It’s been almost a year since I was last in Old Wethersfield, I can’t believe how quickly a year has gone by! Since the last time I was here, there has been an awesome addition to the beautiful and quaint Main Street. The Old Comstock, Ferre & Co building seemed to draw me in, and for good reason.
When I got inside, I was blown away. Locals, Spiro and Julia Koulouris, opened an incredible, natural grocery store and cafe, Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre. Of course, the first thing I had to do was try the cold brew iced coffee, and it did not disappoint. While I enjoyed my coffee, I started to explore the inside. Manager, Pat, was welcoming and friendly (as were all the employees). He introduced himself to me and began to tell me the story behind the market. Pat gave tours to all the new visitors and was knowledgeable on the history of the building and all the current offerings.
I think this will become my new after work sanctuary. Iced coffee, comfy chairs, and WiFi while you’re surrounded by fresh veggies and plants. What more could a girl ask for?
I was so in love with Heirloom Market, it felt like I had to tear myself away. The original intention for my trip was to walk Main Street and explore the old buildings. So, once I finished my coffee I was back out on my journey.
Another amazing store that makes it easy to support local businesses, artisans, and farms is The Old Wethersfield Country Store. The smell that greets you as you walk inside is so amazing you don’t know whether to buy all the handmade soaps next to the front door or buy all the sweets in the display.
Like I mentioned, this store is packed with local Connecticut products and goods. Handmade soaps, local wine, local ice cream (!), Hardford Prints, and so so so much more. They also have pre-made gift baskets in the front or they will help you make your own. Last summer, I came here and made a basket of local goods for a bridal shower and it was a huge hit (look how humble I am).
I highly suggest coming on a Thursday for the Farmer’s Market or a weekend afternoon to explore all of the residences that have been turned into historical and cultural centers. The residents of Old Wethersfield and very friendly and very passionate about their home.
What are you waiting for? Check this town out!