03/30/2012 - The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce (GSACC) is pleased to announce that they are sponsoring a pop-up farmers' market on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the historic Stamford Railroad Station, located at 21 Railroad Avenue. The market is right before Easter and Passover and the vendors will have all kinds of goodies available to help complete your celebration. There is plenty of parking available around the station.
Get to know the farmers and other vendors (and GSACC members), as you shop for local flavors. Want to make sure they have what is on your shopping list? You can pre-order directly from them for pick up at the station – just get in touch with them.
Blue Sky Farm and Winery (www.blueskyfarmwinery.com) – offers four varieties that contain blueberries and no other fruit or vegetable. Blueberries are high in antioxidants and are one of nature's super foods. All of these wines go very well with many types of food.
Buck Hill Farm (www.buckhillfarm.com) – a family farm that has been producing premium maple products since the 1960s.
Cowbella (www.cowbella.com) – butter and yogurt in a variety of flavors from this family farm that was established in 1817.
Harpersfield Cheese (www.harpersfieldcheese.com) – a full-flavored cheese made in the tradition of a fine Tilsit, this farmstead cheese comes from the farm's own dairy herd to their cheese house to your table.
Hobart Book Village (www.hobartbookvillage.com) – the only book town east of the Mississippi gets mobile and brings cook books and books of local history to the market.
Horton Hill Farm (www.hortonhillfarm.com) - offers meadow raised meats and eggs from their heritage chickens, turkeys and pigs. All their animals are raised on grass and locally mixed feeds, which contain no antibiotics, hormones, chemicals or other things that should not be in your meat. 100% all natural, raw Bee Pee Honey will be available as well.
La Basse Cour Farm (www.la-basse-cour.com) – farm-fresh eggs and home-made baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Most Precious Pottery (firstname.lastname@example.org) – South Kortright potter Solveig Comer believes that local food belongs on local plates, pick up some pieces for your holiday table.
Peck & Potter Farm (607.652.2107) – home-made baked goods from prizewinning baker Carol Bodnar.
Shaver Hill Farm (www.shaverhillfarm.com) – 2011's Business of the Year, this family farm brings a fantastic selection of maple products to the market. Ask them for some hints on how to prepare a maple-glazed ham.
The Pickle Man (email@example.com or 518.755.3533) - from Hunter, NY, offering the finest pickles and featuring varieties such as: delicious half-sour and full-sour pickles, premium whole dill pickles, pickle chips and pickle spears. Hot and spicy dill whole pickles are also available. If you like pickles, you will LOVE these award-winning pickles.
Tundra Brewery (firstname.lastname@example.org) – select from three varieties ("Ma-Pale" Pale Ale, Red Ale, Brown Ale) of this special brew made with the brewer's own grown barley and hops.
Wade's Towne and Country Florist and Gift Shoppe (607.652.2500) – Easter basket floral arrangements, cut flowers and baked goods to take home.
Weinland Farms (email@example.com) – home-raised and all-natural Hereford Beef raised on the farm's 800 acres. No hormones and no antibiotics. Wholes, halves and quarters available, plus individual cuts ready for your freezer.
And on Easter Sunday, don't forget:
The Stamford Rotary Club sponsored Easter Egg Hunt at Indian Trail Park (5A South Street, Stamford) at 1:30 PM on Easter Sunday, with special prizes for the golden eggs.
Easter Sunday Buffet at Gabrielle's Restaurant in Stamford. Visit their website for more details. (www.gabriellesrestaurant.net)
Easter Sunday Buffet at the Hidden Inn in South Kortright, from 1 to 5 PM. (www.hiddeninn.com)