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Greenwich Historical Society’s Tavern Garden Markets reopen May 17

Dianne Niklaus & Meredith Geller pictured in the Cafe in front of Tavern Garden Market sign; displaying garden market goods jams and wine.

Georgette Gouveia | Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals | May 16, 2023

With a fresh focus on holistic living and community connection, the Greenwich Historical Society’s Tavern Garden Markets return to their Cos Cob campus Wednesday, May 17. Locally sourced farm-to-table produce, eggs, baked goods, flowers and one-of-a-kind accessories and crafts are back, layered with a series of special events for personal enrichment and wellness. The markets will be open, rain or shine, on alternating Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in May, June, September and October.  

“We aim to deliver a more unique and holistic experience for customers this year,” said Dianne Niklaus, the historical society’s director of marketing and communications. “Each market will have a featured vendor aligned with our mission to provide meaningful and enriching experiences to our community through a series of free “Morning Market Talks” at 9:30 a.m. on market days in our Permanent Gallery.”  
Meredith Geller, a nutrition consultant and sister to Mike Geller of Greenwich-based Mike’s Organic, has come on board to help manage the events and instill a broader holistic element for driving community connection. “I love creating community and connection and am honored to be working with the historical society… being a part of bringing together beautiful food, artisans, artists and florists as well as an additional healing element to the Tavern Garden Markets this year.”  

Yashmin Lloyds/Compass Real Estate is Tavern Garden Markets sponsor for the third consecutive year. Among returning vendors are Wave Hill Breads, Double L Market, Silvia’s Kitchen, Katie Bartels and Vivid Cottage. This year’s market welcomes new vendors, including Nit Noi Provisions, Wildacre, Rochambeau Farms, The Silhouette Lady, Papinau Studio and Espalier Natural Botanics. 

 The May 17th kickoff will feature Christopher Beane, a New York City-based photographer and artist known for his sumptuous florals and mixed media, who is represented by Jim Kempner Fine Art in Manhattan. On May 31, Demitra, a practicing astrologer for 25 years, will discuss the gifts of the zodiac – how each sign is gifted with unique talents and abilities. Ceramic artist Leigh Taylor Mickelson will present a collection of her nature-inspired sculpture at the June 14 market. And on June 28, Joel Dawson of Old Greenwich Honey will give an overview of his beekeeping process, the hive system and honey’s many health benefits.  Space is limited for the talks and registration is recommended.