If you haven’t been to the Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market then you must! It’s held every Sunday, June through October from 9am – 2pm at the Nathan Hale Homestead located at 2299 South Street in Coventry Connecticut!
I had the sheer pleasure of spending some time by myself this past Sunday and I decided to head on over to the market. Each Sunday at the market there is usually a special event and this Sunday it was the Fiber Twist and CT Farm to Chef Kickoff. What did that mean…lots of wool being spun on spinning wheels and many lovely woven items for sale. The chefs were also very busy cooking up there finest.
I think attending the Coventry Farmers’ Market is like going to an old time country fair! Local farmers and many others bring their fresh meat, fresh produce, fresh flowers, freshly baked goods, along with many other great products. There’s usually music from a local ban playing just to entertain you. It’s located right on the property of the Hale Farm which covers over 500 acres. Beautiful scenery for you to enjoy as you stroll through the market. I believe it’s one of the largest and best farmers’ market in Connecticut!
You will see as you go through the photos that vendors come to the market from all over the beautiful state of Connecticut…my home sweet home.
I hope to see you there some Sunday!
I started my morning off satisfying my sweet tooth. I had one of those delicious looking macaroons. Did I ever tell you how much I love coconut! Just look at those tempting caramel apples.
Such bright colors of hand spun fibers just waiting for a good pair on knitting needles.
This is Vivienne of Cold Goats Farm in Haddam Neck giving me a demonstration on how she spins the wool.
The Shinbone Alley band entertained us with many great tunes.
Some handmade jewelry pieces from Zen Art Glass. I bought a handblown heart from these folks.
Love these handmade soaps. I bought a bar about a year ago and I’m still using it. Now that’s getting your money worth!
There were even alpacas for the children to enjoy watching and even pet.
Another vendor selling some beautiful jewelry that I had to stop by and get a closer look at.
Lavender one of my favorite smells. For sale from Lavender Hill Farm in Tolland, CT.
Lovely baskets that many folks used to carry their goods while shopping at the market.
This is Bethany who also showed me how she spins wool.
And how she can give me a great big smile!
The crowd enjoying their day out at the market and it was a good one.
Even fresh fish brought to the market from The Fish Market in Willimantic, CT.
It’s fall and time to decorate with your favorite gourds. These are from Riverview Farm right here in Coventry.
There’s were even doggie biscuits from Bakers Dozen located inNorwich, CT.
I fell in love with all the fresh and brightly colored flowers.
Wonderful fresh baked goods. These are from Meriano’s Bake Shoppe in Guilford, CT.
I love these wonderful woven items from Bethany Homecrafts.
I had to capture this man’s basket of goods…how pretty.
This is little Chloe sharing some of her kettle popcorn with Daddy.
These very pretty and soft items are handmade from Laurene D’Aversa with wool from her angora bunnies. She’s located in East Hartford, CT.
Love this shawl…love the sign! Made by In Sheep’s Clothing from Torrington, CT.
A closer look of the hat. Just look at the detail. Makes me wishI never gave up knitting!
This sweet little girl is Elizabeth and she is enjoying some fresh local ice cream.