Spring & Summer 2021
The hours as of April 3rd, 2021 are 9am - 12noon.
The market will be outside in the back parking lot of the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue in Stonington, through October when it moves inside the Velvet Mill.
About the Farmer's Market
The Stonington Farmers’ Market began in 1997 under the initiative of Geoffrey Little. The enormously popular market attracts residents from the Borough and surrounding communities who come to buy fresh, healthy, local food. In 2008 the Stonington Farmers’ Market became a year-round event, moving inside during the winter months. Items sold at the market include locally grown vegetables and fruits, jams, a variety of breads, pies and baked goods, cheese, eggs, poultry, meat, seafood, Italian ices, maple syrup, honey, and flowers. Thanks to greenhouses, our farmers are able to offer a selection of fresh produce throughout the winter. Our market offers whatever our farmers are harvesting each week as well as prepared foods such as salsa, soups, meat pies, hummus, breakfast sandwiches and baked goods.
In addition to great food, different craft vendors are featured each week at the market. Among the hand-made items you will find are beautiful candles, pottery, jewelry, wooden bowls and cutting boards, soaps,gorgeous note cards, and oilcloth bags and table linens. Relax at a picnic table and enjoy a snack and the music.
For more information on the market, please visit us on Facebook.
Each Saturday between Memorial Day and Columbus Day the market is held from 9:00am-12:00pm in the parking lot at the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington.
The Summer market is a great place to connect with friends and neighbors, bring your dogs for some socialization and let your kids have fun while you shop for locally grown, fresh food and hand-made crafts. Local musicians provide entertainment while you choose from the latest harvest. The Stonington Village Improvement Association sets up a tent at the market each week. Volunteers are always welcome to work at this table where we sell merchandise such as t-shirts,hats, mugs and reusable tote bags, the proceeds of which offset the cost of advertising and promoting the market.
Each Saturday in the winter, the market is located inside the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington; it is open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. It is in the back room closest to Meadow Avenue.
The winter market provides a great meeting place for the community. On cold winter days it’s fun to stop in for a hot cup of homemade soup, a chat with friends and to see what the farmers and craft vendors are offering.
Get there early before the greenhouse spinach or baby bok choy sells out! A variety of musicians cheer up a gray day and craft vendors offer unique gifts for the holiday season.
Over the years, the market has become an integral part of village life. Please take the time to visit our market…it's a great way to meet people in the community while supporting our local farmers and artisans.
Vendors at the Farmers' Market
Current individual vendors who participate in our market:
Apis Verdi Farm is a small, diversified vegetable operation located on the historic Lebanon Green. We employ a low-till system driven primarily by human scale tools, compost, and other natural inputs. As a result we are able to harvest and offer for sale fresh, high quality produce 52 weeks of the year.
SILVER THISTLE FARM AND CHEESERY
assorted hard and soft cheeses
corn, corn meal, polenta, eggs, veggies, wood products
MAGGIE’S MUSHROOM FARM
mushrooms, salad greens, veggies
We at Firefly Farms have dedicated ourselves to humanely growing the cleanest, safest, most flavorful and most environmentally gentle beef, veal, chicken, and pork we can. We never stop trying to be just a little bit better than we were. We pasture raise all of our animals to an exacting standard. Our animals do not take antibiotics or growth hormones. The food they eat is grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation. We like our animals! And we like the purity they bring to your table.
Phone: 860-912-2553 (call or text)
Middle Eastern food and catering
fresh seafood and seafood spreads
Unique variety of mushrooms
SUGAR MAPLE FARMS
CT Maple Syrup, candy, Sugar, butter and BBQ sauce
Local Honey, honey comb, Pollen,
Fresh ground horseradish
SWEET ACRE FARM
Milk, Yoghurt, Faire Ivy products
WAKIN’ UP WAGGIN’
Wakin up Waggin is serving up ice cold organic kombucha from Luluna and Dave’s Nitro coffee on tap.
Follow us @wakinupwaggin
18th CENTURY PURITY FARM
apples, potatoes, pears, berries, fruits, squash, veggies
DRAGON'S BLOOD ELIXIR
Now in our 10th year at the Stonington Farmers Market we are excited to be bringing back all of your favorite refreshing Italian Ices and sorbets. Always using fresh ingredients and sourcing from CT farms when possible. Creative and unique flavors! "
STONYLEDGE FARM AND STUDIO FARM PRODUCTS
veggies, jams, pickles, beef, pork, chicken, eggs
TWO DOGS BAKING
bread, ciabatta, baguette, whole wheat, polenta loaf, raisin
Summer Hill Catering is a personalized catering company located in Madison, CT. We prepare entrees, baked goods and dessert from scratch for local farmers’ markets in addition to providing customized menus and exceptional service for private parties.
Award winning farmstead cheeses from the milk of our pasture-based Jersey cows. Featuring cave-aged raw milk cheeses and seasonal pasteurized cheeses.
Facebook: Cato Corner Farm
Hand made, all natural, small batch pet treats locally made in Mystic, CT treatzles.com