Happy Market Season!
Planning for market season began the first week of February. Yes, February! We huddled in the Parson’s Center, discussing everything from Kids’ Days to tomatoes, as a cold wind tossed the snow around outside. I ended the meeting with optimism: “It may be hard to believe, but it will be market season in no time!”
Milford, it’s time.
Happy market season! In the sunshine of June we celebrate the start of Downtown Milford’s 14th farmers market at our new Wasson Field location. We cannot wait for you to be a part of it! Follow the map to your farmers market friends...
The market opens at 9 on Saturday. Three produce farms will offer early season favorites, including strawberries, rhubarb, greenhouse tomatoes, scallions, garlic, and leafy greens. For your own garden creations there will be a colorful assortment of flowers and veggie plants. Please note that it is early in the growing season and we are just getting started. In a few weeks our produce tables will be much larger and diverse, offering the bounty of a Connecticut summer.
Father’s Day is this weekend. Katie from Ekonk Hill Farm will have a wide-selection of locally raised beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and eggs. Stop by Roger’s tent for your locally made pastas and jarred sauces. The folks at Scratch Baking will offer their delicious breads and sweet treats. In total there will be at least 15 tents to explore. Pick up his favorites and localize your Father’s Day celebrations.
Oh, and I almost forgot, be sure to bring your dull knives along with your farmers’ market bags! Harper Keehn will be sharpening knives throughout opening day. I’ve seen some intriguing things at our market through the years, but Harper’s setup is at the top of the list! You never know what you’ll find at the Downtown Milford Farmers’ Market...
Plenty of sunshine. Comfortable. Temperatures in the 70s. Perfect for a farmers market stroll.
Be sure to Checkout:
Live music by Stephen Bennett.
Knife sharpening at Harper Keehn’s tent.
Massages at Healthy Energy Therapeutics's tent.
Clover Nook Farm – Early season veggies, berries, and potted plants
River Crest Farm – Early season veggies, berries, eggs, potted plants, and flowers
Vaiuso’s Farm – Veggie plants, potted plants, and flowers
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm – Eggs and a wide-selection of local meats, including beef, chicken, turkey, and pork
The Cookie Cutter
Health and Wellness...
Home Goods and Gifts...
Crystal Beetham Art
Beauty and Skincare...
Sue Glennon’s Daisy Blue