The folks at Stanziato’s Wood Fired Pizza posted a fun, off-the-cuff video on Facebook the other day of the flourishing greenhouses at Holbrook Farm in Bethel, CT. Despite the snow and chilly temps outside, it was a warm, lush landscape of herbs and greens inside.
It just goes to prove that you can still find amazing local eats in winter. As I always say, do what you can when you can. It might be a bit of a challenge to eat local in winter, but it’s doable. Even if all you do is buy some local greens for a salad, it’s a start. It counts.
To help inspire you to go local this winter, here’s a list of winter farmer’s markets going on around the state. If I missed any, please let me know and I’ll happily add it to the list. In addition to farmers markets don’t forget that many farms, like Holbrook, with on-farm stands are open in winter too.
The Winter Farmers Market at Norfield Grange
Through May 4, 2013
Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston, CT
Westport Farmers Market
Through March 16, 2013
Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens, 7 Sylvan Lane, Westport, CT
New Canaan Nature Center Winter Farmers Market
Through March 26
144 Oenoke Ridge, New canaan, CT
Farmington ‐ Hill Stead Farmers’ Market
Hill‐Stead Museaum, 35 Mountain Road
Hartford‐Billings Forge Farmers’ Market
Through April 25th
Billings Forge Studio, 563 Broad Street
NEW HAVEN COUNTY
Guilford‐Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market
2351 Durham Road, Big Yellow Barn
New Haven ‐ Edgewood Park Farmers’ Market
Every other Sunday, 10am‐1pm
January ‐ April
Corner of Whalley and West Rock, Parking lot entrance on West Rock Ave.
New Haven ‐ Wooster Square Farmers’ Market
January ‐ April
Russo Park, Corner of Chapel Street and DePalma Court
NEW LONDON COUNTY
Stonington Farmers’ Market
Through April 27
28 Cutler Street, COMO Stonington Community Center
Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market
Through February 24
Coventry High School, Ripley Hill Road
Ellington Farmers’ Market
Fridays (alternating), 4pm‐6:30pm
Jan. 18, Feb. 1, 15, March 1, 15
11 Pinney Street, Indian Valley YMCA
Storrs Farmers Market
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the Month, 3pm‐5pm
Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 9, 23, Mar. 9, 23, Apr. 13, 27
54 Warrenville Road, Mansfield Public Library‐Mansfield Center
JUST OVER THE BORDER: WESTCHESTER, NY
Gossett’s Farm Market
Gossett Brother’s Nursery, 1202 Route 35, South Salem, NY
New Yorkers can also check out the Farmers Market Federation of New York for a listing of winter markets across New York state.
Nice list! It's hard to remember cuz it's so darn cold, but supporting your local farmer and producers is important all year long. 🙂
Exactly, they need support year round.
But I hear you, I am not a fan of the cold. Dragging myself out in winter is no easy task. 🙂