2014 Guide to Fairfield County Farmers Markets

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By Analiese Paik

Spring/Summer Fairfield County Farmers’ Markets 2014

Farmers’ markets in Fairfield County, CT will begin opening in May and early June and we will update the listings below (from 2013) with 2014 information as it becomes available.

Highlights:

  • Fairfield @Greenfield Hill opened on May 17
  • Greenwich @ Arch & Horseneck Streets opened on May 17
  • New Canaan opened on May 17
  • Darien opened May 21
  • Westport opened May 22
  • Old Greenwich opens May 28
  • Rowayton opens May 30
  • Ridgefield opens for another year at the Community Center on June 5.
  • Bethel Downtown opens on June 6, now on Fridays the first and third week of the month.
  • Block Rock will have a farmers’ market starting June 7.
  • Stamford French Market opens Saturday, June 7.
  • The Farmers’ Market at Christie’s Country Store in Westport opens Sunday, June 8 with a special tasting of CT Specialty Food Award Winners. See our feature article for complete details.
  • Trumbull opens June 13.
  • Weston opens June 14. 
  • Georgetown opens June 15.
  • The Stamford Museum & Nature Center will run a market this year beginning June 15 that features an organic livestock farmer the first Sunday of every month.
  • Georgetown opens June 15.
  • Wilton opens June 18. 
  • Monroe opens June 20.
  • Shelton opens June 21. 
  • Newtown opens June 24.
  • Bethel opens June 28.
  • Stratford opens June 30 at a new location: Paradise Green.

See complete details for these and other markets in the listings below.

Bethel Downtown Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

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.

First and third Fridays from 4-7 pm

June-August

Front lawn of the Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School St , Bethel , CT 06801

Market schedule:

  • June 6
  • June 20
  • July 4 (no market)
  • July 18,
  • August 1
  • August 15

Bethel Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

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 28 – December 27
67 Stony Hill Rd., Rte. 6, Fairfield County Extension Service Building

e-newsletter available

Black Rock Farmers’ Market (New in 2014!)

St. Ann’s Field
481 Brewster Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Saturdays from 9-1 pm

June 7- October 25, 2014

Vendors TBA. Sport Hill Farm, an organic produce and ground fruit farm in Easton, will be a participant.

Read our feature story here.

Bridgeport East End Market (updated for 2014)

985 Stratford Avenue

July 13-Oct 26

Sundays, 11am-3pm

 

Bridgeport South End Fresh Market (updated for 2014)

877 Park Avenue

July2-Oct1

Wednesdays

4pm-7;30PM

Bridgeport- Three Wholesome Wave markets:(updated for 2014)

Double Value Coupon Program, FMNP, SNAP, WIC

1) St. Vincent’s Farm Stand:

2800 Main St, Tuesdays 12pm–4pm, July 8–Oct 28

2) East Side Market

752 East Main St, Wednesdays 10am–2pm, July 9–Oct 29

3) Downtown Bridgeport Farm Fresh:

Bank St @ McLevy Green, Thursdays 11am–4pm, July 10–Oct 30

 

Danbury Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

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, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

June 27– October 31

Main Street at Kennedy Park ( the park is under renovation and shopper can expect new grounds!)

Printed nutrition materials available in English, Portuguese and Spanish

EBT/SNAP Authorized

Vendors: Candlelight Farm (UCONN Ag. Students), Taylor Family Farm, Geremia Gardens, Killam & Bassette Farmstead, Sandy Whittick (vegetables and herbs), and Wicked Wicks (candles)

Darien Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

www.darienfarmersmarket.net

Click here for vendors.

Wednesdays, 11am-4pm
May 21, 2014  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 2014)

Celebrating its 19th 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 17- End of October
75 Hillside Road, Between Hillside and Bronson

Contact: Debbie Koulogianis 203-259-8786

Vendors: Beldati’s Bakery, Corinne’s Floral, Gazy Brother Farm, Lulu’s Pies, Silver Pond Farms, Chestnut Hollow Farms, Happy Family Farm, Vaszauskas Farm, and Fairfield Sea Glass.

Georgetown Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

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.

Every Sunday, June 15th- Oct. 25th

10 am – 2 pm, Rain or Shine

4 Old Mill Rd.

http://georgetownctfarmersmarket.com and FAcebook

Greenwich Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

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 17 – 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! (to be confirmed for 2014)

  • 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 2014)

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

Wednesdays from 2:30-6 pm, rain or shine

May 28 through date TBA
Presbyterian Church in Old Greenwich located at 38 West End Ave.
New! $40 friend of the market program offers weekly discounts and specials.

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

Monroe Farmers’ Market (update for 2014)

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 20 – October ?
Monroe Town Green, Corner of 6 Fan Hill Road & Rte. 111
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

e-newsletter

New Canaan Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

Read our post about the 2014 market here.

http://newcanaanfarmersmarket.net

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open May 17 – November 22, 2014
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 at Fairfield Hills (updated for 2014)

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 12th year in 2014!

Tuesday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
June 24-Oct?, rain or shine
Fairfield Hills Campus at Wasserman Way
Exit 11 off I-84 and Rt. 25
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

Norwalk – Rainbow Plaza (updated for 2014)

May-?

Wednesdays from 11 am – 3 pm

205 Main Street

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 2014)

Wednesdays from 9-2pm through the end of October

Norwalk Health Dept., 137 East Avenue

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

New! Ridgefield Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

Ridgefield Community Center at Lounsbury House (RCC)

316 Main Street
Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
June 5 – TBA

This market found a new home last year at this beautiful site and returns for a second season. Be sure to buy a few jars of Killam & Bassette’s award-winning jams for your own table and for hostess gifts.

Vendors:

Rowayton Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

Vendors and other market highlights TBA.

The town of Rowayton is an active beach community that has lots of other activities of interest to anyone who enjoys the waterside.

Fridays, noon to 5:00 pm

Starting May 30 – October?

Historic Pinkney Park, 177 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton

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

Shelton Farmers’ Market  (updated for 2014)

http://www.buyctgrown.com/sheltonfarmersmarket

Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. & Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 21  – November 8
Corner of Cornell and Canal Street E.
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

Shelton @ Jones Family Farm (updated for 2014)

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 during July and August

Fridays 3:30 – 6:30 pm

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 2014

This market is adding vendors for the 2014 season; vendors TBA. Please contact Emily at 203-348-5285 if you are interested in becoming a vendor.

www.stamford-downtown.com
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 7 – October 25
Bedford Street at Forest Street

Stamford High Ridge Farmers’ Market (closed)

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmers’ Market (this market will run in 2014)

Markets will move to Sundays in October and will be held from 10 am until 2 pm through October 19. Each week lunch will be available for purchase from a food truck.

Sunday from 10-2 pm

June 15-October 5

Stamford Museum & Nature Center (SMNC)

A food truck will be at the market each week to provide lunch; schedule TBA.

Vendors:

  • Heckshire Farm (at SMNC) – eggs, maple syrup and blended alpace and sheep’s wool
  • Moorefield Herb Farm – organic vegetable seedlings and herb plants
  • Conant Valley Jam
  • Aradia Farm – grass fed beef, organically raised pork, eggs from organically fed, free ranging chickens, first Sunday of each monthly only
  • CT Gourmet – artisan breads
  • Carrot Top Kitchens – pickles, hummus, jams and jellies
  • Goat Boy Soaps
  • Smith’s Acres – produce
  • The Nutty Cake Baker – gourmet nut cakes
  • Woodland Farm – fruits and berries
  • Pepe’s Cream of the Crop – freshly harvested LI Sound- farmed clams

Stratford Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

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

Mondays, 2 pm-6 pm
June 30 thru October 27

Paradise Green, corner Huntington Road and Main Street
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized – EBT accepted

Vendors include Plasko Farm, Gazy Brothers Farm and Pepe’s Cream of the Crop

Trumbull Farmers’ Market (closed and will not run in 2014)

After running for 20 years, this producer only market has closed.

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 (updated for 2014)

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

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

June 14 – August 30
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Weston Historical Society, Rte 57 and High Acre Road, Weston, CT
Vendors TBA

Westport Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

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.

Each Thursday beyond the first, the market will feature cooking demos with area farm-to-table chefs from 10:15 – 11:00.

Click here for a list of vendors.

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 22 – November 6, 2014
50 Imperial Avenue, Westport

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 2014)

Read our article about June 8, opening day.

Christie’s Country Store

161 Cross Highway, Westport

Open June 8 through November 23

Sundays from 10-2

Wilton Farmers’ Market (updated for 2014)

wiltonfarmersmarket.com

Wednesdays, 12:30-5:00
June 18 – Oct. 1, possibly extended

Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road

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8 thoughts on “2014 Guide to Fairfield County Farmers Markets”

  1. Because of politics as usual, Trumbull no longer has a farmer’s market and no Poricelli’s either – gone, but not forgotten.

    • Thank you for the update! So sorry to hear this. It was quite a challenging finding any information about the market this year, and now I know why.

  2. See the below Update on Norwalk’s Health Dept Farmers Market. It is being held near the white church across from the Norwalk Green.
    Norwalk – Health Department (FMNP)
    2014: Saturdays, 9 am – 2 pm
    July – October
    Norwalk Health Dept., 137 East Avenue

  3. I apologize for my previous information about the Norwalk Health Dept’s farmer’s market. I called and they told me it is still going on Wednesdays from 9-2pm through the end of October.

    There is a different farmer’s market that sets up at the 1st Congregational Church of Norwalk in front of the Norwalk Green on Saturdays from 9-2pm until October 18th.

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