The KNOW GOOD Market kicks off its second season on April 13 from 5-8pm in the Parkville neighborhood of Hartford. The market is held on the second Thursday of each month from April-November touting local vendors, music and food to area residents and visitors. In their first season over 2,500 people ventured to the open air festival which was "designed to promote the collective culture of Hartford" and "seeks to engage the community’s heart and stomach."
This year the usual crew of food vendors will be back, including Mercado, Yardbird, Samba Cuisine, Let's Start from Scratch and Heirloom Market. Artisan vendors will be located next door in The Dirt Salon. New this year are the additions of Cafe 55, just across the street, serving crepes, and Story and Soil Coffee, opening soon on Capitol Ave serving coffee drinks.
Each market we will be sponsoring an additional food truck appearance and this April Chief Brody's Banh Mi will be joining us! Chief Brody's is based out of New Haven and serves one of the best banh mi sandwiches around. If you aren't familiar with the banh mi, it is a French-Vietnamese sandwich served on a warm crusty baguette. It can be stuffed with your choice of braised Berkshire pork, curry lemongrass chicken thighs, craft beer brats, organic egg frittata or vegan sausage. They then top it with pickled carrots and daikon, fresh cucumber and cilantro, pate, funky aioli and sweet soy glaze. It is seriously addicting. If you need a gluten free option they also serve a noodle bowl with cold rice noodles that really hits the spot.
As usual, Hog River Brewery, who abuts the market property will be open during the festival, and this year they are brewing up something special to help celebrate. Their KNOW GOOD Pale Ale will be making its debut during the April market. It will be available for purchase throughout the entire market season.
The KNOW GOOD Market is held from 5-8pm on the second Thursday of each month from April-November. It is located at 30-50 Bartholomew Ave. Hartford, CT. There is a parking lot located across the street, bike parking and is just one block from the CT Fastrak Parkville stop.