Greenwich Farmers Market in Horseneck Lot Opens Saturday, May 14!!

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.


Judy Waldeyer is the longtime market manager at the Greenwich Farmers Market, but she is known fondly as the Jam Lady. Credit: Leslie Yager

Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 5.27.57 PM This year there is a new vendor, Pine Lake Mushrooms! Check them out on Facebook.

Jim Carr

Jim Carr, market director for the Greenwich Farmer Market. Credit: Leslie Yager

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.

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John Plasko is a familiar presence at the Greenwich Farmers Market on Saturdays. June brings Strawberries to his stall — but arrive early because they sell out quickly! Credit: Leslie Yager

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.

Make sure to say hello to John Plasko from Plasko’s Farm, and Nancy from Moorefield Herb Farm in the adjacent stall.

The weekly farmers market in Horseneck Lot runs from 9:30am til 1:00pm. PLEASE NO DOGS.

Nancy Moorefield, John Plasko and Judy Waldeyer prove that the farmers are family! Credit: Leslie Yager

Nancy Moorefield, John Plasko and Judy Waldeyer prove that the farmers are family! Credit: Leslie Yager

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Saturdays aren’t complete without apple cider donuts from Plaskow’s Farm stand at Greenwich Farmers Market. Photo: Leslie Yager

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