Farmers’ Market Fun
Northwest Connecticut is well-known for its rich agriculture and seasonal produce. As our website states, “farm to fork is not a hipster concept here – we live it!” Below you’ll find a list of some great farmers’ markets, and a couple of other stops to make during the week.
When? Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where? 413 Sharon Goshen Turnpike
Whatcha got? Fresh produce, home grown herbs, sweet treats and baked goods, local dairy, flowers, eggs, maple syrup, handmade breads, wool and sheepskin, and a variety of meat.
When? Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM from July to September
Where? Miranda Vineyard at 42 Ives Road
Whatcha got? Freshly prepared foods and beverages, organic produce, all-natural meats, wooden and fiber crafts, maple syrup, raw honey, hand-crafted soaps, bread and baked goods, wine tasting and live music.
When? Fridays from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where? 60 North Main Street across from Fife’n Drum
Whatcha got? Fresh produce, cut flower bouquets, fresh baked bread, cheeses, maple syrup, beef and lamb, fine art photos, and assorted baked goods.
When? Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where? Lawn outside of Town Hall at 19 Maple Avenue
Whatcha got? Fresh produce, herbs, locally foraged mushrooms, cut flowers, local meats, chicken, cheeses and eggs, breads and baked goods, honey and maple syrup, jams, handmade goods, prepared foods and live music.
When? Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Where? Stadium System at 297 Ashley Falls Road
Whatcha got? This market is new to the area with a variety of vendors offering herbs, pet treats, dressing and marinades, meat, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables and plants.
If you can’t make weekend farmers markets or need some fresh produce on a different day, visit Paley’s Garden Center and Market in Sharon. They offer bakery goods, local cheese and dairy, produce and specialty food workshops. Paley’s carries items from Bread Alone, Feather Ridge Farm, Harney & Sons, Irving Farm, SoCo Creamery, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy and Hudson Valley Fresh. Plantin’ Seeds in Canaan is also a great stop for items beyond produce including locally produced beans, coffee, corns, flours, honey, maple syrup and cheese. They also offer classes, plus brunch and dinners.