Foodies always love a good farmers’ market, and will often devote a weekend morning to a stroll around some of the local booths and stands. Whether one is shopping for vegetables and fruits straight from the farm, breads, eggs, meats, poultry or other goods, these markets where local growers sell their produce directly to consumers often provide the best environment to purchase the freshest foods for that evening’s dinner. In addition, farmers’ markets have been shown to provide a positive economic benefit, and they deliver the chance to experience some unique local cultural offerings that might not be available anywhere else.
Many of the best farmers’ markets in Connecticut happen to be situated within the local communities where our firm operates, including towns throughout Fairfield County. In Stamford’s dynamic new Harbor Point neighborhood, a number of new attractions are drawing plenty of traffic, including a farmers’ market comprised of Fairway Market farmers and vendors. The stands are open for business on Sunday mornings at Harbor Point Circle, where customers can enjoy coffee and breakfast from the onsite food trucks. Darien’s farmers’ market, voted the Best of the Gold Coast for three years by readers of Moffley Publications, operates on Wednesday afternoons from Goodwives Shopping Center. Visitors may enjoy Fairfield’s only summer market, the Greenfield Farmers’ Market, as it celebrates its 18th year at 75 Hillside Road on Saturday afternoons, or the Saturday morning New Canaan Farmers Market at the Old Center School parking lot. Other good bets include Newtown’s Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills on Tuesdays from 2pm to 6pm and the Friday afternoon Rowayton Farmers’ Market in Pinkney Park, which was named one of the ten best in the country by Country Living.
Litchfield County has plenty of notable options for picking up organic produce as well, including the Litchfield Center School’s Saturday morning Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market, known for its dedication to supporting sustainable agriculture. New Milford also has a Saturday morning market at 1 Main Street. Thomaston has one on Thursday afternoons at Seth Thomas Park, and Torrington has one on Tuesday afternoons at the library parking lot, both held by the same collection of farmers, bakers and crafters known as the Northwest Family Farms Co-Op. Many additional markets are spread across the state as well. From William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, we hope you have enjoyed our recommendations and perhaps uncovered a new market in your area to try.