Offering affordable, convenient, fresh produce to all Hartford residents and promoting community health through nutrition awareness and education.
The Hartford Mobile Market will join the Billings Forge Winter Market starting January 8, 2015!
Coming and get your fresh fruits and vegetables even in the winter! You will find:
More market stops will be added over the course of 2015, so follow Hartford Food Systems on facebook and check out our website at hartfordfood.org to learn more!
Sponsors and Partners include:
- Hartford Food System
- Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation
- Hartford Hospital
- Hispanic Health Council
- Bank of America
- City of Hartford
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The Billings Forge Farmers Market, located at 539 Broad St, is the only year round Farmers Market in Hartford! The market is every Thursday 11am-2pm and moved inside to The Studio at Billings Forge on November 1st, located at 563 Broad St. Be sure to visit this great market where you’ll find the best locally grown produce and locally produced products like bread, cheese, honey, and meats!
The highly anticipated 2nd Annual Hartford Harvest Farmers’ Market is just about two weeks away! What’s the big deal about this market, you ask? Well, wouldn’t you love to be able to do most of your Thanksgiving shopping at one place, all while supporting CT farmers and vendors? Hartford’s Farmers’ Markets have been working hard to make that wish come true by organizing the 2nd Annual Hartford Harvest Farmers’ Market on Saturday November 17th from 10am-1pm in the Knox Parks Greenhouse located at 75 Laurel st.
Come to this fun and festive market where you’ll find potatoes, apples, pumpkins, carrots, greens, eggs, a variety of cheeses, coffee, pies, cupcakes, gelato, beans, rice, and great craft items! A true “one stop shop” for your Thanksgiving dinner! There will be live music and kids activities, so this will definitely be a kid friendly market! And don’t worry, this market will be indoors at the lovely Knox Parks Greenhouse! The market will also gladly accept SNAP/foodstamp benefits!
Come on out on November 17th and support your CT farmers and producers!
The Old State House Farmers’ Market is up and running for the 2014 season. It runs every Tuesday and Friday between 10am and 2pm at 800 Main Street in front of the Old State House. Check out these pictures of past seasons at the market and look for photos of the 2014 coming soon!
Outreach Coordinator, Amanda, mans the Whole Foods tent, which offers dried goods such as pasta, rice, and beans. Whole Foods will be present on the first market of every month.
A view from the market, including the handmade baskets from the Sewing Project, the information tent, and a healthy cooking demonstration from WIC.
Planned Parenthood and St. Francis Breast Center provide information to marketgoers.
A beautiful day for a farmers’ market!
The First Presbyterian Church Farmers’ Market is open!
This Monday, July 9th, the First Presbyterian Church Farmers’ Market had its first market of the 2012 season. Killam & Bassette Farmstead from South Glastonbury and Cranberry Hill Farm from Ashford offered fresh fruits and vegetables such as peaches, plums, blueberries, Swiss chard, kale, corn, squash, and radishes to marketgoers. The market occurs every Monday from 10am-1pm at 136 Capitol Avenue next to the First Presbyterian Church and the Bushnell and is a perfect spot to pick up some delicious produce in the Capitol Area.
The Hartford Farmers’ Markets are teaming up to put on a special one-day market that will be part of Elizabeth Park’s Rose Weekend in June. The Rose Weekend Farmers’ Market will feature a variety of local farmers and vendors in addition to prepared food vendors such as Chet’s Italian Ice, Keifer’s Kettle Korn, and Lucky Taco. The market will be held on Saturday, June 23rd from 11am-2pm on the lawn across from the Pond House in Elizabeth Park (1555 Asylum Avenue.) The Hartford Farmers’ Markets invite you to come and see the beautiful roses of Elizabeth Park while supporting local farmers and vendors and enjoying arts and crafts activities.
For more information about the Elizabeth Park Rose Weekend Farmers’ Market please contact Pauline Zaldonis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-296-9325.
Did you know that you can use your SNAP benefits to purchase food-growing plants and seeds? To learn more about how to start your own SNAP garden, check out snapgardens.org.
The Billings Forge Winter Market, which runs every Thursday in The Studio on 563 Broad Street, is changing its hours of operation. Starting February 2nd, the market will be held from 11am-2pm. Don’t miss this great opportunity to do your grocery shopping while supporting local farms like Stonewall Apiary and Gresczkyk Farms. You will find vegetables, fruits, honey, meat, cheese, eggs, fresh bread, and more! To celebrate the market’s new time, Billings Forge will be giving away 10% off coupons for the Firebox Restaurant and the Kitchen at the February 2nd market, and as always, the value of SNAP benefits will be doubled.
This year, the Hartford Farmers Markets initiated an advertising campaign featuring radio and bus advertisements. This campaign also includes community outreach efforts to increase awareness of Hartford’s farmers’ markets. The main objectives of the Hartford Farmers Markets are:
- To expand farmers’ market opportunities.
- To assist farmers in increasing sales.
- To encourage federal nutrition benefit clients to shop the markets in Hartford because the markets now take EBT/SNAP and WIC.
All of this is made possible by Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) Grant Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, under Award No. 12-25-G-1148. This grant program was created under the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1976. For more information on FMPP click here.