2016 Guide to Fairfield County Farmers Markets

 

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By Analiese Paik

2016 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 2015) with 2016 information as it becomes available. Here are the markets updated so far:

  • Ridgefield will not have a farmers market this year
  • Fairfield has a new downtown market opening June 19
  • New Canaan opens April 23
  • Shelton opens May 14
  • Greenwich @ Arch & Horseneck Streets opens on May 14
  • Norwalk Rainbow Plaza opens May 18
  • Westport opens May 19
  • Trumbull opens May 19
  • Fairfield @Greenfield Hill opens on May 21
  • Old Greenwich opens May 25
  • Darien opens May 25
  • Rowayton opens May 27
  • Wilton opens June 8
  • Stamford @SM&NC opens June 12
  • Monroe opens June 17
  • Stamford opens June 18
  • Black Rock opens June 18
  • Bethel (at Stony Hill) opens June 18
  • Georgetown opens June 19
  • Fairfield Downtown opens June 19
  • Danbury opens June 25
  • Bridgeport Downtown opens July 14

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

Bethel Community Market (updated for 2016)

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.

Thursdays from 4-7 pm

June -September

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

website: http://bethel-ct.gov/content/6697/default.aspx

Bethel Farmers’ Market (updated for 2016)

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 18 – Saturday before Thanksgiving
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: (updated for 2016)

2800 Main St, Tuesdays 12pm–4pm, July 12–Oct 25

2) East Side Market at Bridgeport Health Department (updated for 2016)

752 East Main St, Wednesdays 10am–2pm, July 13–Oct 26

3) Bridgeport Downtown Farmers’ Market: (updated for 2016)

July 14 – October 27
Every Thursday from 12-4pm
Located at Historic McLevy Green at Bank and Main Streets in Bridgeport, CT 06604

4) Black Rock Farmers’ Market (updated for 2016)

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

Saturdays from 9-1 pm

June 18 – October 15

Accepting vendors applications for this season.

Read about the market here.

5) Bridgeport East End Market (updated for 2016)

Kings Pantry, 30 Florence Street, July 18-Oct 21, Fridays, 11:30 am-2:30 pm

6) Bridgeport South End Fresh Market (updated for 2016)

United Congregational Church of Bridgeport, 877 Park Avenue, June 29-Oct 5, Wednesdays from 3:30 pm-6:30 pm

7) Reservoir Community Farm (New for 2016!)

1469 Reservoir Ave, Thursdays 4 pm – 7 pm  and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm, June 30th – October 15th

Danbury Farmers’ Market (updated for 2016)

Danbury Farmers MarketCome visit City Center Danbury where there’s something going on downtown! Enjoy the bounty of summer at the Farmers’ Market each Saturday. 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.

This market accepts and doubles SNAP, matches WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers, and has a special program for Seniors and Veterans. Bus passes are provided to shoppers and a free Trolley on Main street will bring people to the market.

Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

June 25– October 22

Main Street at Kennedy Park (newly renovated!)

Nutrition programs once a month, English with Spanish translation. Printed nutrition materials available in English, Portuguese and Spanish. $15 senior incentive produce certificates provided at the end of the program.

EBT/SNAP, WIC and Senior FMNP Authorized

Vendors: visit the website for the most current list

Darien Farmers’ Market (updated for 2016)

www.darienfarmersmarket.net

Click here for vendors.

Wednesdays, 11am-4pm
May 25 – November 23, 2016

Location: 25 Old Kings Highway North. In the 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 2016)

Celebrating its 20th season!

http://www.buyctgrown.com/fairfieldfarmersmarketgreenfieldhills

Saturdays from 10 p.m. – 2 p.m., rain or shine (new hours)
May 21- October 29
65Hillside Road, Between Hillside and Bronson, on the side of the Greenfield Hill Liquor Store

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.

Fairfield – Downtown (New for 2016!)

Sundays from 10-2
June 19 through mid September October 2 (extended 4 weeks by popular demand)
On the Sherman Green in downtown Fairfield, 1451 Post Road
This market is new for 2016 and features a diverse array of farms and producers including:  Beltane Farm, Brewster Pastry, Creative Shepherd Farm, George Hall Farm, LuLu’s Southern Pies, MarWin Farm, Metrocrops, Simpaug Farms, Tasty Good Eats Gluten Free, The Local Catch, Whole G Bread, NatureView Farm, Gilberite’s Herbs, and likely a few more.
Vendors interested in participating should contact Bill Auer at thegatesman@aol.com.

Georgetown Farmers’ Market (updated for 2016)

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 19- Oct.

10 am – 2 pm, Rain or Shine

4 Old Mill Rd.

http://georgetownctfarmersmarket.com and Facebook. Market Master Sal Geremia: smlgeremia@yahoo.com

Greenwich Farmers’ Market (updated for 2016)

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 14 – Thanksgiving
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 2016)

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

Wednesdays from 2:30-6 pm, rain or shine; 2-5 in November

May 25 – November, 2016
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 2016)

http://www.monroefarmersmarket.org

Voted Connecticut’s Favorite Farmers’ Market in 2015, the Monroe Farmers Market is a seasonal market offering fresh, locally-grown vegetables and fruits, gluten-free baked goods, fresh eggs, clams, cut flowers, herbs, grass-fed meats, goat’s milk cheese and yogurt, raw honey, honeycomb, jam, pies 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. We also feature free, weekly entertainment and activities for children and families.

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 17–October 28, 2016
Monroe Town Green, Corner of Fan Hill Road & Rte. 111
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

Connect with us on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter and subscribe to our email newsletter for recipes, updates and more information. Additional details are available on our website.

New Canaan Farmers’ Market (updated for 2016)

http://newcanaanfarmersmarket.net

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open April 23 – December 3, 2016
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 2016)

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 14th year in 2016!

Tuesday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
June 28-October, 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 2016)

May 18-Nov. ?

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 2016)

This market will not run this year.

Rowayton Farmers’ Market (updated for 2016)

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 27 – 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 2016)

Saturdays from 9-1 pm, May 14 – Thanksgiving

Wednesdays  from 3- 6:30 p.m., June – October

June 4 Summer Season Opening Festival
100 Canal Street at the Corner of Cornell and Canal Street E.
WIC & Senior FMNP Authorized

Stamford Farmers’ Market (French Market) updated for 2016

This market is adding vendors for the 2016 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 18 – October 29
Prospect Street at Latham Park

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmers’ Market (2016)

SM&NC Farm MarketThere is no admission fee to the market. Visit the galleries and the farm free with gate admission.

Our Sunday, June 12, SMNC’s Farm Market returns for another year! Heckscher Farm eggs, maple syrup made in the maple sugar “shack,” and wool from their flock of sheep will be available for sale. Click here for a list of vendors.

Admission to the market only is always free.

June 12-October 9

Sundays from 10-2 pm

Stamford Museum & Nature Center (SMNC)

Stratford Farmers’ Market (updated for 2016)

Mondays, 2 pm-6 pm
June 20 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 (Updated for 2016)

The Trumbull Farmers Market is going strong for a second year! Click here for a list of vendors.

May 19 – October 13

Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 pm at

The Nichols Improvement Association, 1773 Huntington Turnpike in Trumbull

Westport Farmers’ Market (updated for 2016)

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.


Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 19 – November 2016
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 2016)

There will be no market this year.

Christie’s Country Store

161 Cross Highway, Westport

Wilton Farmers’ Market (updated for 2016)

wiltonfarmersmarket.com

Wednesdays from 12:00-5:00
June 8 – October 26

Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road

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7 Comments

  1. peter freeman says:

    please make a list of ALL THE FARMERS MARKETS in fairfield cty and consolidate them into one listing as to days-times open-and where by day of the weethat would be most helpful

 
 

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