Neighborhoods: Farmers market at Fairgate

Photos from Fairgate Farm in Stamford, Conn. Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Several students are working over the summer at Fairgate Farm to gain relevant work experience with their school studies.

Photos from Fairgate Farm in Stamford, Conn. Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Several students are working over the summer at Fairgate Farm to gain relevant work experience with their school studies.

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WEST SIDE

The third annual “Back 2 School Bookbag Giveaway” will take place at Hatch Field Park, located at 175 Richmond Hill Ave., on Aug. 10, from noon to 5 p.m.

The event, in which bookbags and school supplies will be given out to local youth, will features face painting, food, music, games, and basketball.

For more information, call 203-348-3879.

Thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, Fairgate Farm, at 129 Stillwater Ave., hosts bi-weekly farmers markets on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Fairgate Farm is thrilled to offer the community an alternative way of sourcing fresh organic produce. The farmers market offers produce, fresh flowers and herbs from Fairgate Farm, as well as sourcing from local Connecticut farms to offer a seasonal selection of organic fruits and vegetables.

The Fairgate Farm Farmers Market accepts cash and SNAP benefits.

It is open on Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, into October.

DOWNTOWN

The Stamford Downtown Farmers Market is held every Saturday at Latham Park, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participating vendors include Country Farm, Amelia’s Flourist & Farm Market, The Cakery, and others.

The Loft Artists Association in Stamford is featuring an exhibit entitled “War: What is it Good For?” until Aug. 18.

The gallery, 575 Pacific St., is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

The exhibition depicts images of war, and is meant to “thought-provoking, disturbing, and politically motivating,” according to a press release from the gallery.

“This is an excellent opportunity to explore a theme with significant historical context as well as one that is particularly relevant in today’s world.” said LAA artist and exhibit chair Paul Larson, in the press release.

Musician Laura Skutch will perform an eclectic mix of music from Motown to Broadway in an all-ages concert at the Harry Bennett Branch of The Ferguson Library Thursday at 3 p.m. The concert is part of the library’s 2019 adult summer reading club, “A Universe of Stories.”

Refreshments will be served and participating reading club members can take part in a raffle for a family membership to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. You do not need a raffle ticket to attend the concert, however.

Skutch is a lifelong musician, multi-instrumentalist and has both classical and jazz music training.

The Harry Bennett Branch of The Ferguson Library is located at 115 Vine Road in Stamford.

For more information, call 203-351-8292 or visit fergusonlibrary.org.

SOUTH END

A duo of Polish music events will take place next month in the South End, at 325 Washington Blvd.

A night of dancing is scheduled for Aug. 17, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will feature Polish food and beer. The entry fee is $15.

The Polish Harvest Festival will take place Aug. 18, from 1-10 p.m. at the same location. The event will include Polish food and beer, music, and dancing, as well as children’s games. Entry is $5. Children up to the age of 14 get in for free if accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 203-803-7411.

The Harbor Point Farmers Market takes place every Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1 Harbor Point Road.

The market offers a variety of fresh-picked fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cut flowers and plants, and more.

There will be live music from noon to 2 p.m.

Complimentary parking is available at garages located at 2200 Atlantic St. and 100 Washington Blvd., and at the surface lot at 210 Washington Blvd.

In the event of inclement weather, vendors will be located under covering between the Towers at the Beacon Harbor Point Apartments, at 1 Harbor Point Drive.

NORTH STAMFORD

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center hosts a farmers market every Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Market vendors include Smith’s Acres Farm, Gazy Brothers Farm, Beldotti Bakery, and others.

The museum is located at 39 Scofieldtown Road.