Not to brag or anything, but when it comes to farm-to-table restaurants, we have it made here in the Litchfield Hills. With a variety of veggies growing (literally) in our backyard, we’re spoiled rotten with fresh food and delicious delicacies. Head over to these farm-to-table restaurants in Connecticut for a taste of the Litchfield Hills at its freshest.
1. Morgan’s Restaurant
You don’t have to stray too far for a farm-fresh bite here at Interlaken — in fact, you don’t have to stray at all. Our very own Morgan’s Restaurant, attached to our Main Building, serves as a standalone farm-to-table eatery here in the Litchfield Hills. We source all of our produce directly from our backyard kitchen garden, and with an award-winning menu that sees grass-fed beef to house-made vegetable spring rolls, Morgan’s has been considered a Lakeville legend in locally-sourced dishes for over a decade (and counting!).
2. Mockingbird Restaurant
If your stay in the Litchfield Hills is set to last a few extra nights, extend your foodie tour to the Mockingbird in Bantam. Mockingbird prides itself in its ingredients fresh off the farm — some popular plates include its Blue Moon Farms Grass-Fed Beef Burger and the Truffle Zucchini “Pasta”. Coordinate your visit to catch an event at Sam’s Social Club within the restaurant — there’s live acoustic music every Sunday night and even the occasional vino-focused dinner functions, like the Southern Hemisphere Wine Series.
3. Marketplace Kitchen & Bar
If you’re going to be out and about during your getaway to the Litchfield Hills, consider stopping at the Marketplace Kitchen & Bar in Woodbury, less than an hour south of Interlaken. With charming patio seating during the warm months and a crackling fireplace to keep you cozy in the winter, the Marketplace and its locally-sourced menu is well worth the drive.
4. Vendors At The Millerton Farmer’s Market
Alright, so it’s not quite Connecticut, but the Millerton Farmer’s Market right over the border is just the spot to nab the freshest heirloom apples and garden greens during your countryside retreat. Shop nearly 20 local vendors and grab a bite to-go — fan favorites include artisanal cheeses from Chaseholm Farm Creamery and fresh-baked scones from Coco’s Crumbs. The outdoor market runs May through October at the Millerton Methodist Church, less than 10 minutes from Lakeville.
The local food movement is something we take seriously here at Interlaken — we helped get it off the ground in our neck of the woods, and now, our Morgan's Restaurant is a proud member of Berkshire Grown, Slow Food USA, and the Connecticut Farmland Trust. Stay in the loop on our local Lakeville dining with updates from our Chef’s Corner, and make reservations to kick off your farm-fresh foodie tour in Connecticut.