New Canaan Farmers Market Approved for April 20 Opening

The Board of Selectmen at its most recent meeting approved use of the Lumberyard Lot downtown for the New Canaan Farmers Market for the upcoming season. The Farmers Market will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays from April 20 to Dec. 21, following a 3-0 vote by First Selectman Dionna Carlson and Selectmen Steve Karl and Amy Murphy Carroll at their Feb. 20 meeting. “The farmers and the vendors are actually anxiously getting ready to get out there and be back to the community,” Market Master Lexi Gazy of Oxford-based Gazy Brothers Farm said at the meeting, held at Town Hall and via videoconference.

Podcast: Second Annual ‘Farm-To-Barn Brunch’ Set for March 3

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Janet Dinger, program and events manager at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, and Lexi Gazy, market master of the New Canaan Farmers Market, about the second annual Farm-To-Barn Brunch. Launched last year to celebrate 25 years of the Farmers Market, it’s scheduled for March 3. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:

Who Knew? Nothing Never Happens in the Suburbs

‘Who Knew?’ is sponsored by Walter Stewart’s Market. 

Admit it: you didn’t move to New Canaan for the nightlife. At whatever point you opted to put down roots in this charming (and evidently snowless) Yankee snowglobe, your first thought probably wasn’t, “but whither the superstar guest DJ, and whence the exclusive popup collabs?”

All the same, the choice to live here isn’t necessarily lights-out for your evening calendar. You’ve surely discovered your rotation of date night restaurants, pizza Friday stalwarts, and places with sports on the TV and cold beer on tap. But if, like me, you yearn to stretch your legs beyond a well-trodden routine, particularly now that the Sweatpants Years are finally in the rearview, know that events are firing back up into full swing for spring ‘23, and we’d all be remiss to miss them. 

If you don’t yet know about Chef Prasad’s collaborative dinner parties, let’s change that.  During COVID, Chef Prasad Chirnomula and his team renovated the dining room at 62 Main St. to serve as a teaching and communal kitchen instead. Daily service is now predominantly takeout, with bar seating available on weekends.

New Canaan Farmers Market To Launch April 23 in Lumberyard Lot

The popular New Canaan Farmers Market is on track to open April 23 in the Lumberyard Lot downtown. The Board of Selectmen during its regular meeting last week approved the Farmers Market for an Earth Day celebration at launch through November. Market Master Lexi Gazy told the selectmen “the farmers are ready to come back,” and that offerings will include fresh organic produce as well as vendors offering pies, beef, pork, oysters, clams, orchids, preserves, jams, jellies, honey, raviolis and pickles. “We are looking forward to a great season,” Gazy said during the March 8 meeting, held at Town Hall and via videoconference. “The new location worked out really well for traffic and parking.

New Canaan Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 10am – 2pm, May 8 through November 2021
NEW LOCATION: Lumberyard Parking Lot (use 244 Elm Street New Canaan on your GPS). Plentiful, free parking! All of your favorite farmers & vendors from 2020 will be at the Market, along with several new ones. Celebrate Mother’s Day with orchids and greenhouse plants & flowers! Bartlett Tree Experts will be onsite to offer a free tree sapling to the first 300 families.