What do we do? Watch the video! Who are we? Scroll down.
The Norfolk Farmers Market is a nonprofit project sponsored by the Town of Norfolk. Its goals are to establish a permanent regional farmers market with a wide variety of locally produced offerings that will draw consumers from a broad area, to thereby increase profits for producers who are already established and to create an outlet for small producers who otherwise might not be able to reach consumers directly. Along the way, we hope to encourage producers to diversify and test the profitability of specialty items, and to generally encourage local agriculture and handicrafts.
Our steering committee sets policies, recruits vendors and manages publicity. The manager and his assistant, handle day-to-day operations. We thank the many people and businesses who have contributed! See below.
Steering committee: Jan Alteri, Lisa Auclair, Emily Bronson, Frank Christinat, Valerie Johnson, Darla Lovett, Doug McDevitt, Ted Moy, Grant Mudge, Jennie Rackliffe, Margaret Saxe, Mary Jo Tomaselli, Richard Tomaselli, George Vinick and James Zazra.
Manager: Rusty Warner
Assistant manager: Jordan Rose Lee
Graphics: Rusty Warner
Photography: Bruce Frisch
Website development: David Donihue
Technical assistance: Jim Jasper
Market video: Tom and Celia McGowan
Many groups and people have come together to make this market possible. Thanks to the Town of Norfolk and its residents for their support and encouragement; the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and the Norfolk Coalition for Sound Growth for start-up funding; to the National Iron Bank, Litchfield Hills Mobile Veterinary Clinic, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Infinity Hall, Aija, AB Bazzano Fuel, Betsy Little Real Estate, Blackberry River Inn, Eileen Fitzgibbons, George’s Norfolk Garage, Haystack Pizza, Kate Johnson, Klebe Fuel Co., Ledgebrook Spirit Shop, Locust Lane Realty, Manor House Inn, Michael Sconyers and Molly Ackerly, MI Media Services, Mountain Spirit, Mountain View Inn, Norfolk Hair Station, Robert Pallone CPA, Ruthie Melville, Theodore Marolda DDS, Thomson Canoe Works, Broad Field Farm and many anonymous donors for funding music and special projects; to Bruce Hanke and Aaron Frisch for their graphic design; to Heather Morrical for webmastering our previous site; to Giordano Signs and Graphics for donating date decals and stands for our signs, and to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Green Pastures Fund for a grant supporting this Web site. Thanks also to our Friends of the Market, who have spent many hours helping make the market go.
Last, but not least, we thank our vendors and our customers…they are what this market is all about.
Hours, dates and vendor fees are posted on our Become a Vendor page. Read about our Friends of the Norfolk Farmers Market program, become a market volunteer and keep up with market news, events and more by subscribing to our Latest News. And send us a letter or an email with your comments and suggestions. Our mailing address is PO Box 552, Norfolk CT 06058.