Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Herb Day at the Ellington Farmers Market

Meet your herbs - at the Ellington Farmers Market!

This Saturday, May 30, 2015,  the Ellington Farmers Market is hosting a "Meet Your Herbs" Day. It is a nice opportunity to get fresh herbs and learn about their medicinal benefits.Saturday,

The goal of the Ellington Farmers' Market Association is to provide their community with a variety of products that are grown, harvested,  produced or handcrafted in the state of CT, connect residents to food production and help them create healthier eating habits, enhance the quality of life in the Ellington area by providing a community activity which fosters social gathering and interaction and to preserve Ellington’s unique agricultural heritage by supporting local farmers.

Location: Arbor Park (next to Chuck Wagon restaurant area) on Main St. in Ellington, CT. Parking is available along the side and back area of the park.

Opening hours: 9:00 am (closes by noon) on May 30, 2015

Free Talk Times:

9:30 - 10:30 - Cathy T (at the Square Gazebo) - "Combining Herbs in Container Plantings". Herbs are easy to grow and many perennial herbs return in container gardens. Cathy T will go over her usual steps for success, tips, and information about herb growing in containers and how to use some to cure ailments. She will have a limited supply of herbs, tropicals, and perennials for sale.

 10:30 - 11:30 - Stacy Wood - Herbs and Elixirs. Spring detox will be the topic by herbalist Stacey Wood at 10:30 am in front of Whole Harmony Artisan Tea booth. She will give advice on how to feel your best this summer using herbs and elixirs. Her teas are wonderful.

Tips for the Market:

  • Bring a bag to put your items in as you walk and shop.
  • Insert an ice pack in the bag (great seafood available there).
  • Arrive early, look around before going to the free talks.
  • Bring your pet if you want - they are welcome at the park.
  • Plan your happy hour apps or dinner just by getting fresh food at the market.
  • Stay a while, there is musical entertainment to enjoy as well.

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