Despite the undesirable weather conditions, the vendors at the Wesleyan Farmers Market are real troopers. With tents, saran wrap, and rain gear, they braved the storm (okay, maybe it was only drizzling) to bring you your weekly taste of local deliciousness. Here’s the rundown.

Horse Listeners Orchard- Just like last week, Horse Listeners Orchard made the trek from Ashford, CT to bring you some of their fresh picked fruits. Today they were selling their homegrown apples. The selection was smaller than last week but looked just as delicious!

Long Lane Farm- As per usual, our classmates from Long Lane were selling up a gorgeous variety of fresh vegetables!

Auntie Arwen’s Spices- Auntie Arwen came with her usual smorgasbord of spices, teas, and soaps; but today, she was also selling fudge! It came in a variety of flavors, and looked absolutely delicious!

Meriano’s Bake Shoppe- The Italian bakery was fully stocked with their delicious brownies, blondies, stuffed breads, and other Italian confections. The most popular item seems to be the apple cider doughnuts, which, when we stopped by the market at 12:00, were already completely sold out!  Today the vendor was also selling handmade pasta. Yum!

Zen Roasters- Our favorite (and the only) Middletown coffee roaster was serving up some of their incredibly amazing blends. We were delighted to see that Nicole, the owner of the company, brought her super cute dog, Talia. Could she be more adorable?

Raw You-Niverse- We were excited to see this vendor, who wasn’t here last week. The company is centralized right here in MIddletown (although they don’t have a storefront). Their selection of vegan fruit smoothies looked delicious!

Bon Appetit- Today Bon Appetit’s menu featured a mixed green salad with heirloom tomatoes and roasted pepper dressing, a choice of a veggie burger with Vermont Cheddar on ciabatta or grilled bratwurst with sauerkraut on a potato roll, carrot and butternut squash bisque, and for dessert, fresh apple crisp with whipped cream. They also had some pretty tempting fresh apple cider. If you thought the Friday apple crisp in the marketplace was good, you’ve got to try this!

It was another great week at the Wesleyan Farmers Market. Hopefully next time will bring some better weather and our old friends, as well as some new Connecticut food artisans!

-Ari Rudess

Did you go to today’s farmers market? What was your favorite buy?