Since 1980, the Northeast Ct Farmers Market Association has operated farmers markets in the "Quiet Corner" of CT. The main purpose of the markets is to provide a centralized location for consumers to purchase locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables and other farm products.
In addition, the markets create a vehicle for local farmers to sell their produce directly to the public. This enables many of them to stay in business and enhance the local economy.
Currently, the Association operates five markets each week during our growing/harvesting season - from June thru October. While one farm may specialize in sweet corn, another in pasture raised beef or in tomatoes, when you can shop at a farmers market with 5-15 farms, you really get a diversity of farm products. You'll also will find specialty foods you don't often see at grocery stores. Farmers are also growing that new, beautiful and nutritious item that no one else has. Above all, you'll find the freshest food you can buy.