Farmers markets of Hartford Connecticut offer fresh fare

Heirloom Market - Historic Wethersfield, CT
Historic Wethersfield

Great food, the work of local artisans, live music: That’s Wethersfield’s farmers’ market

To say the lineup of vendors at Historic Wethersfield’s farmers’ market is eclectic is something of an understatement. At the market, which typically runs from late spring to late October at the Solomon Welles House, visitors can find the best in artisanal products and baked goods. Products, which must be grown or made in Connecticut, run the gamut: tortilla chips, organic vegetables and herbs, humanely-raised meat, cut flowers, free-range eggs, pottery, dog treats, hand-made jewelry, candles, fruit and cream pies, cheeses, soaps, maple syrup, jams and jellies, heirloom seeds, fudge, wines and penny candy. And that’s just to name a few! There are food trucks and live music and lots of places on Cove Park to picnic and let the kids run around.
spruce street farmers market
Spruce Street Farmers Market

153 Spruce Street Manchester, CT Phone:

The market features goods from local farmers, gardeners, crafters, artisans, and community members
Dates and hours: June2 -August 11; Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Ellington Summer Farmers Market

Arbor Park, Main Street Ellington, CT Phone:

Ellington Farmers Market offers fresh locally grown produce. All items are Connecticut-grown, handmade or handcrafted in Connecticut. Marker offers 40 vendors, a matching SNAP dollars program, matching Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers, Kids Power of Produce Club, live music and educational programs Live entertainment each week. Email : ellingtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Schedule of vendors, special events, and entertainment.
Dates and hours:May-October; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-noon
Forge City Works Year Round Farmers Market

two locations by season; see description below Hartford, CT Phone: 860-548-9877

This 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. Market Master is Kevin Bedon at kevin@forgecityworks.org or by phone at 860-548-9877 ext. 404
Summer location, dates and hours : Billings Forge Green at 539 Broad Street; early June through October, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Winter location, dates and hours: The Studio, 563 Broad Street; early November through May, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
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