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Farm Stands

Before there were Farmers’ Markets in every town on the Shoreline, we shopped the farm stands for our produce and pies. Despite the availability of farm fresh food everywhere, we have some favorite farm stands that we scurry to for specific goodies:

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Summer Cocktails

We like a fancy cocktail as much as anyone, but we also like to keep things very simple, especially when we’re heading to beach, boat or field.

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The Chocolate Shell

Petite Fours. I just like saying the name. So charming, bringing to mind elegant tea parties and fancy hats. And a sweet, two-bite alternative to the ubiquitous cupcake.

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The Bird

Pressure-fried, turducken or organic - here's everything you need to know about turkey.

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Fromage

Is it the new cupcake? Essex Cake Company whips up these confections and packs them in jars for the perfect picnic.

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Atlantic Seafood Market

For the gardening averse among us (me), this is a welcome sight: Atlantic Seafood Market's three large pots sprouting dill, parsley, cilantro and basil, and you’re welcome to snip what you need (for free!).

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White Gate Farm

Every time I set foot at White Gate Farm I promise myself I’m going to return weekly instead of semi-annually. It’s far enough off my beaten path that I don’t get over there much. But here’s the thing: it’s so worth the excursion!

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Pursuit of Pastry

Mini cupcakes, smallish scones, salty bread? Sounds like perfection to me! Pursuit of Pastry in Old Saybrook gives off an old fashioned coffee shop vibe, while staying completely up to date.

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Foodworks

I've always been envious of the Guilford folks who had a full-on Foodworks featuring the Shoreline's first juice bar. No more. We've got our own.

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Celebration of CT Farms

My family traipses across the state every year to the CT Farmland Trust's annual benefit, The Celebration of Connecticut Farms. Why? Not only is it a wonderful cause (supporting the organization's efforts to protect CT farmland), it is my favorite non-profit event.

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Sweet Luna’s

I know that some things take longer than others to hit the Shoreline (independent films, mache), but I can't for the life of me imagine why it took so long for frozen yogurt.

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