A must-have trail-guide to making the most of our region’s Farmer’s Markets.
There is a new way to find fresh, locally grown foods at farmers’ markets while exploring some of central and eastern Connecticut’s most unique and charming places. A new Farmers’ Market Trail links ten destination farmers markets and the kinds of things “farmers’ market fans” generally enjoy seeing and doing like farm-to-table restaurants, hiking trails, beaches perfect for strolling, shops filled with handmade goods and vintage wares, art galleries, working farms, and historic sites. You will find those recommendations on the website.
The Farmers’ Market Trail winds through Eastern Connecticut and the Connecticut River Valley, to the city, the shoreline, and down tree-shaded country roads. Launched by a group of volunteers, the project includes “the kind of wonderful markets we visit ourselves, recommend to friends, and take out-of-town guests to see,” explains organizer Winter Caplanson. “Rain or shine visitors will find an excellent selection of high quality Connecticut-grown fruits, herbs, flowers, veggies, meats, dairy, cheese, fish and specialty foods.”
Individual markets offer a variety of free activities, music to enjoy and after shopping, a destination to explore. Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market for example is located on the grounds of the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry and the Stonington Village Farmer’s Market is held on the docks of one of New England’s most picturesque seaside villages.
Download a Farmers’ Market Trail brochure and map here; and follow the Farmers’ Market Trail on Facebook for the latest happenings at Trail markets and other farmers’ markets around the state.
No this is not grocery shopping. Farmer’s Markets are events.