EVERY FRIDAY | JULY 1 – OCTOBER 28, 2022 | 10am – 2pm

In 1643, the General Court of Connecticut established a weekly Market to be held in Hartford. Come shop local and visit the current Farmers Market, established in 2011 with that original Market in mind. Our goal is to offer a variety of products from as many farmers and artisan vendors as possible. We are committed to offering a vibrant marketplace in downtown Hartford where local farmers and artisans can enjoy coming together with the community to share the best of what Connecticut has to offer. The Old State House Farmers Market runs from late spring through mid-fall, ensuring that our patrons enjoy the ultimate in seasonal variety for many months of the year!

2022 Season

Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market will be held every Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, beginning July 1 and running through October 28. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market will follow all current regulations and guidance from the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture. Thank you for your help in making the 2022 Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market a success!

New This Year: SNAP Accepted

For the first time, Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market will accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) tokens. Simply bring your EBT card to the table with the sign that says “SNAP/EBT Accepted Here”. The Market Manager will swipe your card for the amount that you want.

Visit Us

Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market, located in bustling and historic downtown Hartford, provides local workers and city residents with access to farm fresh produce and the opportunity to experience a bit of country atmosphere right in the heart of the city! Featuring Connecticut Grown farmers, crafters, and lively music, shoppers at the Farmers Market can feel good knowing that they are supporting local agriculture and helping to build the local economy.

Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market is located at 800 Main Street in Hartford, on the East brick plaza near the lawn, within the wrought iron fence surrounding Connecticut’s Old State House. We are conveniently located on the city bus route and are within a few blocks of free DASH shuttle service stops.  Metered parking is available on nearby side streets, and Connecticut’s Old State House will validate parking for the State House Square Garage at 55 Market Street, which reduces your cost to a flat $5 fee when you exit the garage.

While you’re here, make a trip inside Connecticut’s Old State House. Visit our restored historic Senate and House chambers, learn the stories of famous Connecticut residents, discover Connecticut’s role in history and explore our unique Museum of Curiosities. Walk the halls, hear the stories, be inspired!  Connecticut’s Old State House is open from noon to 5:00 pm, with the last admission at 4:00 pm.

Free Lunchtime Concert Series at the Farmers Market

Join us for our annual FREE Summer Concert Series every Friday at noon. Stop by to hear a different band play each week on the East Lawn of Connecticut’s Old State House. Bring your lunch and enjoy the music! Concerts begin at noon and will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

July 1: Fiesta del Norte

July 8: Nelson Bello Jazz Trio

July 15: Nu Haven Kapelye

July 22: Snowhaus

July 29: Inner Groove

August 5: Jeremy Haddad

August 12: Jake Kulak & the Low Down Band

August 19: Stanley Maxwell

August 26: Red & Yellow

September 2: I Guru

September 9: Audrey Mae Bluegrass Band

September 16: KC Sisters

September 23: The Meadows Brothers

September 30: Nekita Waller

October 7: The Band of Steady Habits


Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market invites participation from farmers who provide high-quality, Connecticut-grown products, and from Connecticut-based artisans of original, hand-crafted and self-manufactured quality goods.


For more information, please contact:

Nicole Sousa

Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market Manager

Phone: (860) 522-6766, extension 23
Email: Nicole.Sousa@cga.ct.gov
800 Main St., Hartford, CT 06103


Vendor Forms and Information

  1. OSHFM Policies and Procedures
  2. OSHFM Farmer/Food Vendor Application
  3. OSHFM Crafter Application
  4. OSHFM Vendor Contract