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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Buying Farmed Goods

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A large number of people visited Westport’s new Farmers Market today. It was the market’s first day and will run every Thursday at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westport Country Playhouse through October. Vendors from various Connecticut farms sold vegetables and fruits. Some also sold baked goods, honey, flowers and soap. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com


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How about Saturday or Sunday hours so an employed Westport resident can enjoy it?

Posted by Earl Jones on June 30, 2006 at 01:35 AM | #

Working women and men have several weekend choices for excellent farmers’ markets. These have been going on for several years, so the choice of Thursday for Westport allows some of the best farmers the opportunity to come here.

Weston’s saturday morning market has been functioning for many years. Greenwich’s farmers’ market is right by the Greenwich railroad station every Saturday morning… several of the participants in Westport’s farmers market have stations there. And Georgetown’s farmers’ market is every Sunday ... just drive up Route 57. Warrups Farm in Redding attends some of these farmers’ markets but later in the season opens its own organic farm stand.

Many kudos and absolutely no criticism should go to to Paul Newman for finally initiating a local Westport farmers’ market.

The awesome farmers’ markets of California (particularly Santa Cruz) and Europe should set a standard that we in Conneciticut strive for… we should go out of our way to support local farmers of the field and the sea.

What a fine, auspicious beginning for Westport this last Thursday was. Being a member of a dual working household I’ll see you late on Thursdays or on Saturdays at Greenwich or Weston and on Sundays in Georgetown.

Posted by werner liepolt on June 30, 2006 at 03:06 AM | #