2015 Guide to Fairfield County Farmers Markets

 

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By Analiese Paik

2015 Spring/Summer Fairfield County Farmers Markets

Farmers’ markets in Fairfield County, CT will begin opening in May and early June and we will update the listings below (from 2014) with 2015 information as it becomes available. Here are the markets updated so far:

  • New Canaan opened on April 25
  • Fairfield @Greenfield Hill opened on May 16
  • Greenwich @ Arch & Horseneck Streets opened on May 16
  • Westport opened May 21 (read about their 10 year anniversary here; read about vendors here)
  • Old Greenwich opened May 27
  • Darien opened May 27
  • Rowayton opened May 29
  • Ridgefield opened June 4
  • Bethel Community Market opened June 5
  • Shelton opened June 6
  • Wilton opened June 10 with new hours
  • Monroe opened on June 19
  • Black Rock Farmers’ Market opened June 20
  • Bethel Farmers’ Market opened June 20
  • Georgetown opened June 21
  • Newtown opened June 23
  • Danbury opened  June 26

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

Bethel Community Market (updated for 2015)

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 of the month from 4-7 pm

June 5-September 4

2015 Schedule:

  • June 5th
  • June 19th
  • July 3rd (Closed for Holiday Weekend)
  • July 17th
  • August 7th
  • August 21st
  • September 4th

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

website: http://www.bethel-ct.gov/content/121/6703/default.aspx

Bethel Farmers’ Market (updated for 2015)

The Bethel Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest markets in the state of Connecticut. It was started over three decades ago by a group of farmers, most of whom still participate 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 20 – December
67 Stony Hill Rd., Rte. 6, Fairfield County Extension Service Building

e-newsletter available

Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative (updated for 2015)

All markets match SNAP/EBT; WIC, Senior and Veteran FMNP CVV checks accepted at all markets

1) St. Vincent’s Farm Stand:

2800 Main St, Tuesdays 12pm–4pm, July 7–Oct 27

2) East Side Market at Bridgeport Health Department

752 East Main St, Wednesdays 10am–2pm, July 8–Oct 28

3) Bridgeport Downtown Farmers’ Market:

McLevy Green, Corner of Main Street and Bank Street, Thursdays 10am–2pm, July 9–Oct 29

4) Black Rock Farmers’ Market

black rock farmers marketSt. Ann’s Field
481 Brewster Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Saturdays from 9-1 pm

June 20- October 17, 2015

Accepting vendors applications for this season.

Read about the market here.

5) Bridgeport East End Market

485 Stratford Avenue, July 19-Oct 25, Sundays, 10am-3pm

6) Bridgeport South End Fresh Market (updated for 2015)

United Congregational Church of Bridgeport, 877 Park Avenue, July 15-Oct 28, Wednesdays from 3:30 pm-6:30 pm

Danbury Farmers’ Market (updated for 2015)

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 26– October 30

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

Printed nutrition materials available in English, Portuguese and Spanish

EBT/SNAP Authorized

Vendors: visit the website for the most current list

Darien Farmers’ Market (updated for 2015)

www.darienfarmersmarket.net

Click here for vendors.

Wednesdays, 11am-4pm
May 27 – December 16, 2015

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 2015)

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 16- 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 2015)

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 21- Oct. 25, 2015

10 am – 2 pm, Rain or Shine

4 Old Mill Rd.

http://georgetownctfarmersmarket.com and Facebook

Greenwich Farmers’ Market (updated for 2015)

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 16 – Dec. 19
Commuter Parking Lot, Exit 3 off (I-95), corner Arch Street and Horseneck Lane
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

Visit the website for a complete list of vendors.

Old Greenwich Farmers’ Market at the Presbyterian Church (updated for 2015)

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

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

May 27 – Nov. 2
Presbyterian Church in Old Greenwich located at 38 West End Ave.
$40 friend of the market program offers weekly discounts and specials.

Visit the website for a complete list of regular and guest vendors

Monroe Farmers’ Market (update for 2015)

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 19 – October 23
Monroe Town Green, Corner of 6 Fan Hill Road & Rte. 111
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

e-newsletter

New Canaan Farmers’ Market (updated for 2015)

http://newcanaanfarmersmarket.net

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open April 25 – November 21, 2015
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 2015)

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 13th year in 2015!

Tuesday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
June 23-Oct 20, 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 2015)

May 13-Nov. 4

Wednesdays from 11 am – 3 pm

205 Main Street

Gazy Brothers Farm

Norwalk ‐ Church of the Good Shepherd Farmers’ Market (updated for 2015)

Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 am- 2 p.m.
July 3  ‐ October 30
163 New Canaan Ave.
WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted

Country Farms II

Norwalk ‐ Health Department Farmers’ Market (updated for 2015)

Wednesdays from 10-2pm

July 8-November 4

Norwalk Health Dept., 137 East Avenue

WIC/Senior FMNP Accepted

Contact: Teresa Argondezzi

Norwalk Community Health Center (updated for 2015)

Held in their parking lot at 120 Connecticut Ave

Wednesdays from 9-2
July 8- October 26

Country Farms II

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

Norwalk Community College (updated for 2015)

Held in the Campus Crosswalk (Richards Avenue)

Tuesdays from 11-2 pm

May 5- November 17

Gazy Brothers Farm

Norwalk Green (updated for 2015)

Thursdays and Saturdays from 9-2

July 2 – October 29

East Avenue

Country Farms II

Ridgefield Farmers’ Market (updated for 2015)

Ridgefield Community Center at Lounsbury House (RCC)

316 Main Street
Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
June 4 – October 15

This market found a new home two years ago at this beautiful site and returns for a third 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 2015)

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 29 – October?

Historic Pinkney Park, 177 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton

http://www.rowaytoncurrents.com/?page_id=3041. Also visit them on Facebook.

Shelton Farmers’ Market  (updated for 2015)

Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. & Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 6  – November 25
100 Canal Street at the Corner of Cornell and Canal Street E.
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

Shelton @ Jones Family Farm (2015 TBA)

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) updated for 2015

This market is adding vendors for the 2015 season; vendors TBA. Please download an application here if you are interested in becoming a vendor.

www.stamford-downtown.com
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 20 – October 31
Bedford Street at Forest Street

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmers’ Market (2015)

SMNCThere is no admission fee to the market. Visit the galleries and the farm free with gate admission.

Our Sunday, June 7, SMNC’s Farm Market returns for another year! Help kick off the season with fun family activities and a chance to get some tasty local treats from our favorite farm market vendors. Plant seeds to add to your garden, create great crafts, taste yummy local ice cream, and meet the farm animals up close and personal. See if you can find one of the hidden Farm Market gift cards to earn free produce and enter to win a chance to help feed the spring babies with the farmers. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Admission to the market only is always free.

June 7-October 11

Sundays from 10-2 pm

Stamford Museum & Nature Center (SMNC)

A food truck will be at the market each week to provide lunch you can sit and enjoy at picnic tables by the pond.

Click here for a list of vendors.

Stratford Farmers’ Market (updated for 2015)

Mondays, 2 pm-6 pm
June thru October

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

http://www.townofstratford.com/content/39832/39846/39915/40728/40690.aspx

Trumbull (New in 2015!)

The new Trumbull Farmers Market begins with 17 vendors, some of which were members of the market that closed last year. Click here for a list of vendors.

May 14 – October 15

Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 pm at

The Nichols Improvement Association, 1773 Huntington Turnpike in Trumbull

Weston Farmers’ Market (No market will be held in 2015)

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 2015)

wfmposter15www.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.

The market will feature cooking demos with area farm-to-table chefs from 10:15 – 11:00 on special weeks.

(read about their 10 year anniversary here; read about vendors here)

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 21 – November 2015
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 (2015 TBA)

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 2015)

wiltonfarmersmarket.com

Wednesdays from 12:00-5:00
June 10 – October

Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road

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6 Comments

  1. Kitty Galvin says:

    Wish the markets would stay open a little later so working folks can pick up on way home.

    • admin says:

      Hi Kitty. Why not place an order through Fresh Nation? They send their concierges to the farmers’ market to pick your order and deliver it to your home or business.

  2. DEBORAH CAVINESS says:

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  3. Diane Lytwyn says:

    GREENFIELD HILL FARMERS MARKET! 20TH SEASON! Opens Saturday, May 21, 2016 and EVERY Saturday through October 29. Local farmers selling fresh, free range eggs, produce, fresh cheese, bread, pies, organic salad mix and more! Located on the side of the Greenfield Hill Liquor Store, 65 Hillside Road, Fairfield, CT!

 
 

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