Patch Picks: Fresh Produce Isn't Far Away

Get your summer fruits and vegetables right here in town.

– 647 North Salem Rd., (203) 431-9914

Garden of Ideas is a small family-owned farm with a beautiful ornamental garden and art gallery.  Shop the vegetable stand for local farm-fresh produce, or join the CSA for a weekly share of the crops.  The farm stand is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.



– 126 Lounsbury Rd., (203) 894-1851

The Hickories Farm Stand on Lounsbury Rd. is open every day, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Here you will find seasonal produce, such as lettuce, freshly dug garlic, snap beans, and corn.  Members can also purchase a CSA Share, which gives them a share of the produce that is harvested each week.  Other food share categories are also available, including Apple Ridge Farm Beef, Arethusa Milk & Yogurt, Redding Roaster Coffee, Rainbeau Ridge Goat Cheese, Red Barn Bakery, and Flowers.



– 424 Main St., (203) 438-6677

Milillo has been in business for over 10 years, serving a variety of produce, baked goods, seafood, prepared food, and steak.  Located just behind Fifty Coins, there is plenty of parking, so you can fill up your cart with their delicious food.  Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


– 27 Governor St.,

Ridgefield Farmers Market has recently relocated to the green space between the former Balducci’s and the public lot next to the Boys and girls club.  The Market is a gathering place for local farmers and businesses, such as 109 Cheese & Wine and Ross’ Bread.  Open for business from 2-6 p.m. each Friday throughout the summer.



– 109 Danbury Rd., (203) 894-8102

The source for all your organic food needs.  Along with fresh fruit and vegetables, they carry prepared food, such as salads, dips, cheese, and packaged organic snack food.  Fresh produce is always available, whatever the season, and now that they are in their newly expanded location, they have even more to choose from.



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