We often find ourselves in a bit of a hectic state as we change the calendar from August to September. The slow days of summer suddenly give way to the relentless routine of fall. Back to school, back to work, and back to “reality” we go! Persevering through the routine, we are reminded of the little things that make this time of year so special. Nights begin to cool. Leaves begin to change. Pumpkin-spiced everything begins to appear.
September also brings the best of market season. The hearty summer harvest is joined by the favorites of fall. The weather becomes ideal for market strolls. The community gathers to celebrate a beautiful time of year in New England.
Our market is fortunate to have farmers who offer an abundant harvest through the end of the season. Yes, some veggies will disappear in the coming weeks. I remember having to say goodbye to my beloved broccoli rabe a few Saturdays before the season ended last year. Most of the veggies we enjoy all summer, however, will be with us until the end. Don’t get sad (yet) - several weeks of local salads, fresh herbs, and sweet corn are still ahead!
This Saturday’s market is shaping up to be simply delicious. The morning will bring plenty of sunshine and hints of the crisp fall ahead. River Crest Farm, Vaiuso Farm, and Ekonk Hill Farm will anchor the market alongside 11 vendors. Please note that Clover Nook Farm will not be at the market this Saturday. They certainly have a good excuse – Lars is getting married! We wish Lars, Amanda, and their crew the best as they celebrate!
Saturday, September 12
Sun and clouds. 60s. Dry.
Live Music: One Guitar, One Bum
Food Truck: Grateful Dog
River Crest Farm – A variety of peppers, onions, garlic, eggplant, tomatoes, plants, and flowers, etc.
Vaiuso’s Farm – A variety of lettuce, kale, squash, cucumbers, basil, cilantro, corn, etc.
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm – CT-raised beef, pork, turkey, and chicken. Eggs, too!
Bayview Kitchen - Pastas and sauces made fresh in Milford.
Dash n’ Drizzle – Oils and spices.
Oronoque Farms Bakery – Cider donuts, a variety of pies, and cookies.
Wild Women Coffee – Several hot brews, cold brew, and of course beans for your kitchen.
Renewal by Anderson
Home Goods and Gifts:
Heather’s Usborne Books
Ridge Runner Soaps
Sue Glennon’s Daisy Blue
Bead by Bead
Park Lane Jewelry