Farmers' market returns Wednesday

Local and area farmers will converge on the Community Center to revive the town’s farmers’ market Wednesday from 2   to 6 p.m.

Richard Vazzana, the center’s president, said he expects six or seven farmers to attend the re-opening of the seasonal outdoor market that will sell fresh produce, organic products and other items such as dog treats.

“Who shows up this first week is going to be quite interesting,” he said. “It’ll be our hardest week, that’s for sure, but we want to get our feet wet and get as many people as we can to attend the first week.”

He added that the farms represented will range Ridgefield-based Veronica’s Garden to Glastonbury Killam and Bassette Farmstead. There will also be farmers from Litchfield and Wallingford.

The Community Center Farmers’ Market will be open every Wednesday until Oct. 30, Mr. Vazzana said.

Mr. Vazzana said that if it rains, the market will remain open.

“All the products will be under tents, so bring your umbrellas if it rains,” he said. “If it’s unsafe to keep it open — in case of thunder and lightening, then, of course, we will close down.”

The market will be on the southern end of the property, but all the tents will be visible from Main Street, according to Mr. Vazzana.

The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the project after a public hearing on July 23.

The previous farmers’ market was located at Governor Street before it was closed in 2011, and on Danbury Road from 2008 to 2010.

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