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Farmers markets in Connecticut offer fresh, locally grown food

Farmers markets meet at regular intervals to ring fresh, locally grown food to the public. Some farmers markets operate outdoor markets during warm weather and then move to an indoor venue for the winter. These are usually labeled "year-round" markets on this page. In addition to fresh foods and locally prepared foods, farmers markets also may sell flowers, soaps, body products, crafts, live plants, and offer live musical entertainment. Another avenue to fresh foods is the many pick your own farms. And, come enjoy food-related events like food festivals, wine tastings and themed farm dinners.

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Farm to Table - Stonington Borough Merchants - Stonington, CT
Stonington Borough Connecticut

Vibrant farmer’s market at a repurposed textile mill continues to grow in popularity

Saturday morning farmer’s markets have really taken root in Stonington Borough, where shoppers will find everything from fresh produce to kombucha, yogurt and pickles. Through the seasons, local farm offerings might include potatoes, radishes, onions, green beans, raspberries, tomatoes, lettuce, kale, blueberries and corn and so much more. Satisfy your breakfast sweet tooth with homemade jams and jellies, stock up on eggs and milk or try some Middle Eastern food. The market also includes handcrafted soups, kitchen wares with an environmental spin and unique textiles. With the market located at The Velvet Mill, you can also peruse the creative works from the local art community, have brunch, sample treats from an artisanal bakery or explore the offerings from an award-winning nano brewery.
Heirloom Market - Historic Wethersfield, CT
Historic Wethersfield

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.
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Putnam Summer Farmers Market

Riverview Marketplace, 18 Kennedy Drive Putnam, CT Phone: 860-963-6834

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. The Putnam Saturday Farmers' Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards and debit cards for transactions. Member of the Connecticut Farmers Market Trail.
Dates and hours: early June 6 to end of October; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stonington Year Round Farmers Market

Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue Stonington, CT Phone: 860-405-5434

The market has 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. Playground for kids to enjoy. Dogs are welcome to come and socialize.
Dates and hours: held outdoors in the Velvet mill parking lot from late May through mid- October, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; winter market is inside the Velvet Mill, winter months; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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Old Saybrook Summer Farmers Market

210 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT Phone:

Fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, honey, flowers, quilts, baked good, bug repellant. Everything at the Old Saybrook Farmers Market is guaranteed Connecticut grown or made.
Dates and hours: Mid-June to end of October; Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
New Canaan Summer Farmers Market

lumber yard Lot (near the train station), 244 Elm Street New Canaan, CT Phone:

This rain-and-shine market brings together local and regional food and craft vendors for your shopping pleasure.
Dates and hours: Early May to early December; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Storrs Year Round Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below Mansfield Center and Storrs, CT Phone:

Everything sold at Storrs Year-round Farmers Market is grown and produced in Connecticut, so the offerings change with the seasons. Featured items include heirloom fruits and vegetables, heritage breed pork, organically-raised chicken, jams and jellies, goats milk cheeses, fresh-baked goods, vegetarian prepared foods, maple syrup and honey, and more.
Summer location, dates and hours: Mansfield Town Hall; May through November; Saturdays, 3-5 p.m.
Winter location, dates and hours: Mansfield Public Library; Open December to April; two Saturdays each month; 3-5 p.m. Check market website for dates.
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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.
Litchfield Hills Year Round Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8302

Vendors sell seasonal fruits and vegetables; herbs and mushrooms; eggs and pasture-fed beef, bison and lamb; breads; pies, cider doughnuts and baked goods; jams and jellies; chocolates; goat cheese; honey; maple syrup; balsamic vinegar, olive and grape seed oils; and goat milk soaps. Music, guest artists, children's activities and workshops happen most market days. - Full Schedule
Summer location, dates, hours: Center School Parking Lot, Woodruff Lane, Litchfield; June 13 to October 17; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter location, dates, 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.
Westport Farmers Market--Summer 2020

50 Imperial Avenue 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! Dogs are not allowed at the market. For increased safety, Westport Farmers Market will offer online ordering for some vendors. You can pick up your produce from the market or get it delivered to your home. Online ordering begins on the Saturday before the Thursday markets.
Dates and hours: Mid-May to November; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Norfolk Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue Norfolk, CT Phone:

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.
During COVID-19 period, pre-ordering is available for some vendors from June 9 to October 8. Pickup is at 19 Maple Avenue between 10 and 1 pm. Orders must be places between Tuesday at 8 a.m. and Thursday at noon to be picked up the following Saturday.
Dates and Hours: mid-May through mid-October; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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.
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
Kent Farmers Market--Summer 2020

9 South Main Street (Route 7) just south of the traffic light Kent, CT Phone: 860-592-0061

Vegetables of all kinds, cut flower bouquets, strawberry and black raspberry jams, baguettes and baked goods, goat cheese and other cheeses, herbs, honey, sunflowers, maple syrup, grass fed beef, ice cream, cookies, pies and baked goods, fine art photography, greeting cards, organic clothing, yarns.
Due to Covid-19 touching produce and bringing on reusable bags will not be permitted. Only one customer will be allowed at each tent at a time, and overflowing traffic will be required to wait by their vehicles before they may enter the market.
Dates and hours: May through October; Fridays only in 2020, 3-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bozrah Farmers Market--Summer 2020

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

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.
Online ordering is available using the following link. Each vendor’s preferred method of ordering may be different.
Dates and hours: July 10-October 2; Fridays 4-7 p.m.
Greenwich Farmers Market--Summer 2020

2 Horseneck Lane Greenwich, CT 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.
Pre-ordering is available for limited vendors on the home page of the website.
Dates and hours: Mid-May into December (depending on the weather); Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Darien Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Highway North Darien, CT Phone:

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: June 3 through November 25; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Brass City Market on Field--Summer 2020

359 Mill Street Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-982-2272

CT Grown dairy, ice cream, yogurt, cheese, honey, fresh baked bread, and regionally sourced fresh produce. The food hub is at at 359 Mill Street, rear loading dock area. Curbside pickup available. Pre-orders preferred. Free delivery in Waterbury to seniors and the disabled. To hear product availability, pricing, and to pre-order, please call 203-982-2272.
Dates and hours: May-October; Thursdays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wooster Square Summer Farmers Market

Conte West Middle School, 511 Chapel Street New Haven, CT Phone:

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 is characteristic of this market. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted all CitySeed Farmers’ Markets. Well-behaved pets on leash are welcome.
Dates and Hours: early April to mid-December; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Greenfield Hill Summer Farmers Market

75 Hillside Road between Hillside and Bronson Roads Fairfield, CT Phone:

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: Mid-May through October; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Coventry Farmers Market--Summer 2020

The Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street Coventry, CT Phone: 860-742-4062

Due to Covid-19, the 2020 market currently requires pre-ordering and pick-up from your vehicle. There will be no foot traffic and no on-site sales. All orders must be completed in advance through online ordering.
In summer, 2020, the storefront opens Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and closes Thursdays at 11:59 p.m.
Denison Farmers Market--Summer 2020

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.
Customers will not be permitted to touch produce until after purchase or bring reusable bags from home. Each vendor tent will have a line with spaces 6 feet apart to wait to enter the tent.
Dates and Hours: June-October; Sundays; noon-3 p.m.
Danbury Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White Street Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711

Connecticut-grown produce, shoreline shellfish, fresh bread and eggs. WIC certificates and senior coupons accepted. Free parking. Double your SNAP dollars up to $25 per week. Double your WIC and Senior FMNP up to $9 per week, Free buses passes from the market. Debit and credit cards accepted. Nutrition, health and fitness activities. Live music every week.
COVID-19 protocols are extensive but nothing significant/unexpected stated
Dates and hours: June 19 to October 30; Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chester Summer Sunday Market

23 Ridge Road Chester, CT Phone: 860-790-5007

Local vendors to sell produce, meats, cheeses, breads and more. Music is provided along with a bistro area so you can sit and have a cup of coffee or a slice of pizza. All vendors accept cash. Most accept checks and credit cards.
Online ordering is available but not required. Not all vendors are available for pick up at the entrance to the market.
Dates and hours: Mid-June to mid-October; Sundays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Plainfield Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Early Learning Center, 651 Norwich Road / Route 12 Plainfield, CT Phone: 860-564-1117

See market website for list and descriptions of vendors. Email: Mmolodich@Snet.
Market dates and hours: June 16-October 27; Thursdays; 4-6 p.m.
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