According to DSSD’s President + CEO Lauren Coakley Vincent, “The Bridgeport DSSD is proud to host the Downtown Bridgeport Farmers Market at McLevy Green. We made it through a challenging 2020 season, and are looking forward to bringing back all of our favorite vendors, local food talent, musicians, and more to showcase their creativity while welcoming visitors from throughout Bridgeport. Our wonderful local vendors will be there to serve the best of what Connecticut has to offer.”
Shoppers can expect to find the following vendors every week, along with special appearances by others who will drop in on occasion.
Killam & Bassette Farmstead, South Glastonbury, CT
Smith’s Acres Farm, Niantic, CT
Blissful Awakening’s Urban Regenerative Farm, Bridgeport, CT
New World Order Farm, South Glastonbury, CT
Betzy’s Latin Flavors, Bridgeport, CT
Café Rebelde Coffees and Teas, Woodbridge, CT
Elegantly Casual Cuisine, Bridgeport, CT
Essentially Kookie, Ansonia, CT
Health CBD Organics, Stratford, CT
Natural Juices, Bridgeport, CT
Proof Pizza, Bridgeport, CT
Twelve Twelve 1981, Bridgeport, CT
USA Popcorn Bar, Bridgeport, CT
In an effort to make healthy food more accessible to Bridgeport residents, the DSSD has partnered with the Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative to offer the Bridgeport Bucks Program. Bridgeport Bucks is a coupon that can be used to purchase fruit and vegetables at any one of the Bridgeport farmers markets. Businesses, community-based organizations and nonprofit organizations may purchase Bridgeport Bucks as incentives or rewards to provide to clients, employees, or community groups. For more information or to purchase Bridgeport Bucks, visit the Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative website: https://bridgeportfarmersmarkets.org/.
SNAP MATCHING PROGRAM
The DSSD has also partnered with the Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative to accept SNAP/EBT, WIC, Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks (for WIC and Senior recipients), and Bridgeport Bucks along with cash, credit, and debit at the Downtown Bridgeport Farmers Market. The market operates a SNAP incentive program so that for every $1 in SNAP spent at the market, the customer can purchase $2 in fresh fruits and vegetables. *Note: All customers will be encouraged to maintain a safe distance of at least six feet apart while shopping at the market. Masks and hand sanitizing stations will be made available for those that wish to use them.
For more information about vendors, visit: colorfulbridgeport.com/downtown-market. Follow the market on Facebook at @ColorfulBridgeport and on Instagram at @colorfulbridgeport.