EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut is celebrating National Farmers Market Week.
The goal is to highlight the vital role that farmers’ markets play in the country’s food system. State officials say farmers markets fuel local economies and have increased access to fresh, locally grown food for vulnerable populations.
Not only do they feature products from local farms, but also bakeries. People can also buy local soap, sauces, dog treats and more.
“Fresh tomatoes are always popular, and we have a local bakery and their baked goods are popular as well,” said Michelle Benivegna, market manager for the East Haven Farmers Market. “They’re made fresh every morning. But in terms of produce, eggplants, strawberries, tomatoes and squash blossoms have also been very popular right now.”
The farmers market in East Haven is so popular that they started it a month earlier in mid-June. It runs every Sunday until October 2.
A complete list of farmers markets in Connecticut is available here.