The Hamden Farmers Market is a place to buy fresh, local produce and artisan goods in a safe, festive, community atmosphere. We are building opportunities to directly connect local farms and artists to our richly diverse Hamden communities as well as uplift and feature the myriad of Hamden businesses organizations right in our own backyard.
The Hamden Farmers Market is committed to creating a diverse marketplace with the highest quality products produced locally. Although the market will not be bound to apply a particular set of selection criteria in every instance and must reserve unconditional discretion to accept or refuse anyone as a vendor, the market organizers consider many factors when evaluating vendor applications.
Priority is given to those regional farmers and producers who bring product to market that is grown and harvested on farmland in (and surrounding) Connecticut, that they own and/or operate
Preference will be given to local producers when space becomes available at the market, without compromising quality
Product quality, presentation and customer service
Consistently high product quality: fresh and flavorful
Clean and attractive displays
Courteous, strong customer service and knowledgeable staff
Foster a connection between the vendor and the consumer
Conduct and compliance
History of compliance with market rules and federal, state and local regulations