Wethersfield Farmers’ Market
Details About This Market
Every Thursday 3-6 pm, May - Dec
Solomon Welles House Lawn
220 Hartford Ave, Wethersfield, CT
This market is held rain or shine and averages 25 vendors, including guest vendors. Products for sale are made or grown by the vendors in Connecticut and including fresh, locally grown fruits & vegetables, organic and heirloom vegetables, herbs, plants, flowers, baked goods, cheeses, dairy, honey, jams/jellies/relishes, hot sauce, syrups, natural soaps and skincare products, handmade crafts and other specialty items.
Market day features live music, food & cooking demos, health and fitness demos, henna tattoos, and more! Weekly updates on their website
There are handicap spaces in the parking lot behind the market, straight sidewalks leading up the market, and a ramp that allows access to the porch of the Solomon Welles House for bathroom access. Unfortunately, the house is a historic home and does not have handicap bathroom stalls.
There is plenty of street parking as well as a large parking lot located directly behind the Solomon Welles house.
Especially for KIDS!
Mikey's Place is an amazing handicap accessible playground right across the street from the Wethersfield Farmers' Market.
Play by the fountain at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center at 200 Main Street... make wishes, climb the stone steps, and check out the statues.
Kids will love the handmade hula-hoops available at the market!
Kids of all ages will enjoy a visit to the Main Street Creamery which serves scoops of ice cream, banana splits, sherbert coolers, malts
and Root Beer Floats.
Buttolph-Williams House, built in 1715, provided the setting for Elizabeth George Speare's award-winning novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, which depicts a young woman's encounter with superstition and intolerance in a 17th century New England town. The restored kitchen contains an extensive collection of period cooking equipment.
Have a picnic lunch on Broad Street Green, surrounded by elegant and stately old homes, where early settlers grazed livestock.
Ancient Burying Grounds at 1 Marsh St... quaint, often poetic, inscriptions found on the headstones in this historic burial ground tell poignant tales of the demise of loved ones. The skills of a dozen different Connecticut Valley stone carvers are represented here. The earliest one, Leonard Chester's table stone, dates from 1648.
Visit the Wethersfield Museum and Visitor Center at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center at 200 Main Street to experience historical, cultural and community exhibits.
Webb Deane Stevens Museum Revolutionary War diplomat Silas Deane's portrait hangs in his home on Main Street, one of three remarkable 18th century houses that comprise the Webb Deane Stevens Museum at 211 Main Street. These homes - all with important stories to tell about Wethersfield's rich past - capture the vitality of our nation's formative years.
Seeds, Plants, Farms & Gardens
In the 1850's, Wethersfield seed companies sold packets of garden seeds to homesteaders who followed the westward expansion of the rail lines. Today, companies like Comstock Ferre, Hart Seed and McCue Gardens carry on Wethersfield's long agricultural tradition, offering a wide variety of flowers, shrubs, seeds, garden supplies and gifts.
Comstock, Ferre & Co. is the oldest seed company in New England. Visit its 19th century retail store offering heirloom seed varieties, plants, and gardenware.
Right across the street, the Charles C. Hart Seed Company retail store, at 304 Main St, is located toward the right/rear of the building as you pull into the parking lot.
McCue Gardens grows over 1,400 perennials and wildflowers. It’s open to the public, in the heart of Old Wethersfield, behind one of Wethersfield’s many historic homes, at 47 Hartford Avenue.
Tour the gardens~
At the Webb Deane Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street, you can tour the Webb House Colonial Revival Garden, designed by Amy Cogswell in 1921, includes classical elements, quaint arbors, and a wide assortment of “old fashioned” flowers like roses, hollyhocks, larkspur, pinks, foxglove, peonies, and phlox.
Also here are the Courtyard Garden at the Webb House
and the Herb Garden at the Stevens House.
The Weston Rose Garden at 505 Silas Deane Hwy, includes 200 specimen-quality rose bushes.
Visit Wethersfield Farm Stands~
Anderson Farm Stand: 165 Broad St Wethersfield.
Morris Farms: 188 Broad Street Rear, Wethersfield