030

Seasons Open: April to June, July to October, November and December

Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am-6:30pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

Honor System: No

Products offered: Vegetables, Pumpkins, gourds, and other fall products, Agritourism activities: pick-your-own, corn mazes, hayrides, etc., Specialty foods including jams, jellies, honey, maple syrup, salsas etc.

TAYLOR FAMILY FARM 94 Great Plain Rd., Danbury, CT 06811 203-744-1798

Products offered: bedding plants, flowers, garlic, gourds, greenhouse, hay, herbs, honey, perennials, salad greens, transplants, vegetables Bethel & Georgetown farmer’s markets

VICTORIA TAFT’S GARDEN 94 Rte. 39 North, Sherman, CT 06784 860-350-2711

Seasons Open: April to June, July to October Hours: Open daily starting in May, 9am-6pm

Honor System: Yes

Products offered: Green products such as annuals, perennials, nursery/landscape stock, potted herbs, cut flowers, etc.

WARRUPS FARM Stellar Certification Services 51 John Read Rd., West Redding, CT 06896 203-938-9403

Products offered: Christmas trees, flowers, fruit, garlic, gourds, hay, herbs, maple candy, maple syrup, pumpkins, vegetables.

Weston and Maple Demo’s Farmers’ Market Farm stand: mid August-end of Oct, Tues-Sunday, 10:00am-6:00pm

Retail store and pick your own sales Maple syrup making demonstrations 1st three weekends in March—pick your own pumpkins & hayrides weekends in October and Columbus Day, 11-5. Group visits Tues-Fri by reservation.

WHITE SILO FARM & WINERY 32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784 860-355-0271

Seasons Open: April to June, July to October, November and December Hours: Call for hours

Honor System: Yes

Products offered: Fruit, Vegetables, Fruit Wines

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