Summertime Is Farmers Market Time In Fairfield County

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Michelle Tartaglio of Stratford holds up a pie from Oronoque Farms Bakery & Boutique of Shelton at Wilton Farmers Market.
Michelle Tartaglio of Stratford holds up a pie from Oronoque Farms Bakery & Boutique of Shelton at Wilton Farmers Market. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Jonathan Kirchner, the farmer at Wilton's Ambler Farm, speaks with a customer at the Wilton Farmers Market.
Jonathan Kirchner, the farmer at Wilton's Ambler Farm, speaks with a customer at the Wilton Farmers Market. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Christine Blaisdell, an employee of the South Norwalk-based Dough & Co., holds up one of its bag of cookies at the Wilton Farmers Market.
Christine Blaisdell, an employee of the South Norwalk-based Dough & Co., holds up one of its bag of cookies at the Wilton Farmers Market. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Lisa Feistel, of Westport, owner of Triangle Tea, pours some tea while at the Wilton Farmers Market.
Lisa Feistel, of Westport, owner of Triangle Tea, pours some tea while at the Wilton Farmers Market. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Dominic Gazy of Oxford's Gazy Brothers Farm, with some of the farm's produce at the Wilton Farmers Market.
Dominic Gazy of Oxford's Gazy Brothers Farm, with some of the farm's produce at the Wilton Farmers Market. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Fernando Castano, left, holds a sample, while Giovanni Castano, owner of Beldotti Bakeries looks on at the Wilton Farmers Market.
Fernando Castano, left, holds a sample, while Giovanni Castano, owner of Beldotti Bakeries looks on at the Wilton Farmers Market. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Not everything is about food at the Wilton Farmers Market as Janak Desai of Fairfield promotes the state's clean energy options program.
Not everything is about food at the Wilton Farmers Market as Janak Desai of Fairfield promotes the state's clean energy options program. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Anita Sobelson, of Weston, owner of Anita Designs, shows off some of her linen products at the Wilton Farmers Market.
Anita Sobelson, of Weston, owner of Anita Designs, shows off some of her linen products at the Wilton Farmers Market. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Mike Guthman, of Norwalk, at the Du Soleil tent at the Wilton Farmers Market.
Mike Guthman, of Norwalk, at the Du Soleil tent at the Wilton Farmers Market. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

WILTON, Conn. -- Farmers markets are a summer staple as people look to picked out fresh fruit and vegetables as well as baked goods, finding alternatives to the grocery store chains while supporting local businesses. Wilton is no exception to this trend. 

Aug. 3 to 9 is National Farmers Market Week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Wilton, the farmers market runs at the Wilton Historical Society at 224 Danbury Road. It's held every Wednesday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and will end on Oct. 1.

Michelle Tartaglio, of Stratford, was staffing the Oronoque Farms Bakery & Boutique at the Wilton Farmers Market this week. She said it's a way for the Shelton-based company to sell more of its products and to promote the business.

Many people who would not ordinarily have heard of the business or visited its Shelton location have the chance at the farmers market to purchase its pies and other products, she said. 

Looking for a farmers market? Here's a list of ones in the area:

  • Danbury's farmers market runs until Oct. 31 on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street at Kennedy Park.
  • Darien's farmers market runs until Christmas on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Municipal parking lot across from Goodwives Shopping Center.
  • Fairfield's farmers market runs until the end of October on Saturdays from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. 75 Hillside Road.
  • Georgetown's farmers market runs until Oct. 26 on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4 Old Mill Road.
  • Greenwich's farmers market runs until Thanksgiving on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Arch Street and Horseneck Lane.
  • Old Greenwich's Farmers Market is on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at 38 West End Ave., at the Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich.
  • New Canaan's farmers market runs until Nov. 22 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Old Center School parking lot.
  • Rowayton's farmers market runs until October on Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. at Pinkney Park. 177 Rowayton Ave.
  • Stamford's farmers market runs until Oct. 25 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bedford Street and Forest Street. The Stamford Museum and Nature Center farmers market runs until Oct. 5 on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Weston's farmers market runs until Aug. 30 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Route 57 and High Acre Road.
  • Westport's farmers market runs until Nov. 6 on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 50 Imperial Ave. 
  • Wilton's farmers market runs until October on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 5 p.m. 224 Danbury Road.
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