Get your BBQ on, folks! The weather promises to be dreamy on Sunday and Monday. Imagine your menu: bread and cheese from Chestnut, Eaglewood steaks, Greczyk corn and potatoes, fruit salad from Killam and Bassette, Soup Girl’s soup, micro-greens and mushrooms from Bodichitta, and tomatoes and herbs from Flowers from the Farm. Top it off with Creative Organic Cookies, Elm City Kettle Corn, Little Monster treats, and coffee from Koffee, and you are good to go.
Thanks very much to those who answered our CT seafood survey this week. Whitney of Bodichitta Farms will start collecting orders on Saturday. You can also email her in advance at email@example.com .
We got some great questions and suggestions through the survey. We’ll answer a few this week and a few next week. If you have a question or suggestion, please shoot us a note!
We asked: how often do you attend the Upper State Street Farm Market? Someone responded: not often because i have a CSA share pickup at wooster sq. We anwer: totally understandable. If anyone is interested in CSA from our market, please talk to Bodichitta Farms. They’ll deliver to our market weekly for $25.
We asked: any other suggestions for the market Someone responded: Poultry, Raw Milks We anwer: we would love to carry poultry. And more milk products. CT laws make both super-tough, though. Our meat sources tell us that chicken is a no-go. We are always on the look-out for milk, though. Smyth’s Trinity is maxed out for now, but we’re talking to others.
This week, the Upper State Street Farm Market is proud to feature the following vendors:
Bodichitta Farms (Prospect, CT): Heirloom tomatoes, microgreens snipped to-order, cabbages, cucumbers, maple syrup, honey,and spectacular garden bouquets — all organic. Also ask them about their CSA!
Chestnut Fine Foods (Upper State Street, New Haven): Chestnut will knock your socks off this week. An amazing array of baked goods, homemade yogurt, ricotta cheese, pesto, butter, and granola, CT cheeses, fresh mozzarella, a full range of Farmer’s Cow milk, French baguettes and always an amazing variety of cakes, tarts, and other beautiful baked goods. Stop by early to get a Chestnut breakfast sandwiches – they go fast!
Creative Organics (Hamden, CT): Organic cookie mixes in delightful flavors such as chocolate chip, chocolate-choclate chip, Italian Spice, vegan banana chip, and more. So good. So easy. So yummy.
Eaglewood Farm (Barkhamsted, Connecticut): A full range of beef and pork products, including sausages, bacon, and ribs, raised with love and respect, and without hormones or antibiotics.
Elm City Kettle Corn (New Haven, CT): hot, fresh, popped on-site, sweet-salty corn goodness. So tasty.
Flowers from the Farm (Hamden, CT): An amazing array of tomotoes, herbs, arugula, cabbages, cucumbers, tomatoes, Swiss chard, zucchini, summer squash, and truly lovely flowers.
Goatville Mechanic (Bishop Street, East Rock): Local bicycle mechanic Joel LeChance will be on-site to tune up your bike while you shop. . . or snack. . . or chat.
Han-Mi Oriental Food (New Haven, CT): Hand-crafted Korean specialties including dumplings, sautéed noodles, and seaweed salad, edamame, scallion pancake, and more. This week’s Korean vocubulary lesson: KIM BAB: Korean sushi roll
Killam and Bassette Farmstead (South Glastonbury, CT): Grapes, apples, pears, all kinds of peppers, raspberries, plums, tomatoes, cheery and grape tomoatoes, eggplant, corn, beans, beets, radishes, & lettuce, zucchini, yellow squash, cabbage, and cucumbers! All grown using Integrated Pest Management. Plus eggs from happy chickens.
Koffee? (Audubon Street, New Haven): Delicious organic, fairly-traded coffee – hot, iced, or by the bean – as well as organic iced tea and lemonade. And service with a toothy smile.
Little Monster Cakes (New Haven, CT): All vegan, mostly organic totally delicious treats, including cupcakes, doughnuts, alfajores, and more… Last week’s big hit was doughnut holes. More, please! MORE!!
Soup Girl (Hamden, CT): It looks like this week’s menu will include Apricot Lentil, Thai Coconut Chicken, and Italian Wedding soups and…She’s so good to us, that Soup Girl.
Organized by a volunteer committee of neighborhood residents, and coordinated by the Upper State Street Association, the mission of the Upper State Farm Market is to promote community on Upper State Street and in New Haven by helping to bring fresh, local food to the neighborhood and connecting local farmers with consumers. Want to get involved? Send us a note or stop by the table. We can always use spare hands and more company.
Come for the food, stay with the community,
~ The Market Team