2018 Summer Farmers' Market:
Bielonko Farm (Ben Bielonko) 1045 East Street, Suffield, 860 745-6395. The Bielonko Family Farm is a third generation family enterprise. They operate a dairy, raise vegetables and grow some of the finest tobacco in the State of Connecticut River Valley. The Bielonko's specialize in sweet corn and also sell a variety of tomatoes, peppers, squash and fall pumpkins and gourds. In addition to this full line of produce their farm stand becomes a blaze of color with decorative items in the fall. The farm stand is located on East Street (Rt 159). The growing season for the Bielonko Farm runs mid-July through Halloween, 9 a.m. to dusk. You will recognize their farm where their motto is proudly displayed: "If you can't stop, smile as you go by".
Cupola Hollow Farm (Kathleen and Donna Dunai), 1510 North Stone Street, West Suffield, 860 668-0859. www.cupolahollowfarm.com Kathy and Donna continue to operate the family farm started by their grandfather. Over the past 30 years they have operated a retail location on North Stone Street generally on weekends beginning late summer and running through December. The farm also offers a CSA program. Donna and Kathy are now joined by Kathy’s two daughters to grow a wide variety of fresh herbs and vegetables they dry to make a variety of herb dip mixes. Seasonally the two make their farm fresh jams, jellies, pickles, relish, fudge, grow popcorn and other value added products from the farm. During the summer Donna is busy baking pies and fresh bread for the various farmers markets they attend. “Locally Grown” and “Connecticut Farm Fresh” is the basic focus and understanding that drives the farm. In late fall Cupola Hollow transforms into a winter wonderland that focuses on Christmas wreaths of all sizes, cemetery logs, kissing balls and their signature Connecticut Grown gift baskets that make the perfect gift for the holiday.
Easy Pickin's (Brian Kelliher), 46 Bailey Road, Enfield, 860-763-3276, www.easypickinsorchard.com Brian's pick-your-own has been in operation since 1990. This picturesque farm is nestled off Bailey Road in a quiet corner of Enfield. Brian takes great pride in selling his apples, pears, fruit, vegetables, berries herbs and flowers at his Enfield farm. During the summer months a host of freshly harvested salad greens and fresh turnip always seem to be in demand. The farm offers a host of family friendly events, ranging from hay rides to pick your own fruit, vegetables, berries and herbs. During the summer and into the fall Brian operates a CSA program to help educate people on the benefits of locally grown. The orchard is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July through October.
Maplewoods Farm (Randy Johnson and Ann Hudson) 107 East Street South, Suffield, 860-668-0735. They specialize in strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb in June and July. During the growing season they offer a wide variety of vegetables grown without chemicals and sprays. Randy is known for his assortment of odd vegetables as well as the tried and true varieties. As fall approaches late August, brings the opportunity to purchase their prize winning fall mums. The Mums compliment the variety of pumpkins they grow which tend to go hand in hand. Randy and Ann also operate a stand at the farm which is open 7 days a week on a self-serve basis. Call or email us at Maplewoodsfarm@sbcglobal.net for information on “What’s Picking”.
Merry Mite Wild Gardens (Marjorie Rollet Begin & Dan Rollet), 438 East Street South, Suffield, 860-490-1978. Marjorie has been in the shrub and landscaping business for over thirty years. They raise and sell evergreen and flowering shrubs (primarily in containers) as well as perennials. Recently Margie has developed a demand for her beautiful Bouquets of seasonal mixed flowers, lavender talc powder, lavender sachet bags and artisan jewelry. If you need that special gift, Margie creates a great selection of cement bird bath/feeders casted from local leaves collected from the community. The tobacco leaf imprinted stepping stone is a great tribute to the vast amount of tobacco grown in Suffield by local farmers. Dan offers unique Mexican metal garden art in a variety of whimsical shapes and sizes. They are open for business Spring through Fall on Paper Street.
Bold by Tina. Enfield CT Where does Tina gather all of her creativity that inspires all her unique designs! She gets her inspiration from 5 younger sisters. Over time she has items in her shop that match each one of their unique personalities, as well as her own. Taking this creative approach into consideration Tina allows herself to offer a shopping experience to not only a great option of women with all types of style preferences and designs.
Tina uses a variety of hand sewn materials to create her one of a kind designs. Bags, purses, scarves totes and other hand crafted items are creative and whimsical. Some items offer the recycled theme.
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