Farmers Market

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    The Farmers’ Market at Fairfield Hills continues every Tuesday, from 2 to 6 pm, through October 23 — rain or shine. Jim Shortt of Shortt’s Farm and Garden reminded me that this is prime time at markets. Late summer and fall produce is abundant now — squashes of all kinds, late summer tomatoes and lettuce, spinach, kale, and root vegetables are at the peak of harvest. You’ll find some savory and fiery hot sauces, fresh mozzarella, pesto, and breads, natural meats, and more at this local market, in addition to the bounty of produce.

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    Performed poetry is even older than theater, and Robert González imagines and recreates what poetry was like delivered from a stage to an audience — just the pure language and people to listen to it. Town Players will welcome Robert González in a solo stage performance of great and beloved poems on Sunday, July 12, at 7:30 pm, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road in Newtown.

  • Sudden Storm Soaks Season’s First Farmers Market

    Sara Blersch and Nick Harper sold hanging flower baskets and vegetables in season Tuesday, but were promptly cut short by a downpour. They quickly packed away their goods from Daffodil Hill growers, Woodside Farm, in Southbury.

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    State Senator Tony Hwang learned when he was visiting with St Rose of Lima School preschool students, last Friday, that the sand in the “sand box” wasn’t sand at all. St Rose’s brilliant preschool teachers discovered a recipe on Pinterest to make moldable “sand” using flour and baby oil. I looked it up myself, and found the recipe is very simple: eight cups of flour and one cup of baby oil. Not only is the end result moldable, I understand it also softens hands.

  • Farmers Market Opens For The Season

    Gusts of wind interrupted the sunny day, causing merchants and guests at the Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills to grab for tent posts. Temporarily knocked askew were the awnings casting shade over fresh produce from area farms, and other goods offered by local merchants and crafters.

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    Ed Atkinson might think he is being sneaky, but his neighbors know that he is the one responsible for (not so secretly as he thought) replacing a damaged mailbox in the Westwood Terrace neighborhood, while the family was off to church on Sunday. Ed, you are definitely a Good Egg!

    Speaking of good eggs, the heat wave seems to have brought out the scientist in everyone. How many people have tried to fry an egg on the a) sidewalk b) car hood or c) roof top? Let me know…