Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

New Preston (Washington)

Antiques

Dawn Hill Antiques

An essential source of reference and inspiration for Swedish antiques and French furniture in original condition. The bright shop carries pleasingly patinaed garden appointments, as well.

Dawn Hill Antiques
11 Main Street, New Preston
860-868-0066

Mecanica Antiques

This shop is different from other antiques shops in the area. Its focus is on industrial and mechanical treasures, but it also features an eclectic mix of items from mid-century modern to primitive. They also have a nice selection of vinyl records. By appointment only.

Mecanica Antiques
239 New Milford Tpke
860-619-0777
Instagram: @mecanica_antiques

Arts

The Smithy Market & Cafe

Nestled in the heart of New Preston, stands a cafe and market offering a true farm-to-table experience. The Smithy Café offers locally roasted coffee, artisan sandwiches, garden salads, fresh-baked confections, gluten-free and vegan options. The Smithy Market curates farm-fresh and organic produce, dairy, groceries, and home goods from local purveyors.

The Smithy
10 Main St, New Preston
860-868-9003

Design

New Preston Kitchen Goods

Tasteful and well-designed, this shop carries everything for the home cook. Gadgets, essentials, and decorative items, you don’t need to go anywhere else.

New Preston Kitchen Goods
11 East Shore Rd, New Preston
860-868-1264

Food

Anne Gallagher Catering

Dubbed “the Alice Waters of the Northwest Corner,” Anne Gallagher Catering has been creating culinary masterpieces for the region for years. An advocate of helping to bring fresh, locally grown foods to the area school’s lunch program, Anne is one of the founders of the Plow to Plate program, an initiative that combines hospital leadership and community-based programs to promote local foods and agriculture as a means to well-being and disease prevention. Using seasonal, local and organic foods, Anne will create original menus to suite each occasion, from cocktail parties, weddings, to dinner parties.

Anne Gallagher Catering
860-921-8304
annegallagher24@gmail.com

Sweeets

Yes, Sweeets is the correct spelling. Indulge in confections from this quaint little shop where candies and chocolates from all over the world abound. Moreover, the exquisite packaging makes these treats ideal gifts. For true nostalgic pleasure, try the old-fashioned penny candy or handmade marshmallows.

Sweeets
13 East Shore Rd
860-868-3388

The Smithy Market & Cafe

Nestled in the heart of New Preston, stands a cafe and market offering a true farm-to-table experience. The Smithy Café offers locally roasted coffee, artisan sandwiches, garden salads, fresh-baked confections, gluten-free and vegan options. The Smithy Market curates farm-fresh and organic produce, dairy, groceries, and home goods from local purveyors.

The Smithy
10 Main St, New Preston
860-868-9003

Unsurpassed Chocolate Sauce

Unsurpassed Chocolate Sauce is an artisanal Chocolate Sauce made in Litchfield County. This confection, created with premium ingredients and available in flavors such as Classic, Dark, Dark with Ginger, and Classic with a Hint of Mint is the stuff of true romance. Unsurpassed is made from a generations old recipe with roots in the South by local resident Vi Owens, who took her mother’s recipe and has now added a little touch of her own. The chocolate sauce is first heated up in a sauce pan filled with water, heated to a boil, and then  drizzled over ice cream. As it hits the ice cream, it hardens making a delicious crunch. Other ways to indulge in a jar of Unsurpassed: drizzle over pecan, apple or pumpkin pie; dip pretzels in the warm sauce and then roll in candied sprinkles; pour over pound cake and top with nuts; and dip fresh strawberries in the warm sauce and let harden before serving. A gift set of four 4-ounce jars, one of each flavor is also available.

Available at:
Nine Main in New Preston,
The Pantry in Washington,
Averill Farm in New Preston
(during apple season), and
Hidden Valley Eatery in Washington
Or by special order, contact Vi Owens:
suthnr45@mac.com

Goods

DK Schulman Design

DK Schulman Design is a great resource for parties and special events. They carry a beautiful array of gift wrap papers, ribbons, cards and gifts. They make gorgeous custom invitations and stationery. They also carry a tasteful collection of home decor accessories, purses, tableware, and more. We love their doggy beds.

DK Schulman Design 
15 East Shore Rd
860-868-4300

New Preston Kitchen Goods

Tasteful and well-designed, this shop carries everything for the home cook. Gadgets, essentials, and decorative items, you don’t need to go anywhere else.

New Preston Kitchen Goods
11 East Shore Rd, New Preston
860-868-1264

The Smithy Market & Cafe

Nestled in the heart of New Preston, stands a cafe and market offering a true farm-to-table experience. The Smithy Café offers locally roasted coffee, artisan sandwiches, garden salads, fresh-baked confections, gluten-free and vegan options. The Smithy Market curates farm-fresh and organic produce, dairy, groceries, and home goods from local purveyors.

The Smithy
10 Main St, New Preston
860-868-9003

Home Accents

New Preston Kitchen Goods

Tasteful and well-designed, this shop carries everything for the home cook. Gadgets, essentials, and decorative items, you don’t need to go anywhere else.

New Preston Kitchen Goods
11 East Shore Rd, New Preston
860-868-1264

Wellness

Altorelli Health

Altorelli Health provides personal training, health coaching, and integrated programs that help clients to receive personalized health support addressing each clients unique needs.

Altorelli Health
125 New Milford Tpke
860-868-7318

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