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Farm-fresh market holds opening day outdoors
Litchfield.bz (06-17-12)


Sue Bertaccini of West Shore Seafood, above, and Janet Baker of Berry Ledges Aviary, below, were among the vendors at the Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market on Saturday. BZ photos
 
It was opening day Saturday at the Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market outdoor market at Center School in Litchfield. More than 15 vendors were on hand selling organic, Connecticut-grown and raised products ranging from grass-fed beef to honey and produce.

The market is in its sixth year and Kay Carroll of Litchfield is again serving as market master. Carroll also sells maple syrup made at the East Chestnut Hill Road farm she and her husband, Mark Harran, own.

Among the Litchfield vendors on the first day were the Bantam Bread Company, West Shore Seafood, Berry Ledges Apiary and Laurel Ridge Farm. March Farms of Bethlehem, Gresczyk Farms of New Harford and Newgate Farm of Granby were among the returning vendors.
 
Strawberries from Deeply Rooted Farms in Harwinton were a big seller on opening day as customers looked to take advantage of the short strawberry season. Two new vendors are Marwin Farm of New Hartford, which sells poultry, and Wild Carrot Farm of Canton, which sells produce.

The market will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. into October.

Below, Patti Sederquist of Deeply Rooted Farms in Harwinton, Kay Carroll of Brookside Farm II and Susie Uruburu, left, and Julia Kennedy of the Bantam Bread Company were at the Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market on Saturday. BZ photos