June 7th was finally here, and with it, the opening day of the Coventry Farmers' Market in Coventry, CT. The weather was in full summer swing as were all the visitors, wearing sun-hats and carrying reusable totes and baskets. At the entrance a small cage with two goats being pet by toddlers was placed near a tent selling hand-spun, hand-dyed yarn. Kettle Korn was popping loudly next door to the coffee roaster (Bean and Leaf) who had already sold out of coffee but had beans that he had roasted the day before. We turned the corner and spotted The Farmer's Cow display, complete with a five-day-old calf and samples of their fresh organic milk (our favorite milk right now) and new lemonade and iced tea. Handcrafted soaps were being sold next to jewelry made from seaglass and beads, pottery, and hoodies made from hemp. All the farmers had their spring yields - mostly leafy vegetables, picked-that-morning strawberries, and perfect looking green onions. Most were selling plants as well, and we chose a few herbs and some heirloom tomato plants to round out our garden. Wave Hill Breads was there, as were a couple of other bakeries including the authentically French La Petit France, where I purchased a deliciously light pinwell pastry with a cream cheese center. We sample Italian basket cheese and picked up some chevre from Beltane Farm and tasted a variety of salsas, infused oils and vinegars from a variety of vendors. The "egg-man" was sold out of eggs but had some lovely fresh bacon we just had to purchase. We also browsed the product list at New Boston Beef's display; we'll get some next time. Coventry's Farmers' Market is open every Sunday from now through October, 11-2. We'll be back!