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Live Local this Summer at Westport Farmers’ Market

7 May
Live local this summer season

Live local this summer season

The Westport Farmers’ Market (we love how they use the apostrophe in the correct place, btw) is back for some more action with the kickoff of their 2014 summer season.  This is their 9th summer season and with everything they have planned for the coming months, this will probably be their best season ever.  WFM takes place at 50 Imperial Avenue from 10-2 pm every Thursday, starting on 5/22 and going all the way until 11/6.

Some highlights for this season include:

• Produce, products, and meats from a huge list of vendors (full list below)

Lobstercraft is in da house!

• Local chefs will have weekly demos, highlighting local food from 10:15-11 (list coming soon)

• Demos on healthy living, food prep, butchering demos from Craft Butchery, and more

• WFM has a local non-profit host each week, raising vital funds for nearly 30 organizations.

• Artist Alley will feature some of the area’s best artists the first Thursday of each month.

Vendors at Westport Farmers’ Market Summer Season, 2014

The Local Catch – Charlestown, RI
Two Guys From Woodbridge- Hamden, CT
Sanskow’s Beaver Brook Farm – Lyme, CT
Skinny Pines, LLC – Easton, CT
Riverbank Farm – Roxbury, CT
Sono Baking Company – South Norwalk, CT
Fort Hill Farm – New Milford, CT
Beltane Farm – Lebanon, CT
Arogya – Westport, CT
Woodland Farm – South Glastonbury, CT
The Stand – Fairfield, CT
Boxcar Cantina – Greenwich, CT
Sport Hill Farm – Easton, CT
Oxhollow Farm – Roxbury, CT
Huckleberry Artisan Pastries – Bridgeport, CT 
Rose’s Berry Farm – Glastonbury, CT 
Raus Coffee Company – Stamford, CT
Mystic Cheese Company – Mystic, CT
Aradia Farm – Southbury, CT
Sugar & Olives – Norwalk, CT
Wave Hill Bread – Norwalk, CT
Muddy Feet Flower Farm – Ashford, CT
Backy 40 Kitchen – Greenwich, Ct
Simply Delicious – Norwalk, CT
OM Champage Tea – Bedford, NY
Silvermine Apairy – Norwalk, CT
Doc’s Maple Syrup – Woodhill, NY
Flour City Pasta – Fairport, NY
Pastabilities – Redding, CT
Food in Jars – Redding, CT
Molly & Murphy – Trumbull, CT
Greenwich Food Company – Greenwich, CT
CT Hoardable Hot Sauce – Springdale, CT
Garden Fresh Baby – Fairfield, CT
Festivities – Norwalk, CT
Izzi B Desserts – Westport, CT
With Love From The Cupboard – Westport, CT 
Olive Oil of the World – Westport, CT
Lobstercraft – Norwalk, CT
Carrot Top Kitchens – Redding, CT
Drink More Good – Beacon, NY
And an ice cream/icee vendor to be announced…


Giacomo’s Springdale Market Now Open: 10 Reasons to Try! Stamford, CT

21 Dec

Back in May we told you all about our favorite spot to pick up a breakfast sandwich:  Giacomo’s Italian Deli.  The bacon, egg, and cheese there on Terra Nova is just wicked, wicked good.  Well, Jack Delli Carpini (the owner) told us about his plans to open up shop next door after the dry cleaning business had moved out.

We’d wait in anticipation, hoping that when we drove by, it’d be open.  His original estimates were June, then October, then November, but hallelujah, Giacomo’s Springdale Market is now open for business.  It’s in the same shopping center as Sherwin Williams and close to Vinny’s Backyard Grill and Dairy Inn.  We plan to visit here often to stock up on goods, but we’re especially excited during the nicer months.  We plan to ride our bikes down, pick out ingredients for a meal, then hightail it back home and cook up a storm.  That should cancel out some of those calories. ;)

Here are the vitals on this new Springdale neighborhood market:

• Tons of fresh produce such as apples, pears, lemons, oranges, peppers, tomatoes, onions, fennel, celery, eggplant, herbs, types of lettuce, and lots more.

Italian confections and even Italian cookies.

• Many different varieties of Terra Nova and other breads such as Port Chester’s Neri’s Bakery.

• Fresh deli meats and cheese from Boar’s Head.

• Chicken, beef, sausage, pork, and other meats.

Freshly prepared sides such as giardiniera, fresh water mozzarella, pasta salads, hot cherry peppers, pepperoncini, and a variety of olives.

• Shelves upon shelves of Italian specialties, concentrating on Scalfani goods.

• There’s even a shelf devoted to Goya and other similar products.

Odds and ends like soap, detergent, and your common household goods.

Fresh pasta from Terra Nova with more pasta and fresh meals to go on the way!

Basically, to wrap it up, Jack summed it up when we talked to him in May:  “If you can find it at a supermarket, you’ll probably be able to find it there.”  Well, to check things out, but also as an excuse to buy some goodies, we stocked up on a nice loaf of Terra Nova French bread, some bocconcini that was smooth and oh so good, about a pound of flank steak that we’ve got marinating for tonight, and a tangy-hot giardiniera salad to go with our Israeli couscous tonight.  Oh, and all that came to just about $13…super cheap for great food.

We’ll be back…many, many times.  And, I guess we’ll have to pick up some bacon, eggs, and cheese too just because we’re there. ;)

Giacomo’s Springdale Market

Address:  1100 Hope Street

Stamford, CT 06907
Phone:  (203) 322-2544

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 6:30 am until 7 pm

                Saturday, 7 am until 6 pm

                Sunday, 8 am until 4 pm

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