Monday, July 12, 2010

Locavores delight: Hill-Stead Museum Farmers' Market

Yes­ter­day marked the open­ing of the Farm­ers' Mar­ket at Hill-Stead Museum in Farm­ing­ton.  A ter­rific crowd of loca­vores turned out for the 1st Sun­day! The Mar­ket is open every Sun­day from 11–2 through Octo­ber 24. Hill-Stead hosts the farm­ers' mar­ket as it relates to the Theo­date Pope Riddle's orig­i­nal use of the prop­erty as a work­ing farm to ben­e­fit the community.

Cel­e­brate Con­necti­cut farms!

Beau­ti­ful weather and entic­ing local and organic foods — veg­eta­bles, fruits, meats, cheeses and breads — attracted many. Also avail­able were local prod­ucts like hand-made soaps and lotions, cut flow­ers and yarns. A lit­tle some­thing for every­one, in a lovely set­ting at the Hill-Stead Museum. Make a plan to attend this sum­mer, and stay to visit the ter­rific col­lec­tion at the Museum, pic­nic or hike the grounds.

From George Hall Organic Farm in Sims­bury CT

Neigh­bors and friends shop­ping and chat­ting in a fes­tive atmosphere

Must run now and cre­ate a local salad for lunch…

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Loveable Wellies

This has been quite a week of rain and slush, so a great time to look into a pair of cute Wellies.  Our mod­ern Welling­ton boot is based on leather Hes­s­ian boots from the early 19th cen­tury. First pop­u­lar­ized by Arthur Welles­ley, 1st Duke of Welling­ton, they soon became fash­ion­able among  the British aristocracy.

You don’t wear them often, and when you do, it’s usu­ally glum, rainy and muddy.  So break away from sen­si­ble black shoes and go a lit­tle crazy with color and style. These are meant to be fun and bring a smile to your face!

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