Autumn in New England!
Labor Day has just gone by, and with it, we have watched as some old friends and some new friends head back to school, and all that brings into their busy lives. The arrival of cool mornings and nights are a certain indication of Fall just around the corner. Some of the autumn foliage is beginning to dot the hillsides, which will soon unveil another of the many beautiful reasons that we choose to live and visit here. The weather has not disappointed, as we have witnessed some spectacular days, and even more wondrous sunsets!
The Smithy will move to its Fall schedule, during which the store will be open from 11:00 AM- 5:30 PM, on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; and 10:00AM- 5:30 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. As always, we are closed on Tuesdays.
It has been a wonderful season at The Smithy, and we remain thankful for your support. Carol, Rebecca, and Susan are busy clearing away the area around the fireplace, as we get ready to fire up our 1908 cast-iron stove for another Fall season. We continue to fill the store shelves with varied, creative, and tasty offerings from our growing family of Smithy vendors. Carol has been busy scheduling vendor tastings throughout the season, so that you can sample their delicious offerings at The Smithy before bringing them home for your friends and family.
The local farmers are thrilled with the weather patterns this growing season, which have brought them, for the most part, a bountiful harvest. The fields continue to yield, and you can still find a full complement of freshly-picked organic produce in the store. In addition to the lettuce mix and peppers, you can find onions, shallots, and garlic. We have just received our first delivery of spaghetti squash, and invite you to take advantage of the menus that we have on hand.
Your response to CT Juice has been appreciated, and we were excited to share some of the field's harvest with you, in the moment. We have just put the last of this season's Watermelon refresher in the cooler. If you haven't already, please stop by, and check out the CT Juice cooler, which is located, along with our vegan, gluten-free offerings, upstairs at the store.
We get really excited about our growing and unique assortment of local products and vendors, and look forward to sharing information about them with you. We recognize that none of this would be possible without the support and encouragement of our community, however, and Carol, Rebecca, Susan, and I thank you for shopping with us. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can continue to improve your experience.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you! We hope to see you soon!