SWYF Finds: Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe + The Double L Market

Catch a Healthy Habit Cafe (Fairfield, Conn.): After installing raised beds in the soon-to-be food garden at Fairfield U. with some great people, perhaps nothing is more satisfying on a hot day than a cold smoothie, especially from down the road at Fairfield's Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe. I got the Superfood Hero (almond milk, banana, goji berries, mesquite, hemp, sun warrior); not terribly local, but a good once-in-awhile drink. The cafe's menu is raw, vegetarian and so delicious - it took a lot of restraint to not spend more money and time on the impressive case of raw desserts. The space is bright and inviting and while you wait for your food, check out the retail sections.

**CATCH A HEALTHY HABIT CAFE: 39 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield, CT; (203.292.8190)

The Double L Market (Westport, Conn.): So in my four years at Fairfield and multiple trips into surrounding towns, I'm embarrassed to say that today was my first time to the Double L Market. Fortunately, it's in a brand new space and don't feel as guilty. The market, which is actually a retail space, is still under construction, but in front of stacked baskets and background noise, I found quarts of beautiful, organic and local strawberries! I swiftly bought three as a caravan of locals entered the space. Owner Lloyd Allen was there and extremely personable and knowledgeable about the produce in his store. It's excellent to have a location where farmers can expand and sell their wares. As the season progresses, the market is sure to have even more local produce and is a great place to find your favorite foods if you can't make it to one of many farmers' markets in Fairfield County.

**THE DOUBLE L MARKET: 730 Post Road East, Westport, CT; (203.984.9165)