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Copyright 2015 Farmers' Market Trail          

Web Design by Sue Muldoon Images LLC

​​Details About This Market

The SCFM is a non-profit group dedicated to creating a place for local farmers, producers, and artisans to sell locally sourced goods directly to community members. The SCFM also hosts and promotes entertainment, civic groups, and offers educational opportunities in order to foster community building and the importance of buying locally sourced produce and agricultural commodities.

The physical location will be at the beautiful John E. Julian Heritage Park,3 Stafford Street, Stafford, CT. There is ample parking, lots of green, grassy space, and a lovely gazebo where we will host weekly entertainment.
The season will run for 20 weeks, starting Saturday, June 11 through October 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Email or call if you'd like to vend, volunteer, perform, or speak. Snail mail: PO Box 394, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

Dogs on a leash are welcome!

Port-o-potty on premises. 

Parking is free!

Handicap accessible parking is available with a permit. 

Be sure to stop by the Market Master booth to say hello and fill out the dot survey!

​​Places to Shop

Bittersweet Country Collectibles

63 West Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT 

Take a trip to the country and make a stop at Bittersweet...it's a step into the past and is filled to the brim with decorating ideas and gifts! Lots of new merchandise is arriving weekly. Housed in one of Stafford, Connecticut's, original country stores, Bittersweet is a shoppe for all seasons offering: Antiques, Collectibles, Gifts, Home Accessories, and Primitive Furniture. Feel free to browse our web site, but take a drive and let Bittersweet be your destination. Look for the rusty star on the building. The shoppe is open five days a week, year round.

RUSTOLOGY Antiques and Oddities 
A curious shop located at 21 Main Street in the historic mill town of Stafford Springs, CT.  There are two floors packed with antiques!  Rustology specializes in industrial, modern, mission, vintage jewelry, vintage clothing and oddities. 
 

River Road Flea Market

2 River Road, Stafford Springs

River Road Flea is more than just a run of the mill flea market. Its a place where you can see everything from Mild to Wild! Located in the historic Cooley Mill District, our vendors offer wide ranges of items. From antiques, furniture and art to knives and sporting goods, we offer a wide range of affordable merchandise and very peculiar items that don't turn up very often.

Inspiration Station

13 Furnace Ave, Stafford Springs, CT

We are Northeastern Connecticut's source for Scrapbook Supplies, Rubberstamps and Paper Craft Supplies and Instruction.
Here at The Inspiration Station, our mission is to "inspire" you to create your own priceless heirlooms; whether that is in the form of Scrapbooks, Rubberstamped Greeting Cards, or Special Gift items. 

Bella Ness Gift Shop

60 Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT

A Handcrafted Artisan filled gift shop. We carry gifts of all variety from Chocolates, Jewelry, Bags, Planner Gifts and much more. We also specialize in Bridal Gifts and Handcrafted Bridal Jewelry designed by Owner & Master Designer Vanessa Tuttle

Mill Pond Country Store

220 East Street, Stafford CT

Located in the Historic District serving Stafford since 1845
generation after generation.
Start your day with some piping hot, New England Coffee: We have several different flavors daily. 
Fresh Baked goods daily
*Donuts, Breakfast sandwiches, Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls and more! 
Dine in or Take out- full deli menu, some menu items are made fresh in our store daily!

Foster Hill  Farm and Donkey Rescue

21 Stafford Street, Stafford Springs, CT 

Garden shop and Donkey Rescue! Stop by to see their fine selection of plants for your home and garden. 

Eat & Relax!

Middle Ground Cafe

42 Main Street, Stafford Springs

People come from all over to frequent our friendly little corner cafe & bakery on 42 Main Street in Stafford Springs. Families, friends, townies, bikers, hipsters, commuters, artists, and all walks of life come together at Middle Ground for delicious coffee & teas, tasty sandwiches, fresh organic salads, our daily home-made baked goods, and more!

Our cafe occupies the historic bank building, sitting above the railroad tracks with a view of the waterway. You might even find yourself in a front-row seat for a passing train! Come visit us and find out why this little haven has become a favorite spot for many!

Stafford Cidery

68 Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT

Hand-crafted hard cider designed for taste, smoothness and quality. 

Come check us out at 68 Main Street, downtown Stafford Springs, CT!  We don't serve food but you are welcome to bring your own in.  

Hours are:   Friday and Saturday 5-10pm and 

Sunday 2-8pm

Ice Cream Depot

8 Main St, Stafford Springs, CT 

A great place to sit and have a sweet treat! Outdoor picnic tables next to the river and train tracks makes it a fun stop.

J&D's Restaurant

81 Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT 

J&D's is the place to eat in downtown Stafford.  We take pride in serving our guests generous portions of the freshest, most flavorful dishes made with the finest ingredients available. 

From delicious taco combinations, fresh made pizza or a dish that sizzles from the grill, we have all the tastes you crave for the prices you can afford.

Middle River Yoga

Middle River Yoga is located at the traffic circle in Stafford, CT.  Sits slightly back from the road on the upper level of the pillared building overlooking Middle River.

  The entrance is on the North side of the building in between the big mill and the pillared building.

​​Outdoor

Recreation

Nipmuck State Forest

166 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs

Bigelow Hollow

Rt 171, Union

Bigelow Hollow State Park and the adjoining Nipmuck State Forest offer over 9,000 acres of recreation opportunities including miles of hiking trails and an 18-acre pond in Eastern Connecticut.

State Line Pond

State Line Pond is an approximately 75 acre lake in Stafford Springs, Connecticut on the Massachusetts border at Monson, MA. The lake was formed when a stream running through a meadow was intentionally flooded approximately 150 years ago. For many years, the Stafford Ice House "harvested" ice by horse from the lake during the winter and delivered it to restaurants, homes and businesses as far away as Boston. It is a beautiful and serene spot surrounded by the Norcross Wildlife Preserve.