by Christina Cioci
Christina is our newest summer intern. She comes to us with prior writing experience working at Kate Harrison's Green Bride Guide. Incidentally, Harrison has been a contributor to this site in the past. Christina also has her own blog, Green Gal. We warmly welcome her to the CT Green Scene team.
This year marks the 102nd Anniversary of Ashlawn Farm in Lyme, Connecticut. A rather idyllic place to visit, with open fields and friendly owners it is a perfect place for a bountiful farmer’s market. Chip and Carol Dahlke own and live on the farm that has been in Chip’s family since 1909. Each spring at the beginning of June the excitement grows in the surrounding towns for the Lyme Farmer’s Market. It is a place you can come for great food and company.
When the Lyme farmer’s market first began, it was unlike anything in the area. The combination of fresh, local products and the growing amount of people in southeastern Connecticut eager to buy was a perfect match. Cattle, horses and goats grazing are accompanied by the beautiful backdrop of luscious green grass, big red barns and stonewalls appropriate for sitting on.