Winter Farmers Markets

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The folks at Stanziato’s Wood Fired Pizza in Danbury posted a fun, off-the-cuff video on Facebook the other day of the flourishing greenhouses at Holbrook Farm in Bethel, Connecticut. Despite the snow and chilly temps outside, their was a warm, lush landscape of herbs and greens inside.

 

It just goes to prove that you can still find amazing local eats in winter. As I always say, do what you can when you can. It might be a bit of a challenge to eat local in winter, but it’s doable. Even if all you do is buy some local greens for a salad, it’s a start. It counts.

 

To help inspire you to go local this winter, here’s a list of winter farmer’s markets going on around the state. If I missed any, please let me know and I’ll happily add it to the list. In addition to farmers markets don’t forget that many farms, like Holbrook, with on-farm stands are open in winter too.

 

 

 

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

 

The Winter Farmers Market at Norfield Grange
Saturdays, 10am-2pm
Through May 4, 2013
Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston, CT
wintermarket-ct.com

 

Westport Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10am-2pm
Through March 16, 2013
Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens, 7 Sylvan Lane, Westport, CT
westportfarmersmarket.com

 

New Canaan Nature Center Winter Farmers Market
Tuesdays, 11am-2pm
Through March 26
144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT
203-966-9577
newcanaannature.org/programs/adult/index.php#330

 

HARTFORD COUNTY

 

Farmington ‐ Hill Stead Farmers’ Market
Sundays, 11am‐2pm
Hill‐Stead Museaum, 35 Mountain Road
hillstead.org/activities/farmersmarket.html

 

Hartford‐Billings Forge Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 11am‐2pm
Through April 25th
Billings Forge Studio, 563 Broad Street
hartfordfarmersmarket.org

 

NEW HAVEN COUNTY

 

Guilford‐Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9am‐2:30pm
2351 Durham Road, Big Yellow Barn
dudleyfarm.com

 

New Haven ‐ Edgewood Park Farmers’ Market
Every other Sunday, 10am‐1pm
January ‐ April
Corner of Whalley and West Rock, Parking lot entrance on West Rock Ave.
cityseed.org

 

New Haven ‐ Wooster Square Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9am‐1pm
January ‐ April
Russo Park, Corner of Chapel Street and DePalma Court
cityseed.org

 

NEW LONDON COUNTY

 

Stonington Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 10am‐1pm
Through April 27
28 Cutler Street, COMO Stonington Community Center
sviastonington.org/what.htm#Farmers

 

TOLLAND COUNTY

 

Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market
Sundays, 11am‐2pm
Through February 24
Coventry High School, Ripley Hill Road
coventryfarmers’market.com

 

Ellington Farmers’ Market
Fridays (alternating), 4pm‐6:30pm
Jan. 18, Feb. 1, 15, March 1, 15
11 Pinney Street, Indian Valley YMCA
ellingtonfarmersmarket.com

 

Storrs Farmers Market
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the Month, 3pm‐5pm
Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 9, 23, Mar. 9, 23, Apr. 13, 27
54 Warrenville Road, Mansfield Public Library‐Mansfield Center
storrsfarmersmarket.org

 

JUST OVER THE BORDER: WESTCHESTER, New York

 

Gossett’s Farm Market
Saturdays, 9am-1pm
Year-round
Gossett Brother’s Nursery, 1202 Route 35, South Salem, NY

 

New Yorkers can also check out the Farmers Market Federation of New York for a listing of winter markets across New York state.

 

This article was originally published on Local Food Rocks.

 

Alicia Ghio and her husband Renato own the local production company RmediA. She is the creator, producer and host of the web series The Natural Princess. And, because food is always on her mind, she also is the author of the blog Local Food Rocks. Alicia is a passionate home cook on a mission to inspire others to know where their food comes from, to know what’s in it and to savor the flavors of fresh, local ingredients.

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