Fresh farm fare in Westport even though it's fall
By Kirk Lang
Summer's gone and autumn is falling away, but the Westport Farmers Market is still going strong.
As the accompanying photos attest, fans of farm fresh fruits and vegetables were undeterred by recent rainy weather in their quest for the final bounty of the season's harvest.
"I think this is one of the best farmers markets around because of the diversity of foods and the uniqueness of some of the foods," said local photographer Mardi Dickinson.
Ryan Fibiger, owner of Saugatuck Craft Butchery, tied up a pork shoulder while offering cooking and temperature advice on everything from a dry roast to pulled pork.
Freshly cooked tamales, fresh vegetables, jams, jellies, hard-to-find mixed green combinations and not-so-common teas (blood orange and pear tea), the Westport Farmers Market has it all.
"I get the mesclun mix," said Weston resident Susan Goodell while under the Roxbury-based Riverbank Farm tent. She loves the market because it "provides access to fresh, locally grown produce."
Currently in an outdoor setting at 26 Imperial Ave., the market takes now takes place Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Nov. 17, it moves indoors to Gilbertie's Herb Gardens, 7 Sylvan Road; hours will remain 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays.