Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

The market is closed for the season. See you in the spring!

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This Year at the Market

This is the market's seventh year in operation, and shoppers can expect the usual mix of delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables, friendly farmers and vendors, and great live music. Most of the produce is picked on Wednesday morning, so it's hard to find fresher produce anywhere.

  • Farmers at the market this year include many familiar faces and some new ones.
  • Our market also warmly welcomes families and children.
  • Plenty of free parking!

For more information, please contact Marcia Jehnings or 860-512-2704.

Our Philosophy

The Sustainability Team at Manchester Community College is working to promote awareness of locally grown foods among students, staff, faculty and community residents. The purpose is to reconnect our community to the local farmers who produce our food. Shoppers often ask if everything sold at the market is organic. The answer is, "No." Some farmers have been certified as organic; others follow an organic regimen, have not sought certification, but have taken the farmers' pledge and use organic methods on their farms.

We have adopted other provisions to keep our market fresh and local. Products sold at the market must be produced within Connecticut. An astonishing array of fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products comes from our state.

The Farmers' Market this year will feature outstanding farmers and vendors providing: vegetables, fruit, goat cheese, herbs, baked goods (with gluten free options), Jewelry, dried florals, soaps, jewelry, and grilled pizza, grilled vegetables, and veggie sliders at the market-outdoor café.

In addition, our market includes local artists and artisans. You may purchase handcrafted work and artwork created by people in our surrounding communities. This includes everything from painting, photography, soaps, skin creams, beeswax candles, fresh baked whole wheat pies and muffins, honey and much more.

Farmers' Market Shopping Tips

  • Bring change and small bills
  • Bring bags with handles or a backpack to carry your purchases
  • Arrive early for the best selection
  • Ask questions and get to know the farmers and artisans
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Last Update: January 10 2014
For additional information, contact Marcia Jehnings.