Held weekly on the Town Green, the Colchester Farmers’ Market is another great Sunday market known for its small town charm and all things local. Get there early (the market runs from 9am to 1pm) for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, seafood and more. While the market does have all the wonderful things you expect to find at a farmers’ market, this one also features many local artisans.
This year the market is hosting a few special events including a kids' market on August 23 featuring Nutmeg Collective members Milo and Molly and Treefort Naturals as well as some of our collective friends. Laurie Lynne’s Jewelry will be doing a free clay bead workshop for kids, and local kids will even have the opportunity to sell their own handmade items.
On September 13 the market will host an event dedicated to highlighting local artisans. In addition to market regulars like Purring Pottery, Treefort Naturals and Spencer Hill Jewelry, artisans from around the state will be there to display and sell their beautiful items. You can even expect to see a wheel-thrown pottery demo and a fiber artist spinning yarn from raw wool.
If you are looking for a laid back Sunday market to visit this summer, Colchester may be just the place for you. And if you’d like to make a day of your visit, go into town, grab some Cato Corner cheese and fresh bread from the market and head over to Priam Vineyards for a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting.
Open every Sunday from 9am-1pm from June to October on the Colchester Town Green
Owner of Treefort Naturals, mom to 3 young kiddos and nature lover, Jessica Eveleigh started making soap as part of an eco-conscious lifestyle overhaul. Her handcrafted soap business offers natural alternatives to commercial products, all made with 100% natural & organic ingredients.