Every Thursday & Saturday, July 6-Oct. 14 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oak St. Beach Parking Lot
The Tony Inzero Farmers Market is sponsored by the city and has operated since 2000 — first on the West Haven Green, and since 2022 next to the Oak Street Beach parking lot off Captain Thomas Boulevard.
The market, nestled on the right side of the beach lot, will include state farmers selling homegrown fruits and vegetables and crafters selling wares from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays through Oct. 14.
It will feature artisan breads by Hoffman Unlimited LLC, sauces and jams by Chile King LLC, and salts, oils and vinegars by Dash N’ Drizzle.
The farmers market is partnering with ArtsWest CT this season to showcase a variety of entertainment, such as live performances and unique demonstrations, at the Saturday markets.
The market will also include more than 20 different vendors, crafters, organizations and food trucks during the season.
The Thursday markets will feature What the Truck?! BBQ, in addition to ice cream at both markets.
Parking is available in the Oak Street municipal lot and on Palace Street. Oak Street is on the senior shuttle route and the CTtransit route. In addition, a van will run from the West Haven Senior Center, 201 Noble St., to Oak Street at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.
The Department of Elderly Services will start distributing reusable farmers market cards to eligible city residents around the second week of July. Residents 60 and older who meet income requirements are eligible for $24 vouchers in the form of electronic cards. For information on the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program, call the department at 203-937-3507.
The farmers market was dedicated in 2010 in memory of Anthony F. “Tony” Inzero, a leader in the downtown business community who co-owned Flower Affair on Campbell Avenue with Betty DelVecchio for many years. Inzero was a founding member and longtime president of the West Haven Business Association who spearheaded a variety of events and programs to drum up business for fellow merchants, including the first farmers market in 2000. Inzero, who lived in Hamden, died in 2009 at age 59.
To participate in the farmers market or for information, contact Killian Gruber, the market’s manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-937-3510.