The taste of Connecticut is never so fresh and varied as it is at the more than 100 farmers’ markets that now dot the landscape. For the purposes of this southwestern Connecticut getaway, consider the Westport Farmers’ Market, with more than 35 vendors and now open year-round, or the New Canaan Farmers Market, which runs through November. You’ll find produce, baked goods, cheeses, meat and a lot more at each of these venues.
As the nights grow cooler, the full cornucopia of the Connecticut harvest is yours to sample. Whether you pick up produce at a farmers market, sample wine at a vineyard, dine on local foods at a restaurant or carry fresh-made pies back home with you, you’ll be amazed at the breadth and quality of what grows in Connecticut.
A heartening trend of recent years has seen farms and restaurant kitchens team up to present dinners made up of the freshest Connecticut ingredients served in the most creative ways. The dinners occur throughout the year, but mostly in warmer weather, and reservations are uniformly required.
Still in the mood for a farm visit this next morning? Head up to Easton, where Silverman’s Farm has been in the “fresh and local” business since the early 1920s. Grab a couple of fresh-baked pies, some fruit in season and a bunch or two of flowers for the return home.