Get Fresh: Fairfield & Westchester County Farmer's Markets
Last year I posted a list of local farmers markets. Below provides and updated list and includes a few in Westchester County as well.
Healthy, Green & Happy
Yes, we are eating fresher, healthier and tastier food. Can anyone argue that a local, in-season tomato does not kick the pants off those bland hot-house fellows? And the variety...when was the last time you opened a cookbook to figure out what to do with kohlrabi? So far this summer I've grilled figs, sautéed Purslane and spiralized pounds of zucchini.
I'd like to think my dinner has a smaller carbon footprint than a press junket for a Hollywood blockbuster. Being able to look my local farmer in the eye, ask questions and become acquainted is reassuring. In the age of Amazon, its just plain nice.
As for the psychological benefits, while I have no proof, I believe the sense of community that our Farmer's Markets foster is just as good for our hearts as those veggies.
More than Fruit & Veg
Just about every Farmer's Market includes local vendors selling pasture raised-beef, cheeses, artisanal breads, pastries and much more!
When & Where
This is only a partial list, believe it or not. Most run through late October, some till December. New Canaan has a winter market in a different location. Always check websites for schedule changes and vendor updates.
Stratford, Deluca Field, 2:00-6:00
Newtown, Fairfield Hills @ Wasserman Way, 2-6:00
Darien, Goodwives Shopping Center, 11-4:00
Old Greenwich, Presbyterian Church (38 West End Ave), 2:30-6:00
Wilton, Wilton Historical Society, 12:00-5:00
Trumbull, Long Hill Green, 2-6:00
Westport, Imperial Ave. Lot, 10-2:00
Monroe, Monroe Town Green, 3-6:00
Rowayton, Pinkney Park, 12-5:00
Greenwich, Commuter Lot (exit 3), 9:30-1:00
New Canaan, Old Center School Parking Lot, 10-2:00
Pleasantville, Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville, NY.
Stamford French Market, Bedford St. @ Forest St., 9-3:00
Georgetown, 4 Old Mill Rd., 10-2:00
Rye, Theodore Fremd Ave, Rye, New York.