Double L Farm Stand May Close — Important Update

This morning’s “06880” post — the story immediately below this one — sent scores of produce-lovers to the Double L Farm Stand, located on the Post Road a few yards over the town line in Southport.

Simultaneously, owner Lloyd Allen sent this urgent email to customers:

Dear Friends,

The city of Fairfield has decided once again to close us down.  In the meantime, we are going to quietly sell off our inventory while we make alternate plans to stay in business.  Tomorrow and Sunday we will be open and selling our wonderful peaches, tomatoes, corn and much more.  We hope you will come in and give us a helping hand.  See you soon and spread the word.

“The building is not up to code,” Lloyd admitted this afternoon, as shoppers — some of whom had gotten the message, others who had not — thronged the shop.

“But it’s an open-air farm stand,” he continued.  “We’re being treated with the same mind-set as Stop & Shop.”

Lloyd called the Fairfield zoning action “a little bump in the road. We may be out of commission this week.  But stuff is still coming out of the field.  We can’t stop farmers from growing.”

He pointed to enormous cucumbers.  “Those came in 30 minutes ago, from Redding Road.”

Lloyd advises customers to call (256-9994) next week to find out what’s happening.  If “06880” hears anything, we’ll let you know.

Double L Farm Stand

4 responses to “Double L Farm Stand May Close — Important Update

  1. Thanks Dan for the wonderful coverage and not to worry, we won’t close.

  2. Hi there,
    Thanks for the coverage ….
    Potential shut down may be good for business …
    Glad to hear that Double LL’s stock is full of fresh, truly ‘native’ produce !!
    If I was in town, I’d stop by !
    Best wishes to all,

  3. I feel it is wonderful that local folks are selling fresh, native produce too, but the building does look as if a light wind could knock the structure over. Perhaps a slight structural makeover and/or a paint job would make the Town of Fairfield happy? If this might be too costly for the owners, perhaps the community that loves their produce can chip in?

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