Kingsley Goddard, the owner of Barberry Hill Farm on the Boston Post Road in Madison, was busy at work this morning, pulling up baby spinach leaves, getting ready for the first day of this seasons on the Madison Town Green.
Working alongside Moises Ortiz, Goddard's right-hand man, Goddard said they would be offering the spinach, other greens, eggs, carrots, and a few other items including plants. More items will be added in coming weeks, as the weather warms up and more starts growing.
"We have some lettuce in the ground over there," Goddard said, pointing to a plot nearby. "But the weather is not yet cooperate. The lettuce is just hanging out, underground, waiting for the warm weather."
If past seasons are any guide, the Farmer's Market Friday afternoon, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., will include vendors from Madison and from as far away as Norwalk. In past seasons, the offerings have included fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers, seafood, meat, baked good, soaps, lotions, and other luxury items.
Papa Joe sometimes stops by, selling ice cream, and there is often a musician or two, with kids dancing to the music.
The Farmer's Market runs every Friday afternoon through October.