Farmers’ Markets

Greenwich Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Parking lot at Greenwich Train Station, Horseneck Road and Arch Street
This market is open now!

Several organic vendors, as well as conventional ones. If a stand doesn’t say it’s organic, ask the vendors whether the particular items you are interested in were produced without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemicals, etc.  Some do use conventional methods and will tell you so, some say they use organic methods but are not certified, some will say they use an IPM (integrated pest management program). That may cut down on chemical use, but they’re still using chemicals, and on fruit, especially those in which you eat the skin, better to buy organic.  This is an good market if you live locally and need basics and prefer to get them from local farmers as opposed to Whole Foods (which sells lots of conventional produce at organic prices and the items are shipped from across the world–not very fresh). 

Old Greenwich Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich
38 West End Avenue Old Greenwich
This market is open now!  They have weekly guest vendors and artists as well.

Returning Weekly Farmers

Back Forty Farm – organic produce & eggs
Four Mile River Farm – beef
Moorefield Herb Farm – plants & herbs
Pepe’s Cream of the Crop – shellfish
Riverbank Farm – certified organic produce & gourmet prepared foods
Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm – lamb, raw milk, cheeses, & prepared foods
Smith’s Acres Farm – produce & plants
Sugar Maple Farm – honey & syrup
Truelove Farms – pork, chicken & eggs
Wave Hill Breads – artisan breads, pastries & olive oil
Woodland Farm – fruit, jam & cider (after approximately June 13)

 

Farmers Market @ Pepsico
Wednesdays 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
800 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 12590
Open Now!

Westport Farmers Market
Thursdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Summer/Fall location:
Imperial Avenue Commuter Lot
Westport, CT

From CT Bites:
If you haven’t yet made it to this Market, you’ll want to mark your calendar. This all-organic market will be announcing the final vendors next week and will be selecting a rotating group of featured artists, vendors, guest chefs and non-profits to join the Market each week. In addition, the Market is adding a new “Education Booth” to share information on healthy cooking, planting and living.

List of Vendors (as of May 16): 

1. Boxcar Cantina
2. Fort Hill Farm
3. Sport Hill Farm
4. Riverbank Farm
5. Silvermine Apiary
6. Skinny Pines Pizza
7. Kaia Café
8. Two Guys from Woodbridge
9. Sankow Beaver Brook Farm
10. Woodland Farm
11. Rose’s Berry Farm
12. Beltane Farm
13. Arethusa Dairy Farm
14. Wave Hill Bread
15. Sono Baking Co
16. Huckleberry Bakery
17. Raus Coffee
18. Arogya Teas
19. Oxhollow Farm
20. Local Catch
21. Sugar & Olives
22. Du Soleil Fine Foods

Rotating Vendors (will attend market every other to six weeks)

1. Moorefield Herb Farm
2. Sticky Nuts
3. Savor Cookies
4. Nothin But Granola
5. Radical Roots
6. Erin Ostreicher Floral Designs
7. Cabbage & Kings
8. Flour City Pasta
9. Winding Drive Jam
10. Fresh Pastabilities
11. Butternut Garden
12. Six Pence Company
13. Norwegian Wood Bakery
14. R+D Chocolates
15. Doc’s Maple Syrup
16. Jones Family Farm

Great all year long: The Winter location is at Gilbertie’s Herb Farm in Westport, with several organic farmers, as well as bread, baked goods, raw milk and cheeses, hormone-free meats, bakery products, fresh juices and vegan foods from Kaia Cafe, and a  portable wood burning stove offering fresh baked pizza. Includes tables to sit at and eat a delicious lunch.

Double L Market
Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday through Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

730 Post Road East
Westport, CT

This is more of a year-round farm stand than a market, and what a gem. Everything is fresh, fresh, fresh, and much of the produce is organic, just ask. In the summer, a lot of their food is grown by local backyard gardeners. They also carry the Sankow Beaver Brook Farms raw milk (deliveries are on Thursday mornings, call to reserve some, because it sells quickly).   Owners Lloyd and Michael do a fabulous job sourcing the ripest berries, fruit and veggies and sell at a reasonable price.

Rowayton Farmer’s Market
Fridays, noon to 4
Pinkney Park
Rowayton, CT

There’s not a lot of green food here, at least early in the season, and not much that’s organic (the berries I saw looked perfect, but the proprietor admitted spraying the heck out of ’em–I didn’t buy any). There are more crafts than food, in fact, but that’s nice. The best things about this market are that the LobsterCraft food truck parks itself here each Friday, and that alone is worth the trip. Add to that the table manned by Nicole from “Love From The Cupboard” bakery, and well, that’s some real food! Thank goodness Friday is only once a week!

more to come…

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