Sunday at the Coventry Farmers’ Market.

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! joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market CT Photographerjoyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT PhotographerJust look at those tempting caramel apples.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT Sept 2011 PhotographerSuch bright colors of hand spun fibers just waiting for a good pair on knitting needles.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT Sept 2011 PhotoThis is Vivienne of Cold Goats Farm in Haddam Neck giving me a demonstration on how she spins the wool.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT Sept 18 2011 PhotoThe Shinbone Alley band entertained us with many great tunes.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT Shinbone AlleyPhotoSome handmade jewelry pieces from Zen Art Glass. I bought a handblown heart from these folks.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT jewelryPhotoLove these handmade soaps.  I bought a bar about a year ago and I’m still using it.  Now that’s getting your money worth!
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT artisan soapsThere were even alpacas for the children to enjoy watching and even pet.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT 2011Another vendor selling some beautiful jewelry that I had to stop by and get a closer look at.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT carrot farmLavender one of my favorite smells.  For sale from Lavender Hill Farm in Tolland, CT.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT Lavender Hill farmLovely baskets that many folks used to carry their goods while shopping at the market.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT basketsThis is Bethany who also showed me how she spins wool.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT child spinningAnd how she can give me a great big smile!
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT spinning wool The crowd enjoying their day out at the market and it was a good one.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Regional Farmers Market CT crowdsEven fresh fish brought to the market from The Fish Market in Willimantic, CT.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market CT the fish marketIt’s fall and time to decorate with your favorite gourds.  These are from Riverview Farm right here in Coventry.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market CT riverview farmThere’s were even doggie biscuits from Bakers Dozen located inNorwich, CT.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market CT Bakers DozenI fell in love with all the fresh and brightly colored flowers.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market september 18 2011Wonderful fresh baked goods.  These are from Meriano’s Bake Shoppe in Guilford, CT.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market baguettesI love these wonderful woven items from Bethany Homecrafts.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market Bethany HomecraftsI had to capture this man’s basket of goods…how pretty.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market basket of goodsThis is little Chloe sharing some of her kettle popcorn with Daddy.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market eating popcornThese very pretty and soft items are handmade from Laurene D’Aversa with wool from her angora bunnies.  She’s located in East Hartford, CT.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market angora mittsLove this shawl…love the sign!  Made by In Sheep’s Clothing from Torrington, CT.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market in sheeps clothingA closer look of the hat.  Just look at the detail.  Makes me wishI never gave up knitting!
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market in sheeps clothing hatThis sweet little girl is Elizabeth and she is enjoying some fresh local ice cream.
joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Coventry Farmers Market child eats ice cream

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  • Shirley ToddSeptember 20, 2011 - 10:37 am

    You captured everything so beautifully I want to fly in from Colorado to visit. Enjoy!!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley ToddSeptember 20, 2011 - 10:37 am

    You captured everything so beautifully I want to fly in from Colorado to visit. Enjoy!!ReplyCancel

  • Ginger BalchSeptember 21, 2011 - 3:38 pm

    I was at the Coventry Market this past Sunday, and somehow I don’t remember eveything looking as gorgeous as you images portray that day. Lush colors drenched in the fall sunlight, fabulous! I will watch for more of your work.
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Ginger BalchSeptember 21, 2011 - 3:38 pm

    I was at the Coventry Market this past Sunday, and somehow I don’t remember eveything looking as gorgeous as you images portray that day. Lush colors drenched in the fall sunlight, fabulous! I will watch for more of your work.
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli ChasseSeptember 21, 2011 - 8:30 pm

    Catherine – LOVE the picture of Elizabeth in her wagon – thank you so much for capturing such a great picture of my ice cream-loving “baby”!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli ChasseSeptember 21, 2011 - 8:30 pm

    Catherine – LOVE the picture of Elizabeth in her wagon – thank you so much for capturing such a great picture of my ice cream-loving “baby”!!ReplyCancel

  • KelliSeptember 21, 2011 - 8:33 pm

    Love the picture you captured of my Elizabeth loving her ice cream in her favorite mode of transportation. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • KelliSeptember 21, 2011 - 8:33 pm

    Love the picture you captured of my Elizabeth loving her ice cream in her favorite mode of transportation. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethSeptember 23, 2011 - 12:02 pm

    What great photo’s. I can’t wait to show Bethany her pictures. I will definitely be in touch with you!ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethSeptember 23, 2011 - 12:02 pm

    What great photo’s. I can’t wait to show Bethany her pictures. I will definitely be in touch with you!ReplyCancel