September's a bountiful month with over 125 Farmers' Markets to choose from in CT alone! I find the perennials sold at farmers’ markets to be especially enchanting. They make me want to run off and get hitched. The bouquet pictured here is a photo I took of my daughter holding a $10.00 bunch of gorgeous flowers. And with gas teetering over $4.00 per gallon, I want to stay local and get the bike out or use my own two feet to enjoy the crisp outdoors.
For this week’s Macaroni Kid e-Newsletter, I did a phone interview with Sabrina Santoro, organizer of the Milford Downtown Farmers' Market. Within five minutes it became apparent that her artisan temperament -- composer, crafter, performer and promoter -- has served the Milford Downtown Farmers' Market well. What started as a smaller market in Walnut Beach 6 years ago has now become one of the largest Farmers' Markets in CT!
"We have about 700 local CT vendors at the Milford Downtown Farmers' Market each Saturday" Sabrina told MK for this week's Editor's Pick article. "What makes our market unique is that we're very selective about the vendors we include in our market -- we don't have 'wholesalers', all of our vendors are self-producing keeping it true to what a Farmers' Market really is supposed to be."
The Milford Downtown Farmers' Market is an attraction and destination site for kids and families because in addition to their bountiful locally grown fresh farm offerings, they have:
- FREE face-painting for kids
- FREE musical performers for the entire family
- FREE macaroni bracelet kids craft by MACARONI KID!
A place where I can get my foodie-on and exhaust and entertain my daughter? I'm in!
Come visit me and my daughter Eve this Saturday at the Milford Downtown Farmers' Market at our FREE MK craft table. The market is located at 58 River Street in Milford, CT. Saturdays 9AM-1PM June 19 through October 9.
Cynthia Dartley is Publisher/Editor of Macaroni Kid, a FREE weekly newsletter featuring recipes/crafts, events and activities for kids and their families. Follow her on Face Book, Twitter and Pinterest.