June 2nd – October 27

539 Broad Street, Hartford
Next to Firebox Restaurant

We accept Cash, Credit, Debit and SNAP / EBT (We match SNAP up to $20)

Hartford is rated as the most at‐risk town in Connecticut for food insecurity.

The Farmers Market is a place where corporate employees venture into the neighborhood, where seniors and SNAP recipients stretch their food dollars, and where communities co-mingle. The Market is situated on the green, adjacent to Firebox Restaurant on Broad Street. It is open June through October, on Thursdays from 11AM until 2PM.

Hartford is Connecticut’s capital city and home to several Fortune 500 companies, and yet 35% of the city’s 125,000 residents live below the poverty line and approximately 40% of residents receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits (formerly food stamps). Hartford is also ranked the worst of Connecticut’s 169 towns in population at risk of food insecurity.

As one means for increasing access to healthy, locally-grown food, four of Hartford’s farmers markets accept SNAP, including Forge City Works, Homestead, the North End, and the West End markets. In addition, all four markets participate in the Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP), a national non-profit program that provides customers with an incentive to spend their SNAP dollars at farmers markets by doubling the value of SNAP they spend on produce.

For more information contact our market staff:

Luz Conde
luz@forgecityworks.org
(860) 548-9877

Jess Emonds
marketmaster@forgecityworks.org
(860) 548-9877

 

2022 Vendor Roster as of May 2022

 

Special Events:

Music dates:

  • June 16 (Romance Tropical)
  • July 21 (Damian Curtis)
  • August 18 (Blue Maderias)

Food demos with the Kitchen – second Thursdays of each month

 

summer 2022 vendor market application

City of Hartford – Farmers Market License Application

2022 Farmers’ Crop Plan

COVID-19 Update

In order to run the market and keep safety of customers & vendors a top priority, we are following USDA, state and local guidelines. These may change as the pandemic progress througout the season. Therefore all shoppers and vendors are required to:

  • Masks are optional but subject to change as guideliness are mandated by the City of Hartford and State of Connecticut.

  • Please keep 6’ social distancing from others

  • Please don’t touch food, ask vendors for assistance

  • Extra hand washing stations are available

  • Stay home if you feel sick

Thank you for your support.