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Apple Festival at Ellington Farmers' Market

The event has already taken a place at this date: 
9 am-12pm


0-15 months 15 months - 2 years 2-3 years 4-5 years 6-8 years 9-12 years Teenagers All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids


Arbor Park
Main St
Ellington, CT, 06029
United States


Contact name: 
Dianne Trueb
Visit the Ellington Farmer's Market with your families for fresh, local food, entertainment, activities and tons more. Each week has a different theme!

The market features forty vendors bringing a wide variety of locally grown and produced food items.  A host of guest vendors will add a wide variety to the to the weekly offerings of local produce, plants and flowers, dairy, beef, pork, lamb, seafood, poultry, cheese, honey, baked goods, specialty foods, alpaca products, handmade soaps, natural body and cleaning products, artisan wares and more.

In an effort to make healthy locally grown foods more available and affordable to the low the income population, the market has recently acquired a 501c3 non-profit status and hopes to increase funding for their matching SNAP (formally called food stamps) program through tax deductible donations.  Last year the market matched over $2000 in SNAP benefits and inspires to increase that amount in 2017.  Individuals can receive up to $20 per week in tokens to shop at the market. Over 500 individuals or families receive SNAP benefits in Ellington alone. When including the five towns that boarder Ellington that number increases to over 3200.   SNAP transactions can be made at the central market booth with the big green banner.

The market also sponsors a Power of Produce Club for kids 5-12 which will run June 17th through September 2nd. The club empowers kids to make healthy food choices through educational activities, samples of produce and the distribution of $2 tokens for children to purchase fresh produce at the market.  Over $1200 dollars in tokens where distributed last year.

 Each Saturday guest vendors and special events will focus on a particular theme for that day such as "Happiness is a Warm Puppy" which includes a Rabies and Microchip Clinic, The Zucchini 500 Drag Race and "Youth Market Day" when local youngsters under 18 can sell their home-grown produce.   Every market Saturday promises to be a lively community event providing education, entertainment and the celebration of Ellington’s rich agricultural heritage, while promoting and supporting local farmers and entrepreneurs.

Additional market information can be found on the Ellington Farmers Market website, by following their Facebook page, and by signing up for the weekly newsletter via the website or by emailing  Donations to fund matching SNAP and Kids Power of Produce can be submitted via the website also.