It is the last week of the Ledyard Farmers Market season and I am so sad that it will soon be over. To celebrate, the market is holding a Community Day and there will be plenty of food and fun as well as a number of non-profits sharing what they do in the community. Come and shop, enjoy dinner and visit with your neighbors. The market is held between 3:30-6:30PM at the Ledyard Fair Grounds. You will find plenty of parking behind Ledyard Center School and a place to sit under the pavilion
Here is what is happening this week at the market:
New vendor Sweet Country Roads will be bringing jams, jellies, relishes, spice and dip mixes, rubs and vinegars! Let’s give this new vendor a warm Ledyard welcome!
Sage Hill Farm will have plenty of their best heirlooms: summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, tomatillos, and husk cherries. They will also have their delicious pastured eggs and a great selection of canned yummies
Zestwill be there with lots of sweet treats including brownies and coffee cakes.
D&L BURTON FARM will be bringing zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers and tomatoes.
Start your Holiday Shopping early! Pine Hill Alpaca Farm will be bringing beautiful Alpaca yarn, felt insoles, hand woven scarves, bird nesting balls ,dryer balls, alpaca socks and hats and felted soap. All of the alpaca yarn and fiber comes from their herd.
Full Heart Farm will be at the market this week with their fresh chicken, lots of veggies and cut flowers.
Stonington Beef will be stocked for the market with ground beef, stew meat, Porterhouse, New York strip steaks just to name a few. They also sell dog bones for your favorite pup!
Oak Leaf Dairy will have a special treat – Goat Milk GELATO flavors available! Stock up on their chevre and curds (Yes you can freeze them!) Also enjoy their feta, marinated feta and aged cheddar. Stock up on their soap and salves. And buy some of their caramel sauce to pour over Holmberg’s local Apple Dumplings!
Secchiaroli Farm will be selling their high quality pork. They are offering a special this week: $2 off/lb on Boneless Chops. They are perfect for making BBQ Pork Nachos! They will also be stocked with Ribs, Bone In Chops, Ham Steaks, Sausages, No Nitrate Hot dogs, Butt Roast, Loin Roast, and Ground Pork.Their variety of sausage include: Breakfast, Maple Breakfast, Sweet or Hot Italian, Jalapeno/Chipotle, Chorizo and Bratwursts.
This week Breads N Cookies. will have Amish tea bread and Chocolate Zucchini Bread. For cookies they will have pistachio, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and oatmeal with cranberries and coconut.The stand will also offer Wildflower Honey plus Maple Syrup from Sugar Maple Farms.
18th Century Purity Farms 18th Century Purity Farm will have nectarines, plums, apples, sweet corn, summer squash, cucumbers, leeks, onions, garlic, fresh cut basil and cilantro, green beans, potatoes (including fingerlings), winter squash, pumpkins, and gourds.
Lucky Girl Bakery This week Lucky Girl Bakery is bringing LOTS of pies and other fall treats including a variety of both apple pies and peach pies, peanut butter cup, pumpkin, black bottom pumpkin with a cinnamon cheesecake swirl, maybe some harvest pies (a mix of seasonal fruits), and more including pumpkin whoopies and bushels of cut caramels!
Connecticut Gourmet will have their popular artisanal breads like cheese/olive. Stop by to see what else they have been baking this week. I love their breakfast cookies! They are filled with good healthy stuff.
Dragon’s Blood Elixir will be at the market and it is always fun to see what sauces they have been magically brewing in their kitchens.
In addition, the Ledyard Fire Department will be selling their famous Chili and Boy Scout Troop 12 will have popcorn. Other non-profits include Ledyard Chain, Democratic Town Committee.FIRST Robotics Team, Friends of Ledyard Libraries, Gales Ferry Fire Company, Ledyard Garden Club
Ledyard Lions, Ledyard Rotary, Registrar of Voters, Republican Town Committee, Thames River Quilters and Tono Dolce.
About the author: Although Linda Davis was born and raised a city kid, she has a passion for Farmers’ Markets and buying (and eating) locally grown food. She has been a licensed real estate agent in Ledyard CT for over 35 years. She has a long history of community service and currently serves as Chairman/Deputy Mayor of the Ledyard Town Council.