These 10 Incredible Farmers Markets in Connecticut Are A Must Visit
It’s no secret: fresh, local produce is the best produce. Farmers markets are an opportunity to buy directly from farmers and sample selections from several different farms at a time. Here are some of the best farmers markets across Connecticut:
1. Collinsville Farmers Market, Collinsville
With live music, yoga classes, and proximity to art galleries, it's easy to make a whole day out of a visit to the Collinsville Farmers Market. The market includes over a dozen local farms and runs 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Sunday from June 11-October 22.
2. CitySeed, New Haven
Connecticut Magazine named Cityseed the best farmers market in the state seven years in a row. It runs four day a week, April 1-December 16, at locations across New Haven.
3. Westport Farmers Market, Westport
With enough simple pleasures to please most and enough sophisticated pleasures to please a gourmand, the Westport Farmers Market is an essential addition to any Connecticut foodie's bucket list. It runs on Thursdays between May 19-November 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
4. Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market, Litchfield
Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market is more than just a farmers market. With toe-tapping music and an emphasis on creating community, it's a gathering spot. The market runs every Saturday June 10-October 18, and biweekly the rest of the year.
5. Billings Forge Community Works, Hartford
Head to Billings Forge in Hartford Thursdays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to buy fresh, local produce year-round.
6. Cromwell Farmers Market, Cromwell
This evening farmers market is easily accessible from I-91. It runs every Friday 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., June 2nd-September 29.
7. Ellington Farmers Market, Ellington
With more than 35 vendors, there's something to suit every taste at the Ellington Farmers Market. Check it out Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., May 7-October 22.
8. Coventry Farmers Market at Hale Homestead, Coventry
Rotating guest vendors and themed programming ensure no one has the same experience twice at the Coventry Farmers Market. The market runs on Sundays from June 4-October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
9. Lyme Farmers Market, Lyme
Visitors from afar and neighbors from not-so-far take in Ashlawn Farm's beautiful views as they shop the Lyme Farmers Market. Join them on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., June 4-October 8.
10. Stafford Community Farmers Market
This civic-minded farmers market runs June 17 through October 28, on Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
These farmers markets aren’t just places to buy food. They’re an opportunity to check out interesting towns across the state, support Connecticut farmers, and even catch some live music. Which market are you most excited to check out?
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