Lamothe's Sugar House, Connecticut Pure Maple Syrup, Farm and Country Gift Shop

89 Stone Road, Burlington, CT 06013.

(860) 675-5043. Family owned maple sugar house. Watch how maple syrup is made. Sample maple syrup and farm preserves. Country store features pure maple syrup & maple candy, granulated maple sugar including sweet and savory blends, a selection of our homemade preserves, honey and more! Open year round Mon.-Thurs. 10-6, Fri.– Sat. 10-5, & Sun. 12-5.

Love Heart’s Bakery

583b Bantam Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 361-6526. "A touch of love in every bite." Chowder, chili and handcrafted hot and cold soups. Bread bowls available! Delicious cold and garden salads made fresh daily. Cakes, cookies, pies, scones and muffins baked in small batches to assure freshness and home-style quality. Gluten free & vegan goodies available. Eat-in or take-out. Call to order desserts for the holidays & special celebrations. Master pastry chef Allison is a graduate of CIA and has been pleasing customers since 2002. Mon.-Thurs. 6-3 pm, Fri. 6-5:30 pm, Sat. 7 - 3 pm, & Sun. 8-3 pm.

Matthews 1812 House, Inc.

250 Kent Road, South, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754.

Rte. 7. (860) 672-0230 or (800) 662-1812. Specializing in cakes, cookies and brownies, which we bake in small batches, using only the finest ingredients, without preservatives. Stop by or send for our catalog of cakes, tortes, candies, and cookies. Mon.-Fri. 9-5.

Meraki

239 West St, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 361-9777. *Soul *Creativity * Love * Eat in or take out. Using farm fresh ingredients our menu offers daily soups, sandwiches, small bites, vibrantly fresh salads, vegetables, grains and inspired entrees. On the sweet side luscious cupcakes, lemon bars, brownies, cookies and more. Breakfast and lunch served in a casual setting. Menu changes daily to use the best ingredients of the season. Catering also available.

New Morning Market

129 Main Street North, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 263 -4868. Litchfield County's premier market for all things organic and local. Discover the region's largest selection of fresh organic produce (local in season); local pasture raised dairy, eggs and farmstead cheeses; humanely raised meat, poultry and sustainably raised seafood. You'll love the award winning prepared food counter, full service grille, organic juice and fair trade coffee bar – eat in or take out. Browse the extensive wellness department hosted by a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Open 7 days.

Nodine's Smokehouse

39 North Street, Goshen, CT 06756.

Rte. 63. (860) 491-4009. Just a light touch of smoking with hickory and hardwoods to enhance the fragrance and flavor of Nodine's bacon, ham, beef, fish, poultry and sausages. Visit our gourmet and deli counter. Open Mon. - Sat. 9 - 5, Sun. 10 - 4. For mail order information only (860) 489-3213.

Panini Cafe

7 Old Barn Rd., Kent, CT 06057.

(860) 927-5083. Owned by restaurateur James Fox and partner Kathie Dolan, we personally bring our years of expertise and dedication to this busy little shop. You'll find smiles and great food: sandwiches, soups, salads, Italian ice cream, and variety of other tasty items. Open 9:30-5:00 daily. Closed Tues.

Peaches 'n Cream Ice Cream

632 Torrington Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Rte. 202.  (860) 496-7536. "We set the standard for homemade ice cream in Litchfield County." Come in and find out why all others are compared to us. Over 50 flavors in stock. Open All Year.

Rich Farm Ice Cream Shop

691 Oxford Rd., Oxford, CT

(203) 881-1040. A family dairy farm for three generations has been serving ice cream for over 20 years. Serving 30 flavors of ice cream daily using only fresh milk produced locally and the highest quality ingredients. The farm offers a total of more than 100 flavors as well as seasonal favorites. We also make frozen yogurt, Italian ice and no sugar added ice cream. Ice cream cakes for any occasion are also available. Open daily March – Dec. 23, 7 days. Hours: March – mid. Oct. 11:30 – 9 p.m., Nov. – Dec. 23, 11:30 – 8 p.m. Closed Christmas – Mid. March.

Simpson and Vail, Inc.

3 Quarry Road, Brookfield, CT 06804.

(800) 282-8327. Simpson & Vail has been purveying and blending the finest teas from around the world to thousands of satisfied customers for almost 83 years. Come visit our scenic location and shop our selection of quality teas, herbals, coffees, accessories and specialty food items. Join us for a "cuppa" on Saturdays we offer a sampling of 4 types of teas as well as fresh baked scones. Open Mon.-Fri. 9-5:30, Sat. 10-4 (Sept.-June).