Farmers' Market season opens
Ellington - posted Apr, 23 2013
ELLINGTON - Farmers are transplanting seedlings, turning the soil and pleading with Mother Nature for warmer temperatures in preparation for opening day of the Ellington Farmers’ Market on May 4 from 9 a.m.-noon. The inaugural event of the season at Arbor Park in the center of town will feature this spring's newest Barnyard Babies, including a Name the Calf contest with a $50 market certificate awarded to the winning name. Returning nearly all vendors from last season including the ever-popular Luann's Bakery, The Fish Market and Copper Hill Farm (organic produce and pork) the market also boasts an exciting array of new vendors including strawberries from Scantic Valley Farm, Summer’s Sweetest melons, Jean and Milo’s Kettle Korn, ShaynaB and the Pickle Gluten Free Bakery and a host of vendors who will offer a variety of local produce, plants, dairy, beef, poultry, cheese, honey, specialty foods, alpaca products, handmade soaps, artisan wares and more. Each Saturday guest vendors and special events will focus on a particular theme for the day. Every market Saturday promises to be a lively community event providing education, entertainment and the celebration of Ellington’s rich agricultural heritage, while promoting and supporting local farmers and entrepreneurs. The schedule of events including weekly market happenings can be found at www.ellingtonfarmersmarket.com.