Last week — in the midst of the summer growing season — the town of Fairfield threatened to shut down the very popular Double L Farm Stand.
The town alleged zoning violations in the open-air market, on the Post Road a few yards beyond the Westport line. Owner Lloyd Allen countered: “We’re being treated with the same mind-set as Stop & Shop.”
Lloyd called a few minutes ago, with great news. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture ruled — ta da! — that the Double L Farm Stand is officially “a farm.” A farm is zoned differently than, let’s say, Stop & Shop.
So Double L is open for business. As always, business is booming.
Go whenever you can. New local produce arrives throughout each day.