Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Rainy Day Visit to the Wallingford Gardeners Market

Have you been to the Wallingford Gardeners Market on Saturday mornings in Fishbein Park outside the Railroad Station?  If you haven't, you don't know what you are missing!  And it's all LOCAL! 

All the information you need to get there yourself!

It was a humid day! I arrived just right after they had a quick, nasty thunderstorm, but the vendors stuck it out!  There were people selling plants and flowers, fresh Connecticut grown produce and crafts!

Not only did I shop for the humans in the house, I shopped for my rabbits!


The skies looked iffy, but people weren't discouraged.

Market set against the train station backdrop!

Fresh cut flowers

Herbs and Flower Plants for Sale

A View of the train station behind the vendors

Mother and Child taking a break at the Gazebo

Proud of her creations!

Many types of creations

Many crafters create more than one type of thing!

Harriman Realty giving back to the community

Jewelery and Basil Plants for Sale!

Father & Son selling stuffed breads
Folks from Figs/Dry Dock making breakfast!

Coalition for A Better Wallingford doing community outreach



A UCONN campaign to make pledge making 10% of your purchases local- a great idea!



Handmade Soap

Fresh & Healthy Fruit & Vegetable Smoothies
Hope you enjoyed this visit and get a chance to visit here yourself! The dates, times and information are in the photo of a garden market poster at the top of this post! 

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Where in Downtown Wallingford Are These Things (#2)?

Can you tell us where these 4 things are in downtown Wallingford?  Try to tell us the building, business, address or location of each of these items. 

Tell us your guesses in the comments below!!!  The answer will be given in a future blog post!  Try to name the name of the place and the street.  We will reveal the answers in the post on Friday, July 24th, 2015.





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Monday, July 20, 2015

Twilight Tunes with Southern Voice July 22nd, 2015

Twilight Tunes

Come have a wonderful evening under the stars with the Twilight Tunes. Before that, take a stroll down Center Street and enjoy a great meal or cocktail at one of downtown's wonderful restaurants. Or pick something up to enjoy at the concert. Stop by a fine restaurant or bar after the show for a drink or dessert (or both)! A great way to enjoy an evening in the middle of the week!

Southern Voice

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Wallingford Parade Ground
South Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
Driving Directions

Sponsored by the Department of Parks & Recreation and Stop & Shop Supermarkets.

Information: 203-294-2120.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Alyssa's Cakery: Grand Opening Center Street Location

On Friday, July 17th Alyssa's Cakery celebrated its Grand Opening of its Center Street location.  I went for a visit and sampled some goodies and great service.

A welcoming sign!
In this post I am sharing my visit, but will go back when the business is a bit more settled in, for I am told there are many things in the works which sound exciting.  I will bring all that to you when the time is right in the near future.

 A great sight to see on Center Street!

 When you go inside, you see a cheerful open space to sip your coffee and enjoy goodies by yourself

 or with friends.

An inviting selection of goodies.
 Alyssa (pronounced Uh-lisa),  introduced me to her shop, and the many flavors of cupcakes to choose from.  There were many people coming in and out making purchases and often having to take time to make important decisions!
A wonderful host and creator of cakes and treats, galore!

There are other things to look at and purchase!

My own sampling of cinnamon bun coffee and a Reeses Riot cupcake!
 I was not disappointed in the cupcake and coffee! I savored every taste as I watched the hustle and bustle of people making decisions and going in and out of the shop.

 At times, I saw familiar faces whether they were my neighbors, other locals to the shop or local celebrities!

Local host of WPAA-TV show, "Talking With Tom", making some some decisions!

 I will have to bring other people with me in the future and make other trips to sample more choices.
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