Have fun, help family farms – and eat well – when you visit this popular market
The freshest of fruits, organic veggies, a dazzling array of cut flowers, artisanal breads, all-natural beef and pork, apple cider donuts, goat cheese, fudge, jams, jumbo muffins: Is your mouth watering by now? Then head over to the Wetherfield Farmers’ Market, where all this and more awaits you in the most charming of atmospheres, amid historic homes and tree-lined streets. For 10 years, the market has been feeding (and entertaining) residents and visitors with locally sourced products that support family farms as well as live music and a host of attractions for kids, from face painting to real animals and magic shows. Held Thursdays to Oct. 22 in the heart of town, this market is not to be missed.
Summer: Billings Forge Green at 539 Broad Street; winter: The Studio, 563 Broad StreetHartford, CTPhone: 860-548-9877
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 : early June through October, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Broad Street on the Green. Winter dates and hours: early November through May, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Billings Forge, 563 Broad Street.
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. email@example.com.
Dates and Hours: Arbor Park, Main Street; May 6-late October; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Spruce Street Market 2018
160 and 153 Spruce StreetManchester, CTPhone: 860-647-3089
Every market night will feature live music, open gallery hours, and the opportunity to support local farmers and artisans. Customers can use SNAP and WIC benefits to purchase locally grown produce, meat, eggs, etc. There will also free workshops, demonstrations, and movies throughout the market season. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates and Hours: June 13-October 17; Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.
136 Capitol Avenue next to the First Presbyterian Church and the BushnellHartford, CTPhone:
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. Email: , email@example.com.
Dates and Hours: July-October on Mondays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.