Friday, January 12, 2018

Connecticut Winter Farmers' Markets 2018


Yes, you can still buy local eats in winter. No, you won't find tomatoes and strawberries, but you can find cold stored root vegetables, greenhouse greens, mushrooms, meat, and dairy, as well as jarred sauces, jams, condiments, maple syrup, honey, and more.

To assist in your search for locally grown ingredients during these cold months, I've compiled a list of winter farmers' markets going on around the state.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY


The Winter Westport Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 10am–2pm
Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens, 7 Sylvan Lane, Westport, CT
203-227-4175
http://www.westportfarmersmarket.com

HARTFORD COUNTY


Hartford ­ Regional Market
Retail Hours: Saturdays + Sundays, 6am‐9am
101 Reserve Rd, Hartford, CT
https://www.facebook.com/HartfordRegionalMarket

Suffield Winter Farmers' Market
Saturday, February 10th, 10am-1pm
Suffield Hign School, 1060 Sheldon Street, Suffield, CT
http://www.suffieldfarmersmarket.com/winter-market.html

LITCHFIELD COUNTY


Litchfield Hills Farm Fresh Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 10am-1pm
Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, March 3, March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 19, May 26, June 2
Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT
http://litchfieldhillsfarmfresh-ct.org/

New Milford Winter Market
Saturdays, 9am-12:30pm
January 13, 20, and 27
East Street School, 50 East Street, New Milford, CT
http://www.newmilfordfarmersmarket.com/winter-market/

Norfolk Winter Farmer's Market
Every Other Saturday, 10am-1pm
Through April
Norfolk Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave, Norfolk, CT
http://norfolkfarmersmarket.norfolkmap.org/

MIDDLESEX COUNTY


Winter Harvest Farmers' Market
Sundays, 10am-1pm
Through March 25
Cold Spring Farm, 46 Town Road, Colchester, CT
https://www.coldspringfarmct.com/winter-harvest-market.html

NEW HAVEN COUNTY


CitySeed Indoor Winter Market
Saturdays 10am-1pm
Through March 31
Metropolitan Business Academy, 115 Water St., New Haven, CT
http://www.cityseed.org

NEW LONDON COUNTY


Niantic Winter Indoor Market
Sundays, 11am-2pm
Through April 15
4 W Main Street, Niantic, CT
https://www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

Stonington Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 10am‐1pm
Through April
The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave., Stonington, CT
http://www.sviastonington.org/farmers-market/

TOLLAND COUNTY


Coventry Winter Farmers’ Market
Sundays, 11am‐2pm
Through March 18
Coventry High School Cafeteria, 78 Ripley Road, Coventry, CT
http://www.coventrywinterfarmersmarket.com/

Ellington Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 2pm‐4pm
Jan. 20, Feb. 3, 17, March 3, 17
YMCA, 11 Pinney Street, Ellington, CT
www.ellingtonfarmersmarket.com

Storrs Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 3pm‐5pm
Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 7, 21
Mansfield Public Library, 54 Warrenville Road (Route 89), Mansfield Center, CT
www.storrsfarmersmarket.org

Being based out of Danbury, we're often closer to NY locales than those on the far east side of Connecticut, so I thought I'd also include one year-round market just over the Danbury border.

Gossett Brothers Nursery
Saturdays, 9am-2pm
1202 Route 35, South Salem, NY
http://gossettbrothers.com

If I missed any, please let me know and I'll happily add it to the list.

Photo by Renato Ghio
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