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Next Market: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside at Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue, Norfolk, Conn.

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9:04 pm

Ending the indoor season with a bang!

A special note form the Norfolk Farmers Market

This upcoming season, the Norfolk Farmers Market is hoping to start a Community Supported Market, or  CSM. A CSM is based on the concept of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Like a CSA, customers purchase a weekly share at the beginning of the season. Customers will pick up their shares during every weekly market.

We would like to ensure that this program fits the needs and desires of our farmers market community. In order to make sure we are on the right track, we have put together a brief survey that will help us identify the most appropriate direction for this program. Please help us out by visiting this link and filling out the quick questionnaire. Thank you so much for your time and dedication to the Norfolk Farmers Market.

Ending the indoor season with a bang!

We are so appreciative of our local producers. These hardworking individuals work year round and come to our indoor markets in order to ensure you have access to all the locally produced/raised/crafted goods that we all want. Stop by the Norfolk Winter Farmers Market this Saturday and show your appreciation. As usual, we will be on the 2nd floor of the Norfolk Town Hall, located at 19 Maple Avenue. We’ll see you there!

VENDORS FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – All Cuts of Organic Chicken – whole, half, butterflied, legs, thighs and breast, Cage-Free Eggs and Easy-to-Heat and Eat Entrees, Soups, Pot Pies and Meatballs. Plus a special spring gift for all… vegetable, flower and herb seeds!
Billy’s Dressings – Tasty Gourmet Salad Dressings and Marinades… so good, you’ll come back for more
The Grassy Knoll Farm: Fresh Baked Goods, Prepared Meals, Herbal Teas and Wholesome Organic Body Products
Honey Hive – Handcrafted Goat Milk Soaps, Organic and All Natural Balms, Salves and Spa Products
Howling Flats Farm – Healthy, Fresh Grass-fed Beef, Free-range Poultry, Pork, Sausage and Syrup
Lone Silo Farm – Grass-Fed Beef, Pasture-Raised Chicken, Organic Eggs, Smoky and Sweet Maple Syrup Lost Ruby Farm – The Finest Goat Cheeses in the Land – Try a sample before you buy
Joy Newton – Beautiful, 100% natural linen tea towels and napkins in farm inspired designs
Ziba Cards – Positively inspired, fine handcrafted greeting cards and pendants

HAPPY EASTER, HAPPY PASSOVER & HAPPY SPRING!

9:02 pm

Spring is finally here…

Spring is finally here…
Well, April is finally here and we are all ready for the green grass to make a comeback.

Come share the warmth of community while you shop with friends 😊.  This weekend, we have an impressive lineup of your favorite local vendors with all the wonderful food and body care items you could desire. Stop by the Norfolk Winter Farmers Market this Saturday, open 10-1. We’ll be on the 2nd floor of the Norfolk Town Hall, located at 19 Maple Avenue. Hope to see you there!

VENDORS FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Whole Chickens, Eggs and Easy-to-Heat and Eat Prepared Foods Pre-orders welcome
Billy’s Dressings – Gourmet Salad Dressings and Marinades
Grassy Knoll Farm: Fresh Baked Goods, Prepared Meals, Herbal Teas and Wholesome Organic Body Products Pre-orders welcome
Honey Hive – Goat Milk Soaps, Organic and All Natural Balms, Salves and Spa Products
Howling Flats Farm – Fresh Grass-fed Beef, Free-range Poultry, Pork, Sausage and Syrup Pre-orders welcome
Husky Meadows Farm – Fine Organic Baked Goods, Soups, Seasonings, Natural Teas and Incredible Caramel!
Lone Silo Farm – Grass-Fed Beef, Pasture-Raised Chicken, Organic Eggs, Smoky and Sweet Maple Syrup Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Finest Goat Cheeses in the Land – Try a sample before you buy 😉
Bruce Zinke’s Home Grown – The Freshest Micro-greens and salad mixes around

8:52 pm

A Cure for the Winter Blues

Do you know the best cure for the winter blues?
Sunday brunch! I swear. And you can find all the necessary ingredients for a delicious brunch at the Norfolk Farmers Market this weekend.

Is all of this winter weather making you feel cooped up in your house, hidden away from the cold? Break out and join us at the Norfolk Farmers Market.  This Saturday’s market will be held inside Town Hall at 19 Maple Avenue, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Come upstairs and pick up some sausages, maple syrup, eggs, beef, pork, quiche and soups, honey, handmade soaps, cakes and pies, bread and muffins, and all sorts of other good things. You’ll find plenty of provisions to help you survive the cold this weekend.

VENDORS FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 18

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Prepared Foods, Whole & Butterfly Chickens and Fresh Eggs Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm: Farm Store & Bakery; Awesome Baked Goods, Handmade Organic Bath & Body products Pre-orders welcome
Honey Hive – Fine Goat’s Milk Soaps, Body Lotions, Lip Balms & Herbal Hand Salves
Howling Flats Farm – Grass-fed Beef, Pasture-raised Pork, Free-range Poultry, Chorizo Sausage and Syrup Pre-orders welcome
Lone Silo Farm – Grass-Fed Beef, Pork, Free Range Chicken, Fresh Eggs and Maple Syrup Pre-orders welcome
Bruce Zinke’s Home Grown – Fresh Baby Greens, Salads, Herbs and Sprouts

9:03 pm

March Marches In

February is gone, March is here and…although the weather may turn cold again…the Norfolk Farmers Market is still marching along.

Come celebrate March at this Saturday’s market inside Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Rusty will greet you with a smile, answer your questions and invite you to step upstairs for microgreens, bacon and sausages, maple syrup, eggs, cheeses, short ribs and steaks, quiche and soups, honey, handmade soaps, cakes and pies, bread and muffins, and all sorts of other good things. Enjoy!

VENDORS FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Fresh whole and cut-up chicken, chicken entrees, soup, meatballs and eggs (special: 2 dozen for $7); ask about the frequent fryer program Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm – Soups, preserves, quiche, bread and baked goods Pre-orders welcome
Honey Hive – Soaps, bath balls
Howling Flats Farm – Beef, pork, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Husky Meadows Farm – Baked goods, soups, more foods in season Pre-orders welcome
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses including their new Gouda, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Zinke’s Home Grown – Microgreens, early vegetables as available

8:57 pm

Time to Meet Norfolk’s New Market Manager!

This Saturday’s an exciting one for the Norfolk Farmers Market…it’s the first to be presided over by our new market manager, Rusty Warner.

Come and welcome him to Norfolk…the market will be inside Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. He’ll greet you with a smile, answer your questions and invite you step upstairs for bacon, maple syrup, eggs, cheeses, short ribs, quiche and soup, honey and handmade soaps, bread and muffins, and all sorts of other good things. Enjoy!

VENDORS FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Fresh and frozen chicken (whole and parts), chicken entrees, soup, meatballs and pot pies; ask about the frequent fryer program Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm – Soups, preserves, quiche, bread and baked goods Pre-orders welcome
Honey Hive – Honey, beeswax candles, soaps, bath balls
Howling Flats Farm – Beef, pork, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses including their new Gouda, eggs Pre-orders welcome

10:26 pm

Love and the Norfolk Farmers Market

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Did you know that this Saturday’s market is only 10 short days before Valentine’s Day?

It’s true, so we’ve asked our vendors to come up with interesting things to give to your honey… Read on!

VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Fresh and frozen chickens and chicken parts, eggs, seasonal produce, frozen chicken dishes including chicken parmigiana (ask about the frequent fryer plan) Pre-orders welcome
Billy’s Dressings – Organic fruit and fresh herb salad dressings
Chee-Bee Silkey – Handmade fabric bags, embroidered pillows, aprons, Valentine gifts and jewelry by Joanne Conti
Grassy Knoll Farm – Soups, preserves, bread and baked goods, including Valentine’s cake pops, heart sugar cookies and stromboli Pre-orders welcome
Honey Hive – Honey, beeswax candles
Husky Meadows Farm – Baked goods including cakes and biscotti, seasonal produce, more Pre-orders welcome
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses including their new Gouda, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, vegetables in season

6:50 pm

New Manager for Norfolk Farmers Market

We are happy to share the good news that we have hired a new manager, Seth (Rusty) Warner. He brings with him a wealth of talent and enthusiasm and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him join our team.

Rusty, a New Hartford resident, is a soil scientist and consultant who specializes in building fertile soils using organic methods. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Conservation District, is working with the North West Council of Governments to help promote regional plans of conservation and development, and is a member of the Open Space Preservation Commission of New Hartford. He also has experience in software development and Internet marketing.
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Rusty Warner and family talk with Lost Ruby Farm’s Adair Mali at a recent indoor market.

As manager of the Norfolk Farmers Market, Rusty looks forward to working with its steering committee, the Norfolk community and local businesses to attract more visitors and customers from a wider geographic area. He is also planning to recruit vendors who will offer a more varied mix of products. In his task of managing weekly operations, Rusty will be ably assisted by Norfolk resident, Jordan Rose Lee, who has signed on as assistant manager for a second year.

Indoor Saturday markets continue inside Norfolk’s Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave., from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., February 4 and 18, March 4 and 18 and April 8 and 22. The outdoor season starts on May 13. Check the market website or Facebook page for updates and lists of vendors.

9:58 pm

Breads! Meats! Cheeses! Vegetables! Soups!

Yes, Virginia, there really is an indoor Norfolk farmers market this coming Saturday, January 21, inside Town Hall at 19 Maple Avenue, Norfolk, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.

We thank those of you who faithfully came last week and apologize again for putting the wrong date. This time it’s real and this time we’ll have all kinds of local meats, goat cheeses, eggs, maple syrup, bread and other baked goods, preserves, greens, vegetables (carrots, kale, celery), soups…you won’t believe how many things you’ll be able to find until you come see for yourself! And we can sell you bags to carry it all away, as well as an apron to cook in. See you Saturday!

P.S. Do you have a favorite farmer or food maker who you’d like to see at the market? Let us know, and we’ll try to get them to join us!

VENDORS FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Fresh and frozen chickens and chicken parts, eggs, seasonal produce Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, muffins, cookies, coffee cake, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Howling Flats Farm – Beef, pork, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Zinke’s Home Grown – Microgreens (see below), winter vegetables

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6:07 pm

Ooops!

😳 Ooops…we apologize! The next market is January 21; it was not today. Our webmaster is very embarrassed, and promises never to make that mistake again. Thank you to the faithful followers who turned up looking for us and to Town Clerk Linda Perkins, who was there to set them straight and alert us.

12:25 pm

Keep Eating Local Food Even if Winter’s Here

It’s the toughest time of year for Farm-to-Chefers and locavores alike in the northeast. With winter here, how can you continue to eat locally during the coldest of months?

Here’s a series of tips and tricks for fruits and vegetables from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Chef program:

1. Check out what your local farms are growing indoors. More and more we are seeing local producers using season extension techniques for products such as tomatoes, herbs, lettuces and many other popular vegetables. You may have a favorite producer near you who uses these techniques and you don’t even know it. Do your research, ask around and come to the Norfolk Farmers Market every chance you get (next indoor market: Saturday, January 21, inside Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave., from 10 till 1). And remember that local meats, cheeses, syrup, pickles and preserves, baked goods and even eggs are available all year round!

2. Know how to store your products. Hard winter squashes can keep for up to six months in a cool, dry storage space. While canning and freezing are other great options, you can still have fresh squash long into the winter if you stock up now and store it properly; don’t be tempted to put them in the refrigerator! Check out Oregon State Extension Service’s guide to storing squash at home. Other products that store well include potatoes (make sure you keep them in the dark), radishes (without tops), parsnips, turnips and many other root vegetables.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/sites/default/files/documents/ec1632.pdf

3. Learn your preservation techniques. Centuries before modern refrigeration, cultures around the world had mastered ways to enjoy produce long after its growing season was over. Many of your favorite fruits and veggies can be stored for later use, as long as, you take the time to learn your preservation techniques. Are you a beginner? Start with a simple pickling technique. Cabbage, beets, beans, cucumbers, cauliflower, onions and carrots are all vegetables that take to pickling very well. Stored in mason jars, these are great pre-made options to dress up any crudites platter or charcuterie board. Try one of the techniques on Food Network’s “Canning Pickling and Preserves 101.”
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/packages/canning-pickling-and-preserves-101.html

4. Deep freeze. Many fruits and vegetables store very well in a freezer and do not lose their nutritional value. For example, slice apples, sprinkle with lemon juice and place in an airtight freezer bag to use in apple sauces and baked goods throughout the winter. Beans, broccoli and berries are also great freezable options that don’t lose their vibrant color if stored airtight. Refer to the USDA’s guide to ensure proper food safety when freezing.
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/freezing-and-food-safety/CT_Index

5. When all else fails… be creative! Winter is the time for cooks to use more obscure, in-season, season-extension options. Introduce yourself to lesser-known and appreciated root vegetables and old-fashioned cooking methods and techniques.

12:08 am

A Winter Market’s Tale

We have a tale to tell O… we’ll tell you our tale O… it’s the tale of a merry man moping mum… his soul was sad and his glance was glum… he sipped no sup and he craved no crumb as he sighed for the love of a lady… And the end of the tale? Turns out that he really was sighing for the Norfolk Farmers Market!

Now he can be happy! The first of the 2017 indoor series of markets starts this Saturday, January 7, inside Town Hall at 19 Maple Avenue, one block north of Route 44. Hours are 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. and the market’s on the second floor, accessible by stairs and elevator. Come join us as we celebrate the beginning of 2017.
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New this year: a few artisans will be joining us indoors if space is available. Let us know if you like the idea. And remember you can pre-order from many of these vendors. See the listings below.

VENDORS FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Fresh and frozen chickens and chicken parts, eggs, seasonal produce Pre-orders welcome
Colebrook Crafters – Jewelry, scarves
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, muffins, cookies, soups, preserves, lotions Pre-orders welcome
Howling Flats Farm – Beef, pork, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, beans, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Sweet Wind Farm – Maple syrup, maple products, winter vegetables

NOTES
If more vendors sign up at the last minute, we’ll add them to the list and announce them on our Facebook page.
January 21 is the date of the next market.
You can hear Gilbert & Sullivan’s “I Have a Song to Sing O” on You Tube.

10:01 pm

Happy Holiday Farmers Market in Norfolk!

It’s that time of year again and the holidays are coming up fast! Join us this Saturday, December 3, to celebrate the season, buy gifts for everyone on your list and have a plain old fashioned good time.

You’ll find all kinds of great foods, ornaments, wreaths, toys, skin care products, clothing and jewelry, cards, candles, paintings and more. And a special area, Barnadette’s Bookstore, is devoted to the local authors (and one photographer) listed below; they’ll be there to autograph their books just for you.

Think shopping will make you hungry? We’d like you to know that the Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department is having its annual fundraising Breakfast with Santa preceding the market from 7 to 10 a.m. and Barnadette’s Bistro will be open for lunch…both on the lower level. Market hours are 10 a.m till 2 p.m, an extra hour to give you time to find all the things you’ve been looking for.

Live music by Charles Kaplan, Bistro catered by Colebrook Country Store (menu below).

VENDORS FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

Bear Market – Handmade doll clothes
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Artisanal breads, croissants, cakes, cookies, pizza crusts Pre-orders welcome
Bernadette Shuster – Stuffed animals
Congregational Church – Cards, concert tickets
Delores Coan – Jewelry
Eileen Fitzgibbons – Scrubs, creams, lotions, massage gift certificates
Grassy Knoll Farm – Soups, cookies, muffins, breads, lotions Pre-orders welcome
Great Mountain Forest – Maple syrup, maps, bandanas
Haus of Seba – Handknits, yarn, jewelry
Honey Hive Products – Honey, beeswax candles
Howling Flats Farm – Meats, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Husky Meadows Farm – Winter vegetables, baked goods Pre-orders welcome
Jean Grasmere – Paintings
John & Eve Thew – Weathervanes, paintings, stuffed animals, dolls, aprons
Joy Newton – Printed linens, cards
Lone Silo Farm – Meats, eggs, maple syrup, winter vegetables Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Goat cheeses, pepper jelly, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Mead’s Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Cast planters, succulents, wreaths
Nunwell Glass – Handblown ornaments, goblets, bowls, tumblers, vases, paperweights
Phyllis Diggle – Quilts
Rustling Wind Creamery – Cheeses, milk, butter, yogurt, maple syrup and candy, preserves, pancake mix Pre-orders welcome
Wayne Jenkins – Wreaths, cards, paintings
The Wooden Peg – Cutting boards, salad servers, pens, planters
Zinke’s Homegrown – Wreaths, pine garlands, microgreens

Barnadette’s Bookstore authors: Frank Buyak, Courtney Maum, Stephen Donaldson and Tony Thomson, plus photographer Peter Coffeen

Menu for Barnadette’s Bistro: clam chowder, chili, mac and cheese, baked potatoes and meatball subs, all topped off by eclairs

8:49 am

Holiday Market Adds Lions Club CPR Lessons

The Norfolk Lions Club Ambulance will teach American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR at the Norfolk Farmers Holiday Market December 3, 2016, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m.

If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to 120 beats per minute, such as the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” Immediate CPR triples a person’s chances of survival.

NLCA volunteers will teach you how to perform effective compressions in five minutes. They’ll be at the Holiday Farmers’ Market at Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. The market itself is open for shopping on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., immediately following the Fire Department’s Breakfast with Santa, complete with great local food, artisan wares, holiday greenery and live music. Lunch will be available downstairs, catered by the Colebrook Country Store.

5:44 pm

Good Things to be Thankful for

Just a week to go till Thanksgiving and we’ve put together a farmers market filled with good things for you.

Heap your holiday table with local meats, cheeses, baked goods, soups and preserves, honey, maple syrup and more…and be thankful for being able to enjoy the fruits of all the work your farmers and food producers did to make this moment possible.

Special to this particular indoor market: two artisans with leaf-printed linens and leafy container plants for your table, not to mention the market’s own newly designed roomy canvas shopping bag to carry everything home.

This market is inside Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue, one block north of Route 44, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Then next comes our Holiday Market on Saturday, December 3, inside Battell Chapel at 12 Litchfield Road (Route 272 just south of Route 44), from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., an extra hour, with music by Charles Kaplan.

VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Fresh and frozen chicken, whole and parts; turkey Pre-orders welcome
CariFreshers – Juices
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Howling Flats Farm – Beef, pork, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Joy Newton – Hand printed table and kitchen linens
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, cut flowers, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Mead’s Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Cast plant pots (planted and unplanted), bouquets, plants
Pittsfield Rye & Specialty Breads – Artisanal rye and whole grain breads, sweet breads, rolls
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy Pre-orders welcome
Zinke’s Home Grown – Wreaths, microgreens; herbs, fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and gourds in season

8:42 pm

Make Norfolk a Tradition

Spend time with your local farmers at a special pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market inside Town Hall!

Get ready to celebrate! On Saturday, November 19, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., you’ll find meats, cheeses, greens, root vegetables, baked goods, yogurt, honey and more. You can even place your order for Christmas wreaths! A complete list of vendors will be posted here the Thursday before the market. Takes place at 19 Maple Avenue, Norfolk, one block north of Route 44; just follow the signs. Cancellation due to bad weather will be announced here and on our Facebook page (email subscribers will receive email notification).
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9:32 am

At Last, the Last!

It’s the last of our 2016 outdoor season markets, but you’ll still find good foods to eat on the spot or to take home and cook, plus artisan wares to buy for yourself, your family and your friends. Little Bit Farm is bringing a supply of its colorful heirloom popcorn…treat yourself (this is something special for that special grandchild, too).

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The musicians will be Blue Yonder and there will be several Norfolk groups with us: the Norfolk Curling Club, the Volunteer Fire Department and both the Democratic and Republican committees.

Our next market will be a special pre-Thanksgiving affair inside Town Hall on Saturday, November 19, and it will be followed by our annual Holiday Market inside Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. (an extra hour) on Saturday, December 3. Keep an eye on our Special Events page; winter dates will be posted there soon.

E-newsletter subscribers please note that, unless we have something extraordinary to announce, you will only be getting emails for the pre-Thanksgiving and Holiday markets. Then, when our 2017 twice-monthly indoor season resumes on Saturday, January 7, we’ll be sending out the usual vendor list for each. We look forward to seeing you all. Outdoor markets will resume Saturday, May 13, 2017.

VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Vegetables, flowers, rustic garden ornaments
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Woodcarvings – Decoys, pins, plaques, walking sticks, knife sharpening
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; corn, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Haus of Seba – Jewelry, knitwear, spinning demo this Saturday
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
J&J Village Hotdogs – Hotdogs, beverages
Little Bit Farm – Vegetables, herbs, potted plants, flowers, heirloom popcorn
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, cut flowers, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Cast plant pots (planted and unplanted), bouquets, plants
Ridge Runner Soaps – hand made soaps
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy Pre-orders welcome
Steinen Jewelry – Jewelry
Sun Valley Farm – Asian and other seasonal vegetables, herbs, cut flowers
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, herbs, cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and gourds

9:25 am

October 1 at the Norfolk Farmers Market

Can it be October already? Almost! This Saturday’s market is October 1, the next to last market of the outdoor season, so better hurry over to stock up on your favorites!

Bundle up and come out to see a spinning demonstration by Rhonda of Haus of Seba (see our Facebook page for a photo). She’ll have her own hand knits too, to help you get ready for the really cold weather that lies ahead. Jude Mead and Tim Hitchcock will be the musicians this weekend…and the Norfolk Community Garden will be with us selling salsa and tomatoes…come enjoy!

All sorts of other good things from oils and vinegars, vegetables, preserves, maybe the last of the season’s corn, cider and honey, breads, cakes and cookies, hotdogs and hot sandwiches, gourds and pumpkins, local meats, apples, cheeses, carvings and knife sharpening, possibly some heirloom popcorn, soaps, maple syrup and candy…let your imagination run wild, you’ll probably find it! Rain or shine, we’ll at 19 Maple Avenue, Norfolk, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.

VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Fresh and frozen chickens and chicken parts, eggs, seasonal produce Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Vegetables, flowers, rustic garden ornaments
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Woodcarvings – Decoys, pins, plaques, walking sticks, knife sharpening
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; corn, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Haus of Seba – Jewelry, knitwear, spinning demo this Saturday
Hillhome Country Products – Jams, jellies, pickles, sauces, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
J&J Village Hotdogs – Hotdogs, beverages
Little Bit Farm – Vegetables, herbs, potted plants, flowers, heirloom popcorn
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, cut flowers, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Norfolk Community Garden – Salsa, tomatoes
Olive Oil Factory – Oils and vinegars, plain and infused; gift sets
Ridge Runner Soaps – hand made soaps
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy Pre-orders welcome
Sun Valley Farm – Asian and other seasonal vegetables, herbs, cut flowers
Sweet Wind Farm – Maple syrup, maple products, cut flowers, vegetables
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, herbs, cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and gourds

11:14 pm

Fat Pigs Sold Here!

To Norfolk, to Norfolk to buy a fat pig…when you get here, you might consider our beef, chicken, veal and other food to go with them!

Blue Yonder will play you in, there will be lots to see, buy, eat, enjoy…. We’re ordering up specially good weather for this early fall Saturday…. After this Saturday, only two markets remain of the regular season (October 1 and October 8), but you will still have the pre-Thanksgiving market inside Town Hall on November 19 and the Holiday market inside Battell Chapel on December 3…. Enjoy!

VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Appetito Foods/Chef Josef – Extra virgin olive oils, vinegars
Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Fresh and frozen chickens and chicken parts, eggs, seasonal produce Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Woodcarvings – Decoys, pins, plaques, walking sticks, knife sharpening
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; corn, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Haus of Seba – Jewelry, knitwear
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Jenkins’ Back Yard Garden – Berries, vegetables, cut flowers, herbs
Joy Newton – Printed table linens
Little Bit Farm – Vegetables, herbs, potted plants, flowers
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, cut flowers, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Plant containers, many planted; succulents, cut flowers
My Dad’s Jewelry – Jewelry
Raven’s Edge – Lotions, potions for the skin Pre-orders welcome
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy Pre-orders welcome
Sun Valley Farm – Asian and other seasonal vegetables, herbs, cut flowers
Sweet Wind Farm – Maple syrup, maple products, cut flowers, vegetables
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, herbs, cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and gourds

8:36 pm

The Farmers Market Forecast Is Great in Norfolk

The outlook is great for Saturday’s market. The weather lady’s smiling, lots of your favorite vendors are coming, Sandy & Sandy will be playing again…

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We’ll be in front of Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue, one block north of Route 44, waiting to welcome you from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. with plenty of free parking and wonderful food and artisan wares for your purchase. Come on out…we’re looking forward to seeing you!

VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Fresh and frozen chickens and chicken parts, eggs, seasonal produce Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Vegetables, hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Woodcarvings – Decoys, pins, plaques, walking sticks, knife sharpening
Don Hiller Hot Dogs – Hot dogs, beverages
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; corn, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Haus of Seba – Jewelry, knitwear
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Jenkins’ Back Yard Garden – Berries, vegetables, cut flowers, herbs
Little Bit Farm – Vegetables, herbs, potted plants, flowers
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, cut flowers, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Mapleview Farm – Organic vegetables, fruit in season, salad greens
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Plant containers, many planted; succulents, cut flowers
Nunwell Glass – Goblets, tumblers, bowls, vases, marbles, paperweights in clear and colored glass
Olive Oil Factory – Olive and other oils, vinegars, many of them herb-infused
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy Pre-orders welcome
Steinen Jewelry – Jewelry
Sweet Wind Farm – Maple syrup, maple products, cut flowers, vegetables
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, herbs, cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and gourds

5:43 pm

Time Again for the Norfolk Farmers Market

Time again to tell you what will be happening at the farmers market on Saturday!

As always, good food, flowers and artisan wares will be ready and waiting for you, in a mix of friendly vendors and customers. Music by Joey and the Unfortunates won’t jinx you, we promise…you’ll find yourself swinging as you shop!

VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Fresh and frozen chickens and chicken parts, eggs, seasonal produce Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Vegetables, hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Colebrook Crafters – Jewelry
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; corn, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Haus of Seba – Jewelry, knitwear
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Jenkins’ Back Yard Garden – Berries, vegetables, cut flowers, herbs
Little Bit Farm – Vegetables, herbs, potted plants, flowers
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, cut flowers, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Plant containers, many planted; succulents, cut flowers
Raven’s Edge – Lotions, potions Pre-orders welcome
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy, hand knits Pre-orders welcome
Sun Valley Farm – Asian greens, vegetables
Sweetwind Farm – Maple syrup, maple products, cut flowers, vegetables
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, vegetable plants

5:13 pm

Sweet September Begins in Norfolk

How sweet it’s been! And now it’s September, when everything’s coming to a peak.

All your favorite farmers, food vendors and artisans will be with us this Saturday, along with Corey Bush with music and Phillip Allen with answers to your garden questions.

Please note: this Saturday will be the last chance to stock your freezer with Pittsfield Rye’s Specialty Breads, and your garden with plants from Ginger Creek Nursery…do show them how much you appreciate their wares. And it’s your one-and-only opportunity to get home made pies from the Church of Christ Congregational…better get to the market early for this one! We’re still at 19 Maple Avenue, Norfolk, one block north of Route 44, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. rain or shine, with plenty of free parking.

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VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, September 3

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Fresh and frozen chickens and chicken parts, eggs, seasonal produce Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Vegetables, hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Broad Field Farm – Heirloom tomatoes, summer vegetables, herbs
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Church of Christ Congregational – Pies
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Carvings – Carved wooden pins, decoys, walking sticks, wall plaques; knife sharpening
Creative Wood Turnings – Turned wood bowls, vases, lidded containers, mementoes made to order from special trees
Don Hiller Hot Dogs – Hotdogs, drinks
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; corn, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Funkware Pottery – Ceramic bowls, plates, mugs, cookware
Ginger Creek Nursery – Perennials, shrubs, small trees
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Great Mountain Forest – Maple syrup, maps
Haus of Seba – Jewelry
Hillhome Country Products – Jams, jellies, marmalades, fruit butters, chutneys, sauces and pickles Pre-orders welcome
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Jenkins’ Back Yard Garden – Berries, vegetables, cut flowers, herbs
Joy Newton – Hand printed household linens
Karen Rossi – Metal scuptures, mobiles
Little Bit Farm – Vegetables, herbs, potted plants, flowers
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, cut flowers, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Maple View Farm – Organic greens, fruit and vegetables in season
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Plant containers, many planted; succulents, cut flowers
Nunwell Glass – Bowls, tumblers, goblets, vases, paperweights
Olive Oil Factory – Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plain and flavored; other oils and vinegars
Pittsfield Rye & Specialty Bread – Artisanal specialty breads, including rye and pumpernickel
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy, hand knits Pre-orders welcome
Salsa Loca – Salsa, chips
Sun Valley Farm – Asian greens, vegetables
Sweetwind Farm – Maple syrup, maple products, cut flowers, vegetables
Under Mountain Weavers – Handwoven household linens, scarves, throws
Wooden Peg – Wood planters, cutting boards, pens, bowls
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, vegetable plants

9:43 pm

To Market, To Market…

…to buy a fat pig, a chicken or two, a side of beef, six months’ supply of osso buco…

…and don’t go home without making your choices from all the other great food you’ll find here at the Norfolk Farmers Market. Not to mention artisan wares like glass goblets and jewelry and handwoven placemats and soaps and walking sticks and flower pots and clothing made from upcycled fabrics and freshly sharpened knives…

Music will be by the Acoustic Medicine Show and the red wagons will be waiting and ready at 10 a.m. sharp till 1 p.m. Come discover all the things we didn’t mention!
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VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, August 28

Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
BH Upcycled Designs – Handmade clothes and household things made from upcycled cottons and wools
Black Sheep Farm – Vegetables, hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Broad Field Farm – Heirloom tomatoes, summer vegetables, herbs
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Carvings – Dick Tomaselli’s carved wooden pins, decoys, walking sticks; knife sharpening
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; corn, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Haus of Seba – Jewelry
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Jake’s Roasted Corn – Corn off the grill, toppings, lemonade
Jenkins’ Back Yard Garden – Berries, vegetables, cut flowers, herbs
J&J Village Hotdogs – Hot dogs, soft drinks, coffee
Little Bit Farm – Vegetables, herbs, potted plants, flowers
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, cut flowers, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Maple View Farm – Organic greens, fruit and vegetables in season
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Plant containers, many planted; succulents, cut flowers
Nunwell Glass – Bowls, tumblers, goblets, vases, paperweights
Olive Oil Factory – Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plain and flavored; other oils and vinegars
Pittsfield Rye & Specialty Bread – Artisanal specialty breads, including rye and pumpernickel
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rolling Rock Farm – Salts, peppers, seasoning mixes, surprises Pre-orders welcome
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy, hand knits Pre-orders welcome
Steinen Jewelry – Jewelry
Sun Valley Farm – Asian greens, vegetables
Sweetwind Farm – Maple syrup, maple products, cut flowers, vegetables
Under Mountain Weavers – Handwoven household linens, scarves, throws
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, vegetable plants

12:31 pm

Summer Weather

Summer weather…farmers’ weather!

Rain and sun, warm days and mild nights…all conspiring to keep plants growing, flowering and fruiting…the results will be at the market next weekend. We look forward to seeing you.

9:36 pm

Bountiful August…at the Norfolk Farmers Market

Now the summer harvest is in full swing…and coming to you this Saturday at the farmers market. With a seasoning of hand made glassware, jewelry, decoys and walking sticks, soaps, linens, lotions and potions, you’ll find yourself in heaven!

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Glenn Roth is tuning up to keep you happy while you shop, Jake and Jan will be ready to feed you and all our farmers will be bringing their best. Come see! 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., rain or shine, at 19 Maple Avenue one block north of Route 44. Here’s the list!

VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, August 20

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Chicken: whole, parts, sausage, broth; eggs Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Vegetables, hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Broad Field Farm – Heirloom tomatoes, summer vegetables, herbs
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Carvings – Dick Tomaselli’s carved wooden pins, decoys, walking sticks; knife sharpening
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; corn, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Hartford Baking Company – Breads, brioche, giant pretzels
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Jake’s Roasted Corn – Corn off the grill, toppings
Jenkins’ Back Yard Garden – Berries, vegetables, cut flowers, herbs
J&J Village Hotdogs – Hot dogs, soft drinks
Joy Newton – Household linens
Little Bit Farm – Vegetables, herbs, potted plants, flowers
Lone Silo Farm – Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, maple syrup, cut flowers, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Maple View Farm – Organic greens, fruit and vegetables in season
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Plant containers, many planted; succulents, cut flowers
My Dad’s Jewelry – Jewelry
Nunwell Glass – Bowls, tumblers, goblets, vases, paperweights
Olive Oil Factory – Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plain and flavored; other oils and vinegars
Pittsfield Rye & Specialty Bread – Artisanal specialty breads, including rye and pumpernickel
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy, hand knits Pre-orders welcome
Salsa Loca – Salsa, chips
Sun Valley Farm – Asian greens, vegetables
Sweetwind Farm – Maple syrup, maple products, cut flowers, vegetables
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, vegetable plants

9:08 pm

In Norfolk, the Livin’ Is Easy

Ah, summertime…and the Norfolk farmers market is full of delicious fresh foods to take home and serve or to eat on the spot! Food for your favorite canine companion and plants for your garden too!

On the artisanal side, look for jewelry, soaps and lotions, decoys and walking sticks, turned wooden bowls, planters and even knife sharpening. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Here’s the vendor list!

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VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, August 13

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Chicken: whole, parts, sausage, broth; eggs Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Vegetables, hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Broad Field Farm – Heirloom tomatoes, summer vegetables, herbs
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Colebrook Crafters – Jewelry
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Carvings – Dick Tomaselli’s carved wooden pins, decoys, walking sticks; knife sharpening
Creative Wood Turnings – Bowls, lidded containers, vases, mementos of your favorite tree made to order by Richard Heys
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; corn, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Ginger Creek Nursery – Shrubs, small trees, perennials, herbs, annuals
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Hartford Baking Company – Breads, brioche, giant pretzels
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Jake’s Roasted Corn – Corn off the grill, toppings
Jenkins’ Back Yard Garden – Berries, vegetables, cut flowers, herbs
J&J Village Hotdogs – Hot dogs, soft drinks
Lone Silo Farm – Beef, pork, chicken, eggs, maple syrup, plants, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Little Bit Farm – Vegetables, herbs, potted plants, flowers
Lone Silo Farm – Chickens to order, beef, pork, vegetables, eggs, maple syrup
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Maple View Farm – Organic greens, fruit and vegetables in season
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Plant containers, many planted; succulents, cut flowers
My Dad’s Jewelry – Jewelry
Olive Oil Factory – Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plain and flavored; other oils and vinegars
Pittsfield Rye & Specialty Bread – Artisanal specialty breads, including rye and pumpernickel
Raven’s Edge – Lotions, balms, soaps Pre-orders welcome
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy, hand knits Pre-orders welcome
Snow Farm – Annuals, vegetable and herb plants, hanging baskets
Sun Valley Farm – Asian greens and vegetables
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, vegetable plants

11:29 pm

Kids’ Day at the Norfolk Farmers Market

It’s Kids’ Day at the market and we have something special for you: the Kid’s Play Museum is coming from Torrington with its real life size Erector set!

We’ll also be taking part in Weekend in Norfolk with an extra special delicious array of produce, meats, baked goods, cheeses and other dairy products and much more. Plus a selection of finely handmade goods from several artisans.
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To cap it all off, the Sawtelles are back with their unique music….Enjoy!

VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, August 6

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Chicken: whole, parts, sausage, broth; eggs Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Vegetables, hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Broad Field Farm – Heirloom tomatoes, summer vegetables, herbs
Colebrook Crafters – Jewelry, scarves
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Carvings – Dick Tomaselli’s carved wooden pins, decoys, walking sticks; knife sharpening
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; corn, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Ginger Creek Nursery – Shrubs, small trees, perennials, herbs, annuals
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Great Mountain Forest – Maps, maple syrup
Hartford Baking Company – Breads, brioche, giant pretzels
Haus of Seba – Jewelry
Hillhome Country Products – Preserves, jellies, sauces, pickles, chutneys, fruit butters
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Jake’s Roasted Corn – Corn off the grill, toppings
Jenkins’ Back Yard Garden – Berries, vegetables, cut flowers, herbs
J&J Village Hotdogs – Hot dogs, soft drinks
Joy Newton – Hand printed household linens
Lone Silo Farm – Beef, pork, chicken, eggs, maple syrup, plants, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Maple View Farm – Organic greens, strawberries, fruit and vegetables in season
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Plant containers, many planted; succulents, cut flowers
Olive Oil Factory – Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plain and flavored; other oils and vinegars
Pittsfield Rye & Specialty Bread – Artisanal specialty breads, including rye and pumpernickel
Raven’s Edge – Lotions, balms, soaps Pre-orders welcome
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rolling Rock Farm – Salts and peppers, seasoning mixes, more
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy, hand knits Pre-orders welcome
Salsa Loca – Salsa, chips
Snow Farm – Annuals, vegetable and herb plants, hanging baskets
Sun Valley Farm – Asian greens and vegetables
Wooden Peg – Pens, cooking implements, cutting boards, bowls, planters
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, vegetable plants

5:00 pm

Another Saturday in Norfolk, Another Chef Demo to Enjoy

Welcome back to Terry Walters, chef, cookbook author and healthy food expert! She’s doing a demonstration at the market this Saturday and, last time we talked to her, possibly pairing her pineapple salsa with good things from the market.

We also welcome Acacia Farber-Krug’s pottery as well as all the other artisans we’ve come to know and appreciate.

In the food department? Well, high summer has brought corn, heirloom tomatoes, all kinds of vegetables and herbs, fruit and flowers. There are plants, too, both cut and in pots and planters. And our classic breads and pastries, oils and vinegars, local meats, maple syrup, cheeses, yogurt and butter, milk (both goat’s and cow’s), eggs…we can’t ever seem to list them all, so check out the vendors below…and come to the market knowing that even that list doesn’t say it all. Ask if you don’t see what you’d hoped to find, and be prepared to be surprised!

Don Sinetti’s the musician who’ll be keeping us all on our toes.

VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, JULY 30

Acacia Farber-Krug – Pottery
Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Chicken: whole, parts, sausage, broth; eggs Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Vegetables, hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Broad Field Farm – Heirloom tomatoes, summer vegetables, herbs
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Colebrook Crafters – Jewelry, scarves
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Carvings – Dick Tomaselli’s carved wooden pins, decoys, walking sticks; knife sharpening
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; corn, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Ginger Creek Nursery – Shrubs, small trees, perennials, herbs, annuals
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Hartford Baking Company – Breads, brioche, giant pretzels
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Jake’s Roasted Corn – Corn off the grill, toppings
Jenkins’ Back Yard Garden – Berries, vegetables, cut flowers, herbs
J&J Village Hotdogs – Hot dogs, soft drinks
John & Eve Thew – Paintings, weathervanes, hand sewn dolls, aprons
Little Bit Farm – Potted plants, popcorn while it lasts, more as season progresses
Lone Silo Farm – Beef, pork, chicken, eggs, maple syrup, plants, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Maple View Farm – Organic greens, strawberries, fruit and vegetables in season
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Plant containers, many planted; succulents, cut flowers
My Dad’s Jewelry – Jewelry, crystals
Nunwell Glass – Goblets and tumblers, bowls, vases, marbles and paperweights
Olive Oil Factory – Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plain and flavored; other oils and vinegars
Pittsfield Rye & Specialty Bread – Artisanal specialty breads, including rye and pumpernickel
Raven’s Edge – Lotions, balms, soaps Pre-orders welcome
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rolling Rock Farm – Salts and peppers, seasoning mixes, more
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy, hand knits Pre-orders welcome
Salsa Loca – Salsa, chips
Snow Farm – Annuals, vegetable and herb plants, hanging baskets
Sun Valley Farm – Asian greens and vegetables
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, vegetable plants

5:42 pm

Chef Demo by Terry Walters at the Norfolk Farmers Market

Terry Walters, author of two best-selling cookbooks, Clean Food and Clean Start, will be doing a chef demo at the Norfolk Farmers Market on July 30, 2016, featuring food from the market.

Named a James Beard Foundation Award finalist, Terry was also the recipient of the Nautilus Gold and Silver Book Award and is the author of the blog Eat Clean Live Well. Terry is regularly featured on television and radio, in print and internet media and works extensively as an educator, consultant, clean food chef and advocate for healthy change in the way we eat and live. Come grab a little slice of summer again next Saturday!
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9:25 pm

Corn and Tomatoes Are Here Again!

Quintessential summer vegetables, corn and tomatoes, are returning to the Norfolk Farmers Market in all their glory!

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Summer just gets better and better along with the market! You’ll find all sorts of good things to eat on the spot or to take home and cook or to take to a friend’s…meats and vegetables to grill, to roast, to steam, to saute…or just bite into with a little bit of olive oil or perhaps some fig scented balsamic vinegar or some tasty herbal salt mixture…this market has it all!

And to top it all off are the breads, cheeses, butter and yogurt, herbs…all the accompaniments that make life so good. Glenn is our musician to swing along to…come enjoy and bring your canine companion (something for him or her too!).

We’ll have a chef demo, too…Ford Farm will be using its grass-fed beef to make mini-burgers and marinated steak. They’ll be set up right behind the market’s information table, so look for it as you come in.

One last word: make sure you check out all our artisans…they have wonderful things!

VENDOR LIST FOR SATURDAY, JULY 23

Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Better Baking by Beth – Pies, pastries, focaccia, quiche, giant pretzels, gluten-free items Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Vegetables, hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Broad Field Farm – Heirloom tomatoes, summer vegetables, herbs
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Colebrook Crafters – Jewelry, scarves
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Carvings – Dick Tomaselli’s carved wooden pins, decoys, walking sticks; knife sharpening
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; vegetables, eggs, honey Pre-orders welcome
Ginger Creek Nursery – Shrubs, small trees, perennials, herbs, annuals
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Hartford Baking Company – Breads, brioche, giant pretzels
Haus of Seba – Jewelry
Hillhome Country Products – Jams, marmalades, pickles, sauces, citrus butters, chutneys Pre-orders welcome
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, organic greens and vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Jakes Roasted Corn – Corn off the grill, toppings
Jenkins Back Yard Garden – Berries, vegetables, flowers, herbs
John & Eve Thew – Paintings, weathervanes, hand sewn dolls, aprons
Little Bit Farm – Potted plants, popcorn while it lasts, more as season progresses
Lone Silo Farm – Beef, pork, chicken, eggs, maple syrup, plants, vegetables in season Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Maple View Farm – Organic greens, strawberries, fruit and vegetables in season
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Plant containers, many planted; succulents, cut flowers
My Dad’s Jewelry – Jewelry, crystals
Nunwell Glass – Goblets and tumblers, bowls, vases, marbles and paperweights
Olive Oil Factory – Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plain and flavored; other oils and vinegars
Pittsfield Rye & Specialty Bread – Artisanal specialty breads, including rye and pumpernickel
Raven’s Edge – Lotions, balms, soaps Pre-orders welcome
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rolling Rock Farm – Salts and peppers, seasoning mixes, more
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, raw goat and cow milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy, hand knits Pre-orders welcome
Salsa Loca – Salsa, chips
Snow Farm – Annuals, vegetable and herb plants, hanging baskets
Steinen Jewelry – Jewelry
Sun Valley Farm – Asian greens and vegetables
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, vegetable plants

8:43 pm

Celebrating the Norfolk Farmers Market’s 10th Year!

Happy Birthday, Norfolk Farmer’s Market! Come celebrate with us as we enter our 10th season. We still remember that tiny trial market way back when…what a long way we all have come as a result of our hard work! Special thanks to our managers for the many hours they’ve put in, as well as all the committee members past and present, our volunteers and other supporters…and to the vendors who’ve brought their wares trusting us to provide a lively, friendly venue in which to sell.

This coming Saturday, we’ll be offering cupcakes, balloons and games…our managers have a few surprises up their sleeves…and Castle Creations has promised celebratory canine cupcakes to those who stop by their booth.

We’re also glad to welcome back Bethany Homecrafts Upcycled Designs, Better Baking by Beth, Carvings by Dick Tomaselli, Creative Woodturnings (Richard Heys), Maple View Farm, Under Mountain Weavers, My Dad’s Jewelry and the Wooden Peg.

It’s all happening to the music of Don Sinetti, at 19 Maple Avenue, rain or shine, 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!

VENDOR LINEUP FOR SATURDAY, MAY 28

Artful Furniture – Tables, decorative birdhouses
Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Chicken: whole, parts, sausage, broth; eggs Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Bethany Homecrafts Upcycled Designs – Clothing, household items
Better Baking by Beth – Hot sandwich and meat pies, pastry, cookies, cake Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Carvings by Dick Tomaselli – Carved wooden pins, decoys, walking sticks; knife sharpening
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Creative Woodturnings – Bowls, vases and more by Richard Heys
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; eggs Pre-orders welcome
Ginger Creek Nursery – Shrubs, small trees, perennials, herbs, annuals
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Great Mountain Forest – Maps
Hartford Baking Company – Breads, brioche, pretzels
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, greens Pre-orders welcome
J&J Village Hot Dogs – Hot dogs, coffee, soft drinks
Little Bit Farm – Potted plants, popcorn while it lasts, more as season progresses
Lone Silo Farm – Beef, pork, chicken, eggs, maple syrup, plants Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Maple View Farm – Organic greens, vegetables in season
Mead Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Planted pots, garden containers, plants
My Dad’s Jewelry – Jewelry
Olive Oil Factory – Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plain and flavored; other oils and vinegars
Raven’s Edge – Soaps, lotions and balms
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, milk, maple syrup and candy
Snow Farm – Annuals, vegetable and herb plants, hanging baskets
Steinen Jewelry – Jewelry
Sweet Wind Farm – Maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream and maple jelly; preserves, honey
Under Mountain Weavers – Handwoven household linens
Wooden Peg – Cutting boards, planters, pens
Zinke’s Home Grown – Greens, vegetable plants

1:15 pm

Happy Birthday to Us!

One more week and it’ll be Barnadette’s Birthday! We’re celebrating our 10th year of supporting home grown and hand made with music and cupcakes, games and general festivities! You’re invited to join us for a birthday to be remembered.

4:51 pm

Saturday’s Almost Here Again…

…and that’s all we can think of to say…can you believe it? We have another great lineup for this week’s market and Bill Benson will be with us, playing and singing his own songs. Actually, what more could we say?

Time: 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Place: 19 Maple Avenue, in front of Town Hall, rain or shine.

VENDOR LINEUP FOR SATURDAY, MAY 21

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Chicken: whole, parts, sausage, broth; eggs Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; eggs Pre-orders welcome
Grassy Knoll Farm – Breads, cookies, lavender lotions, soups, preserves Pre-orders welcome
Hartford Baking Company – Breads, brioche, pretzels
Hillhome Country Products – Jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys, sauces Pre-orders welcome
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, microgreens Pre-orders welcome
J&J Village Hot Dogs – Hot dogs, coffee, soft drinks
Joy Newton – Hand made fabric items
Little Bit Farm – Potted plants, more as season progresses
Lone Silo Farm – Beef, pork, chicken, eggs, maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
L&S Jewelry – Jewelry
Mead’s Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Mod Pots – Planted pots, garden containers, plants
Nunwell Glass – Bowls, tumblers, wine glasses, vases, paperweights, marbles, more
Olive Oil Factory – Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plain and flavored; other oils and vinegars
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rolling Rock Farm – Herb flavored salts, peppers and rubbing mixtures Pre-orders welcome
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, maple syrup and candy
Snow Farm – Annuals, vegetable and herb plants, hanging baskets
Sweet Wind Farm – Maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream and maple jelly; preserves, honey
Sun Valley Farm – Asian greens, herbs
Zinke’s Home Grown – Microgreens

3:17 pm

A Beautiful Day in the Norfolk Neighborhood

Remember Mr. Rogers? That long-ago friendly face on black & white TV? And what he used to say and sing?

Yes, he sang, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood…”! And it was a really lovely day to open the markets 2016 outdoor season. Hope you were there…hope you’ll be back…if not, be sure and check us out!

If you’d like to see and hear what we’re talking about, watch the beginning of this YouTube video.

See you next Saturday! We’ll be in front of Town Hall from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. with lots of good things for our neighbors and others.

5:56 pm

Spring and the Market Are Here Again!

There’s a song that goes “Happy days are here again,” and we are happy to say that the long awaited outdoor season of the Norfolk Farmers Market is here again.

Andy Styles’ upbeat music will play everyone around the circle, we hope the forecast is wrong (or if it’s right, at least that the threatened rain stays away till after the market) and there’ll be 22 farmers, food vendors and artisans with us to welcome you.

Among the names on the list below are names that are already old favorites…and several new names that we hope will become new favorites: Black Sheep Farm, Hartford Baking Co., Joy Newton, Little Bit Farm, Ridge Runner Soaps and Sun Valley Farm.

Others became familiar faces at our indoor markets: Baffin’s Chicken, Castle Creations, Cream Hill Veal, Hillhome Country Products, Husky Meadows Farm, Lone Silo Farm, Lost Ruby Farm, Mead’s Homestead, Olive Oil Factory, South County Crepes and Wraps, Sweetwind Farm and Zinke’s Home Grown.

And from last year’s season: Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Ford Farm, Ginger Creek Nursery, J&J Village Hotdogs, Maple View Farm, Nunwell Glass, Rustling Wind Creamery and Snow Farm.

Welcome everybody!

VENDOR LINEUP FOR SATURDAY, MAY 14

*Baffoni’s Poultry Farm – Chicken: whole, parts, sausage, broth; eggs Pre-orders welcome
Berkshire Mountain Bakery – Breads, cookies, pizza crust, cake, croissants Pre-orders welcome
Black Sheep Farm – Hand made trellises, honey and honey products
Castle Creations – Home made dog cookies, training treats, gluten free dog treats, adoption day dog cakes to order Pre-orders welcome
Cream Hill Veal – Local veal: roasts, ground, cutlets, chops, osso buco Pre-orders welcome
Ford Farm – Local beef: steak, roasts, hamburger; eggs Pre-orders welcome
Ginger Creek Nursery – Shrubs, perennials, herb and vegetable plants, small trees
Hartford Baking Company – Breads, brioche, pretzels
Hillhome Country Products – Jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys, sauces Pre-orders welcome
Husky Meadows Farm – Soups, baked goods, cornmeal, microgreens Pre-orders welcome
J&J Village Hot Dogs – Hot dogs, coffee, soft drinks
Joy Newton – Hand made fabric items
Little Bit Farm – Potted plants, more as season progresses
Lone Silo Farm – Beef, pork, chicken, eggs, maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Lost Ruby Farm – Chèvre, goat cheeses, eggs Pre-orders welcome
Maple View Farm – Organic greens, herbs, vegetables in season
Mead’s Farmstead – Maple syrup Pre-orders welcome
Nunwell Glass – Bowls, tumblers, wine glasses, vases, paperweights, marbles, more
Olive Oil Factory – Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plain and flavored; other oils and vinegars
Ridge Runner Soaps – Soaps, toiletries
Rustling Wind Creamery – Eggs, butter, yogurt, cheeses, preserves, pickles, maple syrup and candy
Snow Farm – Annuals, vegetable and herb plants, hanging baskets
South County Crepes and Wraps – Food truck with crepes, wraps, soups, coffee
Sweet Wind Farm – Maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream and maple jelly; preserves, honey
Sun Valley Farm – Asian greens, herbs
Zinke’s Home Grown – Microgreens

* And a footnote: Baffoni’s Poultry Farm offers a Frequent Fryer program!

1:56 pm

Hip, Hip…

…Hurray! We’re just a bit more than a week away from the start of the Norfolk Farmers Market’s new outdoor season on Saturday, May 14.

Do you remember this? It’s the ribbon cutting for the first market back in 2007, with Connecticut Department of Agriculture Commissioner Philip Prelli and First Selectman Sue Dyer doing the honors. We’ve done a lot since then, but we’re still the same friendly crew that will welcome you when you come.

Hours: 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., 19 Maple Avenue, one block north of Route 44, rain or shine, plenty of free parking. See you soon!
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3:05 pm

Steering Committee Has New Treasurer

Plus ca change! The Norfolk Farmers Market steering committee has a new treasurer, Jennie Rackliffe, succeeding Justin Spring, who is taking a new job away from Norfolk.

Like Justin, Jen works at the National Iron Bank here in Norfolk. Her face will also be familiar to most market goers…she began bringing her eggs to sell ‘way back when the market was just starting, and these days she’s the friendly face that often appears behind David Davis’s preserve and pickle laden table. We’ll miss Justin, but we look forward to working with Jen…our thanks to them both.
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5:55 pm

Another Smiling Face at the Market

We are glad to announce that we now have not just one, but two smiling faces to welcome you to the Norfolk Farmers Market

Jordan Rose Lee joined the team last week as assistant manager, helping manager Theresa Cannavo with her many tasks. Here are Theresa (left) and Jordan (right) at the January 9 indoor market…smiling. (Notice their buttons!)
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8:46 am

Having Even More Fun at the Norfolk Farmers Market

How to have MORE fun on Saturdays…and feel GOOD about it too!

You are invited to become a much-valued volunteer at the 2015 Norfolk Farmers Market…donate an hour, two hours or more…one or more Saturdays from May 16 through October 10, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Volunteers still get time to shop and socialize. After 6 hours, volunteers earn a Friends pin.

There are many, many ways that volunteers can help. Please see our Volunteer at the Market page for details! Summer’s bounty is pouring in and we’ll welcome you with open arms!

12:28 pm

The New Season Starts in Norfolk

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweth sed and bloweth med
And springeth the wde nu,
Sing cuccu!*

There’s nothing to stir joy like spring jumping into summer, bringing the start of a new season for the Norfolk Farmers Market! This coming weekend…Saturday, May 16…marks the beginning of the 2015 outdoor season in front of Town Hall, and if this weather keeps up it will be summer already. We’ll be posting the vendor list later this week…meanwhile here’s a quick peek! Remember, it’s 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., 19 Maple Avenue, with plenty of free parking. Market starts at the sound of the bell.
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*Summer is come in,
Loud sings cuckoo!
Seeds grow and meadows bloom
And the woods leaf out anew,
Sing cuckoo!

Hear this ancient round sung.

5:56 pm

Bags, Buttons, Beaux Arts

While you’re at the market…

…Be sure and look for our great cotton market bags! Imprinted with the image of market mascot Barnadette, these bags will hold loaves of bread, heads of lettuce, herbs, a steak or a chop, and still have room for some jam and a bottle of wine. Get two, and the possibilities are endless…

…Plan on becoming a Friend of the market! Our yearly Friends button identifies you as eligible for discounts from participating vendors, and much appreciation from all involved in the market. For more information, see the Friends of the Market page…

…And enjoy the view of Town Hall, a Beaux Arts structure originally built as the Eldridge Gymnasium in 1892.