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NorthEnd Farmers Market Returns


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

Firebox Restaurant

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

FARMERS’ MARKET

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

FARMERS’ MARKET

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

5 a.m. – 9 a.m.

CT Regional Market

101 Reserve Road

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