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June 05, 2017
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Edible Nutmeg is deeply grateful for all our supporters and advertisers. We hope our readers will show their support by choosing to visit and patronize these businesses, without whom we could not continue our coverage of Connecticut’s food producers and providers.

Arbor Services of Connecticut (Throughout Connecticut)

Arbor Services is a complete tree care company: we plant, fertilize, transplant, prune, cable, install lightning protection, treat for insect and disease problems, remove trees, grind stumps, consult with and advise landscape architects. We have relationships with the tree care industry’s best professionals for more than 20 years. We will grow the legacy of your landscape, and make your project happen.

Aventine Gardens (Throughout Litchfield County)

For over a decade, Aventine Gardens has been designing, building and maintaining some of the finest and most productive vegetable gardens and surrounding landscapes in Litchfield and Fairfield Counties of Connecticut. Our clients delight in the abundant organic produce that overflows onto their counters in the summer and fall.  Among many services, we offer our assistance in preserving this bounty (drying of herbs and teas, canning, picking, freezing and processing of jams and jellies, etc.) so that this joy can last throughout the seasons.

Bantam Bread (Bantam)

The Bantam Bread Co. is dedicated to producing the best artisans breads and rustic pastries made with the finest ingredients that we can buy. That is our mission and we are sticking to it! From scratch; by hand; all natural.

Bees Knees Ice Pops (Throughout Connecticut)

Bees Knees Ice Pops are handcrafted in micro-batches using all natural, high quality ingredients.  Our mission is to ultimately change the perception of the commercially processed popsicle. We strive to create unique and intriguing flavors using raw fruits, vegetables, herbs and organic sugar cane. We never use artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. All of the pops we make are peanut, soy, dairy, gluten-free and vegan friendly. Refreshing, wholesome, healthy and delicious.... our pops are the bee's knees!

Christie Caters – Farm-To-Truck (Throughout Litchfield County)

Christie Caters Farm to Truck features two chefs that are passionate about providing the community with food that is both nourishing and delicious. We believe that what you put into your body matters, which is why our focus is on food that is fresh, local, sustainable and gourmet. No matter what your tastes or needs require, our seasonal menu is always changing and you’re sure to find a dish to enjoy.

County Wine and Spirits (New Preston)

Browse a curated collection of wine and spirits in one of the coziest and friendliest stores on the planet. A knowledgeable staff is available to guide you through unique and affordable labels, including a special selection of “sustainable and organically-grown.” Craft beer, chilled selections, cheese and crackers. Complimentary wine tastings Saturdays 12-5.

Evergreen Berry Farm (Watertown)

Established in 1979 by owners Bob and Cathee Alex, the farm is located in the beautiful Litchfield Hills of Connecticut on 27 acres of secluded field, forest, and ponds. We are organically managed with special attention to soil biology and nutrition.

G-Zen Restaurant (Branford)

G-Zen is sophisticated yet relaxed sanctuary located in the charming shoreline town of Branford CT. Located near the breath taking Thimble Islands, the quaint village of Stony Creek and only minutes from downtown New Haven, the restaurant as become a refuge for many seeking sustainable, organic and vegetarian friendly food along the CT coastline.

G.W. Tavern (Washington Depot)

We are proud to offer the finest fresh products combined with the experience of our skilled kitchen and wait staff to provide you with a wonderful dining experience. Our food is a rich blend of the traditional & the contemporary.

Geer Village Senior Community (Canaan)

At Geer Village Senior Community, everything we do focuses on holistic senior living. We offer a place where one can age in a supportive environment, thriving at all stages of life. We do this by providing our residents with expert, compassionate care, surrounded by nature, integrated with the community. Geer Village Senior Community is located on 70 acres of natural beauty, in the heart of the Litchfield Hills in Northwest Connecticut.  On campus we have both assisted and independent living, along with day services, transportation, rehabilitative services and a pharmacy.

Get Back, Inc. (Oakville)

Get Back, Inc. opened its doors in 2000 with its unique brand of Vintage American Industrial Furnishings. Since then, Tim Byrne, owner-designer, built the company into the leader in this style of furnishings. Whether it’s a restored vintage piece or a unique design by “Tim Byrne”, Get Back, Inc. has drawn the attention of architects, designers and decorators worldwide. Located in an old mill in Connecticut, Get Back, Inc. occupies 40,000 s.f. which contains; a 5,000 s.f. showroom, workshops, offices and warehouse and can also be found at 1stdibs@NYDC in New York. Tim Byrne has been commissioned to build unique one of a kind pieces for various projects around the world and is also available to discuss projects from Dept 87, which designs and builds store displays and fixtures.

Hickory Stick Bookshop (Washington Depot)

Washington Depot’s independent bookshop for over 60 years! The Hickory Stick Bookshop has a great selection of books, music, calendars, greeting cards, book accessories and gift items. Stop in and experience book and gift shopping as it was meant to be – in-person, not on a screen!

Hopkins Vineyard (New Preston)

In 1979, Bill and Judith Hopkins transformed their dairy farm into a vineyard, one of the first in what has become a thriving Connecticut industry. Since then, it has consistently produced award-winning whites, reds and sparkling wines. Hopkins Vineyard grows 11 varieties of grapes in a spectacular setting overlooking Lake Waramaug.

Lime Rock Park Catering (Lakeville)

Lime Rock Catering is an in-house, full service catering department. We serve Lime Rock’s chalets, café concessions, race team crews and their guests, the Midway and corporate-sponsored special events.

Litchfield Bancorp (Throughout Litchfield County)

From our humble beginnings as the Litchfield Savings Society to today’s multi-branch Litchfield Bancorp and our affiliation with the Connecticut Mutual Holding Company – our bank has deep roots in the communities that we serve.

Litchfield Distillery (Litchfield)

Nestled in the hills of northwest Connecticut, the Litchfield Distillery is Connecticut’s newest micro-distillery. Our Batchers’ series includes three handcrafted, premium spirits: Batchers’ Bourbon Whiskey, Batchers’ Double Barreled Bourbon Whiskey, and Batchers’ Gin. Our mission is to produce exceptionally distilled spirits handcrafted from the highest quality, regionally harvested grains.

Litchfield Hills Kitchen and Bath (New Preston)

The premier kitchen, bath, and home remodeling firm in New Preston, West Hartford, Litchfield County and the surrounding area. Your goal when remodeling is to enhance your home's grace, charm, and beauty. We do this through our innovative, classic designs that are brought to life by our team of master designers and craftsmen.

Maple Bank Farm (Roxbury)

Maple Bank Farm is one of the oldest family-run farms in the United States. It has been in the Hurlbut family since its formation in the late 1700’s. Cathy and Howie Bronson have been operating Maple Bank Farm since 1980. Both farmers have a strong background in agriculture. Howie grew up in Washington, CT on his father’s dairy farm. This solid foundation grew as he studied agriculture at the University of New Hampshire. Howie’s love of the land spread from dairy to include fruit and vegetable farming. Cathy grew up on Maple Bank Farm, learning with a hands-on approach.

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Natural Marketplace (New Milford)

Natural Marketplace has all your health, dietary, and holistic needs covered! Located on Bank St. in downtown New Milford, we carry a wide selection of vitamins, beauty and personal care items, organic and all-natural foods, bulk foods, spices, and more! Have a question? Come in and let one of our knowledgeable staff members help you out. We also can special order hard-to-find and specialty items. Come in and see us!

New Morning (Woodbury)

New Morning Market is NOT just a health food store. We are home to the largest organic 100% Non-GMO Produce Department, as well as a Humanely Raised Only Full Service Meat Department. Our Wellness Department boasts the highest quality supplements and Health and Beauty products and experts on hand to help you sort it out.

New Preston Kitchen Goods (New Preston)

With great cookbooks, and all-star brands like Alessi, All-Clad, iittala, and Simon Pearce, New Preston Kitchen Goods will have you armed and ready from stovetop to table. Need foie gras? Truffle oils from Italy? Gourmet coffees and teas? New Preston Kitchen Goods has them all. If you can’t find it here, you probably don’t need it in your kitchen.

Nine Main (New Preston)

Open since 2002, we are a bakery and specialty sandwich shop located in the heart of New Preston in northwest Connecticut. We use only the freshest ingredients and whenever possible source from local farms. We offer delicious sandwiches, salads, homemade bakery items, a coffee bar and more!

Ox Hollow Farm (Bantam)

Ox Hollow farm is a diversified, family operated farm nestled at the gateway of Litchfield County. Established in 1997 by Mark Maynard with the mission of providing hormone and antibiotic free products to consumers, Mark has utilized his education and upbringing to produce all-natural, pasture raised Angus beef as well as high-grade pork and poultry. They also feature a full-service CSA program.

Savor Fine Foods (Thomaston)

Savor Fine Foods is a micro-bakery specializing in unique hand-made short bread cookies. We took the humble shortbread cookie, mixed it with some surprising ingredient combinations and created a line of cookies that are sweet, savory, and spicy! Based in Connecticut, our vision of the company is to build a community and audience that appreciates non-traditional flavors and understands the pleasure of food. We offer a variety of flavors that are extraordinary and we make them with care and love.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble (Sherman)

Since 1982, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble has inspired audiences with creative programming and brilliant performances. Please join us as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary year .

ShopRite (Locations Throughout Connecticut)

At ShopRite, generations of families have served generations of their customers’ families. Although they have grown from the small “Mom and Pop” stores of the 1940’s, most ShopRite stores are still family owned and operated businesses – many with second, third, or even fourth generations involved. All ShopRite owners are members of Wakefern Food Corp., which buys, warehouses and transports products while providing other support services to ensure customer satisfaction. “Volume” buying enables ShopRite stores to offer their consumers the lowest overall prices, and the greatest value, in the marketplace.

Simpson & Vail (Brookfield)

Simpson & Vail Inc., one of the oldest tea companies in the USA, is a family owned business dedicated to offering quality teas from around the world. We have over 350 teas (black, green, oolong, decaf, flavored, flowering, white, and blends) from China, India, Japan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Nepal, Indonesia, and Taiwan. All of our teas are gluten free.

South Avenue Butchers (New Canaan)

Butcher Michiel Hutten is from the Netherlands and brings more than 30-years of butchery experience to South Avenue Butcher in downtown New Canaan. He makes all sausages in-house and has lots of great ideas for your next big party or BBQ, as well as how to prepare and pair the meats with vegetables for delicious family meals. We offer meat sourced from animals that are free to roam, local & organic wherever possible. Only the best meat is good enough.

St. Francis Winery and Vineyards (California - Available by Delivery)

St. Francis is a Certified Sustainable, family-owned Winery, and we have worked throughout our history to preserve Sonoma County’s natural resources. The state-of-the art Winery we built in 1999 includes a 457-kilowatt solar energy system, and we have been recognized for our work to conserve nearby creeks and waterways. Preserving Sonoma County for future generations is very much a part of who we are, what we do, and how we run our business.

Stuart Family Farms (Bridgewater)

Stuart Family Farm is a diversified livestock farm specializing in 100% grass fed beef, pastured pork, and pastured poultry. We are certified Animal Welfare Approved and certified 100% Grass Fed. We operate a year-round farm store that is open Sat 10-4 and Sun 12-4.

Toplands Farm (Roxbury)

Toplands Farm is located on ~650 acres in Roxbury, CT. Historically a dairy, the farm transitioned largely into hay production in the mid-90s while also raising beef, pork, and eggs for friends and family. In addition to our expanded beef herd, the farm is home to a collection of farm “pets” including donkeys, cows, goats, chickens, and occasional visitors from other farms. Toplands Farm is also home to Double D Living History Farm which maintains the largest collection of restored antique tractors and farm equipment in the Northeast.

Valley Spirit (Washington Depot)

Valley Spirit Cooperative is the shared studio space of three unique businesses with a common goal: to contribute to community by offering services, teachings, and products that support healing and growth, while enhancing awareness, communication, good health, peace and consciousness.

Article from Edible Nutmeg at http://ediblenutmeg.ediblecommunities.com/about-us/our-supporters
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