By Contributing Author Sharon A. See
Welcome back to the Monroe Farmers’ Market! We’ve missed you.
The volunteers of the market have worked very hard this off-season to bring you a great market experience this year.
We’re happy to introduce four new vendors who have joined the market. Three Bridges Coffee Shop from Shelton will offer hot and iced coffee and lemonade, muffins, cookies, quiches and breads. This N’ That Catering of Trumbull will provide ready to eat meals that include a variety of freshly made meatballs, fresh pasta, and sauces. Vic’s Guac Shop also of Shelton will be serving up freshly made guacamole. And for our furry friends, Best Buddies Biscuits of New Haven will provide biscuits, chews and jerky made from really wholesome ingredients. As with all our market vendors, these offerings are made with select locally sourced ingredients. For more information on these and all our vendors please our website for a complete vendor list.
By contributing author Kris Louis
If you’re a parent, you’re probably aware that sometimes you have to get creative to get your kid to do certain things. Ask anyone who’s ever tried to tell a child that cough syrup was actually a new cherry-flavored soft drink, or that math can be fun. Those are tough sells, to be sure, but they still don’t rise to the challenge of getting children to eat and appreciate vegetables. Maybe you’ve tried to shape a potato like a meatball and cover it in spaghetti sauce, or tried to hide baby carrots under a heap of meatloaf slathered in gravy or ketchup. You do it with the best of intentions, but it’s folly because children have a sixth sense when it comes to being tricked into eating their veggies. If you’re contemplating giving up, take a look at some of these tactics that worked for parents who have been in your shoes.
The Monroe Farmers' Market is open June–October and offers fresh, locally-grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods and hand-crafted specialty foods to Connecticut locals.