Monday, July 2, 2012
Farmers' Market Roundup
Our local farmers' markets are now in full swing!
Glen Cove: 18 Village Square. Sundays: 7 a.m.-Noon. Small but could not be more convenient. Last year, besides produce, they had fresh breads, pickles and fresh local fish.
Oyster Bay: Audrey Avenue north of the Oyster Bay Bandstand. Fridays: Noon-6 p.m. July-October.
Roslyn-North Hills: Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road. Wednesdays: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. July-November. Market items will include fruits, vegetables, olive oils, pickles, flowers, plants, artisans breads, soup stocks, homemade soups, fresh roasted coffee, goat cheese, dairy products, jams and jellies, honey, raviolis, honey, pasta, homemade sauces (pesto, tomato, etc.), seafood, baked goods from five different vendors, smoked meats, soups, salads, homemade granola bars, fresh pickle vegetables, tapenade, honey, salts, dessert sauces, chutney, spices, stuffed breads, homemade soaps/ oils and dog treats.
Locust Valley: Forest Ave., across from Post Office. Saturdays: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July-November.
Port Washington: Town Dock, Saturdays: 8 a.m.-Noon. June-October. Organizers plan to expand this year's market significantly over last year. Plus, the Golden Earthworm farm will be there with organic produce. (Note: Some sources say the hours are 8-12, others say 9-1).
And venturing further out ---
The Queens County Farm Museum sells its produce at a farm stand on site Wed- Sundays from noon - 5pm. Fresh eggs if you're lucky - they sell out quickly. Plus, they have their own wines for sale - and while you're there, you can drop off your compost.
The Old Bethpage Restoration Village Farm sells organic produce grown on site through Sept. On Sundays from 10-12pm and Wednesdays from 4-6pm.
The New York Botanical Garden also has a green market on Wednesdays from 9-3pm. Extensive offerings plus weekly demonstrations.
The Crossroads Farm at Grossmann's in Malverne is interesting, too. The daily farmstand sell sorganic crops from the farm as well as hosts a "made on Long Island" market - all made possible by the Nassau Land Trust.