Everyone who knows me knows I love to eat, and I especially love fresh summer produce. I wax sentimental over strawberries and peaches, and some of my favorite vegetables produce similar reactions in me.
Knowing where to find the best summer produce without driving very far is essential for feeding your family and entertaining. I’ve extracted the following list or lower Westchester sources from an article on LoHud.com (link).
Croton-on-Hudson: 9 a.m.-2 p.m Sundays, May 7-Nov. 19 in the lot on Municipal Place off Route 9. Vendor list includes Wave Hill Breads and Bishop Farms with meat, poultry and eggs. 914-923-4837. FMNP accepted. www.downtoearthmarkets.com
Hastings-on-Hudson: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, biweekly, Apr 1-May 20; weekly June 3-Nov. 26. Outdoors, library parking lot, at 7 Maple Ave., with free parking available. Expect live music, food trucks, activities for children and more. hastingsfarmersmarket.org
Irvington: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sundays starting June 4. Main Street School parking lot, 110 Main St. irvmkt.org
Ossining: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 21-Dec. 17. Parking lot at Spring and Main streets. 914-923-4837. www.downtoearthmarkets.com
Peekskill: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, March 19-May 28. Micheal J. DiBart Neighborhood Center, 4 Nelson Ave. and Main Street. Starting June 4, Saturdays, 8-2 p.m. Bank Street between Park and Main.
Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (TaSH): 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 27-Nov. 18. Outdoors. Patriots Park along Route 9. Vendor and events information: tashfarmersmarket.org; email@example.com
Yonkers, Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers Market: Noon-5 p.m. Fridays, June 2-October in Van der Donck Park across the Yonkers Metro North Train Station. Hosted by Groundwork Hudson Valley, the market features produce grown within 100 miles of Yonkers, local baked goods and breads, and jams made by Yonkers public high school students. www.groundworkhv.org
Yonkers, St. John’s Church: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays, July 7-Nov. 17. In addition to farmer stands, the market includes a rummage sale, flea market, hot dog stand and coffee and doughnuts. 1 Hudson St., 914-963-3033. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. stjohnsgs.blogspot.com
Larchmont: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April 22-Dec. 16. Municipal parking lot off Chatsworth Avenue, near the Larchmont train station. Enter on Myrtle Boulevard. 914-923-4837. www.downtoearthmarkets.com
New Rochelle: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fridays, June 2-Nov. 17. North Avenue at Huguenot Park, near Iona College. Nearly 10 vendors, selling local vegetables, cheese, fruit and baked goods. 914-923-4837. www.downtoearthmarkets.com
New Rochelle Grand Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, June 3-Oct. 28. Ruby Dee Park at Library Green on Huguenot Street between Lawton Street and Memorial Highway (next to the New Rochelle Public Library). Look for weekly children’s entertainment, interactive art exhibits, cooking demonstrations, live music, food trucks and crafts from local artisans. www.newrochelledowntown.com
Rye: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, May 21-Dec. 3. Parking lot on Theodore Fremd Avenue, with artisanal food items, farm fruits and vegetables, pies and cheese. downtoearthmarkets.com
Bronxville: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, May 13-Nov. 18. Rain or shine. Stone Place at Paxton Road. www.bronxvillefarmersmarket.com
Hartsdale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, June-November. Hartsdale train station parking lot. Three vendors with produce, flowers and freshly baked breads and pastries. WIC coupons accepted. 914-693-2935. www.greenburghny.com
White Plains: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, April 26-Nov. 22. Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. 914-422-1336. Facebook: Friends of White Plains Farmers Market