Cottage Industry Artists featured at Local Farmer's Markets

Coventry Farmer's Market
June 1st is the Grand Opening of this year's Coventry Farmer's Market with a new location on the grounds of the Nathan Hale Homestead in South Coventry. (Directions) It runs every Sunday, June thru October from 11am - 2pm. The market is known for it's fresh produce, artisan breads, baked goods, honey,jams and the like but is also a venue for local artists and craftsmen. Some of my favorite are:
Susan Parks Soap
My favorite is her Egg Yolk Soap. It is derived fr
om a 19th century recipe and produces a rich, silky lather, it's key ingredients being Eggs, Shea Butter and Bees Wax. She also does Goat Milk Soap, made from her own goats!

Cato Corner Farm Cheese
Producing all their cheese by hand from their herd of mostly Jersey cows, they are located in Colchester and a review from Town & Country Magazine says it all - "World class...some are wonderfully spicy and pungent. All it takes is one bite of their most popular offering, the Belgian-inspired Bridgid's Abby, and you'll swear off bland, pasteurized cheese forever." Other varieties include the Hooligan, the Despearado, and the Drunk Monk!

Beauty That Moves
Heather Bruggeman does these quirky, vintage inspired bags as well as beaded jewelry.

There is always something totally unexpected at the farmer's market - demonstrations,
jugglers, the most perfect marinated mushrooms.....definitely worth the trip!

Discover "buyCTgrown" and support your local farmers.


Anonymous said...

i am soooo hoping you are successful in your quest for career utopia. i have worked in the broadcasting industry (radio) for 30 years - and now i am unemployed...and completely devoid of motivation to return to radio. i want to find something that makes me happy...and a little money. please let me know how things progress. my email address would love to hear from you. Eric

Marie Louise said...

Hi Eric - At the expense of sounding like a cliche, it is true that doors close for a reason. Now you have no excuse than to finally do something that makes you happy. It's crazy to think that we would spend our whole lives doing the same thing.
Here's another cliche: Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life! Good luck with your endeavors and keep me posted!

Lydee said...

the egg yolk soap sounds wonderful!

1blueshi1 said...

I can't wait for my favorite local farmer's market--Pepper Place in Birmingham, AL--to open. There's another one that's open all year round and I do go there as well, but for special things like handmade soap and heirloom tomatoes there's no place like Pepper Place!

Marie Louise said...

Mmmmmm....heirloom tomatoes! Have to get mine in the ground so I'll have them by July. Love mine with fresh mozzarella and basil.

"It's never too late to be who you might have been." --George Eliot