Become a Vendor

The Norfolk Farmers Market welcomes inquiries from interested farmers, food producers and artisans who meet its guidelines. It is especially seeking vendors of cow’s milk cheeses, cured meats, seafood, mushrooms, nuts, melons, grapes, berries and cherries, peaches and pears, confections and milk, and artisans who make quilts, musical instruments and fine leather goods.

Please read our policies and procedures and the information below, then complete and submit the form at the bottom of the page so that our manager can get in touch with you promptly.

Location and hours

The Norfolk Farmers Market is located in the northwest corner of Litchfield County, Connecticut, on the Massachusetts border. Our town is fondly known as the Icebox of Connecticut, but we’ll give you a warm welcome when you visit.

Our indoor winter season is held inside Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave., Norfolk, Connecticut, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., January-April, and we also have a pre-Thanksgiving market at the same place and hours.
Our outdoor season is held at 19 Maple Ave., Norfolk, Connecticut, one block north of Route 44 in front of Town Hall, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., May-October.
Our December holiday market is inside Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road (Route 272), just south of Route 44, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (an extra hour).

Vendors eligible for acceptance

  • Farmers who grow at least 70 percent of what they offer for sale. What they do not grow on their premises should come from within 50 miles of Norfolk.
  • Food producers who make dishes such as baked goods, preserves, soups or sauces. Ingredients for such products must be of local origin to the fullest possible extent.
  • Artisans who offer for sale non-food products that they have made, manufactured or otherwise produced themselves.

Space is available by advance reservation. The market manager reviews applications and presents them to the steering committee, which makes the final decisions. The manager and committee continually review vendors’ offerings to be sure that market standards are maintained during the season. The committee reserves the right to occasionally allow sales of other high quality items that it believes will enhance the market and add special value for its customers.

Please note that, due to limited space, the pre-Thanksgiving and Jan.-Apr. markets are for farmers and food producers only.

The Norfolk Farmers Market is nonprofit. Vendor fees, grants and donations are earmarked to pay for the manager, advertising and promotion, signs and any other necessary expenses. Any extra funds are used to keep fees as low as possible.

Market dates (all Saturdays)

2017
Indoor season: January 7 and 2, February 4 and 18, March 4 and 18, April 1 and 15
Summer season: May 13 through October 7
Pre-Thanksgiving indoor market: November 18
Holiday market: December 2
2018
Indoor season: Starts in January, dates to be announced
Summer season: Starts in May, dates to be announced

Fees

(subject to change)
$30     Single market, indoor Jan.-Apr. season
$25     Single market, summer season
$30     Single space, pre-Thanksgiving indoor market
$40     Single space, holiday market (special: $25, Barnadette’s Bookstore)
$325   Full summer season (22 markets)
$225   11 markets during the summer season for specified dates

All accepted vendors of food and potentially dangerous items must supply proof of insurance, with the policy naming the Town of Norfolk as an additional insured. Every vendor is responsible for having any license(s) that may be required, and for his or her own canopy, table and any other furnishings needed.

Vendor Inquiry Form for Norfolk, Connecticut, Farmers Market