These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Connecticut For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Connecticut offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Connecticut? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Connecticut farmers markets:

  1. Milford – Downtown Farmersâ?? Market, Milford, CT
  2. Wethersfield Farmers’ Market, Wethersfield, CT
  3. Storrs Farmers Market, Storrs, CT
  4. Cityseed Wooster Square Farmers Market, New Haven, CT
  5. Farmers Market At Billings Forge, Hartford, CT
  6. Danbury Farmers’ Market, Danbury, CT
  7. North End Farmers Market, Middletown, CT
  8. Cityseed Edgewood Park Farmers Market, New Haven, CT
  9. New Haven – Cityseed Downtown Farmers Market, New Haven, CT
  10. Farmers’ Market At Bishops Corner, West Hartford, CT

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Connecticut or the cheapest place to live in Connecticut.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Connecticut?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Connecticut, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Constitution State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Connecticut, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Milford – Downtown Farmersâ?? Market

Milford - Downtown Farmersâ?? Market -- Milford, CT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Milford, CT
Address: 58 River Street, Corner of Darina Place & River Street, Milford, CT 6460
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Wethersfield Farmers’ Market

Wethersfield Farmers' Market -- Wethersfield, CT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Wethersfield, CT
Address: 220 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, CT 6109
Times: Thu: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Storrs Farmers Market

Storrs Farmers Market -- Storrs, CT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 60.0
City: Storrs, CT
Address: 4 S. Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 6268
Times: Sat: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Cityseed Wooster Square Farmers Market

Cityseed Wooster Square Farmers Market -- New Haven, CT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 57.1
City: New Haven, CT
Address: DePalma Ct. between Chapel St. and Wooster St., New Haven, CT 6511
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: N

5. Farmers Market At Billings Forge

Farmers Market At Billings Forge -- Hartford, CT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 54.3
City: Hartford, CT
Address: 539 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 6106
Times: Thu: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

6. Danbury Farmers’ Market

Danbury Farmers' Market -- Danbury, CT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 54.3
City: Danbury, CT
Address: Kennedy Avenue, Danbury, CT 6810
Times: Sat: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

7. North End Farmers Market

North End Farmers Market -- Middletown, CT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 51.4
City: Middletown, CT
Address: 575 Main St, Middletown, CT 6457
Times: Fri: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

8. Cityseed Edgewood Park Farmers Market

Cityseed Edgewood Park Farmers Market -- New Haven, CT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 48.6
City: New Haven, CT
Address: corner of Whalley Ave. and West Rock Ave., New Haven, CT 6515
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: N

9. New Haven – Cityseed Downtown Farmers Market

New Haven - Cityseed Downtown Farmers Market -- New Haven, CT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 48.6
City: New Haven, CT
Address: Church St., New Haven, CT 6510
Times: Wed: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

10. Farmers’ Market At Bishops Corner

Farmers' Market At Bishops Corner -- West Hartford, CT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 48.6
City: West Hartford, CT
Address: 2475 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT 6117
Times: Sun: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Connecticut

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Constitution State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Connecticut

Name City Rank Score
Milford – Downtown Farmersâ?? Market Milford 1 74.3
Wethersfield Farmers’ Market Wethersfield 2 71.4
Storrs Farmers Market Storrs 3 60.0
Cityseed Wooster Square Farmers Market New Haven 4 57.1
Farmers Market At Billings Forge Hartford 5 54.3
Danbury Farmers’ Market Danbury 6 54.3
North End Farmers Market Middletown 7 51.4
Cityseed Edgewood Park Farmers Market New Haven 8 48.6
New Haven – Cityseed Downtown Farmers Market New Haven 9 48.6
Farmers’ Market At Bishops Corner West Hartford 10 48.6
New London Field Of Greens Markets New London 11 48.6
New London Field Of Greens On Hodges Square New London 12 48.6
Orange Community Farmers’ Market Orange 13 45.7
Norwich Downtown Farmers Market Norwich 14 42.9
New London Field Of Greens Markets New London 15 42.9
Hartford’s North End Farmers’ Market Hartford 16 37.1
Cityseed Fair Haven Farmers Market New Haven 17 25.7
Urban Oaks Organic Farm New Britain 18 14.3
City Farmers’ Market Fair Haven New Haven 19 2.9
Upper State Street Farm Market New Haven 20 2.9
Village Of Devon Farmer’s Market Milford 21 2.9
New Haven – Upper State Street Farmersâ?? Market New Haven 22 0.0
Stamford – Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Farmersâ?? Market Stamford 23 0.0
Stamford – High Ridgefarmers’ Market Stamford 24 0.0
Stamford Farmers Market Stamford 25 0.0
Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmersâ?? Market Stamford 26 0.0
Hartford – Capital Avenue Farmers Market Hartford 27 0.0
Hartford – Market 21 Farmersâ?? Market Hartford 28 0.0
Hartford – Old State House Farmersâ?? Market Hartford 29 0.0
Hartford – Park Street Farmersâ?? Market Hartford 30 0.0
Hartford – West End Farmers Market Hartford 31 0.0
Hartford Regional Market Hartford 32 0.0
Waterbury – Fulton Park Farmersâ?? Market Waterbury 33 0.0
Waterbury – Mall Farmersâ?? Market Waterbury 34 0.0
Waterbury – South End Farmersâ?? Market Waterbury 35 0.0
Waterbury – Town Green Farmersâ?? Market Waterbury 36 0.0
Norwalk – Calvary Baptist Church Farmersâ?? Market Norwalk 37 0.0
Norwalk – Health Department Farmersâ?? Market Norwalk 38 0.0
Norwalk Farmers Market Norwalk 39 0.0
New Britain Farmers Market New Britain 40 0.0
West Hartford Â?? Whole Foods Farmersâ?? Market West Hartford 41 0.0
West Hartford Farmers Market West Hartford 42 0.0
Bristol – Housing Authority Farmersâ?? Market Bristol 43 0.0
Bristol Farmers Market Bristol 44 0.0
Meriden Farmers Market Meriden 45 0.0
West Haven Farmers Market West Haven 46 0.0
Stratford Farmers Market Stratford 47 0.0
Milford – Woodmont Farmersâ?? Market Milford 48 0.0
Middletown Farmers Market Middletown 49 0.0
Shelton – Jones Family Farm Farmersâ?? Market Shelton 50 0.0
Shelton Farmers Market Shelton 51 0.0
Trumbull Farmers Market Trumbull 52 0.0
Torrington Farmers Market Torrington 53 0.0
Naugatuck Farmers Market Naugatuck 54 0.0
East Hartford Farmers Market Manchester 55 0.0
Manchester Community College Farmersâ?? Market Manchester 56 0.0
Manchester Farmers Market Manchester 57 0.0
East Haven Farmersâ?? Market East Haven 58 0.0
Westport – Saugatuck Farmersâ?? Market Westport 59 0.0
Westport Farmers Market Westport 60 0.0
Willimantic Farmersâ?? Market Westport 61 0.0
Darien Farmers Market Darien 62 0.0
Greenwich Farmers Market Greenwich 63 0.0

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