Find the local markets that make it easier to eat seasonally and locally through the depths of the winter months.
Coventry WinterFresh Farmers Market, Sundays, 11 am - 2 pm,
Nov. 24 - Feb 23, indoors at Coventry High School, 78 Ripley Hill Road. 30+
farmers and food producers; plus classes, demonstrations, tastings, swaps, and kids' crafts.
Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Winter Market, with over 15 vendors every Saturday through the end of 2014, then alternate Saturdays January through early June. Indoors at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield.
New Haven - CitySeed Winter Farmers' Market, Saturdays 10am-1pm, location TBD, check website for details www.cityseed.org
Norfolk Winter Farmers' Market
January 10 and 24, February 14 and 28, March 14 and 28 and April 11 and 25, at the Norfolk Town Hall
Stonington Winter Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 10-1, at The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue. Breakfast specials, soups and sandwiches, local foods, crafts and music. The Mill is home to a variety of artisans, a micro-brewery and a bakery. Stroll through the market and the studios at the Mill, enjoy breakfast or lunch, stay for a beer tasting and make a day of it in Stonington this winter.
Storrs Winter Farmers Market, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, December through April, 3-5, indoors at the Mansfield Public Library, 54 Warrenville Road, Mansfield Center.
Westport Winter Farmers' Market, begins on Nov 16 and runs every Saturday, 10-2 until March 15, 7 Sylvan Lane in a heated greenhouse at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens. 45 vendors with a focus of local meats, cheese and produce.
Wayne's organic Garden
Coventry WinterFresh market holds swaps about once a month before the market opens.
18th Century Purity Farms at the Coventry WinterFresh Market
Eggs for swap
At the Coventry WinterFresh market's early morning swaps
Brianne Cassedei teaches a class about raising chickens at Coventry WinterFresh Market.
18th Century Purity Farm Apples
Heirloom apples at the Coventry WinterFresh Market
Upcycled clothing and gits at the Coventry WinterFresh market
Susan Parks Soaps
18th Century Purity Farms apples
Soups, pies and sweets
Summer Hill Catering at the Coventry WinterFresh Market