The Creative Living Community of Connecticut’s Greenhouse Professional Program will hold its Farmstand Opening Day on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2645 Boston Turnpike in Coventry.
The program is designed for adults with developmental disabilities.
The primary goal of the Greenhouse program is to intentionally engage participants in growing microgreens, staying focused on the task at hand and working with others in a shared setting.
Microgreens and other produce grown through the program are sold to local restaurants and individuals in the community to support greenhouse operations and generate income to better serve people with developmental disabilities. The Greenhouse program provides a social outlet, meeting place and skill-building activity for our participants.
The greenhouse creates a sustainable agricultural micro-enterprise for the future CLCC farming community by distributing to restaurants, small businesses and residents through the farm stand.
Other farm days are scheduled for June 11, August 6, September 3 and October 2.
St. Peter’s Community Dinner
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 30 Church Street (Route 85) in Hebron, will host a community dinner on Saturday, May 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The menu will include baked stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and dessert.
Dinner is take-out only. No pre-orders or reservations will be taken.
Servers will come to your car, take your order and payment, and deliver your meal(s) to your back seat or trunk. No need to get out of your car.
A portion of every meal sold will go to support the Hebron Historical Society.
Second Congregational Church, 1746 Boston Turnpike, Coventry will be hosting a takeout/takeout dinner on Saturday May 21, featuring a menu of roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots and dessert.
The cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children.
Exact amount in cash or check is required.
Walk down from the church car park to the community house, located across from Highland Park.
• The theme for the Ellington Farmers’ Market this week will be “Gardening Grows the Spirit” on Saturday, May 21 from 9 am to noon at Arbor Park on Main Street.
Attendees can get gardening information and advice from the professionals and choose high-quality, locally grown garden plants. There will be 40 vendors with local and fresh favorites.
Songwriter Bill Benson will perform music in folk, country and rock styles.
• The Storrs Farmers Market is open for spring at 4 South Eagleville Road opposite Mansfield Town Hall every Saturday from 3-5pm.
Each week, more than a dozen vendors will offer fresh meat, produce, artisan bread, baked goods, soaps, jewelry, and other handcrafted items.
Free parking is available in the parking lot between City Hall and EO Smith High School.
The market is open rain or shine.
The Coventry Lions Club will be hosting a Memorial Day Sandwich Breakfast fundraiser from 7-10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 1171 Main Street.
Have your breakfast while waiting for the parade.
Sandwiches are $6 or two for $10.
A sausage, egg and cheese sandwich and a choice of drink will be provided.
There will also be raffle prizes. Proceeds are donated to Lions community projects.