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Bridgeport Farmers Market Returning To Antique Taco, Now On Mondays

Unlike the last two years, the event will now be on Mondays, and will be held within Antique Taco’s patio, instead of in the parking lot

Bridgeport's farmers market kicks off Monday.
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BRIDGEPORT — The farmers market at Bridgeport’s Antique Taco is coming back for a third year, albeit on a different night and in a slightly new home. 

Antique Taco’s Bridgeport City Market will return to the restaurant at 1000 W. 35th St. on Monday, and will run from 4-8 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 16. Like in years past, the market will include an eclectic mix of produce, food items and rotating gift vendors. 

Unlike the last two years, the event will now be on Mondays, and will be held within Antique Taco’s patio, instead of in the parking lot. Moving to Mondays will allow more families busy during summer weekends to attend, and frees up vendors who are busy with other weekend events, said Ashley Ortiz, who co-owns Antique Taco with her husband, Rick. 

“People find themselves more available on Mondays in the summer,” Ashley said. 

This year’s mix of vendors features speciality produce and food items with an emphasis on local, including produce from Urban Growers Collective, honey from Bike A Bee and fresh pressed juice from Beverly-based Bani’s Beets. Rotating non-food vendors will include a vintage goods seller, a bookstore and stationary shop. (Click here for a full list of vendors.)

“It’s serving those people who want a specialty that they can’t get in the neighborhood,” Ashley said. 

Antique Taco took over production of the local farmers market in 2017, the third iteration of the fest that was previously held at the Bridgeport Arts Center and a neighborhood parking lot.

The farmers market is now just one of a number of events held at Antique Taco, which opened at the corner of 35th and Morgan streets in 2016. The restaurant also holds food truck festivals, a retro car show and a market featuring exclusively kid-operated vendors. 

“We try to keep it creative,” Ashley said of the events. 

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