Strolling and Shopping

Farmers markets throughout Fairfield County are slow-lane, back-to-nature way to shop, not only for radish, tomatoes and beets, but also fresh flowers, artisan bread, and coffee—among plenty of other offers. Each has a a loyal list of vendors , but new ones rotate in. The best way to keep up with dates, which run into November. Check websites for updated days and hours as well as pre-order options. Also, the websites provide helpful tips, like shopping services for seniors (New Canaan residents only) and a meals or gift cards for marketgoers battling an illness (Westport Farmers Market).


DARIEN

Darien Farmers Market
Find It: Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Highway North
Season: June 8 through November 24, 2021
Days: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Overview: This market has CT grown fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh herbs and flowers, hanging baskets, honey, maple syrup, free-range eggs, nonhormone beef, goat-milk soaps, prepared food, including pies and pastries, and more. Open rain or shine. The market is run in cooperation with Jeremy Ginsberg/Planning & Zoning, the Darien Board of Selectmen, and UB Properties.

Vendors:
Smith’s Acres: plants, produce, fruit
Gazy Brothers Farm: plants, produce, fruit
River Bank Farm: Organic produce, plants, prepared foods
Woodland Farm: fruit; apples, peaches, pears, berries
Newgate Farms: produce, fruit, bakery, eggs, honey, maple syrup, plants and cut flowers
Ox Hollow Farm: Beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs & vegetables
Wave Hill Breads: Artisan breads and pastry from Norwalk
Paul’s Custom Pet Food: custom-made pet foods

See more: https://www.localharvest.org/darien-farmers-market-M1726


FAIRFIELD

Fairfield Farmers Market
Find It: Sherman Green, 1451 Post Road, Fairfield
Season: June 13-Oct. 3, 2021
Days/Times: Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Overview: Nearly twenty local farms and food producers every Sunday on the Sherman Green in Fairfield, CT. The mission of the Fairfield Farmer’s Market is to support local farms and food producers by bringing fresh, local food to the community. The collaborative efforts of Mark Barnhart, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Fairfield, Bill Auer, local business owner, and Maureen Auer have brought this market to fruition. This year, Chelsea Seres and the Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department will serve as Market Managers.  A diverse array of fresh and seasonal vegetables, fruit, meat, milk, eggs, bread, fish, and more will be offered from over two dozen local farms and producers.

2021 Vendors:
Bella Alpacas, New Milford: alpaca wool mittens, socks, hats and healing herbal remedies
Carrot Top Kitchens, Redding: pickles, pickled veggies, soups, salads
Charlie’s Chaga, Darien: bottled chaga soda and syrup, chaga maple truffles
Cloudy Lane Bakery, Darien: gluten- and grain-free muffins, cookies, donuts, brownies
Cross Culture Kombucha, Danbury: kombucha, fresh, on tap and bottled
CT Biscotti, Fairfield: varieties of homemade biscotti including vegan & gluten free
Dancing Barefoot Farms, West Pawlet, VT: premium CBD products from Vermont Grown Hemp
Edge Wise Kitchen, Hamden: knife sharpening, ceramic hones, refurbished knives
George Hall Farm, Simsbury: organic produce
Herbal Deva, West Haven: herbal tinctures, elixirs, syrups
Hot Chicks Hometown Eggs, Fairfield: backyard chicken eggs
Kardamas Olive Oil, Stamford: olive oil from family groves in Greece
Little River Farm, Fairfield,: fruits, vegetables, berries, eggs, fresh chicken
Mill Pond Essentials, Stratford: homemade soap, candles, essential oils
Molly & Murphy Irish Horse & Dog Biscuits, Trumbull: all-natural treats and products
Muggers Marrow BBQ Sauce, Stratford: grilling glaze and marinade
Nature View Farm, Bridgewater,: milk, eggs, lamb, heirloom produce, flowers
Oui Charcuterie, Woodbridge: dry -ured salami, farm fresh pork
Shortbus Bicycles, Milford: buy, sell and repair bicycles, mopeds and scooters
Raus Coffee Company, Stamford: hot and cold coffee, bottled espresso, roasted coffee
Simply Essie Granola, Fairfield: local handmade granola
The Bee Love Project, Fairfield: local honey and honey products
The Local Catch, Charlestown, RI: fresh whole and filleted fish, scallops and smoked fish
Two Guys from Woodbridge, Woodbridge: hydroponic salad greens, microgreens, shoots
Whole G Bakery, New Haven: artisan breads and pastries
Yalla Organic, Fairfield: cold-pressed veggie juices, teas, hummus dips and pita chips

See more: http://www.fairfieldfarmersmarket.org/


Farmers’s Market of Black Rock (Bridgeport)

Find It: St. Ann Church Field, 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport
Season: June 19-October 16, 2021
Days: Saturdays, 9 a.mm-1 p.m.
Overview: The market offers fresh, locally grown produce, prepared foods and items from local artisans. A welcoming space for weekly gatherings, the market provides live music (see list on website). Check out the yoga class, which is offered weekly in the field behind the market. It starts at 10 a.m., $10—bring your own mat. The market is a nonprofit community program run entirely by volunteers and offered by the Black Rock Community Council.

Vendors:
Hungry Reaper Farm
Beckett Farms
Oronoque Farms
Fairfield Bread Company
Yellow King Brews
EP Food Truck
BRYAC
Kate Stephens Jewelry
Short Bus Bicycles
Tables Devore
Art Attack
Blue Lotus Bracelets

See more: https://farmersmarketofblackrock.com/


Greenfield Hill Summer Farmers Market

Find It: 75 Hillside Road between Hillside and Bronson Roads
Season: Mid-May through October
Days: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Overview: Pick out fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables in the lovely Greenfield Hills area of Fairfield. The market has the essentials, including fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, organic produce, eggs and baked goods. Check the website for updates on occasional events, such as concerts on the green and food demonstrations.

See more: https://www.facebook.com/greenfieldhillfarmersmarket


GREENWICH

Greenwich Farmers Market–Summer 2020
Find It: 2 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich
Season: Mid-May to Nov. 19, 2021 (depending on the weather)
Days: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Overview: Find colorful annuals and perennials for the garden, fresh-cut roses, fresh herbs and greens and greenhouse tomatoes as well as jams, jellies, yogurt, cheese, breads and pastries. Also, pick up your week’s supply of farm-fresh milk and eggs. The offerings come straight from the farm or crafter.

Vendors (pre-order on website for limited vendors):
The Herb Basket: Jams, Preserves, Pickles, Relishes
Two Guys from Woodbridge: organic greens, salad mix, microgreens
Farming 101: heirloom tomatoes, seasonal produce, flowers
Moorefield Herb Farm: herbs, heirloom tomatoes
Wave Hill Breads: award winning artisan breads
Oronoque Farms: pies, cider donuts

See more: https://www.greenwichfarmersmarketct.com/


Old Greenwich Farmers Market

Find It: 38 West End Ave., Old Greenwich
Days: Wednesdays, 2:30-6 p.m.

Vendors (check Tuesday email for weekly list of vendors for the week.)
Riverbank Farm
Smith’s Acres Farm
Woodland Farms (July)
Beastly Threads
Bees Knees Ice Pops
Biscotti Road
Bongo & Capacci Pasta
Carrot Top Country Kitchen
Dough Girls Pizza
Essentially Namaste
Grahamberries (July)
J&L Orchids
Jackie’s Empanadas on the Go
Jack Knife Sharpening
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
L2U Designs
Living Hope Community Church
Lulu’s Southern Pies
Mix Vegan Blends
Nit Noi Provisions
Om Champagne Tea
Rebecca Dunn Art
Silvia’s Kitchen
Sono Baking Company
Waste Free Greenwich
Yalla Organic

See more: http://oldgreenwichfarmersmarket.com/index.html


NEW CANAAN

New Canaan Summer Farmers Market
Find It: 244 Elm Street, New Canaan — the lumber yard lot near the train station
Season: May to early December
Days: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Overview: This rain-and-shine market brings together local and regional food and craft vendors.

2021 Vendors

Farms:
Calf & Clover Creamery: raw milk, cream top yogurt, chocolate milk, cheese, pasture raised eggs, pasture raised meat
Copps Island Oysters: oysters, clams, other shellfish as available
Gazy Brothers Farm: farm fresh seasonal produce, fruit and vegetables
Goatboy Soaps: handcrafted small batch goat’s milk soap
Henny Penny Farm: eggs, wool and meat
Ideal Fish: sustainable farm-raised seafood
J&L Orchids: potted orchids
Metrocrops: baby salad greens raised in an urban, high density, indoor farm
Ox Hollow Farm: all-natural, pasture raised Angus beef, pork, poultry, eggs
Riverbank Organic Farm: certified organic produce, cut flowers and vegetarian prepared foods and ferments
Seacoast Mushrooms: gourmet mushrooms, free of pesticides and fungicides
Smith’s Acres: seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, potted plants
Woodland Farm: fresh fruit and unpasteurized cider

Specialty Food Vendors:
Bees Knees Ice Pops: organic, gluten-free, dairy-free ice pops
Bistro Du Soleil/Rincon Taqueria: fresh, upscale Mediterranean cuisine, with French flair
Bongo & Capacci Gourmet Pasta: hand-crafted fine artisan pasta products
Carrot Top Kitchens: hand-crafted, all-natural foods, made with local, seasonal ingredients
Charlie’s Chaga Soda: super-food soft drink
Cloudy Lane Bakery: gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free baked goods
East Coast Kombucha: artisanal-brewed, organic, probiotic-packed kombucha (fermented tea)
Edgewise Kitchen: chef owned and operated, kitchen knife sharpening
Ivy’s Gourmet: gourmet granola
Michele’s Pies: handmade fruit, nut, cream and savory pies and assorted baked goods
Paul’s Custom Pet Food: fresh, healthier food for dogs and cats
Raus Coffee: coffee beverages, featuring the Cold Roman
Saint X Specialty Foods: locally famous pestos, cheeses, breads and desserts
Wave Hill Breads: artisan micro-bakery, hand-crafted loaves
Wonderland Jam: unique and delicious jams, jellies, and preserves

See more: https://www.newcanaanfarmersmarket.net


STAMFORD

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Find It: North Lot at 151 Scofieldtown Road (quarter mile up from the main entrance at 39 Scofieldtown Road)
Season: through November 7
Days: Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Overview: Outdoor shopping in Stamford? Sounds like a good way to spend a Sunday, and locals must agree because the Stamford Museum and Nature Center is hosting its new season of Sunday Farm Market. It covers your shopping list essentials, such as maple syrup made on the premises, wool and eggs from the Nature Center’s Heckscher Farm, as well as its Heckscher Farm Blend coffee that is created in partnership with Turning Point Coffee Roasters of Stamford. Insider Tip: When you enter through the North Lot to shop at the market, not only is the market free admission, but so too is admission to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. This not-for-profit is celebrating 85 years of dedication to art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. An educational resource for the community, it offers exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor’s experience. And did we mention the shopping? Home Turf Advantage The can’t miss tent belongs to Stamford Museum & Nature Center itself.

Vendors
Beldotti Bakery & St. Ex Specialty Foods
Conant Valley Jams
Muddy Roots Farm
Oronoque Farms
Sisters Wicked Good Soap (every other week)
Passionately Pasta (once per month)
Smith Acres LLC
Guasa Salsa Vzla
Three Feathers Farm
Kebella Beauty Care

See more: stamfordmuseum.org/sunday-farm-market.


Stamford Downtown Farmers Market

Find It: 21 Spring Street
Season: through October 30, 2021
Days: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Overview: Choose from local vegetables, fruit and flowers as well as artisan breads, baked goods, cheese, jam, oil and more. Along with specialty vendors who pop in during the season, here is a steady list of favorites to check out.

Vendors
Amelia’s Florist and Farm Market
Bella’s Sweet Treats
Biscuit and Bones
Country Farm II
Eric’s Bagels
Essential Earth Farm
Guasa-Salso Vzla
High Ridge Hydorponics
Kebella Products
Kardamas Olive Oil
Kitchen 22
Meredith’s Country Bakery
Mill Pond Essentials
St. Ex Speciality Foods (Beldotti Bakery)
Sunset Farm
Vesco Foods Pickles & Olices
Wanke’s Yankee Hot Pepper Products
Waterview Farm

See more: stamford-downtown.com/events/stamford-downtown-farmers-market-4/#.YPlc6C1h2o6.


Harbor Point Farmers Market

Find It: Harbor Point Square
Days: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Overview: Fill you bags with veggies, fruit, herbs, fresh flowers and plants, artisan bread, a few prepared foods and even dog food in this waterside market. New vendors rotate into the regular list.

Vendors
County Farms II
Biscuit & Bones
Chili King Sauces
Maria Quiroga/Salsa Verde

See more at harborpt.com/happening.


Stamford Baptist Church Farmers Market

Find It: Stamford Baptist Church at 602 High Ridge Road
Season: until mid-October
Days: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Overview: New vendors rotate into the schedule

Vendors
County Farms II
Biscuit & Bones
Chili King Sauces
Maria Quiroga/Salsa Verde

See more at harborpt.com/happening.


Fairgate Farm

Find It: 129 Still Water Avenue
Days: Thursdays, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon
Overview: Open, the Fairgate Farm Farmers Market, at, is as fresh from the farm as it comes. It’s at the farm. Get you pick of produce, flowers and herbs as well as more offerings from other Connecticut farms. Its partners list includes Sport Hill Farm, Ambler Farm, The Hickories and Gilberties.

Vendors: To see who’s up, send an email to fairgatefarm@gmail.com.

See more: fairgatefarm.com/events-calendar


WESTPORT

Westport Farmers Market
Find It: 50 Imperial Avenue
Season: mid-May to November 11, 2021
Days: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Overview: This popular farmer’s market brings local and regional treasures to your fingertips, including produce, meat, dairy items, flowers, teas, hand made soaps, shellfish, and more! Dogs are not allowed at the market. For increased safety, Westport Farmers Market will offer online ordering for some vendors. You can pick up your produce from the market or get it delivered to your home. Online ordering begins on the Saturday before the Thursday markets.

Vendors
Beaver Brook Farm
Bees Knees Ice Pops
The Bee Love Project
Calf & Clover Creamery
Copps Island
Deeply Rooted Farm
Dirt Road Farm
Edgewise Kitchen
Fort Hill Farm
Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens
Herbal Deva (Tynne Love)
Ideal Fish
Lost Ruby Farm
Muddy Feet Flower Farm
Oxhollow Farm
Paul’s Custom Pet Food
Popps Farm
Riverbank Farm
Rose’s Berry Farm
Seacoast Mushrooms
Stonington Kelp Farm
Two Guys From Woodbridge
Woodland Farm

Prepared and Baked Goods
Boxcar Cantina
Bubble & Brew
Cloudy Lane Bakery
Dough Girls
Farmers & Cooks
Herbaceous Catering
Kneads Bakery
Nit Noi Provisions
Parlor
Wave Hill Breads

Rotating
Alma Mexican Food
Athletic Brewing Co
Calcutta Kitchens
Cross Culture Kombucha
EHSTO
Edenesque
Ivy’s Gourmet
Izzi B’s
Jackie’s Empanadas
Kontoulis Olive OIl
New Park Brewing
OM Champagne Tea
Oui Charcuterie
Sassy Birch
Simply Delicious
Sono Baking Co
Stylish Spoon
Tribus Brewing

See more: https://www.westportfarmersmarket.com/


WILTON

Wilton Farmers Market
Find It: Wilton Historical Society
Season: June 2 through October 27, 2021
Days: Wednesdays, noon-5 p.m.
Overview: Local farmers, artisans and businesses provide seasonal and organic produce, fresh baked goods and pastries, food trucks with a selection of lunch items, original art and crafts, craft beverages and more.

Vendors:
Ambler Farm: organic produce locally sourced from Wilton
Beldotti Bakery: fresh baked bread, pastries, pesto, burratta, fresh mozzarella and sandwiches
Brown Dog Farm: variety of produce sourced from Gaylordsville
Bubble and Brew: food truck offering fine teas, espresso drinks, bubble tea and baked goods locally made in Wilton
Classically Cate Boutique: local Wilton shop offering unique gifts
Dani’s Pantry: Italian imports and freshly made prepared foods
Daelte Designs: handmade home decor, apparel and masks
Flora Create: Memory Bears and handmade sweaters
Gemstone Farm: fresh eggs, syrups, honey and flower arrangements
Ideal Fish: non-GMO, antibiotic and hormone-free branzino, salmon and other fish products
Jeff’s BBQ: prepared lunch items, selection of BBQ ribs, fried chicken, sauces and variety of sides
Kate + Company: floral designs, handcrafted jewelry and decor, plants and group plantings
L2U: personalized canvas totes, bags, canteens, mugs, tumblers and home decor
Lip Positive: screen-printed tees, tanks, bags and lifestyle pants
Little Kernel’s Kettle Corn: kettle corn, fresh popped on site
Nicky Serrano Art:  original cat and other animal-based artwork, accessories and pet portraits
Orangetheory Fitness: group fitness studio offering a variety of classes
Oronoque Farm Bakery: pies, cookies and apple cider donuts
Painted Cookie: allergy-friendly cookies and ice cream sandwiches
Prospector Theater: selection of gourmet popcorn
Sweet Krackerz: homemade toffee and chocolate covered crackers
Tj’s Cookie Jar:  cookies and baked goods
Veronica’s Garden: selection of fresh produce sourced from Ridgefield
Wilton Go Green: local Wilton organization focusing on “living green”
Wilton Rotary Club: Wilton volunteers supporting the community through hands-on projects, scholarships and charitable grants
Your CBD Store – Wilton: CBD products produced from hemp for the promotion of health and wellness
Zoia’s Creation: air plant arrangements

See more: https://wiltonchamber.com/event-detail/wilton-farmers-market-2021/


WESTON

Lachat Farmers Market
Season: June through September
Days: Last Friday of every month, 4-8 p.m.
Overview: Support local farmers and artisans at Lachat Town Farm, a beautiful location

Vendors
Amazing Graze
East Coast Kombucha
Herbal Deva
Lachat Town Farm
Linda’s Hot Stuff
What’s Your Word?
Nuthatch Naturals
Oronoque Farms
Ruff and Tumble
The Bee Love Project
The Giving Hemp
Tumu
SK Stacks
Veronica’s Garden
The Granola Bar food truck
Melt Mobile food truck
Skip’s Ice Crream Co. LLC food truck
Tony Pizza Naplolitano food truck


RESOURCES:
This guide was compiled by visiting the pages of the individual farmers’ markets with additional help from https://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/

 

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