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Ellington Farmers' Market

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Ellington Farmers Market Arbor Park, Main St., Ellington

May 9-October 17 Saturdays from 9:00AM to Noon, rain or shine

Winter Market YMCA 11 Pinney ST., Ellington CT: Nov. 23 - Dec. 7 & 21- Jan. 4 & 18 – Feb. 1, 15 & 29 – March 14


The Market offers 40 full time vendors, and additional weekly guest vendors in conjunction with the weekly theme.

In addition to the weekly theme market customers enjoy live music in a quaint, shaded country park. The market offers a Kids Power of Produce Club June-August. Kids ages 5-12 can participate in a weekly food based activity, sample the produce of the week and receive a $2 token to be used towards the purchase of fresh produce.

Ellington Farmers Market matches SNAP benefits up to $20 per EBT card per week and matches Senior and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers doubling the spending power of low income families.


Parking is ample, picnic tables are available where you can enjoy the company of friends and family. Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome.


All products are made or grown in CT: vegetables, micro greens, cheese, flowers and plants, dairy, fruit, jams, jellies, pickled food items, maple syrup, baked goods, honey, eggs, beef, poultry, seafood, pork, lamb, dog treats, handcrafted soaps and body care, natural cleaning products, a wide variety of ready-made and specialty food items and artisan wares.


Additional information, weekly schedule, vendor list and vendor application can be found on the website at where you can also sign up for their newsletter.

Local Businesses

Kloter Farms    


Kloter Farms
Handcrafted for your home & yard
Shop Discover Relax Enjoy
New England's largest display...
Garden Sheds, Pool Houses, Pavilions, Garages & Gazebos
Bring the kids to test drive all the swing sets!

Everyone is welcome! Visitors of all ages delight in following the pathways through outdoor displays and browsing the beautifully decorated furniture and gift store. Kloter Farms is open year-round and situated on 16 acres in the heart of beautiful Ellington, CT. Kloter Farms specializes in durable outdoor structures and patio furniture and in heirloom-quality home furniture.


From late April thru mid October Kloter’s Ice Cream Bars offers offers 22 flavors of premium ice cream, soft serve, hard yogurt, sorbet, and non dairy coconut cream ice cream! You will know you have arrived when you smell the amazing aroma of fresh waffle cones!

Kloter Farms
216 West Rd.
Ellington, Ct.


Scandinavian Gift Shop 

Unique Scandinavian goods that can charm every household and traditional Scandinavian foods including fresh baked goods.


Thistle Glass Crafts

Crystals, Reki and other holistic items  



Dzen’s Garden Market 


Dzen Garden Market is a great place to get the freshest produce in the area. In the spring, the greenhouse is stocked with flowers that will make your yard look the best in the neighborhood. Fall brings pumpkins and mums and the market has fresh cut Christmas trees, wreaths and kissing balls for the holiday season. Dzen’s also offers 24 flavors of soft serve icecream, over 10 toppings, milkshakes, noreasters, and sundaes all summer long.

Restaurants and Farms

LuAnn’s Bakery and Café  

LuAnn’s features homemade baked goods, fresh salads, sandwiches and coffee bar in a warm welcoming atmosphere.  They offer ready made take home dinners and soups. Gluten free baked goods available. The Cupcake Bug division offers a wide variety of specialty cupcakes pick up or delivered via a vintage VW beetle.

Tratoria de Lepri 

Trattoria da Lepri in Ellington, Connecticut specializes in exquisite fine-dining cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere that is reminiscent of an authentic Italian trattoria. The menu features modern interpretations of classic Italian and French dishes, as well as chef specials inspired by different cuisines and cultures throughout the world. They take great pride in using local, grass-fed beef, fresh fish, and local, seasonal vegetables whenever possible.

The Hidden Still Restaurant and Moonshine Bar  

The Hidden Still is Connecticut's first restaurant and moonshine bar, featuring a unique and delicious menu and the area's largest selection of moonshine brands!  
The menu consists of pub favorites and unique recipes prepared and presented in an upscale fashion without an upscale price. From Drunken Irish Stew to the Vietnamese classic Banh Mi Sandwich, the menu offers a wide array of flavors to please any palat

Cold Creek Tavern  

175 West Road - Meadow View Plaza

Ellington, Connecticut 06029

Ellington’s first and only gastropub, serving some of the regions finest craft beer and an eclectic menu that highlights grill cheese sandwiches, hearty salads and new twists on traditional appetizers. The Cold Creek Tavern kitchen is always open late with a full late night menu and specials weekly. The patio addition also provides extra seating during the spring and summer months for those that like to dine outdoors.



Scantic Valley Farms

A family-owned farm in Somers, CT, that specializes in all natural grass-fed beef with heritage Belted Galloway herd, heritage breed pork, fresh local eggs and cut flowers. They also have pick your own blueberries and strawberries in season.

Scantic Valley Farms Facebook



Johnny Appleseed Farm

Pick your own apples and peaches and farm store located on Route 83 in Ellington offers a fine selection of their own fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other native produce and Connecticut made frozen pies, breads, and fresh apple cider. They also offer hundreds of our own grown hardy mums in many stunning colors. Open mid July through Thanksgiving


JT Farms

Fresh beef, pork, poultry, lamb and produce   

JT Farmes Facebook


Burke Ridge Farm  

Meats, produce, petting zoo, icecream


Applebrook Farm and Cider Mill 

Apples, Fresh Pressed Cider, Cider Donuts, Apple Pies, Apple Crisps

Applebrook Facebook

All Outdoors!

Hiking Trails


Ellington Hockanum River Trails


The EHRC has established 3 hiking trails along the river and they are named the Windemere Avenue Trail, the Franklin Street Trail and the West Road Trail. These trails follow along the river with scenic vistas of the waterway and benches at intervals for relaxation and viewing of water, marshes and wildlife in all seasons.




Located 97 Shenipsit Street, 44.86 acres of mixed forest-wild flowers, grassy parking lot


Soapstone Mountain


Enjoy the views or step back in history at the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) museum in Shenipsit State Forest.   The Forest contains 11 parcels spread over 7,000 acres in northeastern Connecticut. 



Shenipsit Lake


Shenipsit Lake is a "hidden gem" of natural beauty located in Connecticut which epitomizes the beauty of nature. Located in quiet north central Connecticut, Shenipsit Lake provides excellent hiking trails, exemplary fishing and serene settings. For decades, Shenipsit Lake has provided a life-time of memories for individuals and families from across the state and New England. We happily invite you to come to "The Snip" and discover its beauty while making memories for you and your family that will last forever.