Bartley Johnstone, owner of B. Johnstone & Co. boutique
in Sharon, shares her Litchfield Faves…
1 One of my favorite jaunts in Litchfield County on a warm sunny day is zipping by the pretty antique houses and big expanses of farmland in Sharon enroute to Paley’s Farm Market. Paley’s is both a garden center and authentic farm market, with oodles of plants, gourmet cheeses, and locally grown produce. It’s the place to buy corn, and get a big air hug and smile from Reneé.
2 Also in Sharon is the charming wine bar—The Edward, the local gathering place and café—Gifford’s, the TriArts summer theatre, and the hipster barber Smitty’s—owned by the bubbly and friendly Corey.
3 Driving towards Lakeville on Rte 41, is one of my favorite views looking over Mudge Pond and the hills beyond. You’ll often see artists with their easels set up, painting the landscape. Mudge Pond and the Grove in Lakeville are the ‘go to’s for swimming and beach for the family. There are places to picnic, sailing lessons, and camps for kids.
4 Further up the road in Salisbury is Provisions at The White Hart Inn. They make great coffee and baked goods, and I always take home their homemade granola and something yummy for dinner—lamb tagine or green chicken and white bean chili.
5 To unwind and relax we like to put our canoe in at Long Pond, or wander over to Troutbeck for a burger and a dip in the pool.