Winter Farmers Markets 2016-2017

By Analiese Paik

Winter farmers markets are growing in popularity as consumers embrace local-in-season eating more than ever. The opening of the year-round Farmer Market Co-Op in Ridgefield marks a high point in local food availability at retail. Please support the farmers and entrepreneurs who work so hard to provide us with the best food in ways that are convenient for us. Happy shopping!

Please note that the following outdoor spring/summer markets run through November or December: Bethel, Darien, New Canaan, and Greenwich.  Please consult our 2016 farmers market guide for locations and dates.

Please find a complete guide to all the winter markets in Fairfield County below (New Canaan TBA). Market Masters, please contact if you are running a winter market that we haven’t listed.

Winter Westport Farmers Market

WFM winter poster 17The Winter Westport Farmers’ Market opened on November 14 for a sixth year at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport. This market boasts a large number of organic vendors and has become a compelling lunch destination. Read our feature article to learn about vendors and special weekly events.

Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm

November 12, 2016 – March 11, 2017 (closed the Saturday after Thanksgiving)

Special Thanksgiving farmers’ market

Tuesday, November 22

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens

7 Sylvan Lane, Westport

(203) 227-4175

Farmers Market Co-Op (Year-Round)

logoFarmers Market Co-Op is located in Ridgefield at 22 Catoonah Street. The store is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for members only. They are closed Mondays. Read our feature story about the co-op here.

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

Benedict’s hosts a Winter Farmers’ Market in their heated and lit greenhouse each Saturday in January and February. Local farmers and artisans to food and other goods to help build a stronger community through local shopping.

The farmers and artisans sell a large selection of products, which includes fresh vegetables, herbs, desserts, shortbreads, olive oils, jams, fresh eggs, maple syrup, and much, much more!

January 7, 2017 – February 25, 2017

Saturdays from 10-2 in a heated greenhouse

Benedict’s Home & Garden

480 Purdy Hill Road, Monroe


Did we miss a market? Please contact and request to have the market listed.

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