A Preview Of Farmers’ Market Season 2021

Lori Cochran-Dougall, Executive Director, Westport Farmers' Market

Lori Cochran-Dougall is the Executive Director of the Westport Farmers’ Market. Photo: Contributed.

Grab your tote bags and let’s head to the farmers’ market! This week on Seasoned, we bring you a preview of the 2021 farmers’ market season. Lori Cochran-Dougall offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Westport Farmers’ Market, and we stroll through the Durham Farmers’ Market as their season kicks off. We talk to market masters, local farmers and artisans, and the commissioner of our state’s Department of Agriculture, so you know what to expect this year—and what to look forward to.

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Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski produced this show.  

Lori Cochran-Dougall – Executive Director, Westport Farmers’ Market in Westport, Conn.
Sue Shortt – Farmer/owner, Shortt’s Farm & Garden Center in Sandy Hook, Conn.
The Durham Farmers’ Market community* in Durham, Conn.
Bryan P. Hurlburt – Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Agriculture

*Special thanks to all the farmers and makers in Durham who shared their market with us: Jon Scagnelli, Jane Sibley, Ron Capozi, Chet DiMauro, Max DeMusis, Leah Gastler (violin), Cathy Wolco, Meadow Walk Farm, Portia Amendola, Nick Imbriglio, Maple Grove Farm, Killiam and Bassette Farmstead, Fabian Robinson, Gary Bullock, and Kathy Duffy (Sweet Sage Bakery).

Let’s Go to the Market!

Durham Farmers Market Master Jon Scagnelli
Auntie Arwen's Spices
Chet DiMauro, Chet's Italian Ice
Leah Gastler, musician
Fabian Robinson, Baba Scotch Hot Sauce
Cathy Wolco, Humble Bee Honey
Sweet Sage Bakery scones
Portia Amendola, Mostly Nuts
Max DeMusis, Franks Wood Fired Pizza

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