Farmers market season shifts into full gear

Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 21:41
Written by Petey Oneto

Special to the Herald

It’s finally here. New Britain’s second annual farmers market kicks off today in Central Park. The market continues every Wednesday until the end of October. Expect fresh, local vegetables and fruits along with some crafts and baked goods from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There are other markets around the area that offer farm fresh produce, too.

In Farmington, the farmers market takes place every Friday from 1 to 6 p.m., rain or shine. The fun runs through Aug. 25. At the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. Visitors will find fresh produce, local meats, handmade goods and more.

Meanwhile, at Hungerford Park in Berlin, there are fresh veggies, eggs, pies and hand-crafted gifts every Saturday until Sept. 30. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. locals can shop and enjoy the live entertainment.

Southington’s visitors should head to the Town Green in the center of town on Route 10 every Friday. The market runs until Oct. 27. Connecticut vendors will treat the community to fresh vegetables and fruits. There are also crafts and music by local artists to sweeten the deal.

Hand-crafted soaps, eggs and local produce abound on the Plainville High School Green at 47 Robert Holcomb Way. Every Friday through Sept. 15, guests have plenty to enjoy from 3 to 6 p.m. The market runs rain or shine unless there’s thunder or any severe storm.

On Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., head over to Market Square on the green behind Goldburgers and Carvel on Main Street in Newington for farmer’s market foods and crafs. Handmade crafts and locally grown food will be featured through Oct. 28.

Bristol residents can shop for produce from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays until Sept. 30. The markets are located at 191 Farmington Ave.



Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 21:41. Updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 21:43.