Farmers markets of Litchfield Connecticut offer fresh fare
Summer: Center School, Woodruff Lane; Winter: Litchfield Community Center 421 Bantam Road
Vendors sell seasonal fresh or cold-stored fruits and vegetables; herbs and mushrooms; eggs and pasture-fed beef, bison and lamb; artisan breads; pies, cider doughnuts and baked goods; jams, jellies, chutney, and sauces; artisan chocolates; goat and cow cheese; honey; maple syrup; balsamic vinegar, olive and grape seed oils; and goat milk soaps. Music, guest artists, children's activities and workshops are offered most market days.
Summer Location, Dates, and Hours: Center School Parking Lot, Woodruff Lane, Litchfield; mid-June to late October; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter Location, Dates, and Hours: Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road; November to early June; Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. January to May market is every other Saturday.
Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue
Locally produced fruits and vegetables as well as creations of some artisans from the region are featured. Also: breads, cheese, eggs, honey, syrup, plants, flowers, herbs. There's live music and occasional chef demonstrations or children's activities. The market is in front of Town Hall in summer and inside Town Hall in winter; a holiday market is conducted in November and December. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates and Hours: May 13 through October 7; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fairfield Hills at Wasserman Way (Exit 11 off I-84 and Route 25)
Newtown, CT, 06482
This is Connecticut’s exclusively organic farmers market featuring heirloom vegetables, flowers, baked goods and lots of artisans with handmade works. Pony rides and a children’s play pool are available weekly. The market is on, rain or shine.Pay with cash, WIC FMNP coupons, seniors coupons.
2016 Dates and Hours: June-October on Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m.,
42 Ives Road
Wines made on site, organic produce, maple syrup, raw honey, hand-crafted soaps, wooden and fiber crafts, bread and baked goods, food and beverages, always live music.
2016 Dates and Hours: July 2-September 24 on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Danbury Green, Ives Street
Connecticut-grown produce, shoreline shellfish, fresh bread and eggs. WIC certificates and senior coupons accepted. Free parking.
Dates and Hours: June-October, Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m.
60 North Main Street
Vegetables of all kinds, cut flower bouquets, strawberry and
jams, baguettes and baked goods, goat cheese and other cheeses, herbs, honey, sumflowers, maple syrup, grass fed beef, ice cream, cookies, piecs and baked goods, fine art photography, greeting cards, organic clothing, yarns,
Dates and Hours: Fridays, 3-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon
Waterbury Green (summer) and 86 Bank Street (winter)
Brass City Harvest oversees the seasonal Farmers' Market on The Green held on the Waterbury Green from July through October. Brass City Harvest operates a winter market at 86 Bank Street in Waterbury.
The market offers beef, poultry, fresh eggs, dairy, goat cheese, honey, maple products, artisan and Connecticut specialty foods. The market offers a CSA annually for 18 weeks. (half share is $300; full share is $600). The market accepts SNAP, all credit cards, and Farmers Market Nutritional Coupons.
Dates and Hours in 2017: Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (winter hours).