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sibeats May 15, 2008 03:38 AM

I'm a little confused regarding the upcoming Farmers Market in Westport and wondered if anyone here had any info. Last year the market was in the Playhouse parking lot on thursdays, then in the Senior Center parking lot on Sundays. This winter, the market has been in Fairfield and will be reopening in the Playhouse lot next month. This weekend a farmers market is starting in Imperial Avenue in Westport on Sundays from 10-2. Does anyone know if this is the same group or a different one? Thanks for any info!

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    wineaux73 RE: sibeats May 15, 2008 07:28 AM

    I don't think the Imperial Ave. one is affiliated w/ the famer's market put on by the same non-profit as the one in the Playhouse parking lot.
    To find out for sure, get on westoportfarmersmarket.com and ask them. They also send a monthly newsletter you can sign up for, with market info, and I get that and haven't read anything about having a third location.

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      sibeats RE: wineaux73 May 15, 2008 08:26 AM

      I did check that out, but they said that the 2nd location is pending. But then the articles about the one on Imperial Ave made a comment about it moving from the prior location to give more room to the vendors. So that made it seem like it was the same one as last summer. I guess I'll check it out on Sunday and see what the story is...thanks!

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      harrie RE: sibeats May 15, 2008 03:40 PM

      According to a WestportNow.com article, the Sunday market on Imperial Avenue is by the same people as the Thursday market at the Playhouse. Here's the article, in case I misread or whatever.
      http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?...

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        sibeats RE: harrie May 15, 2008 05:45 PM

        I did read that article, but it seemed as though the vendor list was very different from the one on the Playhouse website. But if it's the same people running it, then maybe they just made some changes. Thanks for the info.

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          sibeats RE: harrie May 18, 2008 08:28 AM

          Okay, I just came back from the farmers market on Imperial avenue. It is NOT the same one as the thursdays at the playhouse. One of the vendors told me that the town took this one over and it is not affiliated with the other one. She also said that "it is a good thing for the vendors", but I didn't want to be too nosy, so I'm not sure what she meant!

          In any case, there were about 10 vendors there, 4 of which had baked goods, a couple of people selling plants and potted herbs, someone with eggs and wool, and a couple of veggies, but not much yet. Beldotti's Bakery from Stamford was there with an enormous table of fresh baked breads, pesto, housemade mozz, pies., etc. It all looked great and I got a couple of breads from them, some fresh eggs from another vendor and a couple of small pies from Michele's pies.

          They also had a couple of baby goats that were adorable and available for petting, so bring the kids! Hopefully as the weeks go by they'll get more vendors, and I'm looking forward to when more veggies and fruits are in season.

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            amanda3571 RE: sibeats May 18, 2008 10:15 AM

            Yay Beldotti's!!! Can not WAIT to get some of their bread, pesto & mozz. Where on Imperial is this? And what time does it close??

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              sibeats RE: amanda3571 May 18, 2008 11:17 AM

              Oh you just missed it! They are open from 10-2, every Sunday until October...today was the first day. They had an enormous table filled with breads, pies, etc. We just finished sandwiches I made on their semolina bread with their pesto and mozz, and I added some red leaf lettuce, roasted red peppers and heirloom tomatoes. Yum!!

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                amanda3571 RE: sibeats May 18, 2008 12:25 PM

                Oh sibeats, now you're just being cruel ;)

                I have been waiting since November for Beldotti's appearance at the summer markets. Can't wait - thanks for the tip!

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                jfood RE: amanda3571 May 18, 2008 12:56 PM

                little jfood told him that New Canaan started this weekend as well.

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                  amanda3571 RE: jfood May 18, 2008 01:42 PM

                  I had no idea! I figured they wouldn't open till next month. Thanks jfood. Unfortch I'm out of town for the holiday next wknd....won't get there for 2 weeks.

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                nbermas RE: sibeats May 20, 2008 02:23 PM

                sibeats: How is Michele's Pies, what have you had that is great?

            2. louuuuu RE: sibeats May 18, 2008 02:12 PM

              Greenwich opened as well. Early so mostly herbs and other plantings...

              But worth the trip if just for Sankow's Beaverbrook Farms with all their homegrown and raised goodies: lamb, veal, pestos (feta and parm), cheeses, etc.

              Also fresh eggs.

              Saturdays thru mid November, Horse Neck parking lot, just off Exit 3 on 95.

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                lattelover RE: louuuuu May 18, 2008 02:42 PM

                Has anyone seen pots of lemongrass or Thai basil at any of these markets/

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                  nbermas RE: lattelover May 20, 2008 02:24 PM

                  Go to the herb place in Westport, Gilberties, they have it I'm sure.

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