Small business has always had a place in America. This holds true for Tonn’s Marketplace. When Jordan Tonn took over his grandfather’s business five years ago, he envisioned a future that involved a small store on the property. He wanted a place to sell his farms fruits and vegetables to keep the farm going. And a roadside stand wasn’t big enough to support the business.

Jordan also wanted to have a place that supported Connecticut farmers and local businesses. After two solid years of planning and zoning approvals, Tonn’s Marketplace was born with the support of its surrounding community. 

The marketplace, located in Burlington, CT, keeps their primary focus and pride on local goods along with providing their customers with products they can’t get elsewhere.

Depending on the growing season and the shortness of it, the store offers something new every week. If you were to walk into the marketplace now, their store would provide you with a fantastic collection of products like local soaps, honey, maple syrup, milk, eggs, and even excellent holiday gift ideas along with baked goods and animal treats.

Tonn’s Marketplace is a solid example of how a local business can transform the area and views on small business on how they work with local farms and businesses.

You’ll find local brands like Arethusa, Lamothe’s Maple Syrup, Hilltop Apiaries, and Paws and Claws Bakery sitting on their shelves. Jordan has shown what a vision, hard work, good old fashioned American ingenuity can do, and how a local business can stand tall among others. 

It’s best to visit them fast for some last-minute produce along with a holiday gift for your loved one. As a farm store, they are closing at the end of the month and will reopen mid-March with a wide array of Connecticut-grown flowers!

Tonn’s Marketplace is located at 418 Milford Street in Burlington, Connecticut. For more information visit

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