East Hartford, CT—The Town of East Hartford is excited to announce that the annual farmers’ market will begin July 10th.
Area farmers will be offering Connecticut-grown fresh fruits and vegetables this summer as the East Hartford Farmer’s Market begins its 30th year of operation. Beginning July 10th, the market will be open Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Raymond Memorial Library at 840 Main St. through October 30th. Please be advised, all farmers and customers are asked to wear a mask and follow social distancing measures.
“The farmers’ market is a valuable asset to our community and it is a great way to get locally-grown produce, while supporting Connecticut farms and agriculture,” said Mayor Marcia Leclerc.
“Good health through good nutrition” has become a slogan that best describes our local farmers’ market.
Under Connecticut farm fresh regulations, the East Hartford Farmer’s Market is only allowed to sell Connecticut-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. This produce is often sold the same day it is harvested.
The functions and objectives of the farmers’ market are not only commercial, but also social, community service and public health-oriented, with the primary public health mission to permanently alter the food purchasing, preparation and consumption behavior of the public-at-large toward a healthier lifestyle.
The East Hartford Farmers’ Market is affiliated with the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Farmer’s Market Coupon Program. Farmers are also authorized to accept their produce and vegetable vouchers.
The Farmer’s Market is sponsored by East Hartford Health Department. This organization and other agencies plan to conduct health, education and outreach activities at the market and representatives from the Health Department’s Community Nursing Services Division, the WIC Program, the VFW, and InterCommunity Community Health Center will be there. Showcased events will be announced as the season progresses.