Shopping at local farmers’ markets and with community supported agriculture suppliers are two simple ways to shorten the distance between ourselves and nutritious foods. When we buy fresh food locally, we eat well, support local farmers, encourage diversity of available foods, preempt polluting long-distance transport (typically up to 1,500 miles or more) and keep money working hard in our own community. It’s fun to see and sample what’s coming into season; we can even buy enough goodies to freeze for later. Plus, it’s a perfect venue to consult with the folks growing our food and to meet up with neighbors.
Outdoor Farmers Markets
Bedford – A new Farmers’ Market may be starting in Bedford this season. For information, contact Sandra at email@example.com or 914.301.5621.
Brewster Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm, Wednesdays & Saturdays, starts June 16, through Nov 20. Rain or shine. 208 E. Main Street at the bottom of Peaceable Hill Rd. (the Borden Bridge, rte 22 & 6).
Bronxville Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through Nov. 20. Rain or shine. Balanced variety of vendors with plenty of parking. Stone Place at Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. 914.337.6040.
Cold Spring Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-1:30pm, Saturdays, started May 22. New Location this summer: the old Butterfield Hospital , Rt. 9D & Paulding Ave., Village of Cold Spring. Info: csfarmmarket.org.
Croton-on-Hudson Farmers’ Market – 11:30am-6:30pm, Wednesdays, June 2 through November 17. Rain or shine. Municipal Lot on Municipal Pl. and Riverside Ave. (Street Address: Across From 1 Municipal Pl.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.
Dobbs Ferry Farmers’ Market – 10am-4pm, Fridays, starts June 4. Located alongside the Hudson River overlooking the Palisades. Cedar and Main Sts. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hartsdale Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, June 19 through November 20. Rain or shine. Soons Orchard and Westchester Greenhouse. Hartsdale Train Station, DiSanti Plaza. Info: communitymarkets.biz.
Hastings Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm, Saturdays, starts June 5. Info: hastingsfarmersmarket.org.
Irvington Village Farmers’ Market – 3:30-7:30pm, Wednesdays. Behind the Main Street School. Free parking in the back lot of the Presbyterian Church. Info: irvingtonny.gov.
Larchmont Farmers’ Market– 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through December18. Metro North Parking Deck #3 off Chatsworth Ave. (Street Address: Near 1 Railroad Way.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.
Mount Kisco Farmers’ Market – New this year. 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through November 20. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester (Address: 351 Main Street). Info: communitymarkets.biz.
New Rochelle Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-3pm, Fridays. June 18 through November 19. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Library Green, Huguenot Street and Lawton Street (Street Address: Near 264 Huguenot Street.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.
Ossining Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturday, through December 18. Rain or shine. Corner of Main and Spring Streets, Street Address: Ossining Post Office, 100 Main St. Info: communitymarkets.biz.
Peekskill Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-2:30pm, Saturdays. June 12 through November 20. Bank Street/ Downtown Peekskill Between Main Street (Rt. 6) and Park Street. Info: email@example.com.
Pelham Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm, Sundays, through November 21. Rain or shine. Corner of Harmon Avenue and Fifth Ave. Street Address: Near 85th Ave. Info: communitymarkets.biz.
Pleasantville Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through December 18. Rain or shine. Memorial Plaza off Manville Road. (Street Address: Across From 42 Memorial Plaza.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.
Pound Ridge – 11am-4pm, Sundays, Scotts Corner, Pound Ridge. Info: Joan Silbershir 914.764.0015.
Putnam Valley Farmers Market – 3-7pm, Fridays, starts June 11, through Halloween. Tompkins Corners. Info: Eric firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rye Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-1pm, Sundays, through December 19. Rain or shine. Parking Lot 2 on Theodore Fremd Ave. Behind the Purchase St. Stores. (Street Address: Directly Behind 73 Purchase St.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.
Somers at Muscoot Farm – Sundays. 10am-3pm. Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.
South Salem at Gossett’s Farmer’s Market –9am-1pm, Saturdays, year round. Rain or shine.1202 Rt. 35, South Salem. Info: gossettsfarmmarket.com.
Tarrytown Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through November 20. Patriot’s Park on Route 9. (Street Address: Adjacent to Tarrytown Public Library, 121 N. Broadway) Info: communitymarkets.biz.
White Plains International Farmers Market – 8am-4pm, Wednesdays. At a new location this summer: the parking lot on the corner of Court and Quarropas Streets. Info: 914.422.1411.
Yonkers St. John’s Church Farmers Market – 9-4pm. Thursdays. Starts July 8 through early Nov. Outdoor farmers’ market in the courtyard and a Flea Market in the churchyard. St. John’s Church Courtyard, Getty Square, Hudson St. & S. Broadway, Yonkers. Info: 914.963.3033.
Yorktown Heights at Hilltop Hanover Farm Stand – Saturdays & Sundays, through the end of October. 1271 Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.2368, hilltophanoverfarm.org.