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Local Farmers Markets & Farm Stands 2017 

John Ubaldo of John Boys Farm (courtesy of John)
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We like to think of our Local Farmers Markets & Farm Stands Guide as the Locavore Bible. It lists four markets that support sustainable farming and offer organic and free range products, and a website, Fresh Nation, where you can shop at any of them online. Plus, five farm stands and storefronts open on weekdays and one where you can pick your own. We even tell you how to start an organic farm on your deck with the Tower Garden® – marketed locally by Armonk resident Lauren Bernard.

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Chappaqua Farmers Market What To Do’s Guide to Farmer’s MarketsChappaqua Farmer’s Market, Sat, 5/6- 11/18: 8:30am-1pm: As many as five farms supply produce for the market and on any given Saturday you can find a couple dozen more vendors from a list of 53 that pass through each year. Weekly vendors include Bien Cuit (artisanal bakery), Bread Alone, Breezy Hill Orchard, Crown Maple Organic Syrup, D & J Produce for Asian greens, Farm XO (flowers), Joe Tomato Mozzarella, Madura Farm (mushrooms), Mrs. D’s Mediterranean Delights (baklava), Pura Vida Fishery, Sohha Savory Yogurt, Stone & Thistle Farm (meadow raised meat and poultry), Talim Falafel Shack and True Food (prepared soups, salads & burritos). Did we mention we won their caption writing contest? (Chappaqua Train Station; www.chappaquafarmersmarket.org)

John Jay Stone barn What To Do’s Guide to Farmer’s MarketsJohn Jay Homestead, Sat, 6/10-10/28: 9am-1pm: For a real feel of the country drive up Rt. 22 to the John Jay Homestead where you go to market with grass under your feet, surrounded by historic buildings and music as vintage as the carriage barn. John Jay may be the most hyper-local of all the area’s markets. They get their fish from Conte’s Seafood; prepared foods from Ladle of Love; artisanal cheeses from Plum Plums in Pound Ridge and feature stands from Mt. Kisco’s Cabbage Hill Farm and Katonah’s Amawalk Farm. And there’s always fresh brew from Big Bang Coffee and fresh baked brioche, muffins and breakfast pastries. (400 Jay St., Rt. 22, Katonah; www.johnjayhomestead.org)

Muscoot_farm_marketMuscoot Farm, Sun 5/14-11/19: 9:30am-2:30pm: The only market open on Sundays, the Muscoot Farmers Market is the area’s smallest but  you can still find most of your favorite items from a list of 23 vendors. And you can check out the animals, 11 historic buildings (we love the ice house and blacksmith shop) and hike seven miles of forest trails. Market mainstays include Conte’s Fish Market, Newgate Farms (produce) Madura Farms (mushrooms) Pickle Licious and John Boys Farm for Berkshire Pigs, Black Angus Cattle and poultry. New and notable returners: Wi Hi Farm (lamb), Bear Mountain Coffee Roasters, Kontoulis Olive Oil, NY Chup (small batch ketchup) and Exquisite Artisanal Chocolate. (Rt. 100, Somers;  www.muscootfarm.org)

pleasantville farmers marketPleasantville Farmers Market Sat, 4/1-11/18: 8:30am-1pm: Westchester’s largest market features a 2017 vendor list of 57 suppliers of fruits and vegetables; artisanal bread, bakery and dairy products; meats, fish and poultry; wine and gluten free products and prepared foods.Including Adair Vineyards, Buddhapesto, Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, Bread Alone, Campanella’s Poultry Farm, Demi Olive Oil, Dutch Desserts, Hudson River Apiaries, Hudson Valley Duck Farm, Jacuterie, Mead Orchards, Pickle Vicious, Pura Vida Fisheries, Rock City Mushrooms, Spice Revolution, Strudel Z,  The Peanut Principle and Teagevity. The market operates year-round at Memorial Plaza (next to train station) from April through Thanksgiving, and at the Pleasantville Middle School, 40 Romer Ave. for the winter from December-March, Sat: 9am-1pm. www.pleasantvillefarmersmarket.org)

Fresh from the Farm Stand

Augustine's Farm Stand in Greenwich Heirloom TomatoesAugustine’s Farm, Open daily beginning 5/14: 9am-5pm. Fresh farm eggs, corn, asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, squash, cucumber, beets, carrots, onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, honey dew, orange flesh melon, strawberries, blueberries, avocado, grapes, cherries, honey, dressings and fresh cut flowers. (1332 King St., Greenwich, CT, 203.532.9611; augustinesfarmonfacebook)

De Maria’s Country Butcher Shop at Hemlock Hill Farm – Open year round: Mon-Sat: 9am-5:30pm & Sun: 9am-2pm; Open seven days a week, year-round for free-range poultry, custom pork, lamb, goat and beef, and country-fresh eggs. Plus produce from their 1-acre garden in season. (500 Croton Ave., Cortlandt Manor, 914.737.2810; www.hemlockhillfarm.com)

John UbaldiJohn Boys Outpost, Bedford – Open year round, Tues-Sun, 8am-6pm: If you can’t wait till the weekend check out John Ubaldo’s storefront market in Bedford Village. There you can pick up a selection of produce from local farms plus Black Angus beef, Berkshire pork, bacon and sausage, duck, duck eggs, yogurt, spices, honey, and cheese from 100% grass-fed cows from his farm in Cambridge, NY. They also serve incredible baked goods, the best bacon and egg sandwich in Westchester County, Croissant French Toast, rotisserie chickens and whatever meat or poultry they’re cooking up – for dine in or take out. (1 Court Rd., Bedford, 914. 205-3900)

Hilltop Hanover Farm U-PickHilltop Hanover Farm Stand & U-Pick – Fri-Sun 6/2 – 11/19: Offers fresh, farm-grown produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs and cut flowers.  Each week’s vegetables available for purchase are listed on their website. Fri: 1-6pm & Sat: 10am-4pm: Also U-pick from their fields on Sat & Sun. (1271 Hanover Street
, Yorktown Heights,
914.962.2368;  www.hilltophanoverfarm.org)

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture – Wed-Sun: 5/3- 10/29: 10am-6pm: Farm-fresh produce meat and eggs at their farm store. Admission to the farm is free from Wed-Fri and $20 on the weekends. (630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills, 914.366.6200; www.stonebarnscenter.org)

Local Farmers Markets & Farm StandsRochambeau Farm – Thurs-Sun, 5/14-10/11/19: check times: Farm-fresh produce and flowers from their garden. Plus meats from Hemlock Hill Farm; dairy from Battenkill Valley Creamery, Adirondack Cheese Co. & Jeni’s Ice Cream; oils & vinegar from MarDona; honey and syrup from Catskill Provisions and Bee’s Knees; artisanal breads and baked goods from Joe’s Dough, Julian Bakery, Healing Home Foods Baked Granola and their own cookies, pies, quiches and preserves. Plus friendly farm animals including potbelly pigs Patsy and Peppers, Lucy the boer goat and her kid Luna, Rocky and Ralph the sheep and lots of chickens. (214 West Patent Rd., Mt. Kisco;  www.rochambeaufarmny.com)

Organic gardening in your own backyard 

The Tower Garden

The Tower Garden

If you need to have a farmer’s market in your own backyard to feel like you’ve earned your green stripes, the Tower Garden® promises an easy, eco-friendly, way to grow fruits and vegetables even if you have a brown thumb. The Tower Garden®, available from Armonk resident Lauren Bernard, is a vertical garden system for patios, that uses an advanced form of hydroponics, called aeroponics, to grow “more colorful, better tasting, better smelling, and nutritious fruits and vegetables.” Read more here.

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