It seems that Farmer’s Markets are sprouting up all over Connecticut now. Stamford has their French Market (review coming soon) and also Friday Farm Market at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. New Canaan, also, has a nice spread and variety of local goods. Open Saturdays, 10-2, rain or shine until November 19, 2011. It’s at the corner of South Avenue, Main Street, and Maple Street. We toured the stands today and dug down for info on your behalf, dear foodies. Here’s a list of places and what they’ve got to offer you! :)
• Du Soleil: Healthy and gourmet food such as quinoa salad, pestos, hummus, and more. Their cilantro pesto was to die for, but unfortunately they ran out before we had a chance to grab some to take home. Instead we left with the caper and olive hummus which was very nice.
• Raus Coffee: Coffee, ground or prepared for you. Try the Cold Roman® ,an iced espresso frothed with cream and a touch of sugar… you’ll be hooked. Ask for a sample if you want to find a new drug! Their coffee is also sold at the Westport Farmer’s Market, Double L Market, Arogya Tea, and served at one of our favorite farm to table spots, Le Farm.
• Michele’s Pies: Great variety of homemade, freshly made pies. The blueberry and blackberry pie was great…not too sweet with lots of crumbly goodness. She even went up against Bobby Flay in a pumpkin pie throwdown.
• Plasko’s Farm: Farm fresh fruits and veggies. Cider donuts (YUM), spreads, and a ton of delicious looking condiments like fresh salsa, pickles, jams, and more.
• Riverbank Farm: Farm fresh fruit and veggies, all organic.
• Dream Desserts: Excellent gluten-free desserts. The peanut butter bar was amazing. Usually gluten-free desserts are blah, but these were really good!
• Stone’s Throw Farm: Farm fresh fruits and veggies.
• Bongo & Cappaci: Handmade and fresh ravioli for sale. Kristien raved about the greek ravioli she sampled, packed with feta, cucumber, olives, tomatoes and red onion. He only sells at farmer’s markets and local restaurants but won’t reveal which ones. We tried to bribe him with a canoli. Didn’t work.
• Uncle Buck’s Secret Garden: Purrrdy flowers for sale.
• St. Ex. Specialty Foods: Fresh made mozzarella and killer pesto that Kristien’s fellow Humongite David Plain raved about. We are holding a tub of it ransom and asking David for $40 for its safe return to his house.
• Whistle Stop Bakery: Pie, cookies, and other baked goods.
• Greyledge Farm: Pork, beef, sausage, chicken, and lamb for sale in different cuts. Oh and like six flavors of bacon. Bacon. Yeah, need we say more? Expensive, but local and worth it.
• Gazy Brother’s Farm: Farm fresh fruits and veggies.
• Beldotti Bakeries: Amazing variety of breads, including this fantastic looking onion bread, olive bread, and sausage bread.
• Smith’s Acre: Farm fresh fruits and veggies.
• Skinny Pines: Imagine this: a food truck with a portable wood fired brick oven pizza! People have been raving about this pie, and we’re dying to get a slice of the action. We’ll have to come back to try some next time! Oh, even better? They cook their pies with local ingredients, including their flour! Sweet.New Canaan Farmer’s Market Old Center School Parking Lot
Corner of South Avenue, Maple Street, and Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840