Updated for Spring/Summer 2023.
The most wonderful time of the year (in our opinion) is officially upon us! That’s right — it’s farmers’ market season and nothing feels better than being able to buy, eat and cook with locally-grown and sustainable foods from nearby Connecticut farms.
Lucky for us, Hartford is a city full of opportunities to buy local and fresh food all season long! Whether you’re new to the city, new to farmers’ markets or looking to discover a new one, we are sharing all the farmers' markets in Hartford happening this season.
Formerly known as the Hartford Regional Market, the Connecticut Regional Market is held every Saturday and Sunday from 6:00am–9:00am from April through October.
The Market is a 33-acre facility with over 185,000 square feet of warehouse and refrigerated space located at 101 Reserve Road in Hartford. Every weekend, more than 100 vendors are on-site with goods such as fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, eggs, and plants. The largest farmers'’ market in the area, the Connecticut Regional Market is the perfect place to get the best of both worlds—flowers and farm-fresh goods. Some vendors may sell out before 9:00 am, so it’s best to get to the market extra early!
Stay up to date on the latest from the Connecticut Regional Market here.
The farmers’ market at the Connecticut Old State House is back and opening day is Friday, June 16th from 10:00 am–2:00 pm. In addition to the market, they will also host their first Summer Concert of the season at noon.
Did you know that Connecticut’s Old State House is the first official site of a Farmers’ Market in Connecticut? It has been operating since 1643! Each Friday, you can expect to see a rotating lineup of local farmers, vendors, and activities for the family.
Not sure what to make with your fresh produce? Be sure to follow the CT Old State House on Instagram—they’re always posting recipes with items from the farmers' market.
Throughout the summer, there will be special themed days, so be on the lookout and stay up to date by following them on Facebook or Instagram.
The West End Farmers' Market is held every Tuesday from 4:00 pm–7:00 pm from June through September and 3:00 pm–6:00 pm in October at the Clemens Place Green. Mark your calendar, opening day is Tuesday, June 6th!
The West End Farmers' Market is more than your typical farmers’ market, taking it to the next level with food trucks, family-friendly activities and live music. It is a celebration of West End culture, local farmers and businesses. Because the farmers' market is held on Clemens Place Green, families are invited to bring lawn chairs, and blankets, and relax on the green. At every market, you can expect fresh food and product from tons of local farmers, artisanal goods from small businesses and so much more.
View the lineup of farms, local vendors, food trucks, pop-up shops, and more on the West End Farmers' Market website.
The Broad Street Farmers' Market, operated by Forge City Works, is held every Thursday from 11:00 am–2:00 pm from June to October at 539 Broad Street, Hartford. More information to come about opening day.
Spend the afternoon shopping for local produce and veggies, baked goods and prepared food, artisanal goods, and more. Every farmers' market will have a variety of local vendors and organizations participating, selling everything from organic soap to fresh baked goods.
Almost all farmers’ markets in Hartford accept SNAP and EBT. The West End Farmers' Market and Broad Street Farmers' Market participate in the Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP), a national non-profit program that provides customers with an incentive to spend their SNAP dollars at farmers'' markets by doubling the value of SNAP they spend on produce, $20 per market (a $40 value).