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Southern CT Best Farmers Market

nbermas May 10, 2007 01:22 PM

Whose has the best variety of fruits and vegetables and which farmers are worth the money? Also looking more for organic, Thanks.

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    madisoneats May 11, 2007 06:46 AM

    In New Haven County, Bishop's Orchad is wonderful. Guilford, CT

    http://www.fruitstands.com/states/con...

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      Roundelay May 14, 2007 08:57 AM

      The weekly farmer's markets operated by CitySeed in New Haven are small, but good. Lots of organic foods for sale. Their Wooster Square market opens for the season next Saturday, with the NY Times' Mark Bittman as a special guest. See http://www.cityseed.org/index.html for info.

      1. Bette May 16, 2007 06:33 AM

        M&M Farms in Milford. They also have a butcher, fishmonger, Italian deli/grocery, bakery and Chinese grocery.

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          redfox697 Apr 11, 2008 10:31 AM

          While I love M&M for what it is, it should not be confused with a "farmer's market". They sell wholesale produce which is not sourced locally. Their eggs are local-ish (Mitlitsky's, from Lebanon), and their dairy might be local, but their veggies and fruit are not, at least not for the most part. Locavores should stick to the Wooster Square CitySeed market.

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          eventdiva Apr 7, 2008 04:14 PM

          At Darien's Wednesday market, you should check out Riverbank for fresh, organic veggies. And for fruit - Woodland Farm is terrific - peaches, berries and apples galore. I believe both these farmers are in New Canaan on Saturdays too, The big plus, they both grow everything they sell. Not every farmer at these markets do!

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            nbermas Apr 7, 2008 05:37 PM

            eventdiva: When do these markets start again for the season. I love New Canaan, how does darien compare? Thanks

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              memi Jul 16, 2008 09:54 PM

              What farmers at the market do not grow there own products? I thought that all farms grow there own. who in the market is not?

            2. EastRocker Apr 9, 2008 01:44 PM

              City Seed in Wooster Square is great once local veggies are in season.
              http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destin...

              1. BratleFoodie Apr 12, 2008 04:54 PM

                I don't know if you are near Bethel, but my mum likes the Saturday market there. Small but good tomatoes in season.

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                  wineaux73 Apr 12, 2008 08:49 PM

                  I really love the Westport Farmer's market, which is right in the parking lot of the Dressing Room (Paul Newman is a partial owner of the eatery). It's small, but there is a really great variety; So No Bakery and another that is also a delicious and natural break maker, several organic growers who also offer some fantastic prepared meals, a couple of semi-organic growers, organic eggs that are wonderful, a honey maker, goat milk products, and some organic beef/lamb,some lovely natural teas, and a fabulous local oyster / clam harvester. It's a very small market, but the quality is quite good and is very local, in my humble opinion.

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                    burningtoast Apr 13, 2008 05:28 AM

                    There is a great article about Rhode Island farmers markets and CSA's on http://www.providencepalate.com/, also check out www.farmfreshfreshri.org we belong to a CSA in Providence that we love. www.wishingstonefarms.com

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                      gothamdarkknight Apr 15, 2008 11:57 AM

                      Are there any CSA's in New Haven county for 2008?
                      -G

                      www.onewholeyear.com

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