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Scenes from the Hill-Stead Farmers Market

Vendors, dogs, children and families enjoyed local fare Sunday.

About 20 vendors from around Connecticut were offering a colorful array of fresh produce, flowers, dairy, meats and more at the Hill-Stead Museum's Farmers Market Sunday afternoon.

The market, which runs every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., features farmers from around the state, as well as occasional artists, visiting vendors and musicians varying by week. Patrons walked the market, with many of them taking their treasures to enjoy under the trees on the Hill-Stead's sprawling front lawn.

According to the museum, the farmers market saw more than 11,000 patrons in 2011.

More information about the market and a schedule of vising vendors is here.

Sas July 09, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Cute kids! Wonder who they belong to?
Susan Copley July 09, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Great article! Did you know that an organization called "Food Runners of CT" sends volunteers to the Market to collect the farmer's leftover / surplus items as donations for the Farmington Food Pantry? This provides residents of our town with fresh produce that they otherwise would not have access to. This is a truly grass-roots effort by a group of dedicated volunteers. To find out more, or to volunteer, visit: http://www.foodrunnersct.org/home
Kaitlin Glanzer (Editor) July 09, 2012 at 03:46 PM
That's awesome, Susan. Thanks! And Sas, I'm guessing you know the blond kids are mine - yes, my boy insisted on apples and my girl had to have donuts. Sigh.

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