Farm-Fresh Direct To Your Table


Market_BIf you’re looking to ditch the grocery store produce you’ve been buying, try checking out a farmers market where you can pick up fresh produce and other products from local farmers. Scattered across Long Island are farmers markets and farm stands that provide the local communities with fresh food. At one of these markets, you can find fresh produce, dairy, breads and even meat, along with a number of other products.

“The highlight of the market is the fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Ethel Terry, director of multiple markets around Long Island. “Everyone sells out, and it gets very busy with long lines.”

Not only are you supporting local businesses when shopping at these markets, but also you are buying healthy products. Not only do the markets sell food, but also some of them have events, such as cooking lessons and recipe handouts.

“I’ve been running these markets for 24 years now, and people always come out; they love it,” said Terry.

Here are some of the local markets:

Anna House Farm Stand

2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont (inside Belmont Park, gate 6)
Tuesdays, June 28 to Sept. 27 from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 516-358-9250

Garden City Farmers Market

101 County Seat Dr., Mineola, parking lot behind the Supreme Court building
Tuesdays, through Nov. 22 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 631-323-3653

Roslyn Farmers Market

Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road
Wednesdays, through Nov. 23 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 631-323-3653

Queens Farm Farmstand

173-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park
Wednesdays through Sundays through Nov. 6. Wed-Fri from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. • 718-347-3276

East Meadow Farmers Market

832 Merrick Ave. at Cornell Cooperative Extension
Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to noon through Oct. 8. • 516-297-1894

Seaford Farmers Market

Railroad Street in the railroad station parking lot
Saturdays, through Nov. 18 from 7 a.m. to noon • 631-323-3653

Port Washington Organic Farmers Market

Town Dock, Main Street
Saturdays, through Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon • 516-883-0887

Sea Cliff Farmers Market

253 Glen Ave., Sea Cliff,
corner of Roslyn Avenue in courtyard of St. Luke’s Church.
Saturdays through October from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New Hyde Park Farmers Market

Municipal parking lot, near Village Hall 1441 Jericho Tpke.
Saturdays through Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 631-944-2661

Spinney Hill Farmers Market

Community Dr., Great Neck, in the parking lot at LIJ
Sundays from July 10 to Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 516-543-6033

Stop by your local farmers market and enjoy some delicious, fresh produce.

If you know of any other farmers markets open this season on Long Island, please leave a comment below.


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