What do we do? Watch the video! Who are we? Scroll down.
Who are we?
The Norfolk Farmers Market is a nonprofit project sponsored by the Town of Norfolk. Its goals are to establish a permanent regional farmers market with a wide variety of locally produced offerings that will draw consumers from a broad area, to thereby increase profits for producers who are already established and to create an outlet for small producers who otherwise might not be able to reach consumers directly. Along the way, we hope to encourage producers to diversify and test the profitability of specialty items, and to generally encourage local agriculture and handicrafts.
A steering committee sets policies and manages publicity, advised by the manager, who recruits vendors and handles day-to-day operations. We thank the many people and businesses who have contributed! See below.
Steering committee: Lisa Auclair, David Beers, Frank Christinat, Holly Durstin, Sue Frisch, Bruce Hanke, Darla Lovett, Mary Ann McGourty, Grant Mudge, Justin Spring, Schuyler Thomson, Mary Jo Tomaselli
Emeritus committee member: Libby Borden
Manager: Theresa Cannavo
Photography: Bruce Frisch
Website development: David Donihue
Market video: Tom and Celia McGowan
Many groups and people have come together to make this market possible. Thanks to the Town of Norfolk and its residents for their support and encouragement; the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the Norfolk Coalition for Sound Growth for start-up funding; to the National Iron Bank, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Infinity Hall, AB Bazzano Fuel, Betsy Little Real Estate, George’s Norfolk Garage, Ledgebrook Spirit Shop, Litchfield Hills Mobile Veterinary Clinic, Locust Lane Realty, Manor House, Michael Sconyers and Molly Ackerly, MI Media Services, Mountain Spirit, Mountain View Inn, Stateline Wines & Spirits, Theodore Marolda DDS, Thomson Canoe Works and many anonymous donors for funding music and special projects; to Heather Morrical for webmastering our previous site; to Giordano Signs and Graphics for donating date decals for our signs, and to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Green Pastures Fund for a grant supporting this Web site. Thanks also to our Friends of the Market, who have spent many hours helping make the market go.
Last, but not least, we thank our vendors and our customers…they are what this market is all about.
You are invited
Read about our Friends of the Norfolk Farmers Market program and keep up with market news, events and more by subscribing to our Latest News. Come to our Agricultural Fair on August 16. And send us a letter or an email with your comments and suggestions. Our mailing address is PO Box 552, Norfolk CT 06058.