Cinnamon and raisin bread pudding from Luann's Bakery, Green Valley Farm's Berkshire pork, Pease Bee's local raw honey and fresh Chnopfli pasta—today might be your last chance to get all of these tasty, local foods in one place until Ellington Farmers' Market re-opens May 10.
Its final winter farmers' market takes place this afternoon, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Indian Valley YMCA at 11 Pinney St. in Ellington.
Before the market takes its six-week break, stock up on your favorite locally-sourced produce and locally-made goods, from pork and beef to goat's milk lotion and freshly ground coffee. Maple Knoll Farm of Somersville brings its organic (chemical-free) baby greens. Stafford Springs's Pastries 4 Pets will also have wheat-free, home baked treats for dogs and cats on hand for purchase. For every $20 spent on Charter Acres antibiotic- and hormone-free, pastured beef, your name will be entered to win a $60 beef package from the Ellington farm.
Speaking of contests, there is still time to enter to win a market gift basket in the final Facebook contest of the season. With each like of an Ellington Farmers Market post , your name is entered to win. Each comment earns two entries. The winner will be posted at noon, giving ample time to claim the prize by the end of today's market.
The Ellington Farmers Market also participates in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides assistance for low- and no-income residents to purchase food. "Any item that is eligible to purchase with SNAP in a grocery store you can purchase at the farmers market using an EBT SNAP card," according to the Ellington Farmers Market Facebook page. "You must come to the market booth to swipe your card. You receive coins in any dollar amount you choose and the coins are used to purchase the items from the vendors."
Don't miss the chance to spend time with neighbors, fill up on local foods and goods and support local businesses!
(Image credit: Ellington Farmers Market)