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Newtown Farmers Market Tuesdays At Fairfield Hills



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The Newtown Farmers Market has been back for two weeks now, with the first day of the market on June 21.

Newtown Farmers Market is held at Fairfield Hills on Tuesdays from 2 to 6:30 pm. It will run until October 25. The Newtown Farmers Market is held rain or shine; however, it does close in extreme weather, such as high winds or thunderstorms.

This year’s market managers are Natalie McCraigh of Wonderland Jam, Sue Shortt of Shortt’s Farm, and Sean Fitzpatrick of Real Food CT, formerly called Real Food Share.

Fitzpatrick reflected this week that the opening was good, with nice weather, a bunch of new vendors this year, and rain held off.

“We’re looking forward to a great season and we are hoping all of Newtown comes out to support [it],” Fitzpatrick said in a recent phone interview.

Fitzpatrick said he and the other market managers want residents to know “how important the local farmers markets are” to the communities they support.

The Newtown Farmers Market, Fitzpatrick pointed out, has over 15 vendors who offer a wide variety of farmed goods and baked goods.

As previously announced, the Newtown Farmers Market organizers are also hoping the community will join in a new project this year: Sharing photos both on social media and with the market of their favorite things and moments while shopping at the market. Residents who frequent the market are asked to take photos of “the things that make them happy there” and send those photos to the “newtown_ct_farmers_market” Instagram account or Facebook page, facebook.com/farmersmarketatfairfieldhills. People can also post photos to their own social media accounts and tag the Newtown Farmers Market accounts.

Education Editor Eliza Hallabeck can be reached at eliza@thebee.com.

From left, Maddi Larson, Rebecca Walsh, Sarah Adams, and Jaime Adams stand together at the Real Food CT tent at Newtown Farmers Market on June 21. —Bee Photos, Hallabeck
The Roytman family oversees the Jackalope tent, offering organic seeds and sprouts, at the Newtown Farmers Market on June 21. From left are Carolyn, Jackson, Beau, Adam, and Max Roytman.
Opening day of the Newtown Farmers Market on June 21.
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