Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market begins 10th year
Barbara Mojon Gugnoni, left, and her sister, Donna Marconi, both of Litchfield, at Gugnoni's Troy Brook Bakery table at the Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market on Saturday. The bakery is one of the market's new vendors. BZ photos
The Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market moved outside to its home in the Center School parking lot on Saturday in beginning its 10th season of operation.
There were 17 vendors on the first day, a number that is expected to grow to 21 as the season progresses. Vendors back include Bantam Bread, Brookside Farm II, Berry Ledges Apiary, Wild Carrot Farm, Deeply Rooted Farms and March Farms.
Mar-Win Farms and Troy Brook Bakery are among the new vendors.
Kay Carroll of Brookside Farm II is back as market master. She arrived at the market in a Ford van the market purchased using a $20,000 grant from the Seherr-Thoss Foundation of Litchfield. The van is being used to transport tents, tables and other equipment used at the market.
The community loves the market," Carroll said. "It certainly brings people to the center of town and a lot of the restaurants say it helps them."
Renee Betar of Litchfield and Patti Sederquist of Harwinton are assisting Carroll with market operations. The market will be open Saturdays from 10 to 1 through mid-October.
Susie Uruburu and Bantam Bread are back at the market.
The Ford van the market purchased using a grant from the Seherr-Thoss Foundation.
Patti Sederquist of Deeply Rooted Farms sells strawberries.