HARTFORD — TheNorth End Farmer’s Market is back.
For the second year, this one-of-a-kind market in the North End offers the community locally grown fruits, vegetables and other tasty delights.
Mayor Eddie A. Perez will help kick-off this year’s festivities starting at 11:00 a.m. on this and every Wednesday until November from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.in the front lawn of the North End Senior Center at 80 Coventry Street.
The North End Farmer’s Market started last year in response to an increased demand for fresh products in the Northeast area of Hartford. Diet-related health concerns exist in Hartford’s neighborhoods where rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are more than twice as high as statewide averages. At most bodegas and smaller grocery stores, access to healthy foods can be limited.
Thanks to several community based organizations and funding provided by the City of Hartford Department of Health and Human Services, the North End Farmers Market will be open until fall 2009.
Produce such as callaloo, corn, collard greens, watermelon, apples and other treats will be sold.
Each week, the City of Hartford Office of Cultural Affairs will sponsor musical entertainment while customers shop.
Last year, the Market received an enthusiastic response from residents. They had the chance to buy fresh harvest from five local farmers with the option to use WIC and Food Stamps as alternate modes of payment.
This is the season for fresh produce. To help our friends and neighbors find the closest Farmer’s Market in Hartford… here’s a list for your convenience.
HARTFORD – BILLINGS FORGE FARMERS’ MARKET
Thursdays 11a.m. – 3 p.m.
April 23 – October 29
539 Broad Street
HARTFORD – CAPITOL AVE FARMERS’ MARKET
Mondays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 13 – October 26
First Presbyterian Church Next to Bushnell
156 Capitol Avenue
HARTFORD – NORTHEND SENIOR CENTER
Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 1 – October 28
Northend Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street
HARTFORD – OLD STATE HOUSE FARMERS’ MARKET
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 1 – December
Old State House, 800 Main Street
HARTFORD – PARK STREET FARMERS’ MARKET
Mondays 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 6 – October 26
Walgreen’s Parking Lot,
Corner of Park and Washington Streets
HARTFORD – WESTEND FARMERS’ MARKET
Tuesdays & Fridays 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
July 3 – October
United Methodist Church, back parking lot,
571 Farmington Avenue
HARTFORD REGIONAL MARKET
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
5 a.m. – 9 a.m.
CT Regional Market
101 Reserve Road