You don’t have to look far for fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies. The Ashford Farmers Market, which is overseen by the Ashford Conservation Commission, is once again open for business.
The market runs every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Mother’s Day in May through the end of October in the parking lot across the street from Knowlton Hall in the Warrenville section of Ashford. In 2020, the Ashford Farmer’s Market was able to run safely despite the Covid-19 pandemic and even stayed open into November thanks to an availability of produce.
The market typically features nine vendors. On a recent Sunday in June, Barton Farms of Scotland was offering fresh, no-spray strawberries while B-Z-B Farm of Canterbury was selling a variety of meats including ground beef and knockwurst. Other vendors include: Willow Valley Farm of Willington; KD Crop Farms of Chaplin; Hundred Acre Farm of Canterbury; Ethier Farm of South Glastonbury and Country Comfort Cooking of Sterling. In addition to produce and meats, you can purchase baked goods, jams, jellies and cheeses.
Loretta Wrobel, chair of the Ashford Conservation Commission, said the market will also likely feature live music performances this year.
For more information about the market and to find out what’s being sold each week, visit the Ashford Farmers Market’s Facebook page.
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