EVERY FRIDAY | JUNE 16 – OCTOBER 13, 2023 | 10am – 2pm

In 1643, the General Court of Connecticut established a weekly Market to be held in Hartford. Come shop local and visit our current day Farmers Market, established in 2011. 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!

2023 Season

Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market will be held every Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, beginning June 16 and running through October 13. 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 2023 Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market a success!

SNAP Accepted

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 West brick plaza on the Main Street side of the building. 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, stop by a free outdoor concert between noon and 1:00 pm!  The Summer Concert Series features a different live local band each Friday right at the Farmers Market.


You may also like to 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.

Farmers Market Recipes

Zucchini Pizzas

1 medium zucchini Sliced pepperoni Shredded parmesan Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice zucchini into 1/4″ rounds and lay out on a baking sheet. Top each round with 1 piece […]


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) 240-5335
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