See What’s Sprouting at Wilton Farmers’ Market
GOOD Morning Wilton senior interns Shelby Connor, Justin Kelly and Ella Kinnersley scouted out the Wilton Farmers’ Market, open each Wednesday from 12-5 p.m., now through Oct. 24 at the Wilton Historical Society. They got the inside scoop on the vendors selling a wide variety of products, from fresh produce to handmade crafts.
Jeff’s BBQ truck specializes in BBQ, Southern, and Cajun cuisine. It has a delectable selection of everyone’s favorite comfort foods, from pulled pork, mac n’ cheese and baked beans, to cornbread, collard greens and sweet tea. The business was established 17 years ago in Georgetown by chef Jeff Esan, whose love of cooking was inspired by his great grandmother.
Angie’s Cocinita sells delicious Mexican-Cuban cuisine. Their menu including tacos, nachos, chips and guac, and Cubano sandwiches, which consist of slow roasted pork, melted swiss cheese, mustard, mayonnaise, and a pickle on toasted cuban bread.
TJ’s Cookie Jar is a charming booth that provides unique flavors from peanut butter and jelly cookies to nutella rolls that melt in your mouth. You may also recognize some of these cookies from Wilton’s Village Market, where a different selection is sold weekly.
Earth Blues sells herbal flax pillows handmade by owner, Adelka Pollak. You can place these pillows in the microwave or freezer, for a soothing compress for muscle pain. They are made from all natural materials, down to the last thread, with lavender grown in Bethel, CT and flax seeds grown in the U.S.A.
Established in 2016, Horseshoe Farm sells fresh produce and vegetables. The most popular items on the menu include maple syrup, fresh eggs, and bunches of flowers sold for $2 per stem. On the day GMW visited, the owner added to the pleasant ambience of the market as a whole through his guitar playing.
M.EAT sells a variety of organic beef cuts and provisions, including rib eye (their most popular product at the Farmers’ Market), tenderloin, NY strip, burgers, brisket, and more. They are located at 29 Church Ln. in Westport, and recently celebrated their 7-month anniversary.
Beldotti Bakeries offers a variety of delicious homemade products, including breads, fresh cheese, and pesto. Their pesto is highly popular due to its lack of pine nuts, making it edible for customers with pine nut allergies, and their mozzarella is made with milk from Connecticut cows. Their bread is baked daily in Stamford from midnight to 7 a.m., and they travel to various markets throughout Fairfield County.
Not only does the Gazy Brothers Farm sell its tomatoes to Beldotti Bakery, but it offers fruit and vegetables for sale to everyone, with lettuce, radishes and strawberries as the farm’s most popular items this season so far. The business began in 1918 and has been attending Wilton’s Farmers’ Market for the past 5 years.
Pickle Licious sells a variety of savory, New York-style pickles and olives, including its most popular item, dill pickles. The booth features authentic barrels of vinegar-soaked pickles. This is Pickle Licious’ first year at the Wilton Farmers’ market.
Ambler Farm’s stand is selling an eclectic selection of fresh produce grown at the farm. Their most popular items are currently their tomatoes, lettuce, strawberries, arugula. They have been at the Farmers’ Market for over nine years.
Blue Lotus Jewelry, which launched in Westport, CT in 2014, offers a beautiful selection of bracelets made from semi-precious stones, wood, and other unusual materials. Blue Lotus’ most popular item, however, is its elegant marine-grade, stainless steel bow shackle necklace which conveniently serves as an eyeglass holder as well.