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What’s Ripe Now?
Summer Bounties from Local Farms
FARMERS’
MARKETS
by Susie Ruth
New Haven/Middlesex Counties
Buy Connecticut Grown!
S
hopping at local
farmers’ markets The Northeast
MIDDLESEX COUNTY
and with com- Blueberries, boysen-
Chester Village Farmers’ Market
munity supported ag- berries, cantaloupe,
Sundays 9 a.m.-1p.m.
riculture suppliers are cherries, cucumbers, June 14 – October 4
two simple ways to nectarines, onions,
Town Center
shorten the distance radishes, scallions,
chestersundaymarket.com
between ourselves snap beans, summer
Clinton Farmers’ Market
and nutritious foods. squash and sweet Fridays 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
When we buy fresh corn.
May 29 – October 30, closed July 24
food locally, we eat
48 Main Street
FMNP Authorized
well, support local
The South
farmers, encourage
Arugula, butter beans,
Clinton-Chamard Vineyards Farmers’ Market
diversity of available
cherries, collard,
Sundays 12 noon – 3 p.m.
foods, preempt pol-
May 24 – October 11
guava, Indian corn,
Chamard Vinyards, 115 Cow Hill Road
luting long-distance
mangos, okra, papaya, chamard.com
transport (typically up to 1,500 miles or
tomatoes and Vidalia onions.
more) and keep money working hard in
Deep River Farmers’ Market
Thursdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
our own community. It’s fun to see and
The midwest June 4 – October 29
sample what’s coming into season; we
Apricots, artichokes, beets, chard,
The Stone House, 245 Main Street
can even buy enough goodies to freeze
horseradish, kohlrabi, mint, peas,
FMNP Authorized
for later. Plus, it’s a perfect venue to
buyctgrown.com/deepriverfarmersmarket
scallions, snap beans and spinach.
consult with the folks growing our food
Deep River – Lace Factory Farmers’ Market
and to meet up with neighbors.
The Southwest
Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
It’s no wonder that the Department
June 3 – December 31
Blackberries, blueberries, figs, garlic,
of Agriculture reports that the number
161 River Street
peaches, pears, pumpkin, sweet http://thelacefactory.com
of farmers’ markets continues to grow,
potatoes, watermelon and white
reaching 4,685 last August. That repre-
tamale corn.
Durham Farmers’ Market
sents a 56 percent rise since the Agri-
Thursdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
cultural Marketing Service first counted
May 7 – September 3
Town Green, Rte 17
3,000 farmers’ markets nationwide
The Northwest
FMNP Authorized
in 1994.
Asparagus, boysenberries, cherries,
durhamfarmersmarket.farming.officelive.com
Local Harvest, a website that
eggplant, Jerusalem artichokes, kale,
maintains a nationwide directory of
rhubarb, strawberries and turnips.
Essex Farmers’ Market
Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
small farms, farmers’ markets and
June 19 – October (TBA)
other local food sources, notes that,
The west
Main Street behind the Griswold Inn
while a small farm may not be certified
Apricots, artichokes, Asian pears, fava FMNP Authorized
organic, many alternately advertise as
beans, figs, mulberries, passion fruit,
Higganum Village Market Farmers’ market
pesticide-free or no-spray. Just ask.
purslane and Valencia oranges.
Fridays 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Following is a region-by-region
May 22 – October 30
guide to tasty picks in July and August. List source: Vegetarian Times
Town Green, just north of intersection of Rte. 154 & 81
Middletown Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 14 – October 29
South Green, Old Church Street
FMNP Authorized
28 New Haven/Middlesex Counties
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