When people think of farmers markets, they often think that the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables are only available during the summer. There’s no need to wait until the weather gets hot to enjoy local produce. Long Island offers a couple of winter farmers markets that fill the gaps during the long cold months. As a bonus they’re located indoors so no need to worry about weathering snow, rain or the cold.
These winter farmers markets on Long Island listed below are not only a place to purchase fresh products, but also a family-friendly venue for people to socialize, enjoy live entertainment and sample foods. They often showcase local authors and live cooking demonstrations as well.
Open: Until March 30, 2013
When: Every Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 27 Main St., Northport, NY
Open: Until April 28, 2013
When: Every Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Jack Abrams School Gym, 155 Lowndes Ave., Huntington Station, NY
Local vendors include, but are not limited to:
- Bambino’s Ravioli
- D&J Organic Produce
- Duck Island Bread Company
- Gentle Brew Coffee
- High River Sauces
- Horman’s Best Pickles
- Jen’s Hens
- Little Lexi’s Barkery
- Naturally Handmade by Susan
- Nina’s Fresh Baked
- Monty’s Breads
- Orchards of Conklin
- Pierpont’s Blossom Farm
- Sweet to Lick Vegan Bakery
- Thera Farms (Hydroponic Produce)
For more information, please visit www.winterfarmersmarketlongisland.com
By Maria Adcock