Connecticut Farmers' Markets
Watch the video about CT farmers' markets on
2012-2013 Holiday and Winter Farmers' Markets - .pdf, 18pgs
2012 Certified Farmers' Market Brochure - .pdf (not printer friendly)
Farmersí Markets wishing to be included in the yearly farmersí market brochure and listed on the website must fill out the following:
2013 Farmers' Market Listing Application
2013 Farmers' Markets Memorandum of Understanding - Required to be identified as a Connecticut Certified Farmersí Market
Exemption Application - To become an exempt market please fill out the (.pdf)
Any Connecticut farmersí market that does not fall within the following CT statutes shall lose the designation as a ďcertified marketĒ. Along with this designation, the market will also lose some of the benefits of being a certified market.
Farmers' Market Reference Guide - The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide guidance for those who want to start a new market, expand an existing market, or participate in selling of goods.
About Connecticutís Farmersí Markets:
Connecticut has over 100 farmersí markets statewide. Farmersí markets can be found seven-days a week and just a short distance away from virtually any town. The popularity of the markets mirrors the benefits - fresh, local products bursting with flavor, friendly farmers that are the face behind the food youíre buying, and a community gathering place for everyone to enjoy. Connecticut resident should expect nothing but top quality fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, dairy products, honey, maple syrup, and much more!! Most people who shop at farmersí markets are repeat customers and thereís a reason for that! Visit a local farmersí market and experience Connecticutís local flavor.
Virtually all the farmersí markets in Connecticut are also affiliated with the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) and/or the Senior Farmersí Market Nutrition program. These programs provided eligible WIC clients and seniors access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This program greatly benefits not only the WIC and Senior clients but also the farmers as it increases the demand for CT Grown products. For more information about these programs, please visit our Programs & Services Page: Farmers' Market Nutrition Programs
Get Local, Get CT Grown!
Want to find out whatís available at a market in each season? Check out the Crop Availability Calendar.
Information for CT Farmers
For the farmers, farmersí markets create the opportunity for direct sales. An expanded customer base and higher on farm attendance is to be expected. This provides more opportunities for pick-your-own operations, farm stands, and agritourism. Participating farmers will tell you that joining the markets has helped direct more people to their farm and they have seen their overall sales increase.
Farmers wishing to sell a fruit, vegetable, fresh cut herb, or honey at a WIC/Senior Farmersí Market Nutrition Program authorized market have to go through a short training/certification meeting. For more information visit our Programs & Services Page: Farmers' Market Nutrition Programs
For information on guidelines to follow at a farmerís market please review the Farmers' Market Reference Guide.
Still have questions about Connecticut Farmerís Markets? Ė contact Rick Macsuga, firstname.lastname@example.org and (860) 713-2544 or Mark Zotti, email@example.com and (860) 713-2538 for more information.