Did you know that the Old State House Farmers Market is the oldest of its kind in Connecticut? In 1643, Hartford was required to establish a “weekly market” at the site of the Old State House. Today, we continue the tradition of supplying fresh-off-the-farm produce to the public by hosting the Old State House Farmers Market. The goal of the Old State House Farmers Market is to offer a variety of products from as many Connecticut farmers and artisans as possible within the available space. We are committed to offering a vibrant marketplace in downtown Hartford where local farmers and crafters can enjoy coming together with the community to share the “best” of what Connecticut has to offer!
The Old State House Farmers Market runs from late spring through mid-fall, ensuring that our patrons enjoy the ultimate in seasonal variety for many months of the year!
If you are unfamiliar with downtown Hartford, you will find the Old State House Farmers Market located on the brick plaza within the wrought iron fence surrounding the landmark brick building. The market plaza is bordered by Main Street to the west, Central Row to the south and State House Square to the north. We are conveniently located on city bus lines and are within a few blocks of the city’s free “dash” Shuttle service stops.
Our brick market site is safe and clean and is at the center of a bustling and lively business district. The Old State House Farmers Market provides local workers and city residents with access to farm fresh produce and the opportunity to experience a bit of country atmosphere right in the heart of the city! At the same time, shoppers at the farmers market can feel good knowing that they are supporting local agriculture and helping to build the local economy.
The Old State House Farmers Market invites participation from farmers who are able to provide high-quality Connecticut-grown products, and from artisans of original, handcrafted and self-manufactured quality goods made in Connecticut. This year’s market begins on June 17th and ends October 31st (closed July 4, 2014). The schedule of market days and times is Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Vendors may choose to participate as “seasonal” members on one or both days of the market throughout the season, or may schedule occasional “guest” appearances on selected dates, dependent on space availability.
To be considered for participation at the 2014 Old State House Farmers Market, please follow the steps below:
1. Read the following information:
- OSHFM Policies and Procedures
- OSHFM Seasonal Farmers Application Form
- OSHFM Seasonal Non-Farmers Application Form
- OSHFM Seasonal Contract
2. Complete and mail in your Application Form, along with copies of required documentation listed therein (certifications/licenses, etc.), to the address below.
3. Wait for review of your application; you will be contacted within one week of receipt of your application.
4. If accepted, please complete and mail the Contract along with payment for the day(s) per week of participation for which you have been approved. Make check payable to “CPAN” and send to:
Betsy Bradley – Market Master
Connecticut’s Old State House
800 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06103
For more information -
Call: (860) 522-6766, extension 15
Fax: (860) 522-2812