The Shelton Farmers’ Market Association invites the community to a special New Year’s Celebration on Saturday Jan. 2 from 9 A.M – 2 P.M at the Shelton Farmers’ Market building, located at 100 Canal Street. This market will offer the community an opportunity to share in the abundance of local agricultural products still available in the winter while talking to the farmers who grow your food. What makes the Shelton Farmers’ Market unique is that it is held in the only city-owned, heated farmers’ market building in the state.
GROW Shelton/Liquid Lunch, Joe Ballaro of Bar 140, and Seasonal Sweets and Catering, all local Farm to Table establishments, will be offering fresh made, locally grown food for market shoppers. Customers will find bacon egg and cheese sandwiches and other seasonal treats, and the special for the Celebration will be smoked pork shoulder and smoked beef brisket, along with loaded baked potatoes and collard greens (meats and veggies grown by Stone Gardens Farm of Shelton). To add to the festive day, live music will be provided by Joe Ballaro, owner of Bar 140, and Fred Monahan, owner of Stone Gardens Farm, and friends.
Vendors at the market Jan. 2 will be East Village Farm (eggs, wool products, and soaps),
Oronoque Farm Bakery (fresh baked pies and cookies), Stone Gardens Farm (vegetables, beef, pork, and chicken), Jones Family Farm and Winery, Hall’s Farm (certified organic eggs and produce), Blue Slope Farm (fresh farmers’ cheese, veal and goat meat), Seasonal Sweets and Catering (spices, teas, and nut and gluten free treats), The Little Dog Laughed (dog and cat treats), and Liquid Lunch (soups, breads, and spreads).
The Winter markets will run the first Saturday of January, February, March, and April, and then the regular market will open back up on a weekly schedule starting the beginning of May. This market is classified as a “producer-only” market, meaning that vendors for the market are the producers of the products they are selling.
In addition to accepting cash and credit cards, the market also accepts SNAP and WIC benefits.
Community members are encouraged to join the Shelton CT Farmers’ Market Association for an annual membership fee of $20 to show support for the producer-only market. Interested individuals can sign up at the market or email firstname.lastname@example.org.