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6/17/2016 - Southbury Farmers’ Market Starts on June 23, 2016

Celebrating its 9th anniversary, The Southbury Farmers’ Market will kick off the season June 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm on the green at the Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT. The Farmers’ Market continues to expand its roster of vendors on its way to becoming a one-stop shopping experience. Many of the vendors and farms have returned each year noting the customers support and the support of town hall government for the market as keys to its success.

Our returning market vendors include: Mitchell Farm of Southbury with vegetables and fruits; Stoneledge Hollow Farm of Southbury with vegetables, jams, jellies and organic eggs as well as beverages flavored with their farm grown fruits and herbs; Sunrise Sunset Farm of Bethlehem with all sorts of veggies and Doug’s famous garlic; Goatboy Soaps of New Milford with wonderful soap and body products, Lisa and Rick also bring a few baby goats with them to the market - a favorite for adults and children alike! Daffodil Hill Growers of Southbury will bring a large assortment of veggies including their addition of corn along with fruit, honey and tomato products; no market stop would be complete without a cider donut from Averill Farm in Washington also featuring dog biscuits, gluten free cookies and, as the season progresses, apples and pears; the Olive Oil Factory from Waterbury has a great selection of infused olive oils and vinegars to complete a meal; Contented Critters of Bethel will be selling a variety of treats for both cats and dogs; Hard Core Sweet Cupcake’s Truck has become a market favorite, located in the Oakville section of Watertown and have won the Food Network Cupcake Wars competition; Sunset Meadow Vineyards of Goshen will have a large selection of their wines both whites and reds for sale by the bottle.

Some wonderful new vendors to the market this season include: Eaglewood Farms of Barkhamstead featuring all natural pork including nitrate free bacon as well as free range eggs; Wave Hill Breads of Wilton featuring a large assortment of their famous loaves including a french country loaf, roasted garlic loaf, roasted red pepper and olive loaf, country white sandwich bread and a variety of pastries; Oronoque Farms of Shelton will offer pies in two sizes of every variety as well as cookies; Gluten Free Sweet Delights from Manchester will have something for our customers that enjoy gluten free eating; Sonny’s Grinders, a food truck of Southbury, will offer Asian style grinders and dishes that you can eat at the market or take home to enjoy.

Musical entertainment happens most weeks. Opening day we are pleased to introduce guitarist, Christian Winter, a local resident playing your favorite tunes.

Weekly seasonal ingredient cooking demonstrations will continue this year with Market Manager Sara Blersch manning the grill with her cast iron skillets. On opening day the cooking demonstration will feature miso glaze grilled Bok choi, a fresh and exciting way to cook with early season greens. Subscribe to the market’s e-newsletter or follow Southbury Farmers’ Market on Facebook to find out what’s cooking weekly! Open spots for guest vendors are available throughout the season. For more information contact: Sara Blersch, Market Manager, at 203-228-7870 or at southburyfarmersmarket@daffodilhillgrowers.com.

The Southbury Farmers’ Market is producer only, all vendors and farmers are directly involved with growing or producing the item that they are selling. Buying directly from our vendors and farmers guarantees fresh quality produce and educates patrons by teaching how food is raised and why that is important. Join us on June 23rd and visit the market on Thursdays to support your local grower and food artisans. Remember that dollars spent at the market are dollars invested in the community; your support of the market supports our local farmers. Come out and visit the Market, we look forward to seeing you!

This project is funded in part through matching funds from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture through the Community Investment Act, P.A. 05-228.