There is nothing like fresh produce and one of the best places in Litchfield Hills to find it is at Kent’s Farmers Market that is open every Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. through October 29 on 9 South Main Street across from NAPA Auto. There are so many choices so grab your bag and come on down and browse an assortment of offerings from fresh veggies, steaks, baked goods, and prepared foods to fruit and arts and crafts.
Ridgeway farm will be there offering a wide assortment of veggies from winter squash and musk melons to carrots, garlic, kale, and even ground beef, ribs, sausage, and kielbasa, and much more, perfect for an autumn feast. The Village Farm offers locally grown apples and pears, colorful fall mums, purple-red sun and red Norland potatoes, shunkyo radishes, leeks, garlic and shallots, and much more, all certified and naturally grown. Kent Market Garden has a fine assortment of kale, swiss chard, eggs, and heirloom tomatoes while Sharon Mountain Microgreens offers delicate microgreens year-round. If you are in the mood for red meat don’t miss the De Hoek Farm’s NY strip steaks, brisket, flank, flap, and flat iron steak, perfect for grilling. For some sweet relief, head to Falsonwood Farms for wildflower honey, knotweed honey, and pure beeswax candles, and, then check out Sophie’s Restaurant and Bakery that is offering a fine selection of tempting goodies.
If you have worked up a thirst, no worries, stop off at New Park Brewing that is offering blender double raspberry and Laurel DIPA, and Cloudscape IPA. If you are not in the mood to cook, check out My Chef to Go who is offering Greek favorites, and Soups by James Fox who has cooked up a variety of tasty homemade soups, stews, and gumbos, ideal for a cool autumn night. For a healthy snack, An Average Jill offers wholesome Moon Mix and Sunrise granola, for something with a little zest, check out Rachel’s Salsa, and don’t miss Free Range Pickles that come in a variety of flavors.
Why not treat yourself or a friend to a special gift… Vine Gate Lavender is offering a number of lavender-inspired products including dried lavender bunches and the Cozy Cottage, which has an interesting variety of unique embroidered items for sale.
For up-to-date information and the recipe of the week visit the Kent Farmers Market website.