We felt this list of farmers' markets was pretty spot on. Check out Best of Connecticut's list of the 10 Best Farmers' Markets in CT.
Connecticut has organized its best local offerings into “trails” that visitors can easily follow to enjoy the best of the best. One such trail is the Farmers Markets of Connecticut trail, which highlights local markets across the state. At each market, you’ll find freshly picked local produce, delicious baked goods, coffee roasted in Connecticut, and other products to allow you to prepare the freshest most delicious locally-sourced meal for you and your family.
Here’s our selection of the 10 best farmers markets in Connecticut.
Located on a small green and town pier where commercial fishing boats dock, you’ll find the Stonington Village Farmers Market. This market features amazing pies and baked goods, heirloom vegetables, fresh fruit, jams and jellies, and flowers and herbs to plant at your home. The Stonington Village Farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings throughout the year. If you plan on visiting regularly, sign up for their newsletter to get information for opening days and times as well as vendor lists.
Held on the grounds of the historic Nathan Hale Homestead, this market offers history, entertainment, and food. Every Sunday from early June until October, stop by this farmers market for 65 vendors. The range of items being sold is impressive and includes fruit, vegetables, handmade products, honey, sauces, and preserves to name a few. Additionally, there is a wide array of food trucks on site that are certain to quell any hunger pains.
From winter to spring, summer to fall, stop by the Westport Farmers Market to purchase real local food grown by Connecticut’s farmers. Enjoy drinking a cup of coffee produced from locally grown beans while purchasing your produce and specialty food products for the week. This market sells specialty foods galore, including salsa, tamales, fresh breads, free-range chickens, organic meats, loose leaf teas, and heirloom vegetables, so come prepared with several re-useable bags!
Taking place on Saturdays from early June until early October, stop by Bill Hill Road for this farmers market in the picturesque rolling hills of Lyme. Browse the stalls and purchase grass-fed beef, seafood, cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables, and locally roasted Ashlawn Farm Coffee. Children will love the chance to see the nearby cattle, horses, and goats grazing and frolicking on the farm’s grounds.