Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Farmers markets strutting their stuff – Wallingford’s begins July 13 and runs to Sept. 14

As published in the Record Journal Tuesday June 25, 2013

Farmers market customers looking for new options this year can head to Wallingford next month for fruit and vegetable smoothies and fresh fish at the 14th annual Wallingford Farmers Market.

Richard Cook, owner of The Local Catch in Charlestown, R.I., will be at the Railroad Station Green for 10 weeks, starting July 13, selling whole and filleted round and flat fish, squid, skate, smoked fish, scallops and shellfish, including crabmeat, this year.

Cook said he heard that the Wallingford market had lost its fish seller, so he decided to step in. “We’re always looking to expand our sales,” Cook said Monday. Catherine Hubbell, of Cat’s Sunshine Shack in Wallingford, will be selling her brand of fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies.

The Wallingford Farmers Market at the Railroad Station Green, between Quinnipiac and Hall avenues, will be open 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays from July 13 to Sept. 14. The market will also feature Lyman Hall High School’s Summer Edeen, who will sing and play the guitar, said Liz Landow, executive director of Wallingford Center Inc. See a complete list of vendors at www.wallingfordgardenersmarket.com.

The Meriden Farmers Market at the Colony Street parking lot, 44 Colony St., will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from July 13 through Oct. 13. Meriden’s other market, at the MidState Medical Center commuter lot on Lewis Avenue, is open every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. until Sept. 26.

Farmers market season is already under way in Southington. The Southington/ Plantsville Farmers Market at the Town Green, 1003 S. Main St., is open Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. until Oct. 25.

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