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Launched in June 2014, Black Rock Farmers Market focuses on the following: sustainability, educating its customers on the importance of good health, providing economic development opportunities to entrepreneurs and small businesses and making fresh local produce available to the community. In just two years, the Black Rock Farmers Market has become a proven and successful platform for small business acceleration and job creation for small and local businesses that have both increased revenue and expanded their operations through their participation in the market. In its first year, the Black Rock Farmers Market averaged 590 customers weekly. In 2015 attendance grew by a 27% increase with an average of 750 customers weekly. read more

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Vendors

Seasonal food, artisans and music together in one marketplace provide our customers and neighbors with several reasons to gather on the field and enjoy a Saturday morning together.

Paul’s Custom Pet Food
Hartford Prints
Ascent Soy Candles
Yumelish
Rayne Home Decor
OM Pajamas
Kardamas
Friends & Company Kitchen
BJ’s Bites
Sweet Acre Farm
Maitri Farm
The Cheesy Smoke House
Along Came Carol
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FAIRFIELD BREAD COMPANY
OPENHEART APOTHECARY
BBA
ALL SOUPED UP
RIVERSIDE BAKING
A Pinch of Salt
ARADIA FARM
Sport Hill Farm
Tipsy Cones
Red Bee
Pious Bird
Whisk and Brush
Scent Sational Scrubs
Made in Bridgeport
Source Coffeehouse
Kate Stephen Jewelry
Claysonnets
Creative Shepard Farm
Elegantly Casual Cuisine
Granola by Jen
Jane’s Good Food
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2015 Total Market Attendees

3825

Donuts Enjoyed by Market Attendees

2500

Hootenanny Celebration Attendees

750

Veggie Plants Harvested for Market

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Market Founders

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Karyn Leito

Co-Founder and Owner of the Black Rock farmers Market LLC, a Member of the Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative and Chair of its Marketing Group, and a Member of the Advisory Board for the Bridgeport Food Policy Council.  She is also a Freelance Photographer and Stylist.  In addition, Mrs. Leito has over 20 years experience in marketing, branding, advertising, design, creative event planning and fundraising for small businesses and non-profits.

Michelle Margo

Co-Founder and Owner of the Black Rock Farmers market LLC, Chair of the Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative and a Member of the Advisory Board for the Bridgeport Food Policy Council.  She is also a Consultant for the Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District and is involved in re-vitalization projects for Downtown Bridgeport, Ms Margo has over 20 years experience in strategic execution, marketing, finance, and project management in a variety of roles within different organizations and industries that range from hedge funds to non-profits.

Bridgeport based Cultural Heritage Photography Project Jay Misencik Photography

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Black Rock Farmers Market is easily accessible by car (exit 24 off I-95), or by train to Fairfield Metro Station, or by bike to 481 Brewster Street.

Black Rock Farmers Market is only 60 miles from NYC.

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