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Is it worth the trip from New London? Any must taste vendors?

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  1. Depends on what you're looking for - we drove up there from Cromwell a couple of weeks ago.
    Really good veggies/fruit - the usual suspects & there's someone who sells shitake & other mushrooms as well as Cato Corners cheese - he's at Cato Farm in Colchester most Saturday's too.
    Not that impressed by the baked goods etc.
    They do have a lot of 'activities' so if one of those suits you might be worth the trip (they have a website http://www.coventryfarmersmarket.com/
    )Have you tried the one at Ashlawn Farms in Old Lyme - fantastic breads/cakes, fresh fish, salsa as well as fruit/veggies.
    http://www.farmcoffee.com/famers_mark...

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    1. re: ctbrit

      Where is Cato's farm in Colchester?

      1. re: sodagirl

        http://www.catocornerfarm.com/

        See their website - it's a cheesemaking operation but they have onsite cheese sales on Sat morning & one of the vendors from coventry farmers markets seems to be there often selling some of his produce - just to clarify, it's not a farmers market rather a farm where you can buy their products.
        Cato corners cheese is also stocked in Highland Park supermarkets & Wild Raspberry (Cromwell/West Hartford) & I believe they go to NYC Union square market too.
        V. good cheese IMO - especially Womanchengo & Misty Morning

        1. re: ctbrit

          When you said cheese...I realized who you were talking about...

          Colchester is getting to be a pretty good place to spend time...burgers, cheese, black bread and mushrooms! They need a brewery.

          1. re: sodagirl

            I thought you'd figured it out, just didn't want anyone to be too confused!

            The italian bakery just of the main drag is pretty good to - we had great chocoloate cake & italian cheesecake from there - probably where you get the black bread from..I didn't care for the bread - was expecting something much heavier more like a german rye, but the cakes were fantastic!

            1. re: ctbrit

              If you go by Harry;s and it;s on the left...you come up to the green...the Vietnam stone is right in front of you...take the left and the bakery is about a hundred yards down on the right...the black bread is fabulous.

    2. The Coventry market added a new baker in the last month... Collinsville Baking Company.

      http://www.cantonct.us/collinsvilleba...

      They have great rustic breads like their Olive Ciabatta and Walnut raisin levain but also good hummus, pesto, granola, biscotti, and pastry.

      This baker makes it worth the trip!

      There's a very good grass-fed beef vendor too and organic herbs and goat chevre.

      August 12 is their old-fashioned corn roast. Looks like a good day to go...