2024 Voluntown Farmers Market Season

We are currently accepting vendor applications for our 2024 market season!

For application and more information: Vendor Applications (voluntown.biz)


Small Business Summer School- 2023

All summer long, the Connecticut District Office and its Resource Partners – SCORE, SBDC, WBDC, and VBOC host workshops, webinars, and trainings centered around a wide variety of topics — from marketing and financing to government contracting. Check out upcoming events on the SBA website Connecticut Events Calendar.

There is also the SBA Learning Platform, an online forum with programs designed to train and guide business owners as they navigate the various challenges that they’ll surely face. Explore one of the SBA Learning Platform’s many resources today.

  • Learning Center: Running a business is a time-consuming responsibility. Fortunately, the SBA Learning Center features pre-recorded, on-demand lessons that business owners can access on their own terms. The Learning Center’s courses are designed to cover the main stages of business ownership, with objectives that help users master the material. Learn how to plan, launch, manage, grow, and more at the click of a mouse or a touch of the screen.
  • Ascent: Women entrepreneurs can elevate their businesses to new heights with Ascent. A free digital learning platform, Ascent was created by experts in women’s entrepreneurship. There are 12 topics (referred to as Journeys) to explore, and within each journey are several exercises called excursions. Infographics, videos, fireside chats, and more await those who decide to embark.
  • Boots to Business (B2B): Small business ownership is a natural transition for many individuals with military experience. They just need the right tools to achieve entrepreneurial success. That is what B2B offers to veterans, active-duty and transitioning service members, military spouses and National Guard and Reserve members stationed around the globe. Whether online or in person, B2B trains veteran entrepreneurs on the basics of business ownership. For veterans who may not have access to take courses on base, B2B Reboot brings the program directly into communities.

The SBA makes learning flexible and rewarding for small business owners. Consider taking advantage of one of our many small business summer school opportunities. Find out more at sba.gov/learning.

Commission Vacancies

The Voluntown Economic Development Commission has 2 Alternate vacancies. An Alternate gets a voting seat during a meeting in the event of a full board member’s absence. Alternates make it possible for us to hold meetings in the event that full commission members are unable to attend. If you are interested in being appointed to as Alternate commissioner, please fill out the Town of Voluntown Volunteer Form and return it to the Town Clerk’s Office.

Come to our next meeting and see what we do! The EDC meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7PM- except in July and August we have no meetings.

2023 Market Season is Starting Soon!

Farmer’s Market Volunteers Needed

Do you know of any middle school or high school students looking for community service hours? We have volunteer positions available at the Voluntown Farmers Market. Please contact EDC@voluntown.gov for more information.



EDC Special Meeting: How Can We Make Pachaug State Forest a Voluntown Destination?

A Special Economic Development Commission meeting is being held on Saturday, February 16, at 10:00AM in Town Hall Meeting Room with special guest Mark Darren of DEEP. View the agenda here.

How can we make Pachaug State Forest a Voluntown destination?

WE need your input. 

This Saturday 2-16-19 Town Hall meeting room 10 AM.


Commissioners Needed

The Economic Development Commission has 1 seated member vacancy, and 3 alternate member vacancies. The Economic Development Commission meets on the Third Thursday of every month (except July and August) at 5:30PM in Town Hall Meeting Room. The mission of the Voluntown Economic Development Commission is to foster economic development in Voluntown and increase the tax base by retaining existing businesses and helping them grow, encouraging indigenous business start-up, and recruiting light industry. The Voluntown EDC currently sponsors the Voluntown Farmers’ Market. The EDC is working on several projects that promote Voluntown as an outdoor recreation tourist destination.  Alternate members are needed to fill the seats of seated members when needed for a meeting quorum. For more information the Economic Development Commission, visit the EDC website and/or visit the next meeting on January 17 at 5:30PM in Town Hall Meeting Room.

Voluntown Volunteers Day

The Voluntown Economic Development Commission is planning a Voluntown Volunteers Day at the Voluntown Farmers’ Market on September 30th. If your Voluntown non profit group is seeking volunteers and would like to have a table at the market, please let us know by September 25. Email us at EDC@voluntown.gov. Thank you!

Commissioners and Volunteers Needed

The Voluntown Economic Development Commission is currently seeking Commissioners, Alternates, and Volunteers. The EDC meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 in the Town Hall Meeting Room.  The next meeting is Thursday, September 2oth.

If you are a Voluntown Resident and would like to be a Commissioner or Alternate, please forward a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen.

Volunteers are needed to help with the planning, and running of the Voluntown Farmers’ Market. If we do not get any new Commissioners or Volunteers, we are at risk of losing the market for next season!

The EDC is working on other projects to promote Voluntown as an outdoor recreation tourist destination.

The EDC has also been working on how to present the town to businesses that are suitable to this area.

Help is needed wtih all of these ongoing projects. If you can not make meeting, but still can Volunteer, please send us an email at EDC@Voluntown.gov.