SWYF Find: New Haven farmers' market @ Wooster Square

I've been to many, many farmers' market, whether working at them or attending them during my free time. But, I have to say, my new favorite market in Connecticut is on Saturdays from 9-1 at Wooster Square in New Haven.

The New Haven market, sponsored by the terrific non-profit City Seed, hosts upwards of 30 vendors and attracts a wide range of shoppers. While I was there to work for my farm, I did manage to sneak out of the tent and walk the sidewalk to see the different wares. Not only is there a delicious assortment of veggies, plants, homemade breads, cheese, honey, maple syrup, prepared foods made from local, artisan ingredients, but there are also excellent organizations like the Yale Farm.

Another reason to go: people watching. I do love farmers' markets, but, in Connecticut, that usually means a lot of older, rich, white people. But in the culturally diverse city of New Haven, it was excellent to see various groups of shoppers - and their dogs - who are genuinely interested in the local and sustainable food movement.

I encourage you to go to this market, but if you can't, check out the other markets and work of City Seed.