A Guide to Fairfield County Farmer’s Markets 2024

Fairfield County’s farmer’s markets are a slow-lane, back-to-nature way to shop, and not only for radishes, tomatoes and beets, but also fresh flowers, artisan bread, and coffee—among plenty of other offers. Each has a loyal list of vendors, but new ones rotate in on a yearly (and sometimes weekly) basis.

The best way to keep up with dates, which run into November, is to keep an eye on market websites, which post updated days and hours as well as pre-order options. Also, the websites provide helpful tips, like shopping services for seniors (New Canaan residents only) and meals or gift cards for market-goers battling an illness (Westport Farmers Market).

Fairfield County Farmer’s Markets 2024


DARIEN

Darien Farmers Market
Find It: Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Highway North, Darien
Season: June 7-November 2024
Days: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Overview: This market has CT-grown fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh herbs and flowers, hanging baskets, honey, maple syrup, free-range eggs, nonhormone beef, goat milk soaps, prepared food, including pies and pastries, and more. Open rain or shine. The market is run in cooperation with Jeremy Ginsberg/Planning & Zoning, the Darien Board of Selectmen, and UB Properties.

Vendors:

  • Badass Bagels: sourdough bagels
  • Smith’s Acres: plants, produce, fruit
  • Gazy Brothers Farm: plants, produce, fruit
  • River Bank Farm: organic produce, plants, prepared foods
  • Woodland Farm: fruit; apples, peaches, pears, berries
  • Newgate Farms: produce, fruit, bakery, eggs, honey, maple syrup, plants and cut flowers
  • Ox Hollow Farm: beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs & vegetables
  • Wave Hill Breads: artisan breads and pastries from Norwalk
  • SeaCoast Mushrooms: local gourmet mushrooms


FAIRFIELD

Fairfield Farmers Market
Find It: Sherman Green, 1451 Post Road, Fairfield
Season: June 9-October 13, 2024
Days/Times: Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Overview: Over 25 local farms and food producers every Sunday on the Sherman Green in Fairfield, CT. The mission of the Fairfield Farmer’s Market is to support local farms and food producers by bringing fresh, local food to the community. A diverse array of fresh and seasonal vegetables, fruit, meat, milk, eggs, bread, fish, and more will be offered from over two dozen local farms and producers.

Vendors:

Farmers’s Market of Black Rock (Bridgeport)
Find It: St. Ann Church Field, 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport
Season: June 15-October 12, 2024
Days: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Overview: The market offers fresh, locally grown produce, prepared foods and items from local artisans. A welcoming space for weekly gatherings, the market provides live music. The market is a nonprofit community program run entirely by volunteers.

Greenfield Hill Summer Farmers Market
Find It: 65 Hillside Road, Fairfield (between Hillside and Bronson Roads)
Season: May 18-October 26, 2024
Days: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Overview: Pick out fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables in the lovely Greenfield Hills area of Fairfield. The market has the essentials, including fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, organic produce, eggs and baked goods. Check the website for updates on occasional events, such as concerts on the green and food demonstrations.

Vendors:

  • Gagy Brothers Farm
  • Izabit Pickles
  • Little River Farm
  • BE Chocolat
  • Biscuit and Bones (dog treats)
  • Rosalie Vermont Jewelry
  • Millstone Farm– NEW
  • Fifth State Distillery– NEW
  • @Bonkers Cupcakes– NEW
  • Oscar’s Farm
  • Olmos Bagels
  • Oronoque Pies


GREENWICH

Greenwich Farmers Market–Summer 2024
Find It: 2 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich
Season: May 18-mid-November, 2024
Days: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Overview: Find colorful annuals and perennials for the garden, fresh-cut roses, fresh herbs and greens and greenhouse tomatoes as well as jams, jellies, yogurt, cheese, breads and pastries. Also, pick up your week’s supply of farm-fresh milk and eggs. The offerings come straight from the farm or crafter.

Vendors (pre-order on website for limited vendors):

  • The Herb Basket: jams, preserves, pickles, relishes
  • Two Guys from Woodbridge: organic greens, salad mix, microgreens
  • Farming 101: heirloom tomatoes, seasonal produce, flowers
  • Moorefield Herb Farm: herbs, heirloom tomatoes
  • Wave Hill Breads: award-winning artisan breads
  • Oronoque Farms: pies, cider donuts
  • American Dream Coffee Co.: freshly roasted coffee beans, serving local markets in and around Fairfield County
  • Moorefield Herb Farm, Shelton, CT: herbs, vegetable plants, and ornamental greens. – MoorefieldHerbFarm@yahoo.co
  • The Local Catch: fresh Seafood and shellfish
  • Riverbank Farm: certified organic produce and prepared foods
  • Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm: lamb, chicken, cheese, prepared foods, eggs
  • Seacoast Mushrooms:  mushrooms to suit every palate and recipe
  • Smith Acres Farm: fresh produce
  • Sprout Juicery: organic, raw, cold-pressed juices and elixirs to reset, slim down, and detox – sproutrawjuice.com
  • Tiny Greens:   an urban farm located in Stamford and specializing in growing microgreens that contain extremely high levels of powerful vitamins, minerals, and health-supporting components. – hello@tinygreensct.com
  • Woodland Farm: seasonal peaches, plums, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, donut peaches, nectarines


Old Greenwich Farmers Market

Find It: 38 West End Ave., Old Greenwich
Season: May 29-October 30, 2024
Days: Wednesdays, 2:30-6 p.m.
Overview: In addition to a range of produce from area farms, you’ll find locally made goods, gourmet foods, and even a food waste drop-off collection.

Vendors:

  • Ideal Fish
  • Riverbank Farm
  • Smith’s Acres Farm
  • Tiny Greens CT
  • Woodland Farms
  • ​Anna’s Hummingbird Linens
  • ​Bees Knees Ice Pops
  • ​Carrot Top Country Kitchen
  • Dough Girls Pizza Truck
  • Grahamberries
  • ​In2Design Jewelry
  • Jackie’s Empanadas on the Go
  • Jack Knife Sharpening
  • ​Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
  • LLF Jewelry
  • ​Living Hope Community Church
  • Plantidote Foods
  • Silvia’s Kitchen
  • Sono Baking Company
  • Waste Free Greenwich
  • Yalla Foods


NEW CANAAN

New Canaan Summer Farmers Market
Find It: 244 Elm Street, New Canaan (the lumber yard lot near the train station)
Season: April 20-December 21, 2024
Days: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Overview: This rain-and-shine market brings together local and regional food and craft vendors.

Vendors:

Farms:

Specialty Food Vendors:



ROWAYTON

Rowayton Farmer’s Market
Find It: Pinkney Park, 177 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk
Season: May 1-November 30, 2024
Days: Fridays, noon-5 p.m.
Overview: Fill your Friday afternoons with local produce and goods at this rain-or-shine market at the historic Pinkney Park in the heart of Rowayton. This beloved market has a variety of new vendors this season in addition to their returning regulars, some of which are listed below. Plus, after checking out the goodies, you can enjoy this ideal location by taking a walk along the gorgeous Long Island Sound coast.

Vendors include:



STAMFORD

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Find It: Knobloch Family Farmhouse parking lot, 151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford (continue past the main entrance on Scofieldtown Road to the north entrance at 151 Scofieldtown Rd)
Season: Beginning June 16, 2024
Days: Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Overview: Outdoor shopping in Stamford? Sounds like a good way to spend a Sunday, and locals must agree because the Stamford Museum and Nature Center is hosting its new season of Sunday Farm Market. It covers your shopping list essentials, such as maple syrup made on the premises, wool and eggs from the Nature Center’s Heckscher Farm, as well as its Heckscher Farm Blend coffee that is created in partnership with Turning Point Coffee Roasters of Stamford. Insider Tip: When you enter through the North Lot to shop at the market, not only is the market free admission, but so too is admission to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. This not-for-profit has celebrated over 85 years of dedication to art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. An educational resource for the community, it offers exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor’s experience. And did we mention the shopping? Home Turf Advantage The can’t-miss tent belongs to Stamford Museum & Nature Center itself.

Past Vendors:

  • Beldotti Bakery & St. Ex Specialty Foods
  • Conant Valley Jams
  • Muddy Roots Farm
  • Oronoque Farms
  • Sisters Wicked Good Soap– every other week
  • Passionately Pasta– once per month
  • Smith Acres LLC
  • Guasa Salsa Vzla
  • Three Feathers Farm
  • Kebella Beauty Care


Stamford Downtown Farmers Market

Find It: Veterans Memorial Park, 130 Atlantic Street, Stamford
Season: June 15-October 26, 2024
Days: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Overview: Choose from local vegetables, fruit and flowers as well as artisan breads, baked goods, cheese, jam, oil and more. Along with specialty vendors who pop in during the season, here is a steady list of favorites to check out.

Past Vendors:

  • Amelia’s Florist and Farm Market
  • Bella’s Sweet Treats
  • Biscuit and Bones
  • Country Farm II
  • Eric’s Bagels
  • Essential Earth Farm
  • Guasa-Salso Vzla
  • High Ridge Hydroponics
  • Kebella Products
  • Kardamas Olive Oil
  • Kitchen 22
  • Meredith’s Country Bakery
  • Mill Pond Essentials
  • St. Ex Speciality Foods (Beldotti Bakery)
  • Sunset Farm
  • Vesco Foods Pickles & Olives
  • Wanke’s Yankee Hot Pepper Products
  • Waterview Farm

Harbor Point Farmers Market
Find It: Harbor Point Square, 1 Harbor Point Road, Stamford
Season: July 7-September 8, 2024
Days: Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Overview: Fill your bags with veggies, fruit, herbs, fresh flowers and plants, artisan bread, a few prepared foods and even dog food in this waterside market. New vendors rotate into the regular list.

Past Vendors:

  • County Farms II
  • Biscuit & Bones
  • Chili King Sauces
  • Maria Quiroga/Salsa Verde

Fairgate Farm Market
Find It: 129 Still Water Avenue, Stamford
Season: May-October 2024
Days: Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Overview: This farmers market is as fresh from the farm as it comes. Get your pick of Fairgate Farm produce, flowers and herbs as well as more offerings from other Connecticut farms. Its partners list includes Sport Hill Farm, Ambler Farm, The Hickories and Gilberties’.

Vendors: To see who’s up, send an email to fairgatefarm@gmail.com.



WESTON

Lachat Farmers Market
Find It: Lachat Town Farm, 106 Godfrey Road West, Weston
Season: June-September 2024
Days: Last Friday of every month, 4-8 p.m.
Overview: Support local farmers and artisans at the beautiful location of Lachat Town Farm. You might come for the local produce, honey and soaps, but you’ll certainly stay for the live music performances and food trucks.

Past Vendors:

  • Amazing Graze
  • East Coast Kombucha
  • Herbal Deva
  • Lachat Town Farm
  • Linda’s Hot Stuff
  • What’s Your Word?
  • Nuthatch Naturals
  • Oronoque Farms
  • Ruff and Tumble
  • The Bee Love Project
  • The Giving Hemp
  • Tumu
  • SK Stacks
  • Veronica’s Garden
  • The Granola Bar food truck
  • Melt Mobile food truck
  • Skip’s Ice Cream Co. LLC food truck
  • Tony Pizza Naplolitano food truck


WESTPORT

Westport Farmers Market
Find It: 50 Imperial Avenue, Westport
Season: May 9-November 7, 2024
Days: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Overview: This popular farmer’s market brings local and regional treasures to your fingertips, including produce, meat, dairy items, flowers, teas, handmade soaps, shellfish, and more! While perfect for a summer family outing, you may want to leave four-legged friends at home, as dogs are not allowed at the market.

Vendors:

  • Badass Bagels: bagels
  • Bees Knees Ice Pops: all-natural ice pops
  • Boxcar Cantina: prepared food
  • Bubble & Brew: fine teas, coffee and baked goods
  • Calf & Clover Creamery: dairy and meat
  • Cato Corner Farm: cheese
  • Cloudy Lane Bakery: grain-free, dairy-free and low-carb bakery
  • Edgewise Kitchen: knife, scissors and tool sharpening
  • Farmers & Cooks: baked goods and prepared food
  • Fatto Breads: sourdough – bread, panettone and pastries
  • Fifth State Distillery: spirits
  • Fort Hill Farm: vegetables
  • Hemma Kitchen: prepared food
  • Henny Penny Farm: meat and woolen products
  • Herbaceous Catering: prepared food
  • Herbal Deva (Tynne Love): herbal remedies, tea leaves and skin care
  • High Ridge Hydroponics: organic greens
  • Hoadley Hills Farm: meat and eggs
  • Hungry Reaper Farm: vegetables
  • Ideal Fish: fish
  • Kent Falls Brewery: beer
  • Kneads Bakery: bakery, cafe and mill
  • Lavendar Hill Farm: cheese
  • Muddy Feet Flower Farm: flowers
  • Nit Noi Provisions: prepared food
  • Off Center Farm: vegetables and flowers
  • Ox Hollow Farm: meat and vegetables
  • Paul’s Custom Pet Food: pet food
  • Riverbank Farm: vegetables and prepared food
  • Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm: meat and dairy
  • Seacoast Mushrooms: vegetables
  • Stonington Kelp Co: kelp
  • The Hickories Farm: vegetables, flowers and eggs
  • Two Guys From Woodbridge: vegetables
  • Vita Pasta Lab: pasta
  • Wave Hill Breads: baked goods
  • Woodland Farm: fruit

Rotating:

  • Alma Mexican Food: Mexican food
  • Cross Culture Kombucha: beverages
  • EHSTO: fresh pasta, pizza crusts, tortillas and buns
  • Ivy’s Gourmet: granola
  • Jackie’s Empanadas: artisanal Argentine food – empanadas and more
  • Plantidote: plant-based – real whole foods
  • Sprout Juicery: fresh pressed juice
  • Stylish Spoon: baked goods

Wakeman Town Farm Market

Find it: Wakeman Town Farm,  134 Cross Highway, Westport
Season: Opens early June
Days: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Overview: Each week, Wakeman town farm opens the doors to its farm stand, where it sells its own farm-grown produce along with hand-selected products from area vendors. During market hours, Wakeman Town Farm also collects fresh produce donations from home gardeners for FoodRescueUS and the Grow-A-Row project.



WILTON

Wilton Farmers Market
Find It: Wilton Town Green, 101 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton
Season: June 5-October 30, 2024
Days: Wednesdays, noon-5 p.m.
Overview: Local farmers, artisans and businesses provide seasonal and organic produce, fresh baked goods and pastries, food trucks with a selection of lunch items, original art and crafts, craft beverages and more, all at the heart of Wilton town center.

Vendors:



RESOURCES:
This guide was compiled by visiting the pages of the individual farmers’ markets with additional help from https://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/

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