“Double L” Starts 3rd Decade

It’s moved a couple of times. It’s added a few items. It’s raised prices once or twice.

But other than that, not much has changed since the Double L Farm Stand opened more than 30 years ago.

The first funky farm stand on Kings Highway North, near Nash's Pond and the waterfall.

The first funky farm stand on Kings Highway North, near Nash’s Pond and the waterfall.

Owner Lloyd Allen (Double L — get it?) has offered roadside fruits, vegetables and more since the (other) Clinton administration.

(He did take off a few years, to try to write a musical and actually write a book, “Being Martha: The Inside Story of Martha Stewart and Her Amazing Life”).

Location #2: On the Post Road just over the Southport line, in the former Casa Verde Nursery.

Location #2: On the Post Road just over the Southport line, in the former Casa Verde Nursery.

His “roadside” is now a Post Road storefront near Hillspoint Road. But Double L has weathered everything from the economy and competition from new outlets to — well, the weather.

Lloyd Allen, outside his current "farm stand" on the Post Road.

Lloyd Allen, outside his current “farm stand” on the Post Road.

Enjoy your 3rd decade, Lloyd and crew. Here’s to more great, fresh food!

A promotion from Double L's first year. Lloyd Allen's style hasn't changed a bit.

A promotion from Double L’s first year. Lloyd Allen’s style hasn’t changed a bit.

5 responses to ““Double L” Starts 3rd Decade

  1. Leslie Allen

    Dan:

    Double “L” would be for Lloyd and Leslie. Check your facts !

  2. Love it. Love it. Love it. As Mark Graham (WMMM) would so often say, “Live & Local!” (another “Double L” ?)
    LoL.

  3. Michael Calise

    Lloyd has created a special place for all who enter it really is Westport’s year-round Farmers Market!

  4. Kara Burritt

    I went in for the first time yesterday, and it was a delight! Happy to have Double LL (the shop & owners) rooted in the community.

  5. Armelle Daniels

    I love LL! Fresh, organic, mostly local veggies, fruits, duck eggs, pasture-raised meats and wild caught fish… and Lloyd is always so friendly. It is a delight to shop there!