Winter market offers pick-me-up to combat winter blues

By Melanie Savage
Mansfield - posted Mon., Feb. 7, 2011
Brian O'Hara, from Tobacco Road Farm in Lebanon, has long been involved with the Storrs Farmers' Market. File photo by Melanie Savage.
Brian O'Hara, from Tobacco Road Farm in Lebanon, has long been involved with the Storrs Farmers' Market. File photo by Melanie Savage.

With back-to-back winter storms taking their toll, and more than two feet of snow still on the ground, fresh produce can be a great pick-me-up to combat the winter blues. The Storrs/Mansfield Winter Farmers Market meets twice a month (second and fourth Saturdays), from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Mansfield Public Library at 54 Warrenvile Road. Recent participants at the market include Bailey’s Maple Syrup and Honey and  Shundahai Farm from Storrs, Beltane Farm and Tobacco Road Farm from Lebanon, Dondero Orchards from South Glastonbury, Four Mile River Farm from Old Lyme, La Petite France French Bakery from Stafford Springs, and Windhover Farm from Mansfield Center.  

Between them, vendors at the market are usually able to offer a large variety of goods and produce at this time of year, including apples, kale, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, garlic, salad greens, sprouts, turnips, maple syrup, honey, goat cheese, eggs, breads, pies and home-grown meats, among other things. Sign up for market newsletters to keep informed regarding what’s available as the season progresses. E-mail StorrsFarmersMarket@gmail.com to be added to the list.


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