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FTDT News: We Love Windsor Center


The Farmers' Market has been going gangbusters - even through rain and wind! People are really appreciating the fresh food and goodies thanks to our awesome vendors! Come out and join us on Thursdays afternoons for a great selection!


Tour Windsor

Tour Windsor
There’s an easy-to-use mobile website for anyone who wants to start walking and see some interesting sites that even lifelong residents of Windsor may not be aware of. Just point your smartphone, tablet or computer to www.TourWindsorCT.org and add it to your home screen.

A partnership between the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, First Town Downtown and the Windsor Historical Society created Tour Windsor CT, a mobile website walking tour with historic sites, points of interest, restaurants, shops, and other interesting local businesses and attractions.

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2021 WMP Upcycled Planter Challenge Preview

2021 WMP Upcycled Planter Challenge Preview
The Windsor Monarch Project in collaboration with Jane Garibay director of FTDT will be presenting a fun-sneak preview of the forecasted 2021 Windsor Monarch Project (WMP) Upcycled Planter Challenge at Thursday's August 20th Farmers Market. The challenge is a unique, 'green' event to engage residents to visit participating FTDT businesses and vote on the most creative planter display, proceeds of the event will go to maintain the WMP's Riverwalk habitats.

The call out to FTDT businesses for sponsorship will follow early 2021. A sign up sheet to match designers/artists/avid gardeners with a sponsor will be on hand, as well as the popular Monarch mobile mural for selfies-bring your best smile! An upcycled planter created by artist Suzanne Urban will be on display at The Bean, Betty Jo Davis founder of the Riverwalk Habitats will be on hand to answer questions and WMP habitat-garden designer Kate Lange who facilitated the educational program to raise Monarchs in local school curriculums will have a display on hand for market visitors. All three women are WMP co-leaders and Claudia Keeley is the administrative secretary. Come by and say hello!



“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!



Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market
The First Town Downtown Farmers’ Market runs from July 2 through October 15 2020 on Thursdays from 3:30 - 6:30 pm at 240 Broad Street in Windsor Center. This well-attended local marketplace in Windsor Center includes locally grown fruits, vegetables, baked goods, herbs, eggs, cheese, skincare products, candles and more.

Masks and social distance 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.