DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury residents looking for fresh fruits and vegetables — and more — have a new spot for shopping. The Danbury Farmers Market has returned for the summer.
“All the vendors are pretty good, and the clams are first class,” Mayor Mark Boughton said as he made his way around the site. “I enjoy how everyone does something different from each other."
The Farmers Market held its opening last week on a sunny and cool day in Kennedy Park off Main Street in downtown Danbury. The market runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday through the end of October. WIC certificates, senior coupons, SNAP, EBT, credit and debit cards are accepted. Free parking is available along Kennedy Avenue and Elm Street.
The market offered everything from fresh bread, pies and croissants to Connecticut grown produce, shoreline shellfish, and specialty foods.
“Our sausage bread and almond croissants seem to be most popular for us. I’m surprised that the almond croissants aren’t sold out already as they usually are the first to go,” said Alessandro Dipierro from Brewster Pastry, one of the market's many vendors.
The University of Connecticut's College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Extension even had its own tent.
“The students grow their own fresh vegetables for the market,” said German Cutz, from UConn.
A representative from the Greater Danbury Community Health Center was there to explain healthy choices and the importance of nutrition,
“We offer healthcare for all ages and help with HUSKY, SNAP, WIC, and HeadStart programs,” said Anna K. Maloney, a community outreach specialist from the center.
Other vendors at the market include: DaisyMac Gardens, Taylor Family Farm, Candle Light Farms, Smith’s Acres and Clatter Family. Nonprofit groups handing out out useful information include: CIFC Greater Danbury Health Center, Community Energy, Music by Peace Shop, and SNAP Outreach.
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