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Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster Mushrooms
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Purple Asparagus
Purple Asparagus
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Garlic
Garlic
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Honey
Honey
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Golden Seal
Golden Seal
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Ornamental Pine Trees
Ornamental Pine Trees
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Maitake Mushrooms
Maitake Mushrooms
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Shitake Mushrooms
Shitake Mushrooms
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Golden Chanterelle Mushrooms
Golden Chanterelle Mushrooms
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Morel Mushrooms
Morel Mushrooms
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Royal Trumpets Mushrooms
Royal Trumpets Mushrooms
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Chatfield Hollow Farm is a family-owned, environmentally friendly company specializing in using sustainable forest farming to improve the health of the planet and its people.

Chester Market
Chester, CT
June–October, Sundays 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
 

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Once a week, the diminutive town of Chester, with its galleries, shops and elegant eat­eries, transforms its center into a Euro­pean-style farmers’ market. Taking a cue from its artsy population, it colors its backdrop with orange and purple umbrellas, shielding café tables with a ringside seat for the musical talent of the week. Dog bowls full of water pepper the sidewalks, beckoning visitors to bring friends and family of all shapes and sizes.

Adding to what has become an ideal Sunday tradition for many—including famed chef Jacques Pépin—the area is shut down to car traffic allowing for a safe, carefree strolling experience. However, don’t lollygag if you want to score market specialties like Howard’s Breads or Chatfield Hollow shiitake and oyster mushrooms, which are grown herbicide- and pesticide-free and collected off sustainably harvested logs in nearby Killingworth. Trinity Farm offers premium yogurt, homemade butter, cream and milk, while River Chocolates purveys all manner of sugary confections. You can also pick up chevre from Beltane Farm, fresh flowers from Hay House and a fish dinner from Capt. Rich Cook.