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New Year Pop-up Farmers’ Market This Saturday — January 6, 2021

Our New Year Pop-up Market is Here!
Have you missed the weekly Farmers’ Market? We have missed you! We are excited to bring our Pop-up Farmers’ Markets once a month to the City of Groton. This is a great time to stock up on your favorite items in the New Year.

Our New Year Pop-up Market is this Saturday, January 9 from 10am-1pm in the City Municipal Building located at 295 Meridian Street in Groton. This event will take place indoors in the large auditorium. Masks are required to enter.

At the Market, you will find fresh produce, plants, organic coffee beans, breads, cupcakes, cookies, pies, scones, cannoli, infused olive oils and balsamic vinegar, sauces, locally-caught seafood, honey, chicken, beef, lotion, soap, lip balms, and more.

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Market Scoop

Come out and enjoy local food while shopping in our large indoor auditorium at the City of Groton Municipal Building at 295 Meridian Street. The New Year Pop-up Market will take place on Saturday, January 9 from 10am to 1pm.

    • Absolute Bearing Coffee Company – organic, fair-trade, fresh roasted coffee
    • Burnett’s Country Gardens – fresh produce
    • Delavignes Gourmet Foods – infused olive oils and balsamic vinegar
    • Holy Cannoli – hand-crafted cannoli
    • Pastries by Joyce – fresh baked pies
    • J+R Scallops – fresh seafood
    • Smith Acres LLC – fresh produce
    • Standish Brook Farm – fresh baked goods, bread, eggs, chicken
    • Traveling Italian Chef – specialty sauces including marinara, traditional, and vodka
    • Treatzles Pet Treats – all natural pet treats
    • Whisktopia – artisan cupcakes + cookies
    • Wholly Goat Farm – lotions, soaps, lip balm, honey, chicken + beef


We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!


Save the Dates
The City of Groton Farmers’ Market is excited to be hosting Farmers’ Market Pop-up events during our off-season! Save the date for second Saturdays November through March. Pop-ups will each have their own theme and will be held at the City of Groton Municipal Building at 295 Meridian Street (indoors!) from 10am to 1pm.

  • 1/9/2021 (New Year Market)
  • 2/13/2021 (Valentine Market)
  • 3/13/2021 (St. Patrick’s Day Market)


Interested in joining our Farmers’ Market Pop-ups as a vendor? We would love to talk with you! Email our Farmers’ Market manager at for more information



Thank you for Supporting Our Community During Covid-19

There is no higher priority to us than the safety of our shoppers and vendors. We are keeping the wellness of everyone in mind while also continuing to bring our community access to the food it needs and support the survival of our local farmers and small businesses.

At the Market, we will be following guidelines set out by the State of CT Department of Agriculture and Ledge Light Health District to do our part in keeping our community open and healthy.

Masks are required.
Extra spacing between vendor booths.
Social distancing will be marked both indoors and out.
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the Market.
We will be adhering to capacity limits set by the State of CT.

Trash/Recycling Pick up Dates for Holiday Season — December 21, 2020

Due to the Christmas and New Years holidays the below changes to the trash and recycling pick up schedule will be in effect:

  • Friday, December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day Holiday) – trash or recycling normally picked up on this day will be picked up the day before on Thursday, December 24, 2020
  • Friday, January 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day Holiday) – trash and recycling normally pick up on this day will be picked up on the day before on Thursday, December 31, 2020


Santa in the City – Saturday, 12/19 — December 18, 2020

Santa will journey through the City of Groton on Saturday, December 19th, starting at 1pm. Please catch Santa along his route.

Santa will start at Kinnesbrook Condominiums and will continue on Meridian Street.  He will go right onto North Street to Bridge Street where Santa will loop through Groton Towers.  Santa will go back down Bridge Street to Fairview where he will circle through Grove, Walker Hill, Riverview and Bliven.

Santa will drive south down Thames Street and take left onto Smith where he will pass Fort Griswold and continue onto Monument.  Santa will go right onto Broad Street and then right onto North, continuing on to Mitchell and Benham.

Santa will go right onto Forest and left onto West Elderkin.  He will continue on Benham to Warner, Division and Morse Ave.  Santa will take a right onto Benham again and loop through Chapman, Eastern Point Rd, Nicolas Ave and Trident Place.

Santa will go south down Eastern Point Rd to Bayview and circle through Round Hill to Greenway to Shennecossett Parkway.  Santa will circle through 3 Acre Rd onto Greenview and take a right onto Plant Street.  Santa will continue down Eastern Point Road to Central Blvd, swinging through Eastern Point Beach heading east down Tyler.

Santa will loop around Jupiter Point before heading north on Shennecossett Road to Plant where he will continue onto Eastwood, Tyler, Pennsylvania, Westwood, Laurel, Chestnut and Eastwood.

Santa will continue his route through Branford Manor and through Groton Estates on Mohawk, Nathan Hale, Madison, Paul Revere, Colonial Drive and Liberty.  Santa will go north on Brandegee and onto Litton Avenue.  Santa will go on Old Farm Road and continue to Mirra and Blueberry Drive.

Santa will take Poquonnock Rd to Mitchell Street and continue on Meridian where he will end his tour at the Municipal Building.

Trash/Recycling Pickup Cancelled – Thursday — December 17, 2020

The City of Groton will not be picking up trash or recycling today, Thursday, December 17, 2020. Trash will be picked up tomorrow, Friday, December 18, 2020 and recycling will be picked up next Wednesday, December 23, 2020.  We anticipate normal Friday pickups for tomorrow.

City of Groton Resident Parking Notice for 2021 — December 16, 2020

Residents of certain streets within the City of Groton are allowed to park in posted areas by displaying a residential parking sticker on the vehicle. Parking stickers are valid during the calendar year and are renewable by January ist each year by providing the Police Department with an updated Application for Resident Parking form.

City of Groton Ordinance #215 approved July 5, 2016

The Application for Resident Parking form is available at the Police Department Dispatcher Desk or the City of Groton Police Department page on the city website under the Forms section. The application must be returned to the Police Department for approval. Once approved, the parking sticker will be placed on the vehicle by a representative of the Police Department. The one-time cost is $20 for new applicants and no charge for renewals.


RESIDENT ONLY PERMITS and Visitor Passes: (Only residents of these streets are permitted to park on the following streets and are allowed a designated number of visitor passes.) CENTRAL AVE, MEECH AVE, NICHOLAS AVE, SHORE AVE (from Tyler Ave to #212 Shore Ave), TRITON PL, TYLER AVE (between Eastern Point Road and Shore Avenue)

Any questions please call the City of Groton Police Department 860-445-2451 and ask for Missy Cavanaugh.

Parking Ban – Wednesday 6pm to Thursday 6pm — December 15, 2020


The parking ban will begin on Wednesday (12/16) at 6 PM and end Thursday (12/17) at 6 PM. Forecasts call for our region to receive significant snowfall and this will allow our Highway Department to clear the snow from our roadways. We are also expecting strong coastal winds which could result in sporadic power outages. Please prepare for this event and ensure vehicles are not in violation of this ban. The inconvenience is temporary and it allows rapid removal of snow from our roads. If the forecast holds up this will no doubt be a significant coastal storm.

Parking is prohibited on all City of Groton Streets during this time with the exception that EVEN side parking is permitted on Nathan Hale Drive, Paul Revere Drive and Litton Avenue.
Vehicles parked on hills or near intersections present the most danger for snowplow operators.
Temporary Parking is available at the Eastern Point Beach, The Municipal Parking Lot at 2 Latham Street, and Washington Park.
Vehicles in violation of the snow removal ban may be ticketed and towed at the owners expense.
For questions you can call the City of Groton Police Dispatch at 860-445-2451. Residents are encouraged to register for so you can receive these and other Emergency announcements on your cell phone, VOIP phone and email.
We thank everyone for their cooperation which will assist with plow operations and Police, Fire and EMS egress.

The Great Reindeer Escape! — December 7, 2020

Stuff A Cruiser Food Drive/Coat Drive at St. John’s Church – December 12th — December 4, 2020

Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic – Friday, December 11th — December 2, 2020

Municipal Building Closed After Thanksgiving — November 20, 2020

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the region, the City of Groton will be closing offices to the public beginning Monday, November 30, 2020, with plans to reopen on Monday, December 14, 2020. The Municipal Building closure will help limit any potential post-Thanksgiving increase in COVID-19 cases and protect City employees from possible exposure.

The Municipal Building will be open Thanksgiving week on Monday and Tuesday, November 23 – 24, 2020. City offices will be closed to the public on Wednesday but will be available via phone during normal business hours. Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

While the building is closed, residents and customers may still call City and utility departments for assistance. Groton Utilities customers can pay their utility bills either online through the company website,, or on the phone with a customer service representative at 860-446-4000.

City employees are available to meet with residents or customers by appointment only. Please use the blue drop box located in the front of the Municipal Building to drop off any paperwork for any City department.


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