Finally!!! A seasonal benchmark arrives on Saturday, May 14 with the opening of the 2016 Greenwich Farmers Market at Horseneck Lot! At 9:30am sharp, Judy Waldeyer, aka “the Jam Lady” will ring the bell signaling the official opening of the farmers market.
This year there is a new vendor, Pine Lake Mushrooms! Check them out on Facebook.
Working closely with market director Jim Carr , Judy has served as the market manager for 17 years, handling social media, advertising and a variety of tasks on everyone’s behalf.
This summer we will continue our popular featured-farmer series, inspired by Judy, who introduced us to many passionate farmers among the market “family” last summer.
Judy, who was an English teacher for decades stumbled into her jam business back in 1978, when she and a friend made a trip to Jones Farm in Shelton.
“We went to the farm to pick strawberries,” Judy told us last summer. “I left with 100 lbs of strawberries.” It’s anyone’s guess whether she could have predicted she’d become the Jam Lady and serve as the Jones Farm sole jam maker.
For years Judy continued to teach English and made jam in her spare time. These days, Judy is the official “Jam Lady.” Her jams and preserves are delicious, but also beautifully presented and make the perfect housewarming or hostess gift.
The weekly farmers market in Horseneck Lot runs from 9:30am til 1:00pm. PLEASE NO DOGS.