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Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market
Within a few miles of the market are many wonderful places to visit:
The studio of world-renowned potter Guy Wolff;
The Bantam Theater, a microcinema dedicated to promoting the best of independent film both local and global;
Merritt Clarke’s Store, a small family store selling everything from belts to work boots
Arethusa’s Dairy Farm, Creamery and Wine Bar
White Flower Farm, retail store open daily from 9am - 5:30pm
The Railroad Museum of New England, offering scenic train excursions throughout the year;
The Thomaston Opera House operated by the Landmark Community Theater,
The Warner Theater, a performing arts center;
and as you venture out you'll find still more... vineyards, fair grounds, bed and breakfast inns and even the little town of Bethlehem.
Farm-to-table restaurants are alive and well in Connecticut's Northwest Corner, with many of the chefs buying from the farmers’ market. Restaurants leading the way (and all within easy driving distance from the green) are:
@ the Corner, serving lunch and dinner
Community Table Restaurant, preparing the highest quality locally grown and procured ingredients to serve in a casual atmosphere
Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar,
And Winvian, a one of a kind romantic luxury getaway with spa and restaurant set amidst 113 acres of nature and serenity
There are many other very good restaurants at every price point that also source limited products locally.
From summer strolling to winter wandering, the Litchfield Hills offer a wide variety of outdoor venues, among them are:
White Memorial Conservation Environmental Education Center and Nature Museum located in the heart of the 4000 square acre White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield;
Nestled in the Litchfield Hills, Topsmead State Forest remains a precious piece of a past era with fine craftsmanship and understated wealth evident throughout the former summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase;
Litchfield Community Greenway, a safe, serene, non-motorized accessible route for people of all ages and abilities to travel between the center of Litchfield and Bantam;
Bantam Lake, the largest natural lake in Connecticut;
Mt.Tom State Park, offering fantastic views, a spring fed pond, old stone tower, camping and fishing.
There are lots of down-to-earth, hands-on nearby experiences from pick-your-own farms, maple sugaring, bird watching, water sports, hiking, biking, fishing, picnicking, camping, golfing and skiing.
Farm to Table Dining
Outdoor Recreation in Litchfield
The year-round CT-Grown farmers’ market in the historic town of Litchfield, surrounded by the natural beauty of NW CT
June 20 – October 17, Saturday 10:00 am – 1 pm, just steps from the historic town green at Center Elementary School.
Each week there are 18-20 local farm or value-added food vendors as well as children’s activities, chef demonstrations, music and a free cookbook swap. In support of the community and education, each market day has at least one special guest and/or activity such as visiting artists, gardening or other sustainable living presentations, non-profits, book signings, photo ops with tractors, hula hooping, etc.
Product offerings include: field-fresh fruits and vegetables; baked goods, pies and cider doughnuts; local jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup; grass-fed beef, pork and chicken; artisanal breads, goat cheese and cow cheese; local salsas and spreads; olive and grapeseed oils; goat milk soaps; seasonal plants and arrangements; and locally sourced lunch options.
The market is one of three primary programs of Litchfield Hills Foods Systems, Inc., an educational-services public charity whose mission is to model and nurture learning experiences linking sustainable agriculture, CT-Grown and produced food and healthy, active lifestyles.
The market is also held indoors November - May at the Litchfield Community Center.
The market accepts EBT, debit, and credit cards at the market in exchange for tickets that can be used like cash.