Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardLittle Bites of Ledyard is a compilation of Ledyard news, events and items of interest in the Ledyard Community. Not enough for a blog post but just a bite with direct links to more information!  This week I have news about the the next Ledyard Town Council Meeting, the Wednesday’s Farmers Market, voting and the Ledyard Food Pantry.

Ledyard MEETING NOTICE: The Ledyard Town Council meets Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00PM at the Town Hall Annex. Items on the agenda include purchase of a document management system, discussion of extra individual trash carts for a fee, change of start time for trash/recycling collection pick up from 7AM to 6AM.

There is still good stuff to be had at the Ledyard Farmers Market.  Check out their NEWSLETTER for a list of vendors and food trucks.  Yes, Ekonk Turkey Farm will be back with their famous turkey salad.

Only 42 days left until the Presidential Election. Comprehensive voter information is found at www.votect2016.org

The Friends of the Ledyard Food Pantry now have donation boxes at Village Market, Holdridge Farm Nursery, and the Hallway at Gales Ferry Landing. Household products from the new Dollar Tree in Gales Ferry make up our wish list! If you would like to donate from your couch, check our Friends of the Food Pantry wish list.

 

Donate to the Ledyard food Pantry


Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardLittle Bites of Ledyard is a compilation of Ledyard news, events and items of interest in the Ledyard Community. Not enough for a blog post but just a bite with direct links to more information!  This week I have news about upcoming Ledyard Town Meetings, the Ledyard Food Pantry and of course the Ledyard Farmers Market.

The Town Council meetings for the week beginning September 18, 2016 can be accessed on the Accela (IQM2) Web Portal . Meetings are open to the pubic.

Rolling Tomato and Munchies food trucks will both be at the Ledyard Farmers Market on Wednesday. Perfect timing to grab dinner!  You will find market information plus a list of all the vendors in this week’s market newsletter.

I launched the Friends of the Ledyard Food Pantry this week on Facebook.  While the Town of Ledyard encourages donations of basic foodstuffs to the Ledyard Food Pantry, "Friends of the Ledyard Food Pantry" was created to provide and encourage the donation of additional food options, personal care items and household products. The pantry is opened on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9-11AM as well as Thursday from 5-7PM. Signing up as a friend is free and you will be updated with latest news and activities of the Ledyard Food Pantry.

Speaking of the Ledyard Food Pantry, starting Monday, September 19 and lasting until September 30, the Ledyard Public Libraries will be accepting items for the Ledyard Food Pantry in lieu of fines.

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Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardLittle Bites of Ledyard is a compilation of Ledyard news, events and items of interest in the Ledyard Community. Not enough for a blog post but just a bite with direct links to more information!  This week I have news about the Ledyard Regional Visiting Nurse Agency, the next Ledyard Town Council Meeting, Joining Night for the Ledyard Cub Scouts and Wednesday’s Farmers Market

Healthcare today is rapidly changing and Ledyard Regional Visiting Nurse Agency is changing with it. Many Ledyard residents don’t know about the Town Nurses or that they make home visits. The only thing you have to do is ask for your Ledyard nurses from your doctor or hospital/nursing home discharge planner. If you don’t, due to the competitiveness that now exists in healthcare, another agency will be sent to your home. Here is a testimonial:

“Excellent, excellent care. Nikki, Brenda and Krista exceeded all expectations. My only regret is that I did not take the time to do this earlier. Ledyard VNA provides a much needed service and are to be commended. I thank them for all they do.” -  Claire Murphy - Ledyard

For more information 860-464-8464 - Ledyard Regional VNA

Ledyard Town Hall AnnexLedyard MEETING NOTICE: The Ledyard Town Council meets Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00PM at the Town Hall Annex. Items on the agenda include Letters of Commendation from Police Chief John Rich, a Library Commission Report from John Bolduc and a vote on end of Fiscal Year 2015-201 budget transfers as well as a vote on the replacement of the existing Town Hall boilers to propane units.

Ledyard Cub Scout Joining Night will be held at Gallup Hill School or Ledyard Center School from 6-8PM on September 14th This is an opportunity to learn about Cub Scouts and what it has to offer. Open to boys entering grades K-5. You do not need to come right at 6 or for the whole time.

My favorite Turkey Pot Pie and Turkey Salad will be offered by Ekonk Hill Farm Wednesday Night at the Ledyard Farmers Market!  You’ll find all the information in their Newsletter.


Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardLittle Bites of Ledyard is a compilation of Ledyard news, events and items of interest in the Ledyard Community. Not enough for a blog post but just a bite with direct links to more information!  This week I have news about Ledyard Trash Pickup, the Ledyard Farmers Market, Ledyard Libraries and the Ledyard Fair.

Ledyard Trash Talk from the Public Works Director – I posted this message from the Ledyard Public Works Director on the Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook. Many people were surprised about the information about plastic bags and the pizza boxes.   “By way of an important reminder, plastic bags are NOT acceptable for recycling and should NOT be placed in the blue cart. This has been observed to be a widespread issue. If it is your practice to collect acceptable recyclables in plastic bags, they must be emptied from the bags into the blue cart and the bags reused or disposed of as trash. Also, soiled paper and cardboard, such as greasy pizza boxes, are not acceptable as recyclable. Any portion of such items that is soiled must be disposed of as trash (e.g., the clean portion of pizza boxes may be separated from the soiled portion and placed in the blue cart with the soiled portion going in the trash cart).”

Due to the Ledyard Fair taking place on the Fairgrounds, the Ledyard Farmers Market will be on the grassy area between the Bill Library and the Ledyard Congregational Church. Some Market hours, same Market day, just a different Market location. This is for one week only. On Sept. 14 they will be back on the Fairgrounds as normal.  Here are some of the Vendors you will find at the market.

The Friends of the Ledyard Libraries are holding their  Annual Book Sale with paperbacks, hardcover fiction, and many, many categories of non-fiction books. They also have puzzles, games, DVDs, CDs and books on CD. There are a few select VHS tapes as well. Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday Sept. 7th, 6-9 pm member's night. Members in good standing free entry, $5 entry for all others.
Free entry the remaining days:
Thurs, Sept. 8th, 9am - 9pm
Fri, Sept. 9th, 9am - 9pm
Sat, Sept. 10th 9 am - 9pm Prices cut in half
Sun, Sept. 11th, 12pm - 6pm Prices cut in half again
Mon, Sept. 12th, 9am - 9pm All items 25 cents

The 71st Ledyard Fair will be held on Friday, September 9, 10 and 11. This year’s talent features Season Three Winner of The Voice, Country Western star Cassadee Pope and local favorite Braiden Sunshine. They will both be performing on Sunday. For the whole scoop visit the Official Ledyard Fair Website.

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Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardLittle Bites of Ledyard is a compilation of Ledyard news, events and items of interest in the Ledyard Community. Not enough for a blog post but just a bite!

The 71st Ledyard Fair will be held on Friday, September 9,10 and 11. This year’s talent features Season Three Winner of The Voice, Country Western star Cassadee Pope and local favorite Braiden Sunshine. They will both be performing on Sunday. For the whole scoop visit the Official Ledyard Fair Website.

The Ledyard Food Pantry will be closed on Saturday, September 10, 2016 due to the Ledyard Fair.  Speaking of the pantry, making a donation to the Pantry is now easier than ever!  Here you’ll find an up-to-date Wish List and you won’t have to leave the comfort of your home to do the shopping.

Rolling Tomato, Uncle D's Blazin' BBQ, and Munchies will be at the Ledyard Farmers Market this week to provide dinner options to carry out or eat at the Market on one of the many picnic tables under the Holdridge Pavilion. CLICK HERE for more about this week's Wednesday market.

The Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook often talks trash!  For what you need to know about Ledyard’s Curbside Collection, read the latest FAQ sheet.


Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardLittle Bites of Ledyard is a compilation of Ledyard news, events and items of interest in the Ledyard Community. Not enough for a blog post but just a bite!

ATTENTION all Community Organizations and Non profit groups based in Ledyard and Gales Ferry:  The Ledyard Farmers Market will be hosting a Community Night on Wednesday, Sept. 14 during regular Market hours, 4PM-6:30PM. If your group would like to be included, go HERE and click on the Community Organizations link. Click on the link for the application, print out and mail to Ledyard Farmers Market Assoc. PO Box 334, Ledyard, CT 06339. Deadline for application submission is August 24. There is no cost to organizations.

Speaking of the Ledyard Farmers Market, Munchies will be back tomorrow as well as some old and new friends. You can read it all HERE.

Before you ask, “What is that low flying helicopter?” Eversource is conducting an aerial patrol of vegetation on transmission lines throughout the state. Ledyard is one of the towns being patrolled.
DATES INCLUDED: August 17, 2016 through August 26, 2016

DESCRIPTION OF AIRCRAFT: Blue & Gray Helicopter, Tail # N1431W & Blue & White Helicopter, Tail ‪#‎N411DD‬.
FLIGHT TIMES: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.
CONTACT INFO: Contact Matthew Colebrook at 860-368-9795 or Matthew.Colebrook@eversource.com

There are plenty of ways to help the Ledyard Food Pantry including donating clean and unoened toiletry items from hotels.  We make cute little gift baskets with them! You can drop yours off at the food pantry which is opened Tues, Thurs, Sat 9-11 and Thurs 5-7. Or at the donation box in the hallway at Gales Ferry Landing behind CVS.


Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardCub Scout Pack 12 Gales Ferry will be holding a food drive for the Ledyard Pantry in front of Ledyard Village Market on July 23rd from 9am-1PM. As I mentioned in a previous post,  the use of food pantries increase during the summer and the number of donations decrease. These mini-drives will keep the pantry stocked until the big “Scouting for Food” drive in November.

Want to see hundreds of vintage classic cars? Want to win some great raffle prizes? Saturday July 23 10:00AM to 2:00PM at the Ledyard Fairgrounds. Over 250 show cars are expected at this Community Event. * Free Parking for Spectators * Great Food& Beverages *Live Music DJ * Tea Cup Raffle Prizes *Check Out the Prize Table *Free Admission *50/50 Raffle Drawing *More Trophies
*Covered Pavilion with Seating All proceeds fund the Ledyard Rotary Community Service. Scholarships & Ledyard Rotary Foundation. In the event of a Rain-Out on 7/23 , this Cruise will be held Saturday 7/30. For more information go to http://www.ledyardrotary.org/ or call 860-460-2287

ATTENTION all Community Organizations and Non profit groups based in Ledyard and Gales Ferry: The Ledyard Farmers Market will be hosting a Community Night on Wednesday, Sept. 14 during the Ledyard Farmers Market hours, 4PM-6:30PM. If your group would like to be included, go to The Ledyard Farmers Market Website and click on the Community Organizations link. Click on the link for the application, print out and mail to Ledyard Farmers Market Assoc. PO Box 334, Ledyard, CT 06339. Deadline for application submission is August 24.

Bands needed for Battle of the Bands. This is a fundraiser for Ledyard Education Advancement Foundation (LEAF), co-sponsored by LEAF, Ledyard Parks & Recreation and Ledyard Police Union. Date for Battle of the Bands will be Monday, August 8, 2016 (rain date August 15, 2016) at 6:30 pm at Holdridge Pavilion (by Ledyard Center School). Cash prize for best band is $600. If your band is interested in participating, please contact Naomi Rodriguez at (860) 464-2003, naocry@comcast.net or Don Grise at (860) 464-9112, don@ledyardrec.org.


From the Ledyard Farmers Market

LogoIt was nice of the weather to cooperate last week and give us a break from the heat. It turned out to be a wonderful day at the Market. There will be lots or fresh eggs and locally ground cornmeal this week. Can you guess which vendor will be there with these goodies? Glad to see you back, Davis Farms.

 

Hidden Brook Gardens has had some beautiful pattypan squash recently. Here is a recipe that will make good use of them.

Have you tried cornmeal pancakes? How about covered with raspberry syrup? You can pick up all of the main ingredients you need from Davis Farms and Upper Pond Farm to make this middle of the week supper.

The market is held every Wednesday on the Ledyard Fair Grounds in Ledyard Center on RT 117.  If you are a Facebook Member, the links below will take you to the vendor Facebook Pages. Click on the links and give them a "like". Their pages are a great place to read market updates.


Stonewall Apiary, LLC
Connecticut Gourmet

Secchiaroli Farm
18th Century Purity Farm
Marks’ Woodworks
Anastasia’s Coffee
Davis Farms
Dragon’s Blood Elixir
Meadow Stone Farm
Breads ‘N’ Cookies
Sweet Country Roads, LLC
Hidden Brook Gardens, LLC
Shepherd’s Harvest
Bluebird Garden Design
Zest Fresh Pastry, LLC
Upper Pond Farm 

Rolling Tomato will be there for dinner to carry out or eat at the Market at on of the many picnic tables under the Holdridge Pavilion.

And this week special guest vendors:

Preston Ridge Vineyard
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm
Thames River Quilt Guild
Biittersweet Gardens
 

Just in from the Ledyard Farmers Market

LogoIt was another beautiful day at the Market last week. The threatened rain held off and the Market was enjoyed by another large crowd. Everyone was delighted by the musical stylings of Ken Atkins and the Honky Tonk Kind. Hopefully they will be back sometime.

Have you thought about changing up the look of your yard? Is your curb appeal a little drab? Stop by and talk to Alyssa at Bluebird Garden Design. She will help you get your existing yard looking better or reshape your yard into the masterpiece you've always longed for.

The market is held every Wednesday on the Ledyard Fair Grounds in Ledyard Center between the School and the Library on RT 117.  If you are a Facebook Member, the links below will take you to the vendor Facebook Pages. Click on the links and give them a “like”. Their pages are a great place to read market updates.

Check out this week's vendors:

Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm will be back this week with lots of fresh cuts of turkey and chicken. Have you tried their homemade turkey salad? So delicious!

Mark's Woodworks is offering a 10% discount on purchases this week to all active military. Just show your ID when making your purchase.
This week at the Market we have our usual full time vendors:

Stonewall Apiary, LLC
Connecticut Gourmet

Secchiaroli Farm
18th Century Purity Farm
Marks’ Woodworks
Anastasia’s Coffee
Dragon’s Blood Elixir
Meadow Stone Farm

Breads ‘N’ Cookies
Sweet Country Roads, LLC
Hidden Brook Gardens, LLC

Shepherd’s Harvest
Bluebird Garden Design
Zest Fresh Pastry, LLC

Along with the following guest vendors:
Upper Pond Farm

Farm to Gold Ghee
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm
Broad Brook Maple Syrup
Bittersweet Garden at Cabin Creek Farm
Rolling Tomato will be there for dinner to carry out or eat at the Market on one of the many picnic tables under the Holdridge Pavillion. Entertainment this week is provided by Smart
Play
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Just in from the Ledyard Farmers Market

What a great day at the Market last week. It was the biggest turnout of the year and this week should be even better. This is the time to stock up for those Fourth of July cookouts and parties. The fresh veggies are coming on in ever increasing numbers and will only be more plentiful as the summer rolls along.

The market is held every Wednesday on the Ledyard Fair Grounds in Ledyard Center between the School and the Library on RT 117.  If you are a Facebook Member, the links below will take you to the vendor Facebook Pages. Click on the links and give them a “like”. Their pages are a great place to read market updates.

Check out this week's vendors:

Hidden Brook Gardens will have lots of fresh cabbage this week. How should you prepare this great early summer brassica? How about Fried Cabbage and Bacon with Onion
Everyone knows the honey from Stonewall Apiary is delicious but did you know there are lots of other uses for honey? Check out these uses and you will know that honey is truly one of the healthiest foods.

This week at the Market we have our usual full time vendors:

Stonewall Apiary
Connecticut Gourmet
Flatland Alpacas
Secchiaroli Farm
18th Century Purity Farm
Marks’ Woodworks
Anastasia’s Coffee
Dragon’s Blood Elixir
Meadow Stone Farm
Breads ‘N’ Cookies
Sweet Country Roads, LLC
Hidden Brook Gardens, LLC
Shepherd’s Harvest
Bluebird Garden Design
Zest Fresh Pastry, LLC
Along with the following guest vendors:
Upper Pond Farm
Colleens Dichroic Jewelry
The Potters Circle
Right Path Organic Café
Kettlepot Soap
Stephanie Morton, Handweaver
Bittersweet Floral

Rolling Tomato will be there for dinner at the Market, or carry out and Ken Atkins and Paul Davis will be on hand to provide musical entertainment while you're shopping.