Hill-Stead Museum Farmers Market

The Hill-Stead Farmers Market on the beautiful 152 acre grounds of Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington offers 25 vendors selling an array of locally grown fresh vegetables(many organic and heirloom varieties),fruits,naturally raised beef, veal, pork and lamb, poultry (chicken, duck etc.), CT landed seafood.eggs, cow, sheep and goat milk cheeses and sauces, fresh , breads, baked goods, jams, goat milk soaps, lotions, wool and angora goat yarns and flowers! Additional weekly changing visiting vendors augment the selection and often includes a demonstration such as wool spinning or weaving. A community table affords local clubs and non-profits an opportunity to highlight their activities. Special events include cooking demos, nutrition talks, green energy expos etc. "Locally grown" musicians offer easy listening with acoustic performances. The market celebrates Hill-Stead's history as a working dairy farm and orchard. Pease check the museum web site for listings of farmers and activities.

Beyond the market site the Sunken Garden beckons as do miles of hiking trails. Museum tours through the historic house provide a viewing of world renowned French Impressionist paintings including works by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Mary Cassatt and James McNeil Whistler. Make it a days event!


Listing last updated on Jul 18, 2012

Market days often coincide with special museum events. First Sunday of the month gallery talks, guided estate walks and nature programs. Guides are available every Sunday in the Sunken Garden to offer the history and planting information of the historic Beatrix Ferrand designed garden. Museum tours of the 1901 Colonial Revival mansion begin every half hour. Learn about Hill-Stead's pioneering female architect and founder Theodate Pope Riddle and view her father's Impressionist art collection.

Schedule and Location:

Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd. Farmington, CT 06032
Sundays beginning July 1,2012 through October 14 from 11:00 am -2:00 pm

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It's the ultimate Farmers Market - fine local vegetables, fruits, flowers, meats, cheeses, soaps, yarns (some already knitted), ice cream, fresh coffee and cider donuts, and live music, with happy vendors and shoppers greeting, meeting, buying, and eating - on the grounds of the fabulous Hill-Stead Museum! What could be better?

The Hill-Stead Farmers Market features produce and goods from local farmers in a beautiful historic setting. It's a Sunday hangout for all the neighbors on the lawn of our Town's most precious historic property.

Excellent, local products, of highest quality, at reasonable prices, easily available to the customer.

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