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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ansonia Farmers' Market to open Thursday

The parking lot on Upper Main Street will be the market's new home.

ANSONIA >> Shop local, eat local, and support the area economy.

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That’s the goal of the Ansonia Farmers’ Market, now in its second year.

Economic Development Commission Chairman Vinnie Scarlata said Monday the farmers’ market held a soft opening Saturday with one farmer selling produce.

The market will open 2 p.m. Thursday.
Hours are 2-6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.
Scarlata said it’s the same schedule as last year, but the location has changed.

The market relocated from the municipal parking lot on West Main Street to the newly-paved parking lot on Upper Main Street, next to Farrel Corp.

“Moving the farmers‘ market should be beneficial,” Scarlata said, since the site is more visible along Main Street.

Coupons redeemable at the farmers’ market are available for senior citizens who are city residents, he said.

Doyle Senior Center Director Mary Deptula said she has “quite a few” coupon books worth $18 each to distribute to residents 60 and over.

“They don’t have to use it at the Ansonia farmers’ market,” she said. “They can use the coupons at any Connecticut certified farm market between now and Oct. 31,” Deptula said.
Scarlata said the market will be distributing discount cards to patrons for use toward purchases in a variety of Main Street stores and restaurants.


According to the Connecticut Department of Agriculture website, there are more than 100 farmers’ markets in the state. Here is a list of New Haven County markets:

Bethany Farmers’ Market

Airport Property, Rte. 63

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. — June 1 - Oct. 5

East Haven Farmers’ Market

East Haven Town Hall

Sundays, 9 a.m. - Noon —July 7 - Oct. 6

Madison Farmers’ Market

26 Meeting House Road, Madison Historic Town Green
Fridays, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. — May 3 - Oct. 11

Milford - Village of Devon Farmers’ Market

120 Bridgeport Avenue, Route 1, Devon Village

Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. — July - October

Milford Downtown Farmers’ Market

58 River Street, Corner of Darina Place & River Street

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. — June 22 - Oct. 12

New Haven - Downtown Farmers’ Market

New Haven Green, Corner of Chapel & Temple Streets

Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. — June 19 - Nov. 27
New Haven - Edgewood Park

Farmers’ Market

Edgewood Park

Corner of West Rock & Whalley Avenue

Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. — May 5 - Dec. 22

New Haven - Fair Haven Farmers’ Market

Corner of Grand Avenue & Poplar Street

Thursdays, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. — July 11 - Oct. 31

New Haven - The Hill Farmers’ Market

Connecticut Mental Health Center,

Corner of Park & South Streets

Fridays, 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. — July 12 - Oct. 25

New Haven - Upper State Street

Farmers’ Market

895 State Street

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. — June 22 - Oct. 26

New Haven - Wooster Square

Farmers’ Market

Russo Park, Corner of DePalma Court & Chapel Street

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. — May 4 - Dec. 21

North Guilford-Dudley Farmers’ Market

2351 Durham Road

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — June 1 - Oct. 26

Seymour Farmers’ Market

Community/Senior Center Front Parking Lot

Pine Street

Tuesdays, 12 Noon - 6 p.m. — May 14 - Oct. 29

Wallingford Gardeners Market

Railroad Station Green, Routes 5 & 150

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon — July 13 - Sept.14

West Haven Farmers’ Market

West Haven Green, Corner of Campbell & Main

Thursdays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

July 6 - Oct. 31.

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I'm looking forward to locally grown produce, aren't you? It's the best part of summer, I'd say.

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