New Milford’s winter farmers market finds new digs
NEW MILFORD — The winter farmers market will have a new home beginning this Saturday.
For the past few years, the market has been held at the Lillis Building on East Street, which also houses the school district’s central offices. But when the former school wasn’t available this year, the organizers moved it to Meadowbrook Gardens, 228 Danbury Road.
“We’re excited,” said Paul Bucciaglia, of Fort Hill Farm in New Milford, and the new winter farmers market organizer.
The market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, 21 and 28, as well as Jan. 4 and 11.
He said Jeff and Pam Stevens, who own Meadowbrook Gardens, have always supported Fort Hill Farm and welcomed the market to their greenhouse for six Saturdays this season. He said Fort Hill Farm also participates in Westport’s winter farmers market and was please to have New Milford’s market in a greenhouse because its ideal for the crops during the colder weather.
“They’re really doing us a favor,” Bucciaglia said. “It’s a really generous thing.”
The market will include products from nine local vendors.
Averill Farm in Washington will sell apples and honey; Fort Hill Farm in New Milford will have certified organic vegetables; Green Granary in New Milford is selling coffee and baked goods, Happy Acres from Sherman offers grass-fed beef; Howling Flats Farm in Canaan will have pastured-raised chicken; Mountainview Farm in Kent will have vegetables, garlic, pork and maple syrup; Nature View Farm in Bridgewater is selling milk, eggs, pork, lamb and vegetables; Wave Hill Bread in Norwalk is offering artisan breads and pastries; and Loretta's Yarns is selling knitted crafts.
“We really worked hard to get a great mix of vendors,” he said.