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To Do: Friday Farmers’ Markets at Jones Winery All Summer Long

1 Jul

Friday’s already a pretty awesome day, but Jones Family Farms and Winery are making it more awesomerest!  Yeah, this is how it’s going down:

Each Friday from 3:30-6:30, starting July 5 and going until the end of August, there will be a Jones Farmers’ Market right outside their Harvest Kitchen Courtyard.  If you’ve never been to Jones Winery, that’s actually right across from where they have their wine and do the tastings.  There will be all kind of fresh veggies, honey, cheeses, breads, fruits, and other great food from local Connecticut farms available.    The farmers from Jones will be at hand, and you’ll also be able to check out Stone Gardens (you can order a chicken for pick up the following week), and These Things Take Thyme Farm (the best name ever, right?).  Also, you’ll have some freshly made food right from their Harvest Kitchen or from Liquid Lunch!

To kick all of this off, Jones will be turning the July 5 market Red, White, and Blue.  Yes, you know it…the best of their blueberries and their strawberries, ready for you!  There will also be a wine tasting that will help raise money for Spooner House.  Also on hand for the July 5 market will be Bring the Hoopla and Stockbridges with killer cheesecake.

Make sure you take advantage of Jones Winery being open until 6:30 on these days by doing a tasting or getting a glass to start the weekend.  And, even if it’s raining, the market will still go on, but they’ll just move it into their barn.  Cheers.

Jones Winery

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road

Shelton, CT


Strawberry season sprouts up @ Jones Family Farms in Shelton, CT

4 Jun

Update:  flex those berry pickin’ fingers, strawberry season begins this Thursday (6/6) from 8 am – 5:30 pm!  

In our minds, it’s officially summer when berry picking begins.  Up until then, we just call the lead up to these great moments at local farms pre-summer-berry days.  Sure, you could just go out to your local grocery store and get packages of strawberries, but you’re missing out on something when you do that.  You’re missing out on the experience of bending down, finding the perfect berries (and not getting stuck with the runts of the litter), picking them, then piling them up in your basket.  And, you’re missing the whole local vibe, supporting the people and farms that live near you.  All that being said, there’s something about food that tastes better when you’ve put energy and effort into it…right?

So, you’ll want to get down to either Jones Family Farms @ Pumpkinseed Hill or Valley Farm and get picking your strawberries!  Only cash or personal checks are accepted as form of payment, so come prepared.  If you have your box from last year and use it, you can get a discount, too.  If you have more than 8 lbs. of berries, you’ll get $1 off, or if you have less than 8 lbs. you’ll get .30 off.

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