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Colchester Connecticut Farmer’s Market Growing

Posted on July 8, 2013

Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb¬† Now in its fourth year, the Colchester Farmer’s Market is growing and is in a new location on the Colchester Town Green. The expansion is good news for Connecticut grown produce and appears to mirror a statewide trend. “This is our fourth year. Every year this market has grown twenty-five percent and this year I expect it to grow fifty percent,” said Jeff Savitsky, market master, during an interview July 7. “Everybody seems to be more interested in their health and people want to know where their food is coming from,” added Savitsky “and its putting money back into the local economy.” A fourth generation farmer, Savitsky’s farm is called Lake Hayward Farm and is part of…

152nd Woodstock Fair Wraps Up Labor Day Weekend Run

Posted on September 4, 2012

Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett The 152nd Annual Woodstock Fair in South Woodstock, Connecticut wrapped up its four day run, August 31, September 1, 2 & 3, blessed with perfect weather. Sponsored by the Woodstock Agricultural Society, Inc., the fair – “Always Labor Day Weekend” – attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Woodstock Fairgrounds in a part of the state known as the ‘Quiet Corner.’         Although carnival rides and commercial vendors are part of the scene, the fair has retained a homespun flavor. True to its agricultural roots it featured horse shows, livestock competitions, produce exhibitions and a large collection of antique farming equipment. As well, winning entries in a statewide apple pie baking contest and…