Summer & Early Fall 9am - 12noon (outside)
Late Fall, Winter & Spring 10am - 1pm (inside)
The market is outside in the back parking lot of the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue in Stonington, beginning May 14, 2022, and continuing until November when it will move 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, cutting boards, soaps, gorgeous note cards, oilcloth bags, and table linens.
For more information on the market, please visit the Farmers' Market page on Facebook.
Each Saturday beginning May 14 and continuing until the late fall, the market is held from 9:00 am-12:00 pm 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 SVIA sets up a tent at the market most weeks where we sell merchandise such as t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, and reusable tote bags, the proceeds of which offset the cost of advertising and promoting the market. Volunteers are always welcome to work at this table.
Each Saturday in the late fall, winter, and early spring, the market is located inside the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington and 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. And your dogs are welcome too!
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
Individual vendors who may 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
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, honeycomb, pollen,
Fresh ground horseradish
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.
STONYLEDGE FARM AND STUDIO FARM PRODUCTS
Veggies, jams, pickles, beef, pork, chicken, eggs.
Summer Hill Catering is a personalized catering company located in Madison, CT. We prepare entrees, baked goods, and desserts 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
Handmade, all-natural, small-batch pet treats locally made in Mystic, CT.
Connecticut-grown indigo-dyed textiles and alpaca fiber items.
Fresh Mediterranean foods and cold pressed juices.