May 8, 2019

As the days inch closer to our outdoor Ellington Farmers’ Market opening this Saturday, I check in with my weather app way too much trying to force the little yellow sun to show itself for Saturday.  I think it worked; I think the weather Gods are going to be nice to u...

January 16, 2019

Who are they?

If you’ve ever stopped by Ellington’s popular Farmers' Market, you’ll likely have noticed Pinnacle Produce, an Ellington-based, year-round vendor selling their scrumptious jams, salsas, pickles, salads, and even an incredibly popular Bloody Mary mix! Pinna...

October 17, 2016

Jeanie Wild, Bio individual Nutritional Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, one of the first CT Master Gardeners, along with a few more mentionables is the owner of Blessed Creek Soaps and Salves.  She is a lover of all things natural and an obsessive seemingly tireless m...

May 21, 2015

We are excited to welcome Mark & Rebecca Salva and Biossential Greens as market vendors this season. One cannot help but be excited to try their products, as they exude nothing but passion and enthusiasm for their venture into urban farming.

 

 

Mark and Rebecca Salva, Ow...

April 15, 2015

Doug Crane greets you with a twinkle in his eye when you visit his table at the farmers’ market. He is one of the most positive, energetic and friendly people one could ever meet. Most Saturdays he is dressed in his signature short-sleeved button-down shirt, slightly t...

March 9, 2015

Meet the Vendors Featured Blog Series

Ellington resident Marie Bedor, owner of Toes to Nose Soaps, is a true artisan –“one who produces something in limited quantity, often using traditional methods.” She blends ingredients like lye, herbs, oils and spices to create spe...

February 15, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with brothers Fred and Martin Spielman to talk about their lives as Ellington farmers. The gentleness, contentment and incredible memories of the brothers shone through as they recalled events of their farming lives.

Spielman Famil...

November 5, 2014

Moser Dairy has been an icon in Ellington Connecticut since 1900, and all who grew up in town can surely remember warm summer evenings lined up waiting for ice cream while petting the baby animals in their mini-farm in the 1960s and 1970s. This is a story that spans fo...

August 6, 2014

 

 

Donna claims she was a city girl until she met her husband 38 years ago and was “countrified”. She hasn’t looked back since! Donna got the idea of becoming a mushroom grower after watching a show on Discovery Channel and taking a vacation which brought her to Kennett...

June 11, 2014

The Cohen family has been farming in Ellington for 99 years. I recently had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Sanford (Sandy) Cohen about the history of the Cohen family and farm. I was amazed at the details that Sandy could remember; names and dates came easily...

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