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FTDT News: This Week in Windsor
If you were at our Farmers' Market last week then you experienced the palpable sense of camaraderie of caring people working together under adversity - in this case, a torrential downpour and thunderstorms. Thanks, market vendors, customers and Officer Perez for helping each other as we had to dismantle in record time!

Windsor Center Gift Cards

Windsor Center Gift Cards
One gift card - lots of places to use it! Refillable Windsor Center Gift Cards make great gifts for friends, relatives, co-workers and employees, and for anyone that lives or works in central Connecticut. Companies are giving the out as program prizes, employee incentives and holiday gifts!

More shops and restaurants are being added to the list of places you can use Windsor Center Gift Cards! Here are a few:

Ace Hardware WindsorJordan Florist & Gifts
Bart’s Drive InPC Development Group
Dom’s Broad Street EateryThe Bean @ 226
Family PizzeriaThe Blue Dragonfly
First Town DowntownTherapeutic Solutions
Geissler’s SupermarketUnion Street Tavern
James Selig Estate Jewelry & Antiques 

Order your gift cards now! View the shops and restaurants that sell and accept Windsor center gift cards. Center businesses, get in on this exciting new program!

You can buy and spend cards at all participating businesses!



“Make Life Sweet” Fundraiser

“Make Life Sweet” Fundraiser
Welcome to the First Town Downtown’s “Make Life Sweet” fundraiser in partnership with Sandy Hook’s Maple Craft Foods, who will donate 40% of your purchases to help First Town Downtown develop vibrant recreational, economic and cultural activity for Windsor Center well into the 21st century.

That’s right, you and your loved ones get to enjoy award-winning, local maple products, while helping to raise money to support FTDT! It doesn’t get much sweeter than that!

STEP 1: Click on the link below to shop for yourself, or to send sweet gifts to someone you care about: https://maplecraftfoods.com/ftdt/

STEP 2: Enter FTDT as the coupon code at checkout, and Maple Craft Foods will donate 40% to First Town Downtown AND, if your shipping address is within a 9 mile radius of Windsor, you'll get free shipping, too!!

FINAL STEP: Enjoy your Maple Craft products!



Heritage Bricks

Heritage Bricks
The next Heritage Brick Installation will be in the Fall 2020.

Thanks to Marty McMahon of Edward Jones for sponsoring the Heritage Brick program for the year July 2020 - June 2021!

First Town Downtown offers engraved bricks as a unique way to memorialize loved ones, commemorate special events, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, births, and recognize civic groups, youth athletic teams, businesses, and volunteers. Visit the heritage bricks already in place and you will be sure to recognize Windsor people and organizations!

The engraved bricks are installed in the brick patio on the Town Green across from Central Street every June and October. The last day to order a brick for the October installation is Monday, September 2nd. When purchasing a brick, you can add up to 3 lines of 20 characters each for your special message. Select symbols can also be added. The cost of a heritage brick is $50.


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Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market
We're thrilled to announce that the First Town Downtown Farmers’ Market for 2020 will go on! It will run from July 2 through October 15 on Thursdays from 3:30 - 6:30 pm at 240 Broad Street in Windsor Center (freshly paved!). This well-attended local marketplace in Windsor Center includes locally grown fruits, vegetables, baked goods, herbs, eggs, cheese, skincare products, candles and more.

We are very excited to be moving forward with the Farmers' Market with new guidelines to keep everyone safe. Masks are required.

2020 Vendors include:
Amazing Ackee
Barbecho's Harvest
Beckett Farms
Beldotti Bakery
Blessed Creek
Busy Bee Farm
Farms of Southern New England
Fanciful Flowers
Gragnolati’s Garlic Farm
Little Acres Farm Market
OneSong Biscotti
The Bean 226
Tiny Shed Woodworking
Tomaca Designs
Yum-us! Hummus (website: https://www.yum-us.com)

A big thank you to our Market Partners!

Presenting Market Partners
Carmon Funeral Homes
Windsor Federal

Market Partners:
ACE Hardware, James Selig Estate Jewelry & Antiques, Loomis Chaffee School, and The Blue Dragonfly






Mission Statement
The mission of First Town Downtown is to position and promote Windsor Center as a premier New England town center that protects and utilizes its proud heritage as the basis for developing vibrant recreational, economic and cultural activity.

Become a member of First Town Downtown and be a part of the growth of Windsor's downtown area and Windsor as a whole! Join or Renew your membership in First Town Downtown, Windsor's Main Street program.