Can you believe? The long awaited day is here – opening day of season 11 at the Bridgeport Farmers Market! Our farmers and vendors have been busy over the last several months, planting, tending, harvesting, and crafting. Tents have been checked, tablecloths washed, and signs prepared. Now all we need is YOU!
What can you expect this season? As always, local music! Each Sunday, our ears are pleased by the melodies of our local musicians. While you’re enjoying the tunes, you can sit under the dining tents to enjoy brunch. We are happy to welcome Feather’s Fire Pit to the mix this year, bringing their old fashioned kettle corn to tickle your taste buds.
Another vendor we are very excited for you to meet is Riffle Farms with local grassfed bison! Definitely be sure to check out their page to see videos of their newest arrivals!
But, the new vendors don’t stop there – a new microgreens farm, as well as another local farm are added to the list to bring you the best in local produce. And don’t forget to stop by and see the market’s youngest vendor, Grover Grafton. Be sure to check back in a few weeks to hear in Grover’s words what is it like being a young farmer today.
We were sad when Dave’s Greenhouse retired a few years ago, but we are excited to have Goldenseal Garden Care bringing perennial plants back to the market this season. Rounding out our new vendors is Sacred Botanicals Natural Body Products.
Some of our vendors are also bringing new products this year – Sew Kneaded doesn’t only bake bread, but she sews, too! See the play on words in her name?! She will have a variety of bags from laptop sized down to bags she designed for her daughter in California where they don’t have plastic bags at the grocery store.
The POP club is back, as is the Book and Bean. Several local authors will be joining us throughout the season, so be sure to keep an eye on our page so you can stop by and get an autograph! And our favorite resident poets, The Bards of Yellow Wood are back to write poems in exchange for books for their students. How cool are they!
So, remember – opening bell is at 10 AM! Come to pick up some old fashioned kettle corn, meats for the grill, and lots of spring produce: asparagus, greens, rhubarb, peas, and maybe even some green tomatoes! We will be there, will YOU?