Editorial: Support the market

Last spring, Trumbull residents were upset, outraged and confused when news broke that the Trumbull Farmers Market was closed for the year.

The absence of the market, which had been at the Long Hill Green, was certainly felt. Many expressed that losing the market was losing a piece of the community and tradition.

Well, today, the market is back. It has a new home — The Nichols Improvement Association field — and new marketmasters. Trumbullites Rob and Catherine Martini are heading up the market this year, though they say they’ve received a lot of support from town officials and the former marketmaster, Nancy Moore.

Vendors will include: Smith Acres Farm, Moorefield Farm, Gazy Brothers Farm, Metro Crops, Oxhollow Farm (meats), Wave Hill Breads, Carrot Top (jams, jellies, soup, pickles), Seasonal Sweets and Catering (gluten/nut free desserts), Cedar Sales (organic iced teas), Fire Pit Pizza (freshly made pizza), Debbie’s Delights (bakery items), Grateful Food (prepared meals), Walnut Beach Creamery (ice cream), Mini Bees (lip balms), Next Step Living (guide to home energy efficiency), Molly and Murphy (all natural dog/horse biscuits), and the Buzz Truck (special guest on select weeks).

The market will run every Thursday, May 14 through Oct. 15, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 1773 Huntington Turnpike.

If you were one of those who missed the market or decried its closing, show your support and stop by today or any upcoming Thursday.

Just like any local business, a farmers market needs customers to keep it going. As the saying goes: Put your money where your mouth is.