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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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.
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Town of Cromwell Farmers Market

Riverport Park at Frisbee Landing, 1 River Road Cromwell, CT Phone: 860-632-3467

Local goods, food trucks, vendors, and live music at Cromwell Farmers Market

With average crowds of more than 850 people weekly, the Town of Cromwell Farmers Market is a community favorite! In addition to farm-fresh vegetables, locally sourced products, and artisans, there are food trucks, vendors, and live music. Look for special events and guest appearances throughout the summer. Be sure to follow the market on Facebook.
Summer 2024 Dates & Hours: 4-7 p.m. Friday evenings June 7-September 6
Bantam Community Farmers Market
Bantam Community Farmers Market

273 Bantam Lake Road Bantam, CT Phone: 203-841-6774

Local farms, bakeries, coffee roaster among 20 featured vendors

Stock up on goods from local farms, including meats, produce, fresh-roasted coffee beans, and more at this outdoor market that takes place under a pavilion.
Summer 2024 Hours: 3-6 p.m. Fridays through October 11
Stonington Year Round Farmers Market
Stonington Year Round Farmers Market

Velvet Mill - 22 Bayview Avenue Stonington, CT, 06378 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.
Summer Dates and Hours: Saturdays from mid-May through October, 9am-Noon.
Winter Dates & Hours:Saturdays from November through April, 10am - 1pm.
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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.
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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.
Storrs Year Round Farmers Market

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.
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.
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.

Dates and Hours: early June through mid-October; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Forge City Works Weekly Farmers Market

See description below Hartford, CT Phone: 860-548-9877

Forge City Works are opening a neighborhood grocery store! For now, they will be doing weekly farmers markets while the space gets ready to open, beginning Thursday, June 22nd. It will consist of one table of produce, buying and selling, with a 50% discount for SNAP users. 
Location and hours: 563 Broad Street, 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
Plainfield Farmers Market

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 14- late October; Thursdays; 4-6 p.m.
Brass City Market on Field

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 203-759-7171.
Dates and hours: May-October; Thursdays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Coventry Farmers Market

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

This is the largest farmer's market in Connecticut, taking place on Sundays on the grounds of the Hale Homestead. Shop for fresh produce and other goodies, all grown and made in Connecticut. 
Dates and hours: June - October, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sundays
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.
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.
Online ordering is available using the following link. Each vendor’s preferred method of ordering may be different.
Dates and hours: July 8-October 14; Fridays 4-7 p.m.
Greenwich Farmers Market

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 November (depending on the weather); Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 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.
Greenfield Hill Farmers Market - Fairfield, CT
Greenfield Hill Summer Farmers Market

65 Hillside Road between Hillside and Bronson Roads Fairfield, CT, 06824 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: Saturdays from Mid-May through October, 10am - 1pm.
Danbury Farmers Market

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.
Dates and hours: June 25 to October 28; Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Westport Farmers Market - Westport, CT
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. 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.
Summer Location, Dates and Hours: 50 Imperial Avenue; Thursdays from Mid-May to mid-November, 10am - 2pm.
Winter Location, Dates and Hours: Gilbertie's Herb Garden at 7 Sylvan Lane ; Thursdays from mid-November to early March, 10am - 2pm.
Kent Farmers Market in Kent CT
Kent Farmers Market

Kent Land Trust Field - Route 7 South at S. Commons Road Kent, CT, 06757 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. The Field is just south of Kent Greenhouses.
Dates and hours: Open Mid-May through October, Fridays 3-6pm.
Litchfield Hills Year Round Farmers Market

Two locations by season; see description below Litchfield, CT, 06759 Phone: 860-567-3871

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
Winter Location, Dates & Hours: Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road; 1st and 3rd Saturdays through June 11, 10am-1pm
Summer Location, Dates & Hours: Center School Parking Lot, Woodruff Lane; Saturdays from mid-June 19 to mid-October, 10am-1pm
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.
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.
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: June 8 through November 24; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.