seek to sea more

One of the biggest reasons I started Local Coastal was to draw attention to our nearby shoreline communities, in a multifaceted way. We should be acting locally and thinking globally. Supporting our communities comes in many different forms; where we spend our money, how we treat the land + sea, being mindful of the waste we produce, and how we connect with those around us. If this was the approach of every small town or village, I truly believe it could change the world. This site would mean nothing without the wonderful people that read it and actively take part in the tribe they belong to. So dive on in and help your community today!


Niantic Farmer's Market

June 7-October 11, 2018

Held every Thursday in the beautiful little village of Niantic, this summer market is the epitome of fresh! From 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Methodist Street, there are vendors of all trades.


Waterford Farmer's Market

June 16-October 13, 2018

Saturday mornings from 9:00am to Noon, the parking lot in front of Waterford Town Hall becomes a meeting place for farmers and vendors alike looking to share their hard work and passion with you!


Colchester Farmer's Market

June through October

Sprawled out in a circle around the town green, this market is one of my favorites! There is always a very wide array of selections and all kinds of vendors and farm fresh produce. This market takes place Sunday mornings from 9:00am to 1:00pm.



Back-to-school oils make and take


Come on by and see how easy it is to incorporate essential oils into your everyday life. Learn about the benefits of essential oils and even take home some DIY projects you make at the event!


Whiskey, wine, craft beer tasting

july 27, 2018

End your work week off on a high note with this event at The Overlook at Geer Tree Farm. The festivities begin at 6:00pm at this beautiful venue. Enjoy the scenery while you also enjoy the tastes of the samples they will have to offer.


2018 Griswold Sunflower 6k

August 5, 2018

Lace up your running shoes and run for a good cause. The run begins at 9:00am at Buttonwood Farms. Tickets are on sale now, check out their Facebook page for more information. Buttonwood is also a great place to go any day, as they have fresh ice cream, sunflowers, and donate 100% of their proceeds to the Make a Wish foundation of Connecticut.