Get Your Grocery Bags Ready: Danbury Farmers Market Will Open on June 22

If you feel ready for fresh produce, baked goods, eggs, jam, yummy delights, plants, fun activities, live music, and more, then it is time to join the CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market every Saturday, from June 22 through October 19, from 10 am – 2 pm.

For 15 years, the CityCenter Farmers’ Market has been an integral part of Danbury, fulfilling its mission of providing equitable access to fresh food for the community. 

Opening day will introduce new vendors, and more events, beginning with Yoga sessions, food demos, and health screenings.

If it's raining, the CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market will be held inside the Patriot Garage at 1 Patriot Drive, the regular parking spot adjacent to the green.

“We are sending out text messages every Friday to remind folks about the market and give them updates. Sign-ups are through our website at,” explained Co-Founder/Director/Nutritionist, Peggy Zamore, at Danbury FarmersMarket Community Collaborative.

The Market accepts payments in cash and credit cards. According to its website, the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative (DFMCC) enables Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) recipients to use their benefits at the market and match an unlimited amount per market to buy nutritious food. DFMCC also matches Senior and Women, Infant & Children’s program (WIC), and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Cards (FMNP).

For those not receiving government food assistance, Fruit and Veggie Health Certificates are available through some community organizations, including a community health center and the Association of Religious Communities, as part of some of their summer health programs.

Families will enjoy weekly music, bi-weekly food demos/nutrition workshops with a $15 incentive - first come first served; health screenings, community organization info tables, kids' games, and a veggie treasure hunt with bubbles for the prize.

“Our weekly programs, nutrition workshops, music, and special events, change each week and we often make last-minute changes to include timely, interesting, or just plain fun stuff!” explained Zamore.

“Come support our local farmers and small businesses by purchasing their fresh produce and homemade crafts. Two-hour courtesy parking with a code provided by a volunteer is available at the Patriot Parking Garage at 21 Delay Street,” concluded Zamore.

The CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market is located at 1 Ives Street. It will run from June 22 through October 19, except on Saturday, August 24. For weekly emails and text reminders, to register as a vendor, check the entertainment, or get a free bus pass from the market, sign up on their website at Activities are added often.