The Bristol Farmers Market runs every Saturday, rain or shine, from June 20 through October 31, 2020 from 10am-1pm in downtown across from City Hall. Products will range from farm fresh vegetables, fruits and products from local farms; to homemade beef jerky; to baked goods, coffee, maple syrup and other locally-produced products. For 2020, we’re excited to welcome back many of the same vendors and a few new ones. Food trucks will also be a staple again this year. See this week’s vendor list below.
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture has deemed farmers markets an essential activity, allowing the Bristol Farmers Markets to continue this summer as an access point to provide a safe and reliable nutritious food source to the community.
The safety of our vendors and the customers who will be shopping at the market is our first priority. The City has worked with the State Department of Agriculture and the Bristol-Burlington Health District to develop guidelines for the market.
Before visiting the market on Saturday, we ask the community to please review the following guidelines, which can also be downloaded in link above:
Only two weeks in the 2020 season, once again this week we’ll have a full house of vendors and several guests!
The popular Trash-to-Treasure will be back in the empty parking lot off of Hope Street, south of the Farmers Market. The popular Trash-to-Treasure program offers unwanted and gently used furniture items recovered from the Bristol Transfer Station. Items will be available FREE to the public on Saturday from 10 am until 1 pm. All items must be picked up between 10 am and 1 pm on Saturday, October 24.
October 24 is National Drug Take Back Day – the Bristol Police Department, in cooperation with Bristol Eliminating Substance Use Together (B.E.S.T) and the DEA, will be hosting a drug take back event from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.. Unwanted drugs will be collected and properly disposed of by our personnel at that time.
The Bristol Police Youth Cadets will have a table at the Bristol Farmers Market to sell raffle calendars for the month of November to help raise money and bring awareness to and for Stations Day, High Stress Day, the Cadet Police Academy, and to fund the Youth Cadet’s CPR Training. Please support them by purchasing a raffle.
Bristol Health will have a booth to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month and the importance of early detection through mammograms and yearly exams with their health providers. Attending will be Bristol Health’s Breast Nurse Navigator/Program Coordinator, Rachael Marlin, and Dr. Elizabeth Brady, the new Medical Director and Breast Surgeon of the Beekley Center for Breast Health and Wellness. Nurse Navigator of the Cancer Care Center, Robyn Rakowski and Jeannie Robbins, MSN, RN, NE-BC, RN-BC, Clinical Service Line Director for the Bristol Health Cancer Care Center will be providing educational information and materials to the community.
Ray’s CARSTAR is supplying a Pink Buggy that will be on site for visitors to view and sign the car to support “Pinktober” at Bristol Health! The cost is $5.00 per signature and the donations will go directly to the Beekley Center for Breast Health and Wellness. The Beekley Fund offers comfort care services for their patients, free mammograms, massage therapy, survivorship events and more.
Music will be provided by Sweet Stache.
EXPECTED VENDORS FOR OCTOBER 24:
Amazing Love Farm
Better Baking By Beth
Firefly Hollow Brewing
Green Acres Farm
Nature View Farm
Perkins Pure Sugar House
Twin Pines Farm
West’s Side Jerky
*PLEASE NOTE: Vendor list is subject to change each week based on vendor staff availability and health.
Enjoy this video from the 2019 season!