Beginning May 11, 2010, the Greenwich Historical Society will kick off a weekly Green Market at its 39 Strickland Road location in Cos Cob. The Green Market will offer seasonal organic and local produce, herbs, fresh cut flowers, and local honey and jams every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and every Friday from noon to 6:00 p.m. Plans are to offer additional heirloom vegetables grown in the Historical Societys organic garden as they come into season.
Volunteer organizer Cai Boldt Pandolfino, enthusiastically notes that, The Greenwich Historical Societys focus on food and gardening links the current trend toward eating local and organic with a theme straight out of our past. Bush-Holley House was home to one of the first American Impressionist art colonies, and its yard and gardens were an inspiration for artists such as Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, Theodore Robinson, John Henry Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, Elmer MacRae and Genjiro Yeto. Many of these artists visited the Bush-Holley house, sharing bountiful meals that came straight from the Holleys garden. The Historical Society Archives contains period seed catalogs, Holley family recipes, menu plans and diaries that describe growing and preparing meals with home-grown fruits and vegetables.
Green Market shoppers may now buy garden-fresh produce, enjoy the historic site, and be inspired by the period gardens all in one stop.
A series of monthly farm-to-table dinners is also planned for Friday, July 16, August 20 and September 10 at the Greenwich Historical Society Barn. Details and special guest speakers will be announced at a later date. For more information on the Green Market and Barn Dinners, please visit www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 18.
Greenwich Historical Society Greenmarket 39 Strickland Rd Cos Cob CT Between Ext 4, CC train station & Post Road/Rte 1.
Monday 9AM-3pm Fridays 12noon- 6pm
Bush Holley Historic Site
39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob Ct
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