New Canaan Farmers Market, the Winter Edition

For those taken by surprise by this sudden blast of winter, the market may offer a small reprieve.


Master, Alexis Gazy is looking to expand its operations to include a winter market at the , she told the at their Tuesday meeting.  

Gazy and Nature Center Executive Director Laura Heckman were at the meeting seeking town approval to operate a "four-week pilot program" with a small number of vendors in the Nature Center's greenhouse on Tuesdays in February from noon to 3:00 p.m.

The Farmers Market, which BoS member Nick Williams said has become a welcome fixture in town, has been operating since 1999 in the Center Street parking lot from May to November.  

The market, which began with seven vendors had 25 last season, Gazy said, and has been a success for the vendors who participate. In addition, the market has

The board was asked to approve the May through November market for another year as well as the proposed February operation, which it did unanimously. The February market will next require approval of the  and .

Other business before the board included:

  • A new traffic signal at the Elm and Park St. intersection. The addition of a left-turn signal for cars turning left onto Park from Elm. An amount not to exceed $9200, which will be budgeted jointly by the Public Works and Police Departments, was approved.
  • Approval of an amount of approximately $97,000 for architectural services, which was approved by the Town Council in October for bonding, in connection with roof and other rehabilitation work to town buildings.
  • Appointments and reappointments to seven town commissions were unanimiously approved: Emergency Medical Services, Health and Human Services, Inland Wetlands, Parking, Planning and Zoning, Police, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.


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