Coventry Farmer’s Market is making it SO EASY to shop local this holiday season… Sunday, October 22, they’re helping you to jump start your holiday shopping with a highly-curated group of amazing Connecticut artisans and producers. Purchase wine, hard cider, housewares, soaps, jewelry, clothing, pottery, specialty foods, and one-of-a-kind furniture for the home. You’ll find something for everyone on your shopping list.
In the barn, you’ll warm you up with a butternut squash soup made by guest chefs from MACC Charities in Manchester. Chefs Ben and Sarah will be making some butternut bisque using local butternut found in our market field. Try a sample and get a copy of the recipe, then shop for the ingredients right at the market. We’ll also be sampling Colgan Farm’s 1880 marinara sauce and POPCORN! Yep, popcorn still on the cob. How cool is that? Try them both. Also in the barn, The Farmer’s Cow is back sampling their delicious apple cider, coffee and vanilla honey milk.
There are LOADS of items you can purchase this weekend that will last right through the end of the year. We’re thinking not only squash and potatoes but sauces from Capa di Roma, herbs from Bayberry Meadow Herbs, olive oils & vinegar from Ariston Olive Oil (great hostess gift too!). Find space in the freezer for pasta from DiFiore’s Ravioli Shop and for Chet’s Italian Ice cranberry-orange sorbet (sounds nice after a big meal). Save room in the pantry for some savory cookies from Savor Fine Foods for your cocktail hour, perhaps with a cheese plate including pickled goodies and preserves from Norm’s Best, Breton Farms, Woodstock Hill Preserves or Winding Drive.
Of course, how can we forget the TURKEY! Pre-order your local turkey from Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm this Sunday (here’s a link to the details). For the December holidays, channel your inner-Italian and pick up sausages, meat for meatballs and a roast from New Boston Beef and Proctor Hall Farm. This week, we also have GourmAvian Farm back with their delicious heirloom chicken. This is quite possibly the last time you’ll be able to buy from them… they’re closing up shop at the end of this season so stock up! Into making your own stuffing, breadcrumbs and croutons (it’s easy)? Grab the bread from Soleil & Suns Bakery or Hartford Baking Co., and for the gluten-free bread, stop at Shayna B for gluten-free bread. Do your knives need sharpening? We bet they do. Bring those to Never a Dull Moment and get em in tip-top shape for all the chopping to come. Seriously, we can go on & on… Stop at the info tent to chat more with us on what you can find and where.
Click HERE to see the full vendor list and descriptions of what everyone is bringing.
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