You've waited all Winter. You've been patient. You've eaten produce flown in from countries far away, and had daydreams involving fresh blueberries. But now, your wait is over. It's time to rejoice with fresh local farm fare. The Farmers Markets are back in session!
Throughout the season, we will bring you coverage from Farmers Markets around Fairfield County, but we wanted to make you aware of an exciting culinary opportunity that can only be found at The Westport Farmers Market this Summer. Under the new leadership of "market master" Lori Cochran Dougall, this year's great roundup of 30 farms and vendors will be accompanied by a weekly "Guest Chef," and wait till you see the lineup. Mark your calendars people. I don't know about you, but some of my favorite chefs in Fairfield County are on this list. Don't miss your chance to meet and greet the people who make your mouth water.
The Westport Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 10-2 at the Imperial Avenue Parking Lot adjacent to the Women’s Club through mid November. For more information about opening dates and vendors at the Farmers Markets near you, check out The Fairfield Green Food Guide.
Read on for the complete Guest Chef Program Schedule:
Guest Chef Program Schedule
May 27, Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Kitchen with Chef Olivier Flosse
June 3, Burger Bar & Bistro with Chef Nick Bilello
June 10, Thali, Regional Cuisine of India with Chef Prasad Chirnomula
June 17, Blue Lemon with Chef Bryan Maclarney
June 24, Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurantwith Chef Adam Halberg
July 1, Tawa Indian Cuisine with Chef Kausik Roy
July 8, leFarm with Chef/Owner Bill Taibe
July 15, Collyer Catering with Chef Reed Collyer
July 22, The Boathouse at Saugatuck Restaurant with Executive Chef John Holzwarth
July 29, Da Pietro’s with Chef Pietro Scotti
August 5, Main Course Catering with Chef Cecily Gans
August 12, leFarm with Chef/Owner Bill Taibe
August 19, Main Course Catering with Chef Cecily Gans
August 26, The Mindful Chef with Chef Daniel Lanzilotta
September 2, Catch a Healthy Habit with Chef/Owners Glen Colello and Lisa Storch
September 9, Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Kitchen with Chef Olivier Flosse