Granby Farmers Market

    It’s June and the farmers market season is heating up (pun somewhat intended).  The newest market to open is the Granby Farmers Market.  This is an addition to the rich Farmers Market community that CT already has.
    Granby has enjoyed a long history of agriculture, but has been without a farmer’s market for 2 years now.  Enter Amanda Zyzdorf and Danielle Sturgeon, two college students with the idea that Granby needed it’s market back.  Danielle who is a business major and Amanda an animal science major decided it was time.  Amanda and Danielle were mentored by Alicia Newton, Granby’s previous Market Master.
    The two got to work back in December and have accomplished a lot since then.  Working from different states and planning over Skype, the two were able to go from idea to market in 6 months.  Also securing a great location on Rte.s 10 and 202 at the South Congregational Church.
    Danielle and Amanda have done more than open a farmers market, they have given us the story we wish to hear when we turn on the news.  Two young, ambitious ladies who had a dream, set goals, overcame obstacles to enact their dream, find success and positively affect their community.  Great job ladies!
    Keep an eye on this market and the events they have planned. The Live Fit CT community is especially excited about their wellness week in early August.  

Buy Local, Eat Healthy,
Live Fit CT!

-Keith

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Fresh From The Farm(ers Market)

    Saturday was a beautiful day to be outside.  A great day for a hike, or a ride on a bike trail.  It was also opening day…of the Ellington Farmers Market that is.  
    The market is every Saturday from May to October (9 AM to 12:30).  This Saturday was especially busy as everyone was excited to get out in the warmer weather and see what the vendors had for sale.  
    There were people selling everything from plants for your garden , eggs and meats fresh from the farm, and even seafood fresh from the waters of CT’s coast.  
    While at the market, I purchased some salmon from The Fish Market as well as salad greens from Maple Knoll Farms.  Both were on the table from dinner Saturday night an I am happy to say that there were no leftovers.  Everything was delicious!  
    So if you are looking for a nice way to spend a Saturday morning, or something fresh from the farm (or the ocean) to prepare for your family, check out Ellington’s Farmer Market and all of the other markets listed on our site.  You won’t be upset you did.
                                                           

Shop Local, Eat Local
 Live Fit CT!
~Emily