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New Milford Farmer's Market SATURDAY MORNINGS 9am-12pm on the town green (Note* The Market will start back up in May)
Meet The Vendors........ They make the green a one-stop local shop. (THIS PART OF OUR PAGE IS UNDERWAY--CHECK BACK SOON!)
Riverbank Farm is located in Roxbury, CT owned by David Blyn and Laura McKinney. On the farm, their goal is to provide people with fresh & healthy produce. Besides the New Milford Market, Riverbank sets up a tent at the Westport, Greenwich, Old Greenwich, New Canaan, and the Darien Farmer's Markets. Also, their goods can be found at the New Morning health food store in Woodbury, CT. At the New Milford market be sure to say hello to the more than friendly and knowledgeable staff--Fred, Camille, & owner Laura who are more than happy to help. Also, don't pass up any samples! Everything prepared in the Riverbank Farm Kitchen is truly Field Good Food. In the beginning of the market season, Riverbank sells young & organic vegetable plants and spring produce. Fred vouches that as tomatoes are harvested, they claim the title of the most popular item grown and sold by the farm. But otherwise, you name it and they probably grow it--greens of every kind, snap peas, squash, zucchini, beets, radishes, strawberries, etc, etc. Riverbank's Current Project: Restoring an old gas station in Roxbury to serve as not only a gas station and auto mechanic shop, but also as an ORGANIC VEGGIE STAND! Riverbank's Interesting Fact: Dave, the farm welder, has "pimped out" and retrofitted many of the farm tractors and trucks for convenience and comfort. Riverbank advertises via post cards, word of mouth, signs, & their website. Click_Here to read more about them there.
Demeter Gardens, out of New Preston, CT is owned by Paul Sakren and his wife. They specialize in native plants & ecological landscaping. From design & installation to year round care, they have done it organically for thirty years amongst Litchfield County's gardens. They say that "The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow." (And that makes sense!) Stop and chat with them on the green or call 860-868-2268 to set up an appointment. At the market they sell a beautiful selection of annuals and perennials as well as vegetable plants. Demeter Gardens' Current Project: Designing Art Gardens--where the plants themselves are a work of art (ask about it....interesting stuff) Demeter Gardens' Interesting Fact: They are the only people around who specialize in medicinal plants! Demeter Gardens advertises simply by business cards and word of mouth. Call or email to contact. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sullivan Farm is now and newly managed by two young farmers, Riva Martin & Graham Baldwin under their business, Martin&Baldwin, LLC...where its ALL local....sometimes they refer to themselves as farmersforayear. Located right on rt. 202 in New Milford, CT, the farm boasts local, in season products and produce form over thirty local businesses and farms. Sullivan Farm's Current Project: Working towards a contract to farm the property for another year Sullivan Farm's Interesting Fact: Both Riva & Graham are active advocates for agriculture and have been awarded the 2014 Young agriculture professional award
Rose's berry Farm
Berries--Yummmm---what more can you say?? Rose's Berry Farm doesn't attend the New Milford Market every week but when they do, it sure is a treat! More than the berries, they boast an extensive selection of fresh veggies, baked goods, jams, jellies, etc, etc. Located in Southern Glastonbury, CT, it is there goal to provide customers with the freshest produce throughout the year and provide a unique farming experience. Rose's berry farm's Interesting Fact: On Sunday mornings until October 20th, 2013, the farm offers Breakfast-With-A-View! Rose's berry farm advertises and updates through Facebook, twitter, a newsletter & blog, word of mouth, and their website. Click_Here to visit their website for an overwhelming amount of useful and interesting information. Check out their PYO and Farmers Market schedules.
The Pastabilities are endless.....and Chef/Owner Bob Tantillo is smiling and excited about them! Located out of Redding, CT, Fresh Pastabilities products can be found in the Ridgefield Organic & Specialty Market, the Walter Stewart's Market in New Canaan, the Village Market in Wilton, and the Wilton, Georgetown, Monroe, (and periodically) the Westport Farmer's Markets. Everything is handmade using the finest ingredients and old world recipes and techniques. Fresh Pastabilities also offers a variety of alternative and unique sauces. Be sure to try a sample! The product line also consists primarily of manicotti and ravioli, of which Bob mentions, his current hot ticket item is the goat cheese and portobello mushroom ravioli. Fresh Pastabilities Current Project: Working on a pinwheel pasta (look for it soon!) Fresh Pastabilities Intersting Fact: They are artisinal pasta makers for a 50th of a century Fresh Pastabilities advertises through word of mouth, Facebook, and see if you can spot the green, Fresh Pastabilites Jeep riding through CT. Click_Here to visit their Facebook page for exciting updates.
Mountain view Farm
Located in Kent, CT and owned by Vincent & Maria LaFontan, Mountain View Farm boasts certified organic vegetables--both traditional and unique in variety. It is a small family farm that prides itself in quality and values the farm's history which dates back to the 1700's. Call or email to schedule a visit anytime--Visitors are always more than welcome! The farm also sells its goods in Kent on Friday's from 3-6 p.m. in the lot next to the art society. At the markets you can purchase vegetables, maple syrup, farm fresh eggs, pickled items, and jams etc (Not to mention the delicious and homemade granola made by the LaFontan's friend Rebecca Klingebiel.) Mountain View Farm's Current Project: Working on an unheated hoop house MVF's Interesting Fact: They were featured in Yankee Magazine as one of the top 75 things to do. Mountain View Farm advertises through a weekly email, the CT Grown System farm map, roadside signs, their website, and through sponsorships to local events. Click_Here to visit their website.
Boxed Goodes is located out of Litchfield, CT and is owned and operated by Pamela Dunn. Her goal is to offer a simple, delicious, nutritious, local, natural, organic, seasonal, and sustainable product. The Boxed Goodes product line consists of heirloom and exotic rice, grains and beans...as well as signature herb and spice blends. Jamie Jackson, who manages the stand at the farmer's market, would be more than happy to explain the process and care that goes into each package. Visit their website for an extensive list of when and at which markets the Boxed Goodes are sold. The natural food store in New Milford, New Morning in Woodbury, & the Shoprite in Enfield also currently sell the intriguing and delightfully unique product as well. Boxed Goodes Current Project: Working on putting Boxed Goodes on Whole Foods' shelves Boxed Goodes Interesting Fact: Was named the 2010 Winner of the Outstanding Product Line by the CT Specialty Food Association Click_Here to visit their website
Averill Farm is located in Washington, CT and is owned by Sam & Susan Averill. Tyson Averill, their son, and the 10th generation in the family that is to run the farm, is the one to be seen at the Farmer's Market in New Milford and then again at Southbury's on Thursday from 3-6 p.m. If you aren't stopping by his tent for some hand picked fruit, homemade jam, local honey, or even every dog's favorite apple dog biscuits, then you're probably treating yourself to some of the most famous apple cider donuts around. Apples are the most popular item but donuts are catching up for a close second. Wait just a little longer until the PYO apple season is in full swing, then Tyson will bring along some overwhelmingly delicious and refreshing apple cider to sell (Made right on the farm!) New Morning in Woodbury, CT stocks there apples, while Bantam Bread incorporates them into their recipes, and then again the community table takes advantage of what the farm has to offer. The Averills' goal is to grow and offer fruit with as little chemicals as possible, while maintaining a visually appealing appearance and quality. Visit the farm stand located right on the farm--it opens August 15th! Ask Susan Averill about their donut record and you may understand just how much they are liked. Also visit their website to find out about everything they offer, exciting news, and events. Averill Farm's Current Project: Working on producing hard cider and apple wine for the consumers! Averill Farm's Interesting Fact: The Averill family bought the farmland from Chief Waramaug back in 1746. Click_Here to visit their website!
Wave hill breads
Wave Hill Breads owned and operated by Margaret Sapir and Mitch Rapoport. The Business that began in Wilton in 2005 is now located in Norwalk, CT. The bread recipes they've perfected have been dubbed "The best bread on the East Coast." Their goal is to always focus on limited variety and EXTRAORDINARY quality. Be sure to try a sample on the Green Saturday Mornings--you'll be hooked. Their house made chips and croutons can also be found at the market, although by visiting their onsite café, you can indulge in some irresistible pastries. Visit their website for their extensive list of locations where Wave Hill is sold. Wave Hill Bread's Interesting Fact: All of the organic grains used in the recipes are stone ground! Click_Here to visit their website
Center brook Farm
Center Brook Farm Owned by Jesse Miller and younger sister/assistant Whitney is located on rt. 109 right in New Milford. From them and at the market you can purchase eggs, ground beef, or sausage. On the farm they also harvest hay in season and milk daily for wholesale pickup. Their most popular item at the market is their JUMBO eggs, says Whitney. Goods from Center Brook can also be found at Sullivan Farm and the Smithy in New Preston. Jesse's goal is to sell the best ground beef in New Milford--grass fed as it is! Center Brook Farm's Current Project: Selling Ice Cream Center Brook advertises through word of mouth and signage
Freshwater Farm is out of Morris, and owned by dedicated hobby farmer John Kern. At his stand find spring, summer, and fall vegetables in season and his friend's delicious Griffin Farmstead goat cheese from East Granby. John's most popular items are often the cucumbers, tomatoes, and carrots from year to year. Be sure to purchase his WHITE PEARL cucumber! He says its a little sweeter and a tad crisper than the traditional green cukes. On Freshwater Farm, the intention is to avoid all pesticides and "grow something a little different." Many people also go crazy for the purple Parisian carrots. John is all about efficiency...strike up a conversation and he'll be sure to tell you all about his ideas and practices. Also find him at the Southbury Market every week. Freshwater Farm's Current Project: Experimenting with the growing techniques of tomatoes Freshwater Farm's Interesting Fact: John Kern is the only laborer on the farm. He does it all on his own!
Goatboy Soap is owned by Lisa Agee and is based out of New Milford. Ask her how it all began--she'd love to share. And it seems every customer has a testimony of their own regarding Goatboy! Find her natural soap, bug spray, lotion, and lip balm online, at local fairs and farmer's markets, and at the Primitive home in New Milford and Kent, CT. Once in a while at the farmer's markets and often at the fairs, be sure to visit one of their little friends that tag along....you'll know what that means when you see them (Hint: They are dedicated to the business ;) The most popular item tends to be the Red Clover Tea and Serious Citrus...but decide for yourself--all of the scents are truly delightful. Goatboy Soap's Interesting Fact: The only goat soap makers in the area! Goatboy advertises online and through testimony and word of mouth. Click Here to visit their website.
ALSO we are @ the FLEA Market Sunday mornings 6am-1pm At the elephant's trunk