Farmers markets in Connecticut offer fresh, locally grown food
Farmers markets meet at regular intervals during the growing season and bring fresh, locally grown food to the public. Some also offer flowers, soaps, crafts, instruction, and live music.
Mechanic Street behind Fire House
Darien, CT 06810
This market has got everything to kick off the season: greenhouse tomatoes, lettuces of many varieties, other greens and baby root veggies, organic produce, fresh cut herbs and flowers, annuals and perinnials, hanging baskets, honey, free range eggs, non-hormone beef, pork, chicken, goat milk soaps, pies and pastries, breads, pesto, jams and jellies, and a whole lot more. Open rain or shine.
Dates and Hours in 2013: May 29 through Christmas; Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Greenfield Farmers Market 2013
Greenfield Hills, 1950 Bronson Road
Fairfield, CT 06430
This is the place to find fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables in the Greenfield Hills area. The quaint little market provides the area with fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, organic produce, eggs, baked goods, and more. Occasional weekly events take place, such as summer concerts on the green, food demonstrations, and more. This is a delightful little market that has blossomed into a must attend weekly family event.
Dates and Hours in 2013: May 18-October 19; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Greenwich Farmers Market 2013
Commuter Parking Lot off Exit 3
Arch Street and Horseneck Lane
Greenwich, CT 06830
The Greenwich Farmers Market will offer unique annuals and perennials for the garden, fresh herbs, greens, juicy ripe greenhouse tomatoes, jams and jellies, yogurt and cheeses, breads and pastries, farm fresh milk and eggs, freshly cut roses, and a whole lot more.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; May 18 to mid-November
Monroe Town Green, Fan Hill Road and Route 111
Monroe, CT 06468
This market features a wide variety of locally grown fruits and veggies, homemade pies, jams, honey, vinegars, baked goods, flowers, plants, heirloom tomatoes, the best corn on earth, herbs and much more. The market is open rain or shine unless weather conditions are dangerous.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Fridays, 3-6 p.m.; June 14ĖOctober 25
Center School parking lot, South Avenue, Maple Street, and Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Dates and Hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 11-November 23
Route 157 at High Acre Road
Weston, CT 06883
Wake up to a cup of coffee and a fresh baked muffin, scone, or croissant while shopping for fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, flowers, plants, salsa, pesto, jam, and other culinary and local artesian delights.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; June 15-Labor Day weekend.
26 Imperial Avenue (summer market)
Produce, meat, dairy items, flowers, teas, hand made soaps, shellfish.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Summer market open May 23-November 7; winter market open mid-November 15 to mid-March; Winter market location is Gilbertie's Herb Garden, 7 Sylvan Lane, Westport.
Berlin Farmers Market 2012
Veterans Memorial Park, Massirio Drive And Farmington Avenue
This market has organic and non-organic produce, eggs, fruits and berries and a variety of gorgeous flowers and plants for sale by local growers. Additionally, artisan breads and honey are available. Different local artists display and sell their wares each week. Local musicians entertain and you can have a massage while you shop. Learn new recipes for your market purchases at the cooking demonstration tent.
Dates and Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; June 30-November 10
539 Broad Street, on Billings Forge campus
Hartford, CT 06106
Summer market has farmers, music, artists, and crafters. Picnic tables are available. The indoor winter market offers meat, cheese, coffee, breads, preserves, root and winter crop vegetables, and greenhouse-grown greens. Weekly specialty vendors bring everything from granola to healthy cleaning solutions.
Summer Dates and Hours in 2013: June 6-OCtober, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Broad Street between Capitol Avenue and Russ Street.
Winter Dates and Hours in 2013: November-May, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Billings Forge, 563 Broad Street.
Arbor Park, Main Street, next to the Ellington Fire Department
Ellington, CT 06029
Ellington Farmers Market offers fresh locally grown produce. All items are Connecticut-grown, handmade or handcrafted in Connecticut. Bring the family for delicious things to eat, browse around and see the many beautiful artisan wares from local artists, and enjoy entertainment for the family. Meet the local artists who make these beautiful handicrafts and even watch them create them. Live entertainment happens each week.
Dates and Hours in 2012: May 5-October 20; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-noon
136 Capitol Avenue next to the First Presbyterian Church and the Bushnell
The market offers community members access to fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products such as eggs, jams, herbs, honey, and cut flowers at a great location near the Capitol. The market accepts Senior and WIC FMNP coupons and personal checks.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Mondays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; July-October
80 Coventry Street
Hartford , CT 06112
The market is a vibrant community gathering place that regularly features live music, activities for children, and educational events. The market accepts SNAP, WIC and Senior FMNP coupons, and WIC CVVís. SNAP and WIC CVVs are doubled at this market.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; late June-late October
Old State House, 800 Main Street
Phone: 860-522-6766 ext. 15
This market is located on the brick plaza within the wrought iron fence surrounding the Old State House. The market plaza is bordered by Main Street to the west, Central Row to the south and State House Square to the north. It is located on the city bus route and within a few blocks of free Star Shuttle service stops. The Old State House Farmers Market provides local workers and city residents with access to farm fresh produce and the opportunity to experience a bit of country atmosphere right in the heart of the city
Dates and Hours in 2013: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,9 a.m.-2 p.m.; June 1-October 29
Corner of Park and Washington streets
The Park Street Farmers Market brings fresh and local produce to the vibrant Frog Hollow and South Green neighborhoods. The Parks Street market makes fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to community members and offers a variety of agricultural products for every season. The Park Street Farmers' Market accepts Senior and WIC FMNP coupons.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Monday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; July-October
571 Farmington Avenue at South Whitney Street
The West End Farmers Market provides fresh fruits and vegetables, jams, local honey, flowers, ciders and homemade salsas and salad dressings. All items are locally grown or made in Connecticut. Produce is picked on the same day of sale. Local musicians perform at the market.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Tuesday and Friday, 4-7 p.m. (from September to October, 3:30-6 p.m.); June 4-October 30
35 Mountain Road
Hill-Stead's Farmers Market returns in 2012 for its fourth season. Over 20 state farmers and vendors will provide the community with an array of locally grown, fresh and organic vegetables, fruits, dairy products, naturally raised beef, veal, pork and lamb, baked goods, flowers, wool and Angora goat yarns, soaps and Connecticut-landed seafood. Local musicians will stroll the grounds entertaining market shoppers and vendors. In 2011, Hill-Stead Museum's Farmers' Market welcomed over 11,000 patrons.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Sundays, 11 a.m.Ė2 p.m.; July 7-October 20
255 Homestead Avenue at the Chrysalis Center
Hartford's newest market, opening June 2012, partners with the food pantry, Freshplace. The Homestead Avenue Market aims to provide the neighborhood of Upper Albany with greater access to fresh and local fruits and vegetables.
Dates and Hours in 2013 Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; late June to mid-October
The Hub, at State and East Main streets, across from the Amtrak station
Meriden, CT 06450
Ripe produce is harvested and then sold at the market that day, providing an exceptional garden-fresh taste. Shoppers will find a variety of fruits and vegetables grown for flavor and have the opportunity to meet the farmers. Each week at the Market will be a new experience. Food booths with varying ethnic flavors, different community groups, and new entertainment will be just a few of the features. Ample free parking is available at the Hub.
Dates and Hours: Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon; July 7-October 20
Simsmore Square, 540 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
This market will feature a wide range of locally grown fruit and vegetables, artisan cheeses, organic meats and eggs and home-made baked goods. A main focus of this market is to build community and create a place where people could ask questions of their local farmers.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.; June 20-early October
997Ā-1003 South Main Street
A member of the Northwest Connecticut Farmers Markets, a group of farmers, bakers, and crafters devoted to bringing fresh, high quality, locally produced goods to our towns. Farmers often harvest their crops early each morning and bring them directly to our markets the same day. Customers love receiving such fresh food and getting to know the farmers who grow their food.
Dates and Hours: Friday, 3-6 p.m.; July 6-October
On the Waterbury Green
Dates and Hours in 2013: Every Thursday beginning July 11, 2-5 p.m.
Bristol Commons, 99 Farmington Avenue
A member of the Northwest Connecticut Farmers Markets, a group of farmers, bakers, and crafters devoted to bringing fresh, high quality, locally produced goods to our towns. Farmers often harvest their crops early each morning and bring them directly to our markets the same day. Market Master is Whitt Betts.
Dates and Hours in 2013: July-October, every week; Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m
Burlington Congregational Church, Spielman Hwy / Route 4
A member of the Northwest Connecticut Farmers Markets, a group of farmers, bakers, and crafters devoted to bringing fresh, high quality, locally produced goods to our towns. Farmers often harvest their crops early each morning and bring them directly to our markets the same day. Market Master is Bruce Gresczyk Jr.
Dates and Hours in 2013: July-October, every week; Fridays, 3-6 p.m.
Kennedy Park Main Street (across from the bus station)
Danbury, CT 06801
Connecticut-grown produce, shoreline shellfish, fresh bread and eggs. WIC certificates and senior coupons accepted. Free parking.
Dates and Hours in 2013: June 28-October 25, Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Center School Parking Lot, Woodruff Lane
Litchfield, CT 06759
Local produce, meats, baked goods, cut flowers, coffee and tea, cheese, orchids, maple, soaps and lotions. Activities include story hour at 10:30 a.m.; childrenís art activity at 11 a.m.; chef demonstrations, master gardener Q&A; visiting artists, community bulletin board, raffles.
Dates and Hours in 2013: June-October; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.;
Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road
Litchfield, CT 06759
This market makes it easy to eat local; fruits, vegetables, artisanal bread, salad greens, herbs, organic eggs, jams, baked goods, granola, goat and cow cheese, yogurt, pork, beef, honey, maple syrup, olive and grape seed oils, soaps, lotions, pies, and apple cider doughnuts will be available.
Dates and Hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; November-May
19 Maple Avenue, in front of town hall
Norfolk, CT 06058
Locally produced fruits ands vegetables as well as creations of some artisans from the region will be featured. Also for sale will be breads, cheese, eggs, honey, syrup, plants, flowers & herbs. There's live music and there will be an occasional chef's demonstration using the foods for sale at the market and/or children's activities.
Dates and hours in 2013: May 18 through October 12; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be an extra, indoor holiday market on Saturday, December 7.
Fairfield Hills at Wasserman way (Exit 11 off I-84 and Route 25)
Newtown, CT 06482
This is Connecticutís exclusively organic farmers market featuring heirloom vegetables, flowers, baked goods and lots of artisans with handmade works. Pony rides and a childrenís play pool are available weekly. The market is on, rain or shine.Pay with cash, WIC FMNP coupons, seniors coupons.
Dates and Hours in 2013: June 18-October 22, Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m.
Municipal Parking Lot at the Community/Senior Center, Pine Street
Seymour, CT 06483
Daffodil Hill Growers of Southbury, Red Clover Farms of Seymour, DiSorbo's Bakery of Hamden, The Rustic Oak of North Haven, Gaetano Family Farm of Hamden, and Gazy Brothers Farm of Oxford.. The market features an enormous variety of produce, herbs, fresh flowers, baked goods, honey, and bath and body products.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Tuesdays, noon-6 p.m.; May 14-October 29
Seth Thomas Park, 100 South Main Street (Route 6)
Thomaston, CT 06787
A member of the Northwest Connecticut Farmers Markets, a group of farmers, bakers, and crafters devoted to bringing fresh, high quality, locally produced goods to our towns. Farmers often harvest their crops early each morning and bring them directly to our markets the same day. Customers love receiving such fresh food and getting to know the farmers who grow their food. Market Master is Emy Osborne.
Dates and Hours in 2013: July-October, weekly, Thursdays, 2:30-6 p.m.
Downtown Torrington Staples Plaza, 100 South Main Street
A member of the Northwest Connecticut Farmers Markets, a group of farmers, bakers, and crafters devoted to bringing fresh, high quality, locally produced goods to our towns. Farmers often harvest their crops early each morning and bring them directly to our markets the same day. Customers love receiving such fresh food and getting to know the farmers who grow their food. Market master is Mark Gauger.
Dates and Hours in 2013: June-October, weekly, Tuesday, 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Watertown Library Parking Lot, 470 Main Street
Locally grown fruits and vegetables (some organic), cut flowers, eggs, natural soaps, recycled bags, and more. Crafts and performances by artists and musicians.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Mid-July to end of September, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pompey Hollow Park, across from the Town Hall, Route 44
Ashford, CT 06278
This market features all Connecticut-grown fruits and vegetables as well as specialty items such as artisan cheese, native plants, and hand-made soaps. The growers feature fresh salad greens, herbs, tomatoes, peaches, apples, squash, potatoes, peppers, beans, cucumbers... the list goes on and on. Here youíll find certified organic, farmer's pledge, and heritage farmers selling their wares. Also, don't miss the local honey, maple syrup, and fruit syrups. Many special agriculture-related events are also in the works for the 2009 season.
Dates and Hours in 2013: May 19-October; Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Maple Farms Park, 45 Bozrah Street
Bozrah, CT 06334
Phone: 860-889-2689 ext. 5
Vendors sell connecticut-grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, cheese, milk, yogurt, plants, herbs, cut flowers, honey and beeswax candles, maple syrup and maple products, hot sauce, chocolate, eggs, dog treats, wood fire pizza, jams, jellies & relish, kettle corn, italian ice, bakery items, and more. In addition the market will also feature local artisan products such as soaps, lotion, lip balm, pottery, fiber products, jewelry, oil cloth bags & accessories, bird houses, floral wreaths and lavender sachets & pillows. Local musicians will be performing weekly at the Market, and special guest vendors and theme nights will be featured throughout the season.
Dates and Hours in 2013: July 5-October 11 Friday; 3:30-7 p.m.
The Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street
Coventry, CT 06238
Offering Connecticut-grown produce, delicious things to eat, artisan ware, entertainment, and sustainable-living programs. Fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, eggs, smoked bacon, breads, cheeses, pies and pastries, preserves and pickles, dog treats, fresh herbs, cut flowers, chocolate fudge, honey, maple syrup, and more. The market also features the work of local artists and artisans, like hemp clothing, goatís milk soaps, wrought iron, beeswax candles, stoneware, herbal tinctures, beadwork, cotton tote bags, and handspun yarns. Live entertainment. Pet a goat, have lunch in a grassy spot under the maple trees, or give your child a ride in a red wagon.
Dates and Hours in 2013: June-October, Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Killingly Library Parking, 25 Westcott Road
Danielson, CT 06239
Many different all locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, meat, baked goods, goat milk soap and eggs. Sold by the farmers who grew them. Its always something new come check us out. WIC certified.
Dates and Hours in 2013: June to end of October; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon
120 Pequotsepos Road, across from the Denison/Pequotsepus Nature Center
Located on the scenic fields and meadows of the Denison Homestead, the Denison Farm Market sells local produce and baked goods from community farmers while children play outdoors. Market sells seasonal fruits, vegetables and local products ranging from honey and jams to herbal soaps. During your visit you can tour the 1717 house museum, walk the nature trails, or visit the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.
Dates and Hours in 2013: June-October, Sundays, noon-3 p.m.
210 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
At Old Saybrook Farmers Market, where you can find at least 22 vendors with a vast array of Connecticut products: corn picked that day, bread made that day, and kettle/caramel corn made on site as well as many other handcrafted and picked items. Also: fresh fruits and veggies, cheeses, poultries, beef, herbs, flowers, soaps, pottery, arts, crafts, and live entertainment, this market promises quality, freshness, and fun.
Dates and Hours in 2013: June 29-October 30; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
Riverview Marketplace, 18 Kennedy Drive
Putnam, CT 06260
Local farmers offer their own fruit, vegetables, and flowering plants for sale, freshly picked, often just before the market opens. All are invited to get the freshest food at reasonable prices.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-6 p.m. Monday's market opens May 2; Thursday's market opens June 10.
Town Docks in Summer / Community Center, 28 Cutler Street in Winter
The market boasts 25 vendors selling locally grown vegetables and fruits, jams, breads, pies and baked goods, meats, pork, fish, shrimp, scallops, goat cheeses, lemonade, maple syrup, honey, flowers, decorative plants and more, depending on the season. Craft vendors sell jewelry, wooden bowls, soaps, painted signs, printed fabrics and scarves.
Summer Dates and Hours 2013: May to October, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon at the Town Docks
Winter Dates and Hours 2013: Starts first Saturday in November, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mansfield Town Hall, Community Center, or Public Library
Mansfield Center, CT
Storrs Farmers Market is the only year-round market in Connecticut's Quiet Corner. Market sells Connecticut grown fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, eggs, and more for the greater Mansfield community. Storrs Farmers Market has heirloom fruits and veggies; heritage breed pork and lamb; grass-fed, all-natural beef; free-range eggs; raw cows' milk; raw goats' milk and cheeses; French pastries; local honey and maple syrup; and even hand-spun wool.
Dates and Hours in 2013: May to mid-November, Saturdays, 3-6 p.m. at Mansfield Town Hall parking lot
off Storrs Road (Route 195)
Summer Dates and Hours in 2013: Mid-July through September; Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. at Mansfield Community Center, 10 S. Eagleville Road (Route 275)
Winter Dates and Hours in 2013: December to April, second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 3-5 p.m. at Mansfield Public Library, 54 Warrenville Road (Route 89)
Madison Green, 26 Meetinghouse Road
Madison, CT 06443
Live music weekly. Vendors offer produce, seafood, organic micro greens and tomatoes, breads, flowers and corn, eggs, berries, pies and baked goods, dairy, cheese, fresh yogurt and pesto, perennials, herb plants, herbal and milk soaps, body products, organic local honey, natural meats, steaks, hamburgers, hotdogs, kielbasa, cut flowers, wool, potted plants, and fruits.
Dates and Hours: Early May-October, Friday, 3-6 p.m.
58 River Street
Milford, CT 06460
This location is a short walk from downtown shops. Fresh vegetables of all kinds including corn and veggies, soaps made with goat milk, herbs and herbal tinctures and decoctions, plants, perennials, honey, beeswax candles, breads, and homemade ice cream.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Mid-June-mid-October, Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
New Haven Green at Temple and Chapel streets
New Haven, CT
Farmers and vendors include
Barberry Hill Farm, Borrelli Farm,
Coltonís Corner Farm,
Common Ground High School,
Roseís Berry Farm,
SoNo Baking Company,
The Soup Girl,
Dates and Hours in 2013: June 19- November 27, Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.;
Edgewood Park, Corner of West Rock and Whalley Avenues
New Haven, CT 06515
Farmers and vendors include
Barberry Hill Farm,
The Butterfield Farm,
Caseus Cheese Truck,
Coltonís Corner Farm,
Four Mile River Farm,
Roseís Berry Farm,
Shayna Bís and the Pickle,
Sixpence Pie Company,
Whole G Bread.
Dates and Hours in 2013: May 5-December 22, Sundays, 10 a.m-2 p.m.;
Corner of Grand and Poplar streets
New Haven, CT 06513
Farmers and vendors include Ceccarelli Farm, Chaplin Farms, and Hindinger Farm
Dates and Hours in 2013: July 11 Ė October 31, Thursdays, 2-6 p.m
Russo Park, at DePalma Court and Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Located in the historic Wooster Square community, this market features everything from fresh fruits and veggies to poultries, beef, fresh seafood, dairy products, goat cheese, herbs, flowers, homespun wool, sprouts and even processed items like baked goods, and bath and body products. And, of course, a generally warm and cheery atmosphere makes this market a must.
Dates and Hours in 2013: May 4-December 21, Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
1 Main Street (north end of the town green)
New Milford, CT
Music on holiday weekends and children's events. A full selection of local and organic produce, flowers bedding plants, hanging baskets, goat soap, eggs, meat, maple syrup, baked goods and more.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; May 11-October 27
Railroad Station Green, South Colony Street at Hall Avenue
Wallingford, CT 06492
Produce; flowers; potted flowers, herbs, and shrubs; breads; coffee; cookies, cupcakes, muffins, candy, pies; eggs; organic teas; soaps and balms; quilts and aprons; paintings and prints; gift baskets; jewelry; inscribed garden stones; garden ornaments; chair massages, hair cuts; breakfast sandwiches and coffee;
Dates and Hours in 2013: July 13-September 14, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon