This week at the Farmer's Market:
We have special sales and new produce this Saturday at the Stonington Farmer's Market in the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
On Sale this week: Pork shoulder picnic and butt roasts at Stonyledge Farm. Ask Belinda and Ed for suggestions on how to slow braise these cuts for a delicious winter meal.
New this week: Long River Farm of Old Lyme joins us with heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, and oak leaf salad mix. Please welcome Walter Potts and his fresh veggies to the winter market!
Featured customers: Bekah, Morgan and Milo (yes, of "Poor Morgan" graphic design and hand pulled custom screen printing here in the Mill) tell us what's been delicious on their plates - Thai veggie pot-pie (gluten-free, vegan) from Shayna B's. All thumbs up!
Falls Creek Farm has freshly picked lettuce, mixed greens, kale, spinach, Pac choi, fingerling potatoes, radishes, leeks, and onions. Pick up artisan mushrooms at Maggie's Farm, eggs at Davis Farm, seafood at Jenna Lynn's, lamb at Iris Creek Farm, local apples and beans at 18th Century Purity Farm, goat cheese at Beltane Farm, loaves of bread at Two Dogs Baking, live sprouts at Aiki-Farm, and many other local, organic, fresh foods throughout the market.
Stay for a while in our café area with a hot breakfast wrap from Summer Hill Catering and hot soup from Shayna B's. Enjoy live music with Joe Berglund and Thread City string band (they appreciate tips for their generosity).
One-of-a-kind fashion and household goods this week include silver, precious stones, and vintage pieces at Spencer Hill Jewelry; hand dyed silk scarves from Jude Lazerlere; and hand-woven rugs and blankets from Stephanie Morton. Ask Stephanie about her workshops in hand weaving, dying and spinning wool (see http://stephaniemortonhandweaver.com/basics/).
Thank you, everyone, for your sincere care and support last week for Peg Moran. Her devotion and spirit will not be forgotten at the market. We've heard that Whit Davis (of Davis Farm) is suffering from flu and Lyme disease, and if you'd like to add to the shower of cards being sent to him, his address is 253 Briar Hill Road, Groton CT 06340.
We look forward to your company at the Market this Saturday. Cheers!
P.S. See Stonington Farmers' Market featured in the magazine, Foodies of New England, Winter 2015 issue.