2013 Guide to Fairfield County Farmers’ Markets

 

Please refer to our 2014 Guide to Fairfield County Farmers’ Markets for the most recent listings.

The copy, images, and photos and on this site are copyright protected and therefore subject to copyright law and may not be used or reproduced without prior written permission. We strive to make our guide as accurate as possible, but errors may appear due in part to markets changing schedules after the season has begun.

Winter Fairfield County Farmers’ Markets 2013/2014

Four winter farmers’ markets will run this season in Westport, Fairfield, Weston and Greenwich. More listings are coming! Market masters should contact info@fairfieldgreenfoodguide.com to have their markets listed.

Winter Westport Farmers’ Market

The Winter Westport Farmers’ Market starts on November 16 and will once again be held at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport.

Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm

November 16, 2013 – TBD

Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens

7 Sylvan Lane, Westport

(203) 227-4175

Winter Farmers’ Market at the Norfield Grange

The Winter Farmers Market at Norfield Grange will open for the season on November 23. Celebrate the opening of the market’s fourth season at the Farm to Fork tasting event on November 19 from 6-9 pm. Learn more here.

Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm

November 23, 2013 through May 3, 2014

Norfield Grange

12 Goodhill Road, Weston, CT

Winter Farmers’ Market at the Greenfield Hill Grange

Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm

November 2 – April 12, 2014

1873 Hillside Road, Fairfield, CT

Winter Greenwich Farmers’ Market

Saturdays from 10 am-1 pm

December 7, 2013 through March 29, 2014

Greenwich Teen Center, 100 Arch Street (next to the Island Beach Ferry parking lot)

Winter Farmers’ Market @Benedict’s Home & Garden (Monroe)

Friday from  from 2-5 pm

January 10, 2014 – March 7, 2014

Benedict’s Home & Garden

480 Purdy Hill Road, Monroe

203-268-2537

Winter New Canaan Farmers’ Market

New Canaan Nature Center

Tuesday from 11-2

January 21, 2014-March 25, 2014

Spring/Summer Fairfield County Farmers’ Markets 2013

Farmers’ markets in Fairfield County, CT are either closed for the summer season or winding down. A few are open through Thanksgiving.

Bethel Downtown Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

This market opened in July 2011 thanks to the work of Bethel First Selectman Matthew Knickerbocker. The original Bethel farmers’ market is one of the oldest in the state and is listed below. New this year at the Downtown  market is Victoria’s Wood Fired Pizza Catering (Danbury),  a wood-fired pizza company that will be sourcing some ingredients from local farms. Movie nights, live music, and more special events are planned for this year.

Thursdays, 4-7 pm
June 20- Sept. 5
Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School St , Bethel , CT 06801

203-794-8501

Bethel Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

The Bethel Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest markets in the state of Connecticut. It was started over two decades ago by a group of farmers, most of whom still participates in the market. The market offers shoppers a wide range of products to choose from – beautiful plants, fruits and vegetables, soap and body products, baked goods, meats, eggs, handmade granola and awesome prepared foods.  All of the vendors are located within 50 miles of Bethel, making it a truly local food experience.

Saturdays, 9am-1pm
June 29 – December 28, 2013
67 Stony Hill Rd., Rte. 6, Fairfield County Extension Service Building

October 2013 Update: Now that the weather has turned colder, visit the market inside the meeting room in the Extension Service Building.

e-newsletter available

Bridgeport- Three Wholesome Wave markets:(updated for 2013)

Double Value Coupon Program, FMNP, SNAP, WIC

1) Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises, Inc, The Green Team & East End NRZ:

985 Stratford Ave, Sundays 10am–2pm, July 14–Sept 29

2) St. Vincent’s Farm Stand:

2800 Main St, Tuesdays 12pm–4pm, July 10–Oct 30

3) East Side Farm Stand

752 East Main St, Wednesdays 10am–2pm, July 11–Oct 31

4) Downtown:

Bank St @ McLevy Green, Thursdays 11am–4pm, July 5–Oct 25

Bridgeport Farmers’ Market at United Congregational Church (updated for 2012)

Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
July 26 – October
United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized
New! WIC Fruit & Vegetable Checks Accepted
EBT Accepted

Danbury Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

http://www.citycenterdanbury.com/arts-and-ent/farmers-market.htm

Come visit City Center Danbury  where there’s something going on downtown! Enjoy the bounty of summer at the Farmers’ Market each Friday. CT Grown produce, shoreline shellfish, fresh bread and eggs are available for purchase and WIC certificates and senior coupons are accepted.  Specialty foods and crafters encouraged. Please contact City Center for more information. Convenient location; free parking.

Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

June 28– October 25

Main Street at Kennedy Park

Printed nutrition materials available in English, Portuguese and Spanish

EBT/SNAP Authorized

Darien Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

www.darienfarmersmarket.net

Click here for vendors.

Wednesdays, 11am-4pm
May 29, 2013  through Christmas

Location: Municipal Parking Lot off of Mechanic Street located behind the firehouse on Boston Post Road, across from Goodwives Shopping Center

Fairfield- Greenfield Hill Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

Celebrating its 18th season, the Greenfield Farmers’ Market is now the only spring/summer market operating in Fairfield.

http://www.buyctgrown.com/fairfieldfarmersmarketgreenfieldhills

Saturdays from 11 p.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine (new hours)
May 18- TBA
75 Hillside Road, Between Hillside and Bronson

Contact: Debbie Koulogianis 203-259-8786

Georgetown Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

http://georgetownctfarmersmarket.com

A friendly place where local farmers and producers have been bringing their best to the village of Georgetown CT since 1998. Shoppers will enjoy everything from fresh vegetables and fruits to eggs, meats and poultry, maple syrup, honey, baked goods, and prepared foods.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
June 16 – October 27, 2013

10-15 vendors
4 Old Mill Road, Georgetown

Greenwich Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

The Greenwich Farmers’ Market has been a popular and well-visited Saturday morning event for over 15 years. Connecticut farmers travel from as far as Lyme and Roxbury, and many towns in between, to bring customers the freshest produce and products.  The market is conveniently located right off Exit 3 on I 95, and easily accessible to both Connecticut and New York shoppers.

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
May 18 – Sat. before Thanksgiving
Commuter Parking Lot, Exit 3 off (I-95), corner Arch Street and Horseneck Lane
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

2013 Vendors: 18 farmers!

  • Farming 101
  • Four Mile River Farm
  • Boatboy Soaps
  • Beltane Farm
  • The Herb Basket
  • Moorefield Herb Farm
  • On the Rocks Farm – poultry and eggs, ducks, turkeys
  • Oxen Hill Farm
  • Pepe’s Cream of the Crop – shellfish
  • Plasko’s Farm
  • Riverbank Farm
  • Rose’s for Autism
  • Sankow’s BeaverbrookFarm
  • Silvermine Apiary
  • Smith’s Acres
  • Sugar Maple Farms
  • Two Guys from Woodbridge
  • Woodland Farm

Old Greenwich Farmers’ Market at the Presbyterian Church (updated for 2013)

website: http://www.oldgreenwichfarmersmarket.com/Old_Greenwich_Farmers_Market/Home.html

Wednesdays from 3-6 pm, rain or shine

May 29 through date TBA
Presbyterian Church in Old Greenwich located at 38 West End Ave.

Returning Weekly Vendors:

  • Back Forty Farm – organic produce & eggs
  • Beltane Farm – fresh and aged goat cheese,  yogurt
  • Moorefield Herb Farm – plants & herbs
  • Pepe’s Cream of the Crop – shellfish
  • Riverbank Farm – certified organic produce & gourmet prepared foods
  • Roses for Autism – roses & cut flowers
  • Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm – lamb, raw milk, cheeses, & prepared foods
  • Smith’s Acres Farm – produce & plants
  • SoNo Baking Company – breads, pastries, pies
  • Sugar Maple Farm – honey & syrup
  • Truelove Farms – pork & eggs
  • Wave Hill Breads – artisan breads, pastries & olive oil
  • Woodland Farm – fruit, jam & cider

Milford Downtown Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

http://www.milforddowntownfarmersmarket.com

Saturdays 9:00-1:00 pm

Open June 22 – October 12

58 River Street

Monroe Farmers’ Market (update for 2013)

http://www.monroefarmersmarket.org

The Monroe Farmers Market is a seasonal market offering fresh, locally-grown vegetables and fruits, organic baked goods, fresh eggs, organic fair-trade coffee, cut flowers, herbs, handmade soaps and lotions, handcrafted jewelry, grass-fed meats, goat’s milk products, raw honey, honeycomb, jam, pies, homespun yarn and more. All of the products are produced in Connecticut by people who care deeply about the land and make thoughtful, conscientious choices for its stewardship.

Our mission is to support local farmers and to provide the community access to locally sourced, healthy food that is grown and sold with integrity, heart and soul. The market is a community gathering place where the simple pleasures in life are abundant.

Fridays, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
June 14 – October 25
Monroe Town Green, Corner of 6 Fan Hill Road & Rte. 111
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

e-newsletter

New Canaan Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

Read our latest post about the 2013 market here.

http://newcanaanfarmersmarket.net

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open May 11 – November 23, 2013
Old Center School Parking Lot, located at the intersection of South Avenue, Maple Street and Main Street
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized – EBT accepted
Facebook page

Click here for a list of vendors

Newtown Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

http://www.localharvest.org/sandy-hook-organic-farmers-market-M8643

CT’s all organic farmer’s market featuring, heirloom vegetables, flowers, baked goods and lots of artisans with handmade works.  Rain or shine.  Celebrating their 11th year in 2013!

Tuesday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
June 18-Oct 22, rain or shine
Fairfield Hills Campus at Wasserman Way
Exit 11 off I-84 and Rt. 25
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

Norwalk ‐ Calvary Baptist Church Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

Mondays 10 am- 2 p.m.
July 8  ‐ October 28
20 Concord Street
WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted

Norwalk ‐ Health Department Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

Wednesdays 11 a.m. ‐ 3 p.m.
July 10 ‐ November 6
137 East Avenue, Norwalk Health Department
WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted

Contact: Teresa Argondezzi

Norwalk Community Health Center (updated for 2013)

held in their parking lot at 120 Connecticut Ave

Mondays from 10-2
July 8- end of October
Killam and Bassett Farm of S. Glastonbury sells fresh vegetables and award-winning homemade jams and jellies.

Contact: Eva Beau, Outreach Coordinator, 203-899-1770

Redding (2013)

Fridays from 2-6
Mid May through November
Country Brothers’ Emporium, 2 Long Ridge Road, West Redding

http://www.countrybrothersemporium.com/

New! Ridgefield Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

Ridgefield Community Center/Lounsbury House (RCC)
Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
August 7-October 30, 2012

This market did not run in 2012, but found a new home and opened for the season on August 7, 2013.

Vendors:

Rowayton Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

2013 features the return of the market’s favorite farmers, producers and artisans and introduces a dozen new exciting vendors offering everything from lobster rolls, local clams, dried and prepared pastas, brick oven pizza, farm dairy, pasties, pot pies and empanadas, design your own cupcakes, kettle popcorn, fresh organic lemonade, natural skin care, and handmade gifts with local themes.  Each week features local musicians, arts and crafts for children, vending opportunities for children and StoryWalk, ™ a story book children can read while enjoying a walk with their guardian.  The town of Rowayton is an active beach community that has lots of other activities of interest to anyone who enjoys the waterside.

Congratulations to Rowayton Farmers Market for being named one of the 10 best farmers’ markets in the country in Country Living’s  February feature, America’s Best Farmers’ Marketshttp://www.countryliving.com/outdoor/products/best-farmers-markets#slide-1

Fridays, noon to 5:00 pm

Starting May 31 – October

Historic Pinkney Park, 177 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton

http://www.rowaytonct.com/farmersmarket. Also visit them on Facebook.

Shelton Farmers’ Market  (updated for 2013)

http://www.buyctgrown.com/sheltonfarmersmarket

Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. & Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 15  – November 2
Corner of Cornell and Canal Street E.
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

Shelton @ Jones Family Farm (updated for 2013)

http://www.jonesfamilyfarms.com/events/farm

Enjoy CT Grown fresh produce from Jones Family Farm and Stone Gardens Farm plus honey,cheese and bread from other vendors.

Fridays 3:30 – 6:30 pm
July 5- August 30
Harvest Kitchen Courtyard next to Jones Winery at 606 Walnut Tree Road (the winery will be open late for tastings and sales)

Stamford Farmers’ Market (French Market) update for 2013

www.stamford-downtown.com
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 1 – November 2
Bedford Street at Forest Street

Stamford High Ridge Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

Wednesdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
through November 30
High Ridge Shopping Center, 1137 High Ridge Road

WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmers’ Market (this market will not run in 2013)

Stratford Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

http://www.townofstratford.com/content/1302/402/615/5201.aspx

Mondays, 2 pm-6 pm
June 24 thru the end of October

Deluca Field, Main St. Across from Airport
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized – EBT accepted

Trumbull Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

http://www.trumbullct.com

Situated on a historical town green under the antique clock, Trumbull Farmers’ Market has vendors providing fresh, local produce, baked goods, eggs and herbs.
Thursday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
June 13- October 17
Long Hill Green, 6500 Main Street

Weston Farmers’ Market at the Norfield Grange (this is a winter market only)

Norfield Grange
12 Good Hill Road
Weston, CT
(off Route 57)

Weston Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

This market is sponsored by the Weston Women’s League.

http://www.westonwomensleague.org/farmers-market.html

June 15 – August 31
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Weston Historical Society, Rte 57 and High Acre Road, Weston, CT

Westport Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

www.westportfarmersmarket.com

The Westport Farmers Market is committed to providing fresh, local, healthy and seasonal food.  The market provides the community with a fun, safe and healthy environment focused on education and socialization around local food. The market only allows vendors who have passed their strict guidelines and have promised to provide consumers with the best product out there to participate in the market. Read our feature story which includes a complete list of vendors here.

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 23 – November 7, 2013
26 Imperial Avenue, Municipal Parking Lot

e-newsletter & Facebook

Special Events-  guest chef performing a demo with seasonal food each week.

For more information contact: Lori Cochran Dougall, Market Manager at director@westportfarmersmarket.com.

The Farmers’ Market at Christie’s Country Store (updated for 2013)

Read the full blog post from 2011

Christie’s Country Store

161 Cross Highway, Westport

Open June 2 through November

Sundays from 10-2

Wilton Farmers’ Market (updated for 2013)

wiltonfarmersmarket.com

Wednesdays, 12:30-5:00
June 5 – Oct. 30

Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road

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6 Comments

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  4. Amy Cox says:

    Just wanted to note that there is also a Farmer’s market in the Stony Hill section of Bethel on Saturdays, beginning next week, June 29, 2013. It is at the Ag extension building across from the old Stony Hill Inn.

  5. Michele says:

    I noticed (I think) the Redding market is not on here. Fridays 2-6 at the Country Brothers’ Emporium.

 
 

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