Coventry Farmer's Market Goes To The Dogs

It has become my Sunday ritual to head over to the Coventry Farmer's Market at the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry, Connecticut. It can't be beat for fresh produce, baked goods, farm grown herbs and flowers - not to mention culinary delights. On a recent gorgeous Sunday afternoon, Robin, (aka Bird-in-the-Hand) and I headed over to the market, only to find it overrun with dogs! Apparently, the market was celebrating our canine friends on this particular day and there were a multitude of doggy themed items to be had. Our favorite! - the dog collars designed and made by Heather Bruggeman of Beauty That Moves. They were so gorgeous in fact that Robin had trouble choosing which one to purchase as a gift for her neighbor's dog Boddington. She ended up choosing the third from the left - the one I liked, as I'm a pushy friend ;-) Either way, I am sure Boddington is quite pleased!

Heather at the Market

Gorgeous fabrics everywhere!

Fellow Market Artiste Winter Caplanson of Sleepy Moon Soaps


Gorgeous organic dyes used at Too...Cute Fiber Farm


There are many reasons to come to the market:
Robin comes for the flowers...

My girls love the Italian ice...

The husband has a Keifer's Kettle Korn addiction...

And me...I'll be found at the Howard Valley Fudge Company!

Another day at the Coventry Farmer's Market!

21 comments:

Robin said...

Such fun, we need to go again soon as my flowers are long gone and I'm craving some of that fudge...

Boddington said...

What is this "Dog Days" you speak of? I was not aware of this. I love my stylish new collar but am dismayed to find that I was not invited to personally attend. Don't let it happen again!

Lydee said...

aaaaahhhhh! fudge! fudge! fudge! I love fudge.

fabulous pics. the soaps look so lovely. The flowers, colorful and happy.

heidi said...

YUM!!! Ya got me on the fudge!

Screaming Meme said...

I want to come!!!! I love it! Screaming Meme

Kerry said...

What a diverse farmer's market you have! Looks like a lot of fun, too.

I'm hosting a "Farmer's Market Report" Mr. Linky. I'd be thrilled if you'd come by and check it out! Perhaps you'd like to submit this post? Here's the link: http://toeverymeal.blogspot.com/2008/08/farmers-market-report-aug-16th.html

Kristen said...

Oh you're so lucky to have a farmers market as lovely and diverse as that one! Nothing like that here in Utah. Great pictures as well by the way!

Fifi Flowers said...

HOW WONDERFUL! It looks lovely! lovely! Our farmer market is not quaint and lovely like yours... I want to go to yours NOW!
Have a great weekend... jealous in California... Fifi

Sandra Ree said...

Pretty post Marie Louise, and pretty people :) Dog collars have come a long way and the goat’s milk soap, love the colours. The fibers from Cute Fiber Farm are gorgeous, I agree! The flowers look perfect, I bet they smelled good. As for the Italian ice, Kettle Korn and fudge...our National Fair is right around the corner and we can't wait! :D

Gill - That British Woman said...

I'll just take a tub of that fudge, it looks so yummy.....

Gill from Canada

A World in a PAN said...

So many more good reasons to come to Ct next summer!

High Desert Diva said...

Looks like an absolutely fantastic market.

Go for the chocolate!

please sir said...

YUM YUM! I love italian ice - wish they had more here! And fudge - ohh yes!

Camille said...

That looks like a good way to spend a Sunday! The soaps look fabulous. Kettle corn and fudge..yum!

My lovely cottage said...

oh i just love these farmer markets, ours in holland are not the same. and i'll ask my father in law if he likes to visit america. he was also offered to come to swiss (will he be going international?)

littlebyRD said...

It all looks so wonderful! But the fudge? Yeah, that would be my choice too.

kimberlee said...

nice market
now excuse me as I dive into your tub of fudge.

pve design said...

to market to market, jiggety jig...
what a fun adventure... love your faithful companion. send me photos to capture in a pve design illustration... i too have been going to the dogs.

Kerry said...

Thanks for submitting to the Farmer's Market Report! I'll have the next one up this Saturday, August 23rd around 10:00AM.

katiedid said...

Your farmer's market looks so beautiful! I think the NorthEast has got to be one of the prettiest places on earth in the summer.

twoladiesinwaiting said...

I love that Boddington has now made appearances on two blogs in addition to his family's blog, and I love that he commented on this one. Boddington is very clever and, apparently, when we're not home, he grows thumbs, refines his motor skills, and exhibits a well-developed use of the English language rarely seen in the goldendoodle.

He also looks *very* handsome in his collar.

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