Darien hosts annual farmer's market
The Mechanic Street municipal parking lot was the place to be Wednesday if farm-fresh produce is your thing.
Darien hosted its annual farmers' market, bringing people from across the state with a variety of products ranging from meat and cheese to flowers and fresh vegetables.
Patricia Fortinsky, who works on Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme, the largest sheep farm in the state, said she has participated in the Darien farmers' market for a number of years. She brought a large selection of cheeses and fresh whole chickens as well as wool products.
Judith Lanz-Cedor started selling her wares at the market more than 10 years ago. She hails from East Granby where she works at the Newgate Farm. She is certain she's been in town every year since the market first opened.
For those who weren't in the mood for a healthy dose of vegetables, Lolly Turner gave out samples of pie and other baked treats made by the Whistle Stop Bakery in Ridgefield. Like many of the other merchants, Turner wasn't sure how many years she has attended, but she knew it was a long time.
Ted Stevenson said the farm he works on, Riverbank Farm, has attended the market since 1998. The farm had a wide variety of fresh produce for sale.
All produce sold at the market comes from Connecticut businesses.