Farmers’ Markets: The Ideal Way to Buy Local

July 2, 2014

One aspect of summer my family and I really enjoy is visiting our area farmers’ markets. Connecticut has over 100 farmers’ markets and their popularity mirrors their benefits.

At any local farmer’s market, you can find fresh products, friendly farmers who are the face behind the food you are buying, and a community gathering place for everyone to enjoy. With that in mind, here are some local farmers’ markets I encourage you to visit:

  • Bristol Farmers’ Market
    Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. & Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    July 2nd-October 29th
    99 Farmington Ave (Rte. 6), Price Chopper Plaza
  • Plainville Farmers’ Market
    Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    June 27th-September 12th
    Route 10, Plainville High School
  • Thomaston Farmers’ Market
    Thursdays 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    July 3rd-October 30th
    Seth Thomas Park, South Main Street

So mark your calendars and try to visit our area farmers’ markets this summer and fall. It is the ideal way to buy local and to support our farmers. I look forward to visiting these markets with my family this season. I hope to see you there.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July everyone!