Farmers Markets in the New York Area

Farmers Markets in the New York Area

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Buy local, eat local!

There’s no better way to develop healthy habits in your family than to bring them to a farmers market. There, kids can learn about what types of produce are in season and see get a sense of where their food is actually sourced. From fruits and vegetables to locally raised meat and dairy, handmade soaps, candles, and jewelry, there is something for everyone to enjoy at one of the following farmers markets in the New York area, many of which have winter hours and/or are indoors. Support local farmers and artisans with goods made by and for the community. Be sure to check the websites for opening hours. Many of the markets are open weather permitting, as well. Find farmers markets in Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Bergen County, NJ, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.

Farmers Markets in Westchester County 

Down To Earth Farmers Markets
Myrtle Boulevard and North Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 168 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
North Avenue, New Rochelle
Main and Spring streets, Ossining
Parking lot in Theodore Fremd and Purdy avenues, Rye
downtoearthmarkets.com

Larchmont hours: April 22-Dec. 16, Saturdays, 8:30am-1pm
Mamaroneck hours: Through April 14: Saturdays, 9am-1pm
New Rochelle hours: June 2-Nov. 17: Fridays, 8:30am-2:30pm
Ossining hours: Through May 5: Saturdays, 9am-1pm
Rye hours: May 21-Dec. 3: Sundays, 8:30am-2pm

From baked goods to seafood, olive oil, cheese, chutney, and more, Down to Earth Farmers Markets offer visitors a variety of locally made items from vendors in and around the area. Though the Mamaroneck and Ossining locations are open throughout the winter, there are locations in Croton-on-Hudson, Larchmont, New Rochelle, and Rye that return during the warmer months.

Hastings Farmers Market
Hastings Library Parking Lot, 7 Maple Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
914-478-8068; hastingsfarmersmarket.org
Hours: April 7-May 19: First and third Saturdays, 9am-1pm; June-December: Saturdays, 8:30am-1:30pm

Enjoy a beautiful view of the Hudson River while listening to live music as you stroll through vendors and booths full of local fare such as meats, coffee, cheese, produce, and European-style goods. Also enjoy cooking activities, book readings, and other festivals.

Irvington Farmers Market
Main Street School Parking Lot, 110 Main St., Irvington
irvmkt.org
Hours: Through June: second and fourth Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Summer market opens June 2, see website for hours

All items sold at this farmers market comes from vendors located within 200 miles of the area, selling produce, baked goods, cheeses, pickles, plants, and more.

John Jay Historic Homestead
400 Jay St., Katonah
914-232-5651; johnjayhomestead.org/events/farm-market
Hours: May 12-Oct. 27: Saturdays, 10am-2pm

Local nonprofits, bakers, farmers, and craftsmen all come together at the John Jay Historic Homestead to sell a variety of handcrafted goods. Featuring live music, kids’ activities, there is something that everyone in the family can enjoy while walking and sightseeing through the homestead’s flower and herb gardens.  

Muscoot Farm Farmers Market
Muscoot Farm, 51 NY-100, Katonah
914-864-7282; muscootfarm.org/farmers-market
Hours: May 14-Nov. 26: Sundays, 9:30am-2:30pm

Come check out Muscoot Farm’s historical buildings, exhibits, and animals as you browse different vendors with offerings such as chutney, olive oil, pickles, chocolate, breads, handmade jewelry, and more.

New Rochelle Grand Market
1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle
newrochellegrandmarket.com
Hours: June-October: Saturdays, 9am-2pm

Created by the New Rochelle Business Improvement District in an effort to enrich the New Rochelle area, this market continues to thrive each season with a variety of locally grown produce, dairy, meats, honey, handmade goods, and family-friendly festivities.

Pleasantville Farmers Market
Outdoor Market:
Memorial Plaza Parking Lot, 10 Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville
Indoor Market:
Pleasantville Middle School, 40 Romer Ave., Pleasantville
914-205-4545; pleasantvillefarmersmarket.org
Hours: Saturdays, 8:30am-1pm. Indoor market runs through March 31; outdoor market opens April 7-Nov. 17.

The largest farmers market in Westchester County, Pleasantville Farmers Market is located in the historical walking village. Run by nonprofit organization Foodchester, Inc., the market’s goals are to support local foods and agriculture. Find seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, breads, prepared foods, and more.

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market
Patriot’s Park, Route 9, Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow
tashfarmersmarket.org
Hours: Open Memorial Day through Thanksgiving: Saturdays, 8:30am-2pm

Located between Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, shoppers have access to fresh produce, artisanal breads, baked goods, meats, cheeses, and more. TaSH also hosts chef demonstrations, performances by local musicians, art projects, and children’s activities all in Patriots Park.

 

Farmers Markets in Rockland County

Auntie Els Farmers Market
171 Route 17, Sloatsburg
845-753-2122; facebook.com/auntie.els
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Thursday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Those with a green thumb and a sweet tooth may enjoy this quaint farmers market. While the outside is decorated with shrubs, greenery, and flowers, the bakery has its own little building all to itself. The main store is in a separate building where you can also find antique items. And don’t be frightened by the St. Bernard guard dog—according to past visitors, he’s very friendly!

Nyack Farmers Market
Main Street Parking Lot, Downtown Nyack
nyackchamber.org/nyack-farmers-market
Hours: April 6-Nov. 30: Thursdays, 8am-2pm

The Nyack Farmers Market features a variety of fresh, local produce, grass-fed beef, a flower booth, and a fresh mozzarella booth. Kids may enjoy performances from the kiddie bands and other entertainment. The market goes indoors to the Nyack Center from December through March.

Palisades Indoor Farmers Market
Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades
palisadesfm.org
Hours: Through March 31: Saturdays, 9am-2pm

Rockland’s first-ever indoor farmers market carries on the tradition of selling locally-grown and artisanal goods during the winter months. The market not only offers traditional farmers market items, but also caters to vegan and gluten-sensitive guests with offerings from vendors Freakin' Vegan and Wild & Free.

Piermont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
M&T Bank Parking Lot, Ash Street and Piermont Avenue, Piermont
downtoearthmarkets.com
Hours: April 23-Nov. 19: Sundays, 9:30am-3pm
Find goods from local vendors, including Pie Lady & Son, Wright’s Farm, Meredith’s Country Bakery, and Migliorelli Farm.

Town of Clarkstown Indoor Farmers Market
Congers Community Center, 6 Gilcrest Road, Congers
town.clarkstown.ny.us
Hours: Through May 12: 10am-2pm

Find a selection of baked goods, pickles, products, vegetables, jams, eggs, meats, and more at this indoor market.

 

Farmers Markets in Orange County 

Goshen Farmers Market
10 Goshen Trail, Goshen
845-294-7741; goshennychamber.com/goshenfarmersmarket.php
Hours: May through October: Fridays, 10am-5pm

What isn’t there to find at Goshen’s Farmers Market? Polish delicacies, wines, gluten-free foods… even dog treats for your furry, four-legged friends!

Pine Bush Farmers Market
62 Main St, Pine Bush
845-217-0785; pinebushfarmersmarket.com
Hours: May 27-Oct. 21: Saturdays, 9am-2pm

Local musicians and singers provide live entertainment while local artists sell handmade pottery and woven baskets to complete the Pine Bush Farmers Market experience. Also enjoy browsing a selection of produce, cheese, eggs, breads, sweets, meats, and more.

Tuxedo Farmers Market
Tuxedo Train Station, 240 Route 17, Tuxedo Park
845-915-4058; tuxedofarmersmarket.com
Hours: Mid-June through October; Saturdays, 9am-2pm

Since June 2004, the Tuxedo Farmers Market had a mission to bring locally grown and specialty food items to the local community. Vendors offer baked goods, cheeses, eggs, honey, produce, plants, soaps, candles, and more.

Warwick Valley Farmers Market
South Street Parking Lot, South Street and Railroad Avenue, Warwick
845-555-1212; warwickvalleyfarmersmarket.org
Hours: May 13, Sundays, 9am-2pm

More than 30 vendors sell varieties of farm fresh produce, free-range eggs, olive oils and vinegars, herbal soaps, and fresh garden plants.

 

Farmers Markets in Bergen County, NJ

Fort Lee Farmers Market
Plaza at Fort Lee Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee
201-693-2763; co.bergen.nj.us/766/Farmers-Markets
Hours: June 4-Oct. 15: Sundays, 8am-2pm

Find a variety of produce, along with pickles, olives, cakes, Italian food, breads, and cheeses.

Glen Rock Farmers Market
1 Harding Plaza, Glen Rock
grfarmersmarket.com
Hours: June-October: Sundays, 10am-2pm

While you can find empanadas, local produce, and a variety of baked goods, those with severe food allergies or restrictions may like the idea that they no longer have to miss out on the artisan breads and bakery goods often found at traditional farmers markets. Thanks to the Mo’ Pweeze Bakery vendor, those with either dairy, egg, gluten, peanut, soy, and/or tree nut allergies can satisfy their sweet tooth cravings.

Ramsey Farmers Market
Outdoor Market:
Ramsey Main Street Train Station, Ramsey
Indoor Market:
Eric S. Smith Middle School, 2 Monroe St., Ramsey
ramseyfarmersmarket.org
Hours: Indoor market through March 25: Sundays, 10am-2pm. Outdoor market runs June through November: Sundays, 9am-2pm

With its rich farming history, the Ramsey Farmers Market is the perfect opportunity to learn about and appreciate locally grown foods and vendors. Choose from a variety of more 50 fruits and nuts at the Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit stand. Avocado lovers may enjoy Anita’s Guacamole—made fresh on premises.

River Vale Farmers Market
Town Hall, 406 Rivervale Road, River Vale
201-664-2346; rivervalenj.org
Hours: June-October: Thursdays, 12-6pm

"From Farm to Table. Now That's Fresh!" is River Vale Farmers Market’s motto. Residents have the opportunity to meet with the farmers who harvest their local produce and can be assured that everything is freshly picked.

Rutherford Farmers Market
Williams Plaza, Park Avenue, Rutherford
201-460-3000 x3156; co.bergen.nj.us/766/Farmers-Markets
Hours: May 9-Oct. 26: Wednesdays, 7am-12pm

For more than 20 years the Rutherford Farmers Market has provided residents with the freshest and finest goods from regional farmers. Stop by to browse Amish goods, quiches, dried fruits and nuts, and more.

Teaneck Farmers Market
Garrison Avenue and Beverly Road, Teaneck
201-904-0493
Hours: June 14-Oct. 25: Thursdays, 1-7pm

Featuring local raw honey from Teaneck and tomatoes from Amish farmers as well as an Amish bakery, the Teaneck Farmers Market is the perfect place to find gourmet foods.

 

NEW YORK CITY

Farmers Markets in Manhattan

Rockefeller Center Greenmarket
Rockefeller Center North Plaza, Rockefeller Place and 50th Street, New York
212-788-7476; grownyc.org/greenmarket
Hours: July 25-Oct. 31: Wednesday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Find items from local producers, including chutneys, farmstead cheeses, orchids, wine, and more. There are also community activities, cooking demonstrations, and recipe exchanges.

Union Square Greenmarket
Union Square West from 15th to 17th streets, Union Square
Hours: Year-round: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday-Saturday, 8am-6pm
grownyc.org/greenmarket

More than 140 vendors are in attendance during peak season, complete with chef and cooking demonstrations, school and adult tours, and a constantly packed schedule filled with events and activities.

RELATED: Greenmarkets, Flea Markets, and Farmers Markets in Manhattan

 

Farmers Markets in Brooklyn 

McCarren Park Greenmarket
North 12th Street and Union Avenue, Greenpoint
212-341-3717; grownyc.org/greenmarket
Hours: Year-round: Saturdays, 8am-3pm (weather permitting)

Nestled between Greenpoint and Williamsburg, this market offers an assortment of meat, fresh milk and yogurt, honey, preserves, seasonal produce, eggs, and more. Also hear music from local artists, take home market recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, and participate in family-friendly activities.

Brooklyn Borough Hall Tuesday Greenmarket
Court and Montague streets, Brooklyn
Hours: Year-round: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 8am-5pm
grownyc.org/greenmarket

Open year-round, the Brooklyn Borough Hall Tuesday Greenmarket has been providing residents with fresh, local produce for over 25 years. Grass-fed meat and dairy products, free-range eggs, and just-caught Long Island fish are just a few of the goodies you can find at this market. Be sure to check out their calendar of events for listings of health screenings.

 

Farmers Markets in Queens

Forest Hills Greenmarket
Queens Boulevard and 70th Avenue, Queens
Hours: Year-round: Sundays, 8am-2pm
grownyc.org/greenmarket

Free cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and the opportunity to get to know the farmers that produce the fresh and locally-grown foods and goods, Forest Hills Greenmarket is a great place to learn about the health and environmental benefits of eating locally.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Avenue between 79th and 80th streets, Jackson Heights
212-788-7900; grownyc.org/greenmarket
Hours: Year-round, Sundays, 8am-2pm

The Jackson Heights Greenmarket celebrates one of the most diverse areas of the city with a wide selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken, and specialty Mexican produce. Enjoy community activities, cooking demonstrations, live music, and recipe exchanges at this market.

Sunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Ave (Between 42nd & 43rd Streets), Queens
Hours: Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Winter)
grownyc.org/greenmarket

Sunnyside Greenmarket is a thriving marketplace attracting a diverse range of shoppers of all ages. Featuring a wide selection of specialty Mexican herbs and produce, ethnic artisan breads, and wine pressed from locally grown grapes, Sunnyside also has plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Take advantage of the Fixup Repair (previously called Pop-Up Repair) booth available the first Saturday of every month. Shop around while your broken household items are fixed and pick them up at the end of the day.

 

LONG ISLAND

Farmers Marekts in Nassau County

Long Beach Farmers Market
Kennedy Plaza, 1 W. Chester St., Long Beach
ligreenmarket.org/long-beach
Hours: May 5–Nov. 21: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am-2pm

Find certified organic produce and herbs, along with good from local farms such as Long Island corn, heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, squash and onions, milk, fresh pasta, baked goods, soaps and preserves, shellfish, vegan treats, gluten-free cookies, and more.

Port Washington Farmers Market
Port Washington Town Dock, Main Street, Port Washington
516-883-0887; localharvest.org/port-washington-farmers-market-M4502
Hours: June 9-Oct. 27: Saturdays, 8am-12pm

The only farmers market in New York State to offer only organic goods, the Port Washington Farmers Market is a project of the nonprofit organization Grassroots Environmental Education, based in Port Washington. Don’t forget to try the famous “market muffins” and the fresh organic coffee complete with organic milk and organic sucanat.

Farmers Markets in Suffolk County 

Bayview Farms & Market
891 Main Road, Route 25, Aquebogue
Sound Shore Farms & Market
5629 Sound Ave., Jamesport
631-722-4740; bayviewfarmmarket.com
Bayview hours: April 7-Dec. 24: daily, 8am-6pm
Sound Shore hours: Mother’s Day through Halloween: daily, 8am-6pm

With two locations, this farmers market offers seasonal produce along with specialty items including Tate’s Cookies, homemade pies, Crescent Duck prodcuts, homemade sausage and kielbasa, fresh pasta, jams and jellies, and more. You can also inquire about buying items like corn and tomatoes in bulk when available.

Kings Park Market
Municipal Lot 25A and Main Street, Kings Park
ligreenmarket.org/kingspark
Hours: June 3-Nov. 18: Sundays, 9am-2pm

Offering certified organic vegetables and greens, Long Island corn, heirloom tomatoes, milk, cheese, pasta, and baked good, this market serves members of the Smithtown community and features cooking demonstrations and local events.

Port Jefferson Winter Farmers Market
Port Jefferson Village Center, 101-A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson
portjeff.com/port-jeff-farmers-market
Hours: Through May: Sundays, 10am-2pm

Enjoy a selection of locally sourced goods such as produce, honey, bread, baked goods, plants, and more. The market moves outdoors to the Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park from May through November.

 

Research by Caitlin Sawicki


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