These two farmers will be at the market every week:
Beckett Farms, LLC
The Beckett family started farming in Glastonbury in 1973, when Chip’s father bought the Old Cider Mill to keep it from being developed into condominiums after the original condo sale fell through. Chip worked during off times in college and vet school until 1982, and returned to Glastonbury in 1983 to start his own practice and help out with the farm. In 1985, he bought the farm next door to build the veterinary clinic, Beckett and Associates, and adds the acreage to the Cider Mill property. Originally, we sold most things to the Cider Mill, along with wholesalers in Hartford. We have gradually sold to more stands and added farmer’s markets two years ago, when his daughter, Leah, was old enough to drive to the markets. The CSA is the next evolution for our farm, to let people see and share what we do with our productive land and good weather.
They are the proud grower’s of quality plants, fruits, and vegetables, and fun ornamentals since 1898. Gotta’s Farm and Cider Mill is a 4th generation farm established in 1898. They now have two seasonal retail locations -- Gotta’s Farm on Rte 17 and the QP Market on Rte 66, both in Portland, CT. They are the proud growers of quality plants, fruits, vegetables and fun ornamentals, and they offer strawberries, peaches, apples and pears that you can pick yourself when they are in season. Gotta’s Farm maintains a farmstand bakery with fabulous pies, breads, and cookies, and they participate in three regional Farmers’ Markets. Gotta's Farm is now open for our 112th Season. All our annual flowering and vegetable plants are grown here from the best hybrid seed available. Come by and pick some of their delicious, fresh strawberries! There fields are located on Main St. in Portland, Connecticut. Picking hours are from 8am-8 pm.
These vendors will be at the market each week:
The Arc Eatery
Hot Beverages (Coffee, Decaf Coffee and Tea)
Cold Beverages (Orange, Grapefruit and Cranberry Juice)
Muffins (Blueberry and Corn), Bagels, Croissants, Danish
Breakfast Sandwiches (Bacon, egg and cheese - Sausage, egg and cheese) (9-11AM)
Lunch Sandwiches (Various) (11am-1pm)
Casertano's Greenhouse and Farms
Many of the vendors listed below will be participating this season, but will be attending on a variable schedule:
Al's Kettle Corn
Bayberry Meadow Herbs
Handmade herbal soaps, Whipped shea butter skin products, Herbal cooking
blends, Dried herbs, and Black/green/Colonial teas.
Bird Houses Plus
Christian Pentecostal Church
Thursdays - Bakery items
Health and Vitality with Plants and Nutrition
First United Methodist Church
Hotter the Better
The Hotter The Better specializes in all-natural healthy eats. Our award winning pickled green tomato wedges started as a family recipe with generations of fine tuning. Outside of being an addicting and tasty treat on their own, we've also built a list of fantastic recipes and complimentary food parings. Offering flavors from mild to blazing hot means there is a flavor for everyone!
Nana's Ice Cream Truck
OmNomNom Jams & Jellies
Party Plus - "The Waffleman"
Saturdays - Custom order bakery featuring cupcakes, cake pops, wedding and special occasion cakes, tea parties and cooking lessons.
Hot dogs and beverages from a silver cart
Whimsical Olive Branch
Thursdays - Infused olive oils, vinegars, pestos, savory jams, gift/baskets, occasion favors. Thursdays.