Coventry Regional Farmer’s Market
The Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market is held June through October, Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm on the grounds of the Nathan Hale Homestead at 2299 South Street in Coventry, Connecticut.
2014 marks our eleventh season, the seventh year in our location at the Hale Homestead. The market draws 100,000 visitors annually and generates sales exceeding $1,000,000. The market is run by a volunteer committee that operates under a registered 501c3 organization. It is considered a “destination market” drawing nearly 50% of its patrons from beyond the local area. It is a “dog Friendly” market: leashed, well-mannered dogs are welcome.
Surrounded by over 500 acres of forest and picturesque rural landscape, the Hale Farm provides a gracious backdrop for this vibrant farmers’ market.
New England Travel Magazine calls ours “Connecticut’s preeminent farmers’ market.” This is the state’s largest and most diverse farmers’ market, featuring an average of 50 farmers, specialty food producers, and artisans each Sunday.
“Equal parts country fair and farmers’ market, The Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market feels like a momentous celebration each and every Sunday, with cooking demonstrations, sustainable living programs, kids activities and musical guests. After traveling to over 50 markets while writing my book, Markets of New England (The Little Bookroom, 2011), I can honestly say that the Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market is easily one of the top five events in the region.” -Christine Chitnis
“Best Farmers’ Market” Hartford Advocate Readers’ Poll, 2011-2014
“Best Farmers’ Market” Hartford Magazine Readers’ Poll, 2012-2014
The CRFM was selected as one of USA Today’s “Top 10 great places to shop at a farmers market!”May 2012
Featured as one of the “best companies and attractions from around the state” by CT Tourism, May 2012
“Best of the Best” Connecticut Farmers’ Market, May 2011, Boston Magazine
“Best Farmers’ Market in Connecticut” 2011 and 2012, Yankee Magazine
“Connecticut’s Favorite Farmers’ Market” American Farmland Trust, 2011 and 2012
Great Barn Giveaway WINNER, W.H. Silverstein, Inc., Farmers’ Market Coalition and American Farmland Trust, July 2011
The Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market was featured in Farmers’ Markets Today, Sept-Oct, 2011:
“Market Scenes: Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market –
Themes for Weekly Farmers’ Markets Can Draw New Visitors and Those Who Selectively Attend.”
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Contact telephone: 860-742-1419
It’s springtime in Connecticut! The region’s farmers are tilling the soil and starting seeds for the crops that we will enjoy this summer! June 1 is opening day at the Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market.
Market-goers often describe our market as “a little country fair every Sunday.” To be sure, each market is a celebration of locally-grown and handmade goods. Each Sunday has a theme as well… for example, our Seaside Social with Max’s Oyster Bar; Wine & Art Gala, Connecticut Cheese Festival, Heirloom Exposition, Fiber Twist and Farm to Latte event celebrate the growing season and what’s special about Connecticut.
The Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market is Connecticut’s largest and most vibrant agricultural marketplace. Named by the Boston Globe as one of the ‘Top Ten Things to do in New England,’ the market hosts 80,000 visitors annually. Diverse farmer and artisan vendors, extensive community involvement, live entertainment and weekly demonstrations set us apart from other markets.
Our location at the picturesque and historical Nathan Hale Homestead, surrounded by 500 acres of field and forest, is an unspoiled, traditional New England vista, and a setting that makes our market a destination for travelers far and near.”
Coventry Regional Farmer’s Market: 2014 Events
All events are free and open to the public
The summer season of farmers’ markets begins to get underway in May when the Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market takes the show on the road with a series of POP UP markets around the state:
May 11 ~ Mother’s Day Farmers’ Market at Topmost Herb Farm in Coventry: Spring vegetables, garden seedlings, heirloom tomato plants, flowers, free massages for moms, mimosas, card making for kids… at one of Connecticut’s prettiest farms. Echo Uganda will perform.
May 18 ~ Foodie and Chef Market at Garden on the Bridge, part of Willimantic’s townwide Local Food Festival with art, street performers, chef demonstrations, local brews, and farm-to-table restaurant specials. Desert Rain & Friends will perform.
May 25 ~ On the Wine Trail: POP UP Market at Holmberg Orchards and Winery in Gales Ferry. Tractor rides through the orchard with long views of Poquetanuck Cove, wine tasting and sales room opens for the season. Ramblin’ Dan Stevens will perform.
At the Hale Homestead:
June 1 – CT Farm Chicks, Can You Dig It?
June 8 – Seaside Social, CT Author Fair
June 15 – DIY Beverages, Wine & Art
June 22 – Summer Solstice Faire
June 29 – Homesteading Boot Camp
July 6 – Blues, Brews & BBQ
July 13 – Cocktails in the Barn
July 20 – Pesto & Pasta
July 27 – Summer in a Jar
Aug 3 – Dog Days
Aug 10 – Blueberries & Bluegrass
Aug 17 – Youth Market Day
Aug 24 – Honeybee Hullabaloo
Aug 31 – Connecticut Heirloom Exposition
Sept 7 – Cider & Moonshine
Sept 14 – Fiber Twist & Bead Bash
Sept 21 – Rise & Shine Wellness Fair
Sept 28 – Pepper Palooza
Oct 5 – Artisan Cheese Festival & Potter’s Market
Oct 12 – Fungus Festival
Oct 19 – Farm to Latte
Oct 26 – Halloween & Harvest