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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

Sample local produce, baked goods, crafts and more at year-round farmers market

Vibrant color everywhere, the aroma of bread and pies, tables with artisans’ crafts, piles of fresh fruits and vegetables and cheese: welcome to the Stonington Farmers Market! The Summer Market on the Town Docks runs from mid-May to the end of October, on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Stonington’s fishing fleet offloads fresh seafood at these very docks. The Summer Market has a playground for kids, and friendly dogs are welcome. The Winter Market is at the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, from mid-October through May, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Come for the local produce (including organic), fresh flowers, oven-ready meals, soups, wine, pasta, honey, syrup, jams, poultry.
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.
Entrance Sign 500x250 - Bishop's Orchards - Guilford, CT
Bishop's Orchards

1355 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT, 06437 Phone: 203-453-2338

Stop at Bishop’s for Fresh Food and Farm Fun

This place – which is fundamentally a family farm with a wide streak of hospitality -- simply bustles with activities around growing and serving good food. Visitors can buy delicious foods and beverages, raw and prepared, at the farm market, bakery and winery. Farm gifts and fruit baskets are right there, for travel snacking or gifts. Kids can meet the farm’s llamas, alpacas and goats. The farm hosts lots of seasonal festivals of all descriptions, and guests can hit the pick-your-own fields for fruits and vegetables from berries in June to apples and pumpkins in October. Adults can enjoy wine tasting and winery tours. Bishop’s is a must-stop for all travelers – especially families – for refreshment and a breath of goodness of the land.
STONINGTON FARMERS MARKET
Stonington Year Round Farmers Market

Summer: Town Docks; winter: Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue Stonington, CT Phone:

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.
Summer Location, Dates and Hours: Town Dock, late May through mid- October, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Winter Location, Dates and Hours: the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, mid-October through May, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
NOANK FARMERS MARKET
Noank Village Farmers Market

Noank Village Playground on Main Street and Ward Avenue Noank, CT Phone:

Locally grown fresh organic fruits, veggies, meat, eggs, syrups, cheeses, gourmet breads, Herb and spice dips, teas blended locally, handmade cards, crafters, acoustic music and much more! Email: erika814@aol.com
Dates and Hours: July-September; Fridays; 4-7 p.m.
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Putnam Farmers Market

Riverview Marketplace, 18 Kennedy Drive Putnam, CT 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. The Putnam Saturday Farmers' Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards and debit cards for transactions. Member of the Connecticut Farmers Market Trail.
Dates and Hours : June-October; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
old saybrook farm market
Old Saybrook 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. Live music every Saturday 11 a.m.-noon.
Dates and Hours:
Norfolk Farmers Market

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. Email: manager@norfolkfarmersmarket.org.
Dates and Hours: mid-May through mid-October; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Storrs Year Round Farmers Market

winter: Mansfield Public Library, 54 Warrenville Road, Mansfield Center; summer: Mansfield Town Hall, 4 South Eagleville Road, Storrs 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 dates and hours: May through November; Saturdays, 3-6 p.m.
Winter dates and hours: December to April; two Saturdays each month; 3-5 p.m. Check market website for dates.
Litchfield Hills Year Round Farmers Market

Summer: Center School, Woodruff Lane; Winter: Litchfield Community Center 421 Bantam Road 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; mid-June to late October; 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

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.
Summer Dates and Hours: Mid-May to ear;u November; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
New Canaan Year Round Farmers Market

winter: New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge Road; summer: Old Center School, South Avenue at Maple and Main streets New Canaan, CT Phone:

This year-round, rain-and-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.
Summer dates and hours: late April to early December; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Winter dates and hours: January through March; Saturdays; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Billings Forge Year Round Farmers Market

Summer: Billings Forge Green at 539 Broad Street; winter: The Studio, 563 Broad Street Hartford, CT Phone: 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

Arbor Park, Main Street, next to the Ellington Fire Department Ellington, CT 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. ellingtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com.
Dates and Hours: Arbor Park, Main Street; May 6-late October; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Denison Farmers Market

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: June-October; Sundays; noon-3 p.m.
Bozrah Farmers Market

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.
Dates and Hours: July-October; on Fridays, 4-7 p.m.
Farmington Library Farmers Market

Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive Farmington, CT Phone:

Fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, Italian ice, handmade goods, activities for all ages
Dates and hours: : early July 7 to – late August; Fridays, 3-6 p.m.
Chester Sunday Market

Main Street 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.
Dates and Hours: mid-June to mid-October; Sundays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Brass City Harvest Summer Farmers Market

Waterbury Green Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-759-7171

Brass City Harvest oversees the seasonal Farmers' Market on The Green held on the Waterbury Green from July through October. 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. The market accepts SNAP, all credit cards, and Farmers Market Nutritional Coupons.
Dates and Hours: Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coventry Farmers Market at Hale Homestead

The Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street Coventry, CT, 06238 Phone: 860-742-4062

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, bead work, cotton tote bags, and hand-spun 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: early June to late October; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Darien Farmers Market

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: Early June through late November; Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kent Farmers Market

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, piecs and baked goods, fine art photography, greeting cards, organic clothing, yarns,
Dates and Hours: May through October; Fridays, 3-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Parmelee Farm Market 2017

Parmelee Farm, 465 Route 81 Killingworth, CT Phone:

Fresh local produce, eggs, dairy products, honey, breads, soaps, jams will be available, along with a limited number of artisan work, accompanied by live, soothing music. There will be a hula hoop and bubbles station for children; dogs are welcome if kept on leash and away from the vendor and food areas. Parking in front of the farm house. Overflow will be directed to the middle school parking area, with a designated trail to the market. Email: manager@parmeleefarmmarket.org.
2017 Dates and Hours: Saturdays, June 10, July 8, August 12 and September 9; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wooster Square Summer Farmers Market

Russo Park, at DePalma Court and 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.
Danbury Farmers Market

Danbury Green, Ives 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.
Dates and Hours: late June to late October; Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Salisbury Farmers Market at Scoville Memorial Library

Scoville Library, 38 Main Street Salisbury, CT Phone: 860-435-2838

Featuring vegetables, meats, sausage, breads, flowers, seedlings, truffle popcorn, maple cotton candy, granola, jams and jellies and much more. Enjoy fresh donuts by Great Cape Bakery; coffee and teas; meats and vegetables of all sorts; floral arrangements, vegetable and flower seedlings, giant tomato plants; berries; bath and body products; honey; treats ready to eat. A rotating group of artisans will be selling their work throughout the summer, plus there will be musicians, dancers, beer and other tastings and demonstrations beginning in June.
Dates and hours: Mid-May to mid-October; Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spruce Street Market

153 Spruce Street Manchester, CT Phone: 860-647-3089

The market features goods from local farmers, gardeners, crafters, artisans, and community members
Dates and Hours: late June to early October; Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m.
Greenfield Hill Farmers Market

Greenfield Hills, 65 Hillside Avenue 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: May through mid-October on Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Greenwich Farmers Market

Commuter Parking Lot off Exit 3 at Arch Street and 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. Email: gfm-ct@optimum.net.
Dates and Hours: Mid-May into December (depending on the weather); Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.