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Georgetown Farmers Market in 14th year

This summer marks the 14th year for the Georgetown Farmers Market, which has been located along Route 57 for every one of those years.

Each summer Sunday, from 10 to 2, a multitude of farmers and craftsmen bring their wares to a parking lot at the corner of Route 57 and Old Mill Road in Georgetown. Longtime organizer Gail Brookover counts baked goods, dog treats, household goods, fresh veggies, and Connecticut-raised meats among the products offered at the market.

Ms. Brookover said the sense of community at the farmers’ market makes it a special place to spend an afternoon. Many farmers’ markets are marked by competition between stands, but this is no where to be found in Georgetown, she said.

“I hand pick every farmer here,” Ms. Brookover said, “We all enjoy each other’s company and look forward to seeing each other.”

She operates a booth herself, selling her Blackbird Baked Goods. Her offerings include a long list of bakery staples, including pies and cupcakes that have drawn a following in the Georgetown area.

“My son and I have been coming to get Gail’s pies every Saturday for about 22 years now,” said Eleanor Fraser of Weston, while referencing a time when Ms. Brookover sold pies at other, older farmers’ markets.

Goatboy Soaps, a New Milford-based company that sells goat’s milk soap products, began with a “mom’s search to help her son, who was born with severe food allergies, and unable to tolerate cow’s or soy milk,” said owner Lisa Agee. Bobby Agee had to drink goat’s milk.

His friends and family took to calling him Goatboy when his interest in goats became more than a medical issue, but also a business venture. The Agees have now operated the Goatboy Soap for 10 years.

Eaglewood Farms, based out of Barkhamsted, is also at the market most Sunday mornings with a complete line-up of beef and pork products. Stephanie Bass of Eaglewood Farms, said that among the farm’s specialties are hot Italian and andouille sausages. All are made from farm-raised pork.

The Georgetown Farmers’ Market will be open through Oct. 28. For information, visit georgetownctfarmersmarket.com.

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