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Black Rock Farmers’ Market Sprouts up on Saturdays in CT

2 Jun
The Black Rock Farmers' Market opens this Saturday, 6/7

The Black Rock Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday, 6/7

Access to good, fresh, and healthy food shouldn’t be a privilege, affordable and available to only a select few.  Everyone, no matter where they live, should be able to get produce, meats, and products from local farms and producers.  Not only are these products fresher and fuller of nutrients and vitamins, they are also the solution to our preservative-heavy and pre-frozen society.  Plus, something we love is that by supporting local farmers and producers at these markets, you are supporting local and helping families to make dreams come true…not just helping a CEO afford another McMansion.

So, we’re very excited for Black Rock (that awesome spot between Bridgeport and Fairfield that we called home) because starting this Saturday (and until 10/25), they’ll have their own farmers’ market.  Yup, just come by 481 Brewster Street (right next to St. Ann Church) from 9 to 1 pm on Saturdays and you’ll be able to check out these great farms and products:

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Farm Fresh Pesto, Sauces, Meat, Veggies, and the Cold Roman! New Canaan Farmer’s Market-New Canaan, CT

11 Jun

Farmer Joe of Smith's Acre, dishing out fresh veggies!

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
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