MILFORD — Residents will soon have twice a week to stock up on farm-fresh produce.

The Downtown Milford Farmers’ Market and Walnut Beach Farmers’ Market will each host more than 20 vendors, with the downtown market opening June 11 and the beach market starting June 9, according to Market Master Marijo Downs.

The Downtown Market will be open Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until October 8, while the Walnut Beach Market will be open Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. until September 15.

“We’re thrilled for both of them, and I’m thrilled to see friends who come to these farmers’ markets every week,” Downs said. “I have two farms for Walnut Beach and three farms for the downtown farmer’s market.”


Bethany’s Clover Nook Farm, Branford’s Vaiuso Farms, Inc., and Milford’s River Crest Farm will be at the Milford Downtown Farmers Market.

“River Crest Farms produces exotic vegetables. They have things that you wouldn’t usually find in a store,” Downs said. “They try to think outside the box, which I love.”

At the Walnut Beach Farmers Market, Gazy Brothers Farm of Oxford and Smith’s Acres, LLC, of ​​Niantic will provide fresh fruits and vegetables.

The Downtown Farmer’s Market will feature 20 vendors, including Bee’s Cupcake Bites, Butter and Cream Bakery, Besoleze Candles, Strong Sauce and more. At the Walnut Beach Farmer’s Market, there will be 22 vendors, including Ashley Hands Pottery, Wave Hill Bakery, Helping Hands, Dream Creations and more.

Down said she wanted both farmers’ markets to be successful community events for people to come together.

“I’m going to have a schedule of events both downtown and Walnut Beach,” she said. “He tells them what activities are coming up and what they need to be a part of in the community.”

Besides the food trucks at the Walnut Beach Farmers Market, Downs said she wants to get people to enjoy the local shops and restaurants in the area.

“We always have music on both sites,” she said. “So people can bring their lawn chairs if they want.”

She said organizers were also excited about the possibility of bringing back activities for children.

“The third week of the month we’re going to try to have activities for the kids like a hula hoop, juggler, cornhole and games that they can have fun and play,” she said.