"It's opening day and there isn't a cloud in the sky", I told my husband I knew there would be a line of cars waiting to get in, but it's worth it!
The Coventry Regional Farmers' Market is THAT good. It has collected many accolades including being voted New England's best farmers' market by Yankee Magazine.
We've been in years past and apparently aren't the only ones who look forward to it. The market typically attracts around 100,000 visitors each year! We often run into a little traffic waiting to park, but that's because it's a great place to take the family. (it's even pet friendly!) Set on the rural Nathan Hale Homestead, you can expect a gorgeous backdrop for the varied vendors. They change a little from time to time to showcase whatever is in season. This past Sunday, it was mostly lettuce and herbs, but that's far from all it offers. There are several artisans showcasing everything from handmade clothes to dog treats, BBQ, Vegan cuisine and delectable cupcakes and Italian cookies, so bring your appetite! I noticed they even offered a local hot dog! We split a pulled pork sandwich and a burger which were delicious! For dessert, we picked up a few amazing cupcakes to go from the Nora Cupcake Company. (ok so half didn't make it to the car, yum!)
What's also great is the space. There's a big lawn where they set up games for the kids and there's plenty of room to put down a blanket and eat and play. This is the market's eleventh year and each Sunday they have a theme. This week, they had baby chicks for the kids to touch and learn about. They also feature live entertainment so you can dance your way around the booths! On the way out, my husband stood in line for fresh squeezed lemonade and limeade which was refreshing and if you bring the cup back for your next visit, you get a discount!
The Coventry Regional Farmers' Market runs from 11-2 every Sunday, June through October.Copyright © 2015, CT Now