Farmers market brings food, music, fun to downtown

Published on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:39
Written by Adam Hushin

Special to the Herald

NEW BRITAIN- The first farmers market of the summer took place Wednesday in Central Park downtown, with fresh produce, live music and more.

Several tents were set up, including four different farms selling fresh, locally grown products.

Clayton Beckett of Beckett Farms in Glastonbury showed off a variety of fruits and vegetables.

“This [farmers market] was a good opportunity, we wanted to try it out,” Beckett said.

Matt Mercier was representing Berger Farm from Berlin.

“It’s all fresh, all local,” Mercier said. “We love our veggies.”

This event will continue every Wednesday through the summer.

Joanne Laflamme of New Britain heard about the event through the newspaper.

“So much fresh stuff, we’ll be back every week,” Laflamme said.

From fresh berries and melons to several types of kale, there was a tasty variety of food to choose from, all grown at local farms.

Memphis Soul Spectacular was the band performing, and many stopped to watch, or dance to the music.

New Haven Pizza Truck was parked at the event, making and serving brick oven pizzas out of their renowned food truck.

Baby clothes, quilts, tote bags and other items were also being sold.

This is the second year for the farmers market downtown. Each week will feature locally grown produce, fresh fruit, food trucks and entertainment on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:39. Updated: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:41.