Late spring, summer and early fall is farmer’s market season. In Hartford County, there is a market every day of the week somewhere, selling locally grown fruits, herbs, vegetables, eggs, cheese, meat, jams and jellies, honey, oils and vinegars, fresh baked goods, as well as products made by local artisans.
Most markets accept SNAP and EBT as a form of payment for food, and many double the benefits. Ask at the market or visit the website to confirm. Some markets have live entertainment and food trucks.
For more farmer’s markets in the state, visit portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOAG/ADaRC/Farmers-Markets/2022/2022-Farmers-Markets-Locations.pdf.
Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm, June 18 to Oct. 29
Parking lot of Bristol Health Medical Care Center, 15 Riverside Ave.
Vendors include Amazing Love Farm, Eaton Farm, Twin Pines Farm, Nature View Farm, Gresczyk Farms and Tonn’s Orchard. Also weekly musical entertainment.
Sundays 10 am to 2 pm, June 12 to Oct. 23
Canton High School, 960 Washington St.
Fridays 9 am to 1 pm, July 8 to Oct. 28
Raymond Library, 840 Main St.
Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm, June 12 to October 31
No market on June 19 or July 10
Town Green, 820 Enfield St.
Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm, June 4 to Aug. 6 and Sept. 17 to Oct. 29
Hubbard Green, 18 Hubbard St.
Musical performances July 13, 20 and 27 and Sept. 7. Musicians welcome to sign up for the tips-only gig.
Mondays 11am to 2pm, June 27 to Oct. 31
KNOX, Inc., 75 Laurel St.
Tuesdays 4 to 7 pm, June 7 to October 25 (3 to 6 pm in October)
385 Farmington Ave.
Vendors include Littel Acres Farm Market of Glasgonbury, Pach Farm & Forest Products of Moodus, River Ridge Farm of Portland, Sweet Acre Farm of Lebanon, Bloom Bake Shop of Hartford, Cambera Farm Bakery of Willimantic, Charlie’s Traveling Treat Truck for pet treats, GRDN KTCHN LLC of Hartford and Taste of Decadence Caribbean cuisine.
Wednesdays 9 am to noon, June 29 to Oct 26
North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry St.
Wednesdays noon to 4 pm, June 22 to Oct 12
Chryaslis Center, 255 Homestead Ave.
Thursdays 11 am to 2 pm, June 2 to Oct. 27
Forge City Works, 539 Broad St.
Vendors include Beckett Farms and Killam & Bassette Farmstead of Glastonbury, Bloom Bake Shop of Hartford, Corazon Del Sol, Wholistically Rich and Fatima.
Fridays 10 am to 2 pm, July 1 to Oct. 28
Old State House, 800 Main St.
Vendors include Killam & Bassette Farmstead of Glastonbury, Beckett Farms, Fat Stone Farm and Granny’s Pie Factory.
Musical performances each day from noon to 1 pm, sponsored by The Richard P. Garmany Fund and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. July 1: Fiesta del Norte. July 8: Nelson Bello Jazz Trio. July 15: Now Haven Kapelye klezmer band. July 22: Snowhaus pop band. July 29: Inner Groove pop band. Aug. 5: Jeremy Haddad. Aug., 12: Jake Kulak and the Lowdown Band. Aug. 19: Stanley Maxwell band. Aug. 26: Red & Yellow acoustic duo. Sept. 2: I Guru. Sept. 9: Audrey Mae. Sept. 16: KC Sisters. Sept. 23: Meadows Brothers. Sept. 30: Nekita Waller. Oct. 7: Band of Steady Habits.
Saturdays and Sundays 5 to 9 am May to October
Connecticut Regional Market, 101 Reserve Road
Saturdays 9 am to noon July to October
425 Woodland St.
Wednesdays 4:30 to 7:30 pm, June 1 to Aug. 31
Market Field, 153 and 163 Spruce St. From Sept. 7 to Oct. 26, the farmers market moves to Northwest Park, 448 Tolland Turnpike
Vendors include Dondero Orchards in Glastonbury, Amazing Ackee vegan Jamaican food, Via Soulful and Tasty Empanada. Food trucks also. On opening day, the truck is Lobster Tails.
Wednesdays 4 to 7 pm June 22, July 27, Aug. 10 and 24, Sept. 7
Elm Ridge Park, 376 Elm St. Rain location Community / Senior Center, 761 Old Main St.
Fridays 3 to 6 pm, June 24 to Sept. 30
Southington Town Green, Route 10
Vendors include Gresczyk Farms of New Hartford, Twin Pines Farm of Thomaston, Rooster’s Rise Farm of Berlin, Cookie Ranger and Nonnie’s Pies & Creations of Southington, Drizzle of Middletown, HBH Farms of Bristol and Keep ‘N Thyme Herbary of Somers
Saturdays 9 am to noon June 4 to Oct. 8. No market July 2.
220 Nevers Road
Vendors include Burke Ridge Farms, DeLuca Family Farm, Great Harvest Bread, Mosher Farms, Killiam & Bassette Farmstead and Hartland Hollow Modern Homestead
Saturdays 9 am to noon, June 18 to Oct. 1
Suffield Town Green, South
Vendors include Ram Spring Ranch and Julie The Garden Fairy of Suffield and Easy Pickin’s Orchard of Enfield.
Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm, May 7 to Dec. 17
Municipal Parking, 125 LaSalle Road
Vendors include Four Mile River Farm of Old Lyme, Sweet Pea Cheese of Granby, Wave Hill Breads of Norwalk and Hartford Plant Co.
Sundays 10 am to 1 pm, June 19 to Oct. 23
Town Hall Parking Lot, 50 S. Main St.
Vendors include Barden Farm of New Hartford, Clatter Ridge and Sub Edge in Farmington, George Hall Farm of Simsbury, and Sweet Acre of Lebanon and Lyric Hill of Granby.
Musical performances. June 19: Jim Lenn. June 26: Bill Benson. July 3: Jeff Blaney.
Thursdays 3 to 6 pm, June 2 to Oct. 13
The Solomon Welles House, next to the DMV, 220 Hartford Ave.
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Vendors include Cugno’s Farm of Colchester, Killam & Bassette Farmstead, Beckett Farm New World Order and Shenstone Farm of Glastonbury, Phoenix Farm of Cromwell, Jenny’s Flowers and Orchids by Steve Pearson of Cromwell
Thursdays 3 to 6:30 pm, June 23 to Oct. 20
Windsor Center, 240 Broad St.
Vendors include Amazing Ackee, Beckett Farms, Beldotti Bakery, Blessed Creek, Farms of Southern New England, Little Acres Farm Market, Newgate Farms, OneSong Biscotti and Yummus Hummus.
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