Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Shelton farm offers Friday markets

Jones' Farmers show off the Red, White & Blue Market crops at last year’s Friday Farmer’s Markets. / Contributed photo

By Keith Padin
Marketing & Hospitality Manager
Jones Family Farms

SHELTON - Jones Family Farms, in the White Hills section, is once again hosting its Summer Friday Farmers’ Markets. Spotlighting local foods and products from around Shelton and the area, the Friday markets are focused on promoting what the area has to offer and as Christiana Jones, Market Manager, puts it: “plain ole good food.”

Now in its third year, the Friday Farmers’ Market will feature produce and products from various Shelton Farms. Connecticut artisan cheeses, soups, and local honey will also be offered.

“We are so pleased to have local farmers and business owners joining us again this summer to help share the bounty we all spend so much time growing and creating,” Jones said. “It really has become a great community event that people look forward to every week.”

Weekly themes will range from the annual Red, White & Blue Farmers’ Market Kickoff this Friday to potatoes to corn to tomatoes and more. Add in that the markets are kid-friendly with products from the Harvest Kitchen Cooking Studio, wine tastings at Jones Winery, and other entertainment and you have a complete afternoon of local fun.

Visitors to the market are always asked to bring canned foods or other donations for Spooner House and the Valley Food Bank.

The markets run every Friday in July and August from 3:30– 6:30 p.m. at Jones Family Farms’ Homestead Farm, 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road. 

For information call 203-929-8425 or visit JonesFamilyFarms.com.

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