Farmer’s Markets in CT!

Written by Dietetics Student Dana Purcell

Shopping at farmer’s markets is a great way to find fresh produce and support local farmers! Farmer’s markets provide fruits and vegetables when they are ripe and in peak season. This means that the produce will not only be the tastiest, but it will be the most nutritious as well! Markets are typically open through the summer and fall so you are able to try a wide variety of fresh foods throughout the CT growing season. This gives you the opportunity to try new foods that you typically would not. Supporting your local farmers also means that they are able to keep growing and producing foods right in your community. You will be able to get your hands on produce that is even more fresh than that in the grocery store! Not only that, but you may be able to buy organic produce at a lower cost than you could at the grocery store because transportation costs are much lower.

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Here are some neighboring towns that offer local farmer’s markets. There are many more in CT:

(Market info found from https://portal.ct.gov/DOAG/ADaRC/Publications/Farmers-Markets)

Check out this interactive map on the snap4ct website to find even more farmer’s markets near you! https://www.snap4ct.org/ct-farmers-markets.html

Town Day Time
Andover Saturdays 10am-2pm
Ashford Sundays

Wednesdays (5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1, 10/6

10am-2pm

4-7pm

Bethel Saturdays 9am-1pm
New Haven-Edgewood Park Sundays 10am-2pm
New Haven- Wooster Square Sundays 9am-1pm
New London- Williams Park Fridays 2-5pm
New Milford Saturdays 9am-1pm
Norwalk- Rainbow Plaza Wednesdays 11am-3pm
Norwich- Downtown Wednesdays 10am-2pm
Putnam Saturdays 10am-1pm
Seymour Saturdays 12pm-4pm
Stafford Sundays 10am-1pm
Stamford- Museum & Nature Center Sundays 10am-2pm
Tolland Saturdays 9am-12pm
Wallingford Monday-Saturday

Sunday

9am-6pm

9am-2pm

Did you know many farmer’s markets in CT accept SNAP/EBT? At participating farmers markets, you can swipe your card and will be given market tokens that you can use at the stands. You can search on the map for the markets that accept SNAP/EBT so you can enjoy everything the markets have to offer!

https://www.snap4ct.org/ct-farmers-markets.html

If you are interested in purchasing a share of a farm’s harvest, certain farms offer CSAs or Community Supported Agriculture. This allows consumers to purchase a share from a farmer and then in, in turn, receive a portion of the harvested crops. If you are interested in a CSA, check out some of the participating farms below:

Farm & Town Website
Sub Edge Farm- Avon, CT SubEdgeFarm.com/CSA

 

KDCrop Farms- Chaplin, CT

 

http://kdcropfarms.weebly.com/

 

Cold Spring Farm- Colchester- CT http://www.coldspringfarmct.com/

 

Starlight Gardens- Durham, CT http://starlightgardensct.com/

 

Newgate Farms- East Granby CT http://www.newgatefarms.com/

 

Beckett Farms- Glastonbury, CT http://www.beckettfarms.com/
Hindinger Farm- Hamden, CT https://portal.ct.gov/DOAG/Marketing/Marketing/www.hindingersfarm.com
Full Heart Farm- Ledyard, CT http://www.fullheartfarm.com/

 

Cobble Stone Farm- Mansfield Center, CT http://cobblestonefarmcsa.com/
Autumn Harvest Orchard, LLC- Norfolk, CT https://autumnharvestorchardllc.com/community-supported-agriculture/
Shortt’s Farm- Sandy Hook, CT http://www.shorttsfarmandgarden.com/

 

Dondero Orchard’s- South Glastonbury, CT http://www.donderoorchards.com/

 

Killiam & Bassette Farmstand- South Glastonbury, CT http://kbfarmstead.com/

 

Bordua Farms LLC- South Windsor, CT http://www.borduafarms.com/
Oxen Hill Farm- Suffield, CT http://www.oxenhillfarm.com/how-does-it-work-at-oxen-hill-farm
Mon Soleil Market Garden CSA- Union, CT http://www.monsoleilct.com/
Stefan Farms- Windsor, CT https://www.facebook.com/Stefanfarms/

(CSAs found from https://portal.ct.gov/DOAG/Marketing/Marketing/CSA-Listing)

 

This material is funded by UDSA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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