A best kept secret among the locals, this old-fashioned ice cream place, complete with swinging picnic tables outside and a no-frills interior café-style dinning space, is a wonderful place to enjoy simple food (yummy ice cream as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and onion rings), in a casual setting. It does get crowded on weekends.
7 West Street
A family-run farm that is dedicated to providing the community with local, fresh foods farmed through sustainable, ethical agriculture practices. A unique farmers’ market, the Morris Marketplace takes place every Sunday from 11am to 2pm on the grounds of the registered historic “Sam Paletsky Cattle Dealer Barn.” The marketplace hosts an exciting mix of local farms and area artisans. Its intimacy and location allows market guests to interact with the vendors and enjoy a market located on one of the areas most iconic working farms. The market overlooks grazing Belted Galloways, corn, pumpkin, and hay fields. This market creates a channel for farmers to connect with customers, and immerses its guests in pristine Connecticut farmland. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the field. Farm vendors offer plenty of ready-to-eat farm fresh treats. Every week be sure to check The Morris Marketplace’s website and Facebook page for updates on guest vendors, musicians, and special kid’s activities.
Sundays, 11am – 2 pm
June 16 – November 3
On the grounds of the registered
historic “Sam Paletsky Cattle Dealer Barn”
21 Higbie Road
(near the intersection of Routes 63 and 109)
Tom Truelove and Lindsay Rush run a pasture-based farm raising heritage breed pork, grass-fed beef, heritage turkeys, and roasting chickens. Their free-range eggs are out of this world. Pork is the farm’s main product, but they also have about 1,000 laying hens, 60 cows, and turkeys. With no pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers on the pastures, all of the animals are completely hormone and antibiotic free. Truelove Farms products can be found at these Farmer’s Markets in the summer: Stratford Farmer’s Market, Old Greenwich Farmer’s Market, Branford Alps Farmers Market, Monroe Farmers’ Market, Wooster Square, Coventry Farmers’ Market. In winter they will be at City Seed Indoor Market in New Haven. There is a small convenience store at the farm, open weekday afternoons and weekends from 10am-6pm (or later, if you see the open-flag out). You can stop by and pick up anything from a dozen eggs to a top round roast.
Fresh seafood market & eatery in Morris. Outdoor seating only. Perfect summer spot to get a lobster roll or fried clams. Bring a blanket and have yourself a family picnic next to the corn hole on the lawn.
449 Bantam Lake Road
113 acres of nature provide serenity and tranquility as you experience a transformation through one or several of the spa treatments offered at this luxurious resort. Scrubs, facial treatments, chromo therapy, salt glows, reflexology, craniosacral, Reiki, private yoga, massage, all within the confines of a beautiful building. Couples packages are also offered.