Celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week

August 7, 2015

It’s summer in Connecticut and that means our local farmers are harvesting fresh, delicious produce!

In support of our local farms and in celebration of it being “National Farmers’ Market Week,” I wanted to share a list of farmers’ markets in our community. They are listed below for each town in the 28th Senate District.

Farms are a vital component of our local economy, and they enrich our culture and deepen our connection to our agricultural roots and the foods we eat. I hope you’ll show them your support by stopping by your local farm or farmers’ market as often as possible.


While the town doesn’t have an official farmers’ market, Easton is home to many terrific farms that offer a wide variety of fresh produce and other farm products. Please call ahead for hours and crop availability.

  • Aspetuck Valley Orchard, 720 Black Rock Turnpike, 203-268-9033
  • Candee Farm, 488 Morehouse Road, 203-268-7244
  • Gilbertie’s Herb Garden, (season retail honor box), 65 Adams Road, 203-452-0913, www.gilbertiesherbs.com
  • Lakeview Orchards, 206 Everett Road, 203-268-0140
  • Sherwood Farm, 355 Sport Hill Road, 203-268-6705, www.sherwoodfarm.com
  • Silverman’s Farm, 451 Sport Hill Road, 203-261-3306, www.silvermansfarm.com
  • Sport Hill Farm, 596 Sport Hill Road, 203-268-3137, www.sporthillfarm.com


  • Greenfield Hill Farmers’ Market, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market is located at 75 Hillside Road and runs till the end of October.


  • The Farmers’ Market at Fairfield Hills, Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The market is located at the Fairfield Hills Campus next to the Municipal Center, at 3 Primrose St.Check out the market’s Facebook page for more info.


The farmers’ market is not open this year, but there are a couple of alternatives in and around town, including:

  • Georgetown Farmers’ Market, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is located at 4 Old Mill Road and runs till Oct. 25.
  • Viv’s Veggies from Vivian Simons’ Chestnut Farm, 227 Lyons Plains Road. “If the farm signs are out, I’m open,” she tells The Weston Forum.


  • Westport Farmers’ Market, Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is located at 50 Imperial Avenue and runs till Nov. 5. More info at www.westportfarmersmarket.com

For a list of farmers’ markets throughout Connecticut, visit this page on the state Department of Agriculture’s website: http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=3260&Q=568176&PM=1