Seventy-Six kinds of heirloom tomatoes. Dozens of varieties of culinary herbs. Fresh eggs from free range chickens. Handmade milk soap from organically fed goats. These are just a few of the offerings at farmers markets in Litchfield Hills. It is hard to match the quality of the cleaner, greener fresh-picked local products available directly at farm stands or in local farmers' markets in this rich area of Northwest Connecticut. Some produce is so delicate or grown in quantities so small that it is never shipped. Natural bounty is rich at the following Farmers' Markets:
TUESDAY FARMERS MARKET
Newtown, Fairfield Hills Campus at Wasserman Way, 2-6pm June-Oct.
Seymour, Community/Senior Center, Pine Street, noon-6pm May–Nov.
Torrington, 1000 East Main St., 3-6pm June–Oct.
Waterbury, 135 East Liberty St., 2-5pm Jul.–Oct.
WEDNESDAY FARMERS MARKET
Ansonia, Veterans Park, 253 Main St., 5-7pm June-Sept.
Bristol, 99 Farmington Ave., Price Chopper Plaza, 3-6pm June-Oct.
Naugatuck, On the Green, Church St., 10-2pm late Jun-mid Oct
THURSDAY FARMERS MARKET
Ridgefield, Ridgefield Comm. Center/Lounsbury House, 316 Main St., 2-6pm June-Oct.
Southbury, Town Hall, 501 Main St. South, 3-6pm June-mid-Oct.
Thomaston, Seth Thomas Park, South Main St., 2:30-6pm late-June-Oct.
Waterbury, On the Green,West Main St., 10-2pm. Jul.–Oct.
FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET
Beacon Falls, Firehouse, Main St., 3-6pm. Jul.-Oct.
Brookfield, Brookfield Municipal Center, 100 Pocono Rd., 4-7pm mid July–Oct.
Danbury, Kennedy Park Corner of Main St. & Kennedy, 11-5pm. late June-Oct.
Winsted, East End Park, 1 Park Place, 3-6pm. late June-mid Sept.
SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET
Bethel, 67 Stony Hill Rd., 9-1pm. June-Dec.
Bristol, 99 Farmington Ave., Price Chopper Plaza, 10-1pm. late June-Oct.
Cornwall, 413 Sharon Goshen Tnpk., at Wish House 9-12:30pm. mid May–Nov.
Goshen, 42 Ives Rd. @ Miranda Vineyards, 10-1pm. Jul.–Oct.
Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market, Center School, 125 West St.,10-1pm. mid Jun.-mid Oct.
New Milford, Town Green, Main St., 9-12 mid May–late Nov.
Norfolk, Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave., 10-1pm. mid May-early Oct.
Torrington, 1000 E. Main St., Jun.-Oct. 10-1pm.
Washington, 1 Green Hill Rd., 10-1 pm. mid June–Oct.
Watertown, Library Parking Lot, 470 Main St., 9-1pm mid Jul-mid Oct.
SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET
Georgetown, 4 Old Mill Rd., 10-2pm, mid June-Oct.
Morris, 21 Higbie St. at South Farms, 11-2pm. mid June-mid Nov.
Naugatuck, On the Green, Church St., 9-1pm. late Jun-mid Oct.
Woodbury, 44 Sherman Hill Rd., 10-2pm mid June–Aug.