Farmers’ market says farewell for the season

Shoppers will get their last chance to buy local products from the Wilton Farmers’ Market on Oct. 28.
Every Wednesday since June 10, vendors have been set up outside the Wilton Historical Society from noon to 5 selling local produce, baked goods, organic dips and salads, jams and jellies, olive oil, pasta, pesto, mozzarella, fresh bread, and other homemade items.
But the first frost has already arrived, and participating farmers will soon pack up their stands for the winter.
A number of new additions set this year’s Farmers’ Market apart from those of years past, including a loyalty program in which tote bags were sold and different sales were offered each Wednesday to customers who used the bags to shop.
Ambler Farm has had a stand at the Wilton Farmers’ Market since the market’s inceptionnine years ago. And while that stand will go down with the rest on Oct. 28, Ambler’s own farm stand, at 257 Hurlbutt Street, will run until Saturday, Oct. 31.
The farm stand at Ambler Farm is open on Saturdays from 9 to 2 and will be back again in late April, selling seedlings for transplanting. It will offer produce again starting in early June, when the Wilton Farmers’ Market is slated to return.