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.

Pompey Hollow Park, 25 Tremko Lane, Route 44 Ashford, CT, 06278 Phone: 860-429-3923

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 you’ll 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 2014: Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bristol Commons, 99 Farmington Avenue Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-5700

A member of the Northwest Connecticut Farmers Markets, this group of farmers, bakers, and artisans is 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.
Dates and Hours in 2014: July-October, every week; Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m

Watertown Library Parking Lot, 470 Main Street Watertown, CT Phone: 860-945-5246

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 2014: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 12-October 11

Corner of Park and Washington streets Hartford, CT Phone: 860-633-2742

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. Featured farms this year are Dondero Orchards and Woodland Farm in South Glastonbury.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Monday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; July 9-October

Commuter Parking Lot off Exit 3<br>Arch Street and Horseneck Lane Greenwich, CT, 06830 Phone: 203-380-0580

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. What makes this market special is its Producers-only policy, which means that the items you'll buy come straight from the farm or crafter, into your hands! Pets are not permitted.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; May to mid-November

Maple Farms Park, 45 Bozrah Street Bozrah, CT, 06334 Phone: 860-889-2689 Ext - 5

Vendors sell Connecticut-grown vegetables and fruits, along with flowers, cheese, cut flowers, honey and beeswax candles, maple syrup and maple products, chocolate, dog treats, wood fire pizza, 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 2014: Fridays; 4-7 p.m., July-October

Town Docks in Summer / Community Center; 22 Bayview Avenue in Winter Stonington, CT Phone:

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 2014: May to October, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Winter Dates and Hours 2014: Starts first Saturday in November, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

120 Pequotsepos Road, across from the Denison/Pequotsepus Nature Center Mystic, CT Phone: 860-536-8377

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 2014: Sundays, noon-3 p.m., June-October

136 Capitol Avenue next to the First Presbyterian Church and the Bushnell Hartford, CT Phone: 860-246-2224

The market offers community members access to fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products like eggs, jams, herbs, honey, and cut flowers at a buzzing location near the capital. This market accepts personal checks.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Mondays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; July-October

Arbor Park, Main Street, next to the Ellington Fire Department Ellington, CT, 06029 Phone:

Ellington Farmers Market offers fresh locally grown produce. All items are Connecticut-grown, handmade or handcrafted in Connecticut. Bring the family for an outdoor brunch, browse many beautiful local artisans' wares, and enjoy family entertainment. Meet the local artists who make these beautiful handicrafts and even watch them create. Live entertainment each week.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; May-October 18

177 State Street, Cedar Park Meriden, CT, 06450 Phone: 860-841-0888

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 ushers in a new experience, like chalk art contests and other kid crafts. Food booths with varying ethnic flavors, different community groups, and new entertainment will be just a few of the features. Ample free parking. Open rain or shine.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; July 12 - October 25

Burlington Congregational Church, 268 Spielman Hwy / Route 4 Burlington, CT Phone:

A member of the Northwest Connecticut Farmers Markets, this group of farmers, bakers, and artisans is 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.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Fridays, 3-6 p.m., July-October

Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street South Southbury, CT, 06488 Phone:

This market features a full selection of local produce, bedding plants, perennials, jams and jellies, herbs, baked goods, eggs, garlic, beautiful cut flowers, and even artisan breads. Educational demonstrations each week help you learn more about your local farms and farmers. This is a producer only market, meaning that it is comprised of farmers who grow and harvest all of their own product.
Dates & Hours in 2014 -- June 19 to October 16; Thursdays; 3-6 p.m.

58 River Street Milford, CT, 06460 Phone: 203-231-4006

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. Yum!
Dates and Hours in 2014: Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June-October

Ivoryton Green, Main Street Ivoryton, CT Phone: 860-767-4967

Purchase local produce and goods and enjoy live music from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Opening day features the Juniper Hill Jumpers Jazz Band.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.; June 21-October 11

Railroad Station Green, South Colony Street at Hall Avenue Wallingford, CT, 06492 Phone:

This market boasts unique treasures as well as old favorites. Featured items include produce, potted flowers, breads, coffee, pies, organic teas, quilts and aprons, gift baskets, jewelry, inscribed garden stones and ornaments, and chair massages!
Dates and Hours in 2014: Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, July-September

The Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street Coventry, CT, 06238 Phone: 860-742-1419

This summer market at the historic Nathan Hale Homestead brings guests delicious food, artisan ware, entertainment, and sustainable-living programs. The market features the work of local artists and artisans, like hemp clothing, goat’s 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 2014: Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June-October

Fairfield Hills at Wasserman way (Exit 11 off I-84 and Route 25) Newtown, CT, 06482 Phone:

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.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m., June 24-October

Main Street Chester, CT Phone: 860-790-5007

The Chester Sunday Market is a weekly town-wide farmers market. Main street is closed off for the market giving the patrons the freedom to walk about town. Music is provided along with a bistro area so you can sit and have a cup of coffee or a slice of pizza.
Dates & Hours in 2014-- June 15-October 12, Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

539 Broad Street, on Billings Forge Green Hartford, CT, 06106 Phone: 860-548-9877 Ext 215

This summer market features farmers, music, artists, and crafters. Picnic tables are available. Weekly specialty vendors bring everything from granola to healthy cleaning solutions. The indoor winter market offers meat, cheese, coffee, breads, preserves, root and winter crop vegetables, and greenhouse-grown greens.
Summer Dates and Hours in 2014: June-October, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Broad Street on the Green.
Winter Dates and Hours in 2014: November-May, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Billings Forge, 563 Broad Street.

Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road Litchfield, CT, 06759 Phone: 860-567-8302

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

80 Coventry Street Hartford, CT, 06112 Phone:

The market is a vibrant community gathering place that regularly features fresh fruits and veggies, live music, activities for children, and educational events. SNAP and WIC CVVs are doubled at this market.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; June 25-late October

Miranda Vineyard, 42 Ives Road Goshen, CT Phone: 860-307-5426

Connecticut-grown and certified farmers market is held at a quaint Connecticut vineyard. Come for the market, stay for the day. Enjoy fresh-picked produce, baked goods, honey, syrup, jams & jellies, goat milk soap, wooden crafts and more. Enjoy a tasting, or bottle of wine in the winery during your visit.
Dates and Hours in 2014: July 5-September 27; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Old Center School parking lot, corner of South Avenue, Maple Street, and Main Street New Canaan, CT, 06840 Phone:

This rain-or-shine market brings together local and regional food and craft vendors for your shopping pleasure. Some vendors include Shortt's Organic Farm, Uncle Buck's Secret Gardens, Bridget's Breads, and Lulu's Southern Pies. Delicious!
Dates and Hours in 2014: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 17-November 22

711 Amity Road (Route 63) Bethany, CT Phone:

The Bethany Farmers Market provides locally grown, nutritious produce, meats, and local crafts at its weekly market during the spring, summer and fall. It encourages local farmers and vendors, educates the community about the advantages of locally grown food, and provides a gathering place for community members. It also donates extra food and produce to local seniors.
Dates & Hours in 2014: June 21-October 11; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Riverview Marketplace, 18 Kennedy Drive Putnam, CT, 06260 Phone:

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 2014: Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-6 p.m. Monday's market opens May 1; Thursday's market opens June 16.

50 Imperial Avenue (summer market) Westport, CT Phone:

This popular farmer's market brings local and regional treasures to your fingertips, including produce, meat, dairy items, flowers, teas, hand made soaps, shellfish, and more!
Dates and Hours in 2014: Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Summer market open May 22-November 6; winter market open mid-November 15 to mid-March; Winter market location is Gilbertie's Herb Garden, 7 Sylvan Lane, Westport.

Old State House, 800 Main Street Hartford, CT 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 locals and your family with access to farm fresh produce, along with the opportunity to experience a bit of country atmosphere right in the heart of the city.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; June 17-October 31

571 Farmington Avenue at South Whitney Street Hartford, CT Phone:

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 2014: Tuesday and Friday, 4-7 p.m. (from September to October, 3:30-6 p.m.); June-October

Center School Parking Lot, Woodruff Lane Litchfield, CT, 06759 Phone: 860-567-8302

A large variety of local produce, meats, baked goods, cut flowers, coffee and tea, cheese, orchids, maple products, soaps and lotions. Activities include story hour at 10:30 a.m.; children’s art activity at 11 a.m.; chef demonstrations, master gardener Q&A; visiting artists, and raffles.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., June-October

Russo Park, at DePalma Court and Chapel Street New Haven, CT, 06511 Phone: 203-773-3736

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. A generally warm and cheery atmosphere makes this market a must.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May-December

Mansfield Town Hall, Community Center, or Public Library Mansfield Center, CT Phone:

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.
Summer Dates and Hours in 2014: 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)

Greenfield Hills, 1950 Bronson Road Fairfield, CT, 06430 Phone: 203-259-8786

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 2014: late May through mid-October; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Edgewood Park, Corner of West Rock and Whalley Avenues New Haven, CT, 06515 Phone: 203-773-3736

Farmers and vendors at this agricultural gathering include local Barberry Hill Farm, Rose’s Berry Farm, and Sixpence Pie Company.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Sundays, 10 a.m-2 p.m.; May 4-December 21

Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Highway North Darien, CT, 06810 Phone: 860-739-7240

This market has got everything to kick off the season: organic produce, fresh cut herbs and flowers, hanging baskets, honey, free range eggs, non-hormone beef, goat milk soaps, pies and pastries, and a whole lot more. This market was voted Connecticut's best for a reason! Open rain or shine.
Dates and Hours in 2014: May 21 through Christmas; Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

19 Maple Avenue, in front of town hall Norfolk, CT, 06058 Phone: 860-542-5044

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 2014: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be an extra, indoor holiday market in December.

1 Main Street (north end of the town green) New Milford, CT Phone: 203-261-2294

Music on holiday weekends and children's events all summer long. 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 2014: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; May 11-October 27

Simsmore Square, 540 Hopmeadow Street Simsbury, CT, 06070 Phone:

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 can ask get to know their local farmers. On special days, the mobile Art Truck will stop by for craft time.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.; June 19-early October

Weston Historical Society, Route 157 at High Acre Road Weston, CT, 06883 Phone: 203-226-3966

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, and other culinary and local artesian delights. One highlight of this market is its array of family activities and crafts offered on the Coley Homestead lawn. This is a rain or shine event, and all proceeds benefit charity.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; June 14-August 30

210 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT, 06475 Phone: 860-633-1067

At Old Saybrook Farmers Market, you'll find at around 20 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. With crafts and live entertainment, this market promises quality, freshness, and fun.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; June 28-October 29

Monroe Town Green, corner of Fan Hill Road and Route 111 Monroe, CT, 06468 Phone:

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. Free parking!
Dates and Hours in 2014: Fridays, 3-6 p.m., June–October