Ancona’s Market is 90 Years Young

Amy Kundrat

A familiar fixture in Ridgefield for the past ninety (!) years, Ancona’s Market will celebrate their anniversary this Saturday, July 24 with an open house and evening benefit.

The day-long open house will be “in full-swing by noon” and feature activities for children, live music and tasting stations from many vendors including Ola Granola, Simmons Family Farm Yogurt, Arethusa Farms Milk, and Wave Hill Bread. You can also stop next door at Ancona’s Wines and Liquors to sample their usual Saturday tastings from 12 noon to 3 pm and 3 to 6 pm or stroll through what has to be one of the most diverse and well-stocked walk-in coolers around (and also where you’ll find me).

Later that evening Ancona’s will host the first annual Branchville Benefit to benefit the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Music & Arts Center, The Georgetown Fire Department, and ROAR. Tickets are $65 each and will feature a “Farmer’s Market” menu by chef Christian Nast including Roast Pig, a Raw Bar, artisanal cheeses and locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables paired with Benzinger Wines and Palm Beer.

More information, visit Ancona’s Market located at 720 Branchville Road in Ridgefield, CT across the street from the Branchville train station.