Your Local Farmers’ Markets
This Summer, Try Local Food!
A typical carrot travels 1,838 miles to reach your dinner table (Sustainable Table). Think about what that means in terms of fuel to get it to you, not to mention time. There’s nothing like the freshness of produce that’s been picked just before it comes to your dinner table. We are fortunate to have nearby many farmers’ markets that provide a wide variety of produce grown in the Hudson Valley, as well as sustainably farmed meats and eggs, artisanal breads and cheeses, and condiments such as jams and honey, even local wine! Here are a few of the favorite haunts of members of the GreenFaith team.
Pleasantville Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 8:30 am – 1 pm. Memorial Plaza. This is a very large market (and there’s plenty of free parking around if you check the website http://www.pleasantvillefarmersmarket.org/ This is Donna’s personal favorite.
Croton Farmers’ Market: Sundays 9 am – 2 pm. Croton Point Ave near the train station. http://downtoearthmarkets.com/markets?region=Westchester&market=Croton-on-Hudson+Farmers+Market
Ossining Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 8:30 am – 1 pm. Parking Lot on the corner of Spring & Main Streets. http://downtoearthmarkets.com/markets?region=Westchester&market=Ossining+Farmers+Market
Peekskill Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 8 am – 2 pm. Bank Street between Park and Main. http://peekskillfarmersmarket.com/
Muscoot Farm Sundays 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Route 100 in Katonah. http://muscootfarm.org/events/event_farmers_market.html
Hemlock Hill Farm in Cortlandt Manor; Monday – Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Stuarts Farm in Granite Springs for autumn apple picking and pumpkin picking
Hudson Valley Hospital Route 202 in Cortlandt. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 11 am – 4 pm. http://www.hvhc.org/news/press-releases/item/516-farmers-market-opens-may-3.html
Meadows Market on Underhill Road Yorktown: You can pick up locally grown produce at Meadow’s Market 9-6 every day of the week (9-5 Sundays) http://www.meadowsfarmmarket.com/
Hanover Farm on Hanover Street in Yorktown: Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm. Seasonal, local vegetables and honey, eggs, maple syrup, pies and jams. http://www.hilltophanoverfarm.org/
Fishkill Farms, Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction. 9 am – 6 pm 7 days. http://www.fishkillfarms.com/. This is a favorite of Theresa Kennedy because of their focus on sustainably grown fruits and vegetables.
In the fall check out Wilkens Farm for apples and other fruits and cider (White Hill Road in Yorktown). http://wilkensfarm.com/markets/