Farm-Fresh Direct To Your Table

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Find meat and vegetable stuffed breads by Joseph Marchisello of Monty Breads at the New Hyde Park market on Saturdays. (Photo by Christy Hinko)
Find meat and vegetable stuffed breads by Joseph Marchisello of Monty Breads at the New Hyde Park market on Saturdays.
(Photo by Christy Hinko)

If 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.

Miss Amy’s Berry Jams can be found at the New Hyde Park market on Saturdays. (Photo by Christy Hinko)
Miss Amy’s Berry Jams can be found at the New Hyde Park market on Saturdays.
(Photo by Christy Hinko)

“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
Tuesdays, June 23 to Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
www.childcarenassau.org or 516-358-9250

Garden City Farmers Market
101 County Seat Dr., Mineola, parking lot behind the Supreme Court building
Tuesdays, through Nov. 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
www.longislandgrowersmarket.com or 631-323-3653

White Post Wholesalers brings flowers, bushes and other plants to the Garden City market at the courthouse on Tuesdays and to the Roslyn market at Christopher Morley on Wednesdays. (Photo by Christy Hinko)
White Post Wholesalers brings flowers, bushes and other plants to the Garden City market at the courthouse on Tuesdays and to the Roslyn market at Christopher Morley on Wednesdays.
(Photo by Christy Hinko)

Roslyn Farmers Market
Christopher Morley Park
Wednesdays, through Nov. 25 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
www.longislandgrowersmarket.com or 631-323-3653

Queens Farm Farmstand
173-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park
Wednesdays through Sundays through Oct. 31, from noon to 5 p.m.
www.queensfarm.org or 718-347-3276

Hempstead Farmers Market
Municipal parking lot on Nichols Street
Thursdays, July 9 to Oct. 29 from noon to 6 p.m.
www.ligreenmarket.org or 516-543-6033

East Meadow Farmers Market
832 Merrick Ave. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension
Fridays through Nov. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays through Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
516-297-1894

New Cassel Youth Market
212 Garden St., Westbury
Saturdays, July to November from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www.unccrc.org or 516-997-9939

Long Island Kettle Corn of Port Washington at the Garden City courthouse market on Tuesdays and at the Roslyn market at Christopher Morley Park on Wednesdays.  (Photo by Christy Hinko)
Long Island Kettle Corn of Port Washington at the Garden City courthouse market on Tuesdays and at the Roslyn market at Christopher Morley Park on Wednesdays.
(Photo by Christy Hinko)

Belmont Park Farmers Market
2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, first floor grandstand
Saturdays, through July 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www.ligreenmarket.org or 516-543-6033

Seaford Farmers Market
Railroad Street in the railroad station parking lot
Saturdays, through Nov. 21 from 7 a.m. to noon
www.longislandgrowersmarket.com or 631-323-3653

Port Washington Organic Farmers Market
Town Dock, Main Street
Saturdays, through Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon
www.localharvest.org or 516-883-0887

asparagus
Fresh asparagus from the Orchards of Concklin
(Photo by Christy Hinko)

New Hyde Park Farmers Market
Municipal parking lot near Village Hall 1441 Jericho Tpke.
Saturdays through Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
www.longislandfarmersmarkets.com or 631-944-2661

Locust Valley Farmers’ Market
115 Forest Ave. across from post office
Saturdays through Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
www.longislandgrowersmarket.com or 631-323-3653

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Strawberries straight from the orchard. (Photo by Christy Hinko.)

Farmingdale Farmers Market
Village Green, Town Hall
Sundays, through Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
www.eatlocallongisland.com or 516-694-2853

Spinney Hill Farmers Market
1125 Community Dr., Great Neck, in the parking lot at LIJ
Sundays from July 12 to Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
www.ligreenmarket.org or 631-678-5227

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

 

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