Farm-fresh direct to your table
Ditch the grocery store for produce this year and try a local farmers market or community supported agriculture (CSA) which is becoming increasingly popular on Long Island. Find fresh produce, dairy, breads and even meat, along with a number of other products from local and regional vendors.
By shopping local markets you are not only supporting local businesses, but also you are buying healthy products.
Here are some of the local farmers markets:
Post Avenue and Maple Avenue • June to September • Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • www.westburyarts.org
Vendors include Gianni’s Chicken Burgers, Horman’s Pickles, Nut Punch, Carucci Farms and Foughnuts.
Kennedy Plaza, 1 West Chester St. • May through November • Wednesdays and Saturdays • www.ligreenmarket.org
Vendors include Gianni Chicken Burgers, Kalypso Yogurt, Pekant Tea and Northern Farmhouse Pasta.
Rest Area at Dix Hills, Eastbound Long Island Expressway (between exits 51 and 52) • May through November • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays • www.ligreenmarket.org
Vendors include Blue Duck Bakery, St. James Brewery, Garden Fusion and Fink’s Country Farm.
Tanger Outlets at the Arches, Deer Park • June through November • Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • www.eatlocallongisland.com
Vendors include A Taste of Long Island.
140 Bethpage-Sweethollow Rd. in Old Bethpage • June through November • Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon.
Fresh vegetables, berries, flowers and herbs are available to the public at the Fanning family farm.
Town Dock, Main St. • June through October • Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon • www.localharvest.org • 516-883-0887
Vendors include Golden Earthworm Farm and Orient Organics.
101 County Seat Dr., Mineola, parking lot behind the Supreme Court building • June through November • Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. • www.longislandgrowersmarket.com • 631-323-3653
Vendors include Pickle Pete, Essential Rose Teas, Backyard Bees and Bella’s Cookie Butters.
East Meadow Community Farm Stand
832 Merrick Ave., East Meadow, NY 11554 • July 19 through summer • Fridays 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. • 516-433-7970 • ccenassau.org/gardening/community-farm-stand
Collaborative education project of the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, the Horticulture Education Center at East Meadow Farm, Nassau County, the Nutrition Department of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County and other community organizations. Farm stand offers vegetables, herbs, flowers and firewood in season.
Long Beach Road and Sunrise Highway • June through November • Sundays from 7 a.m. to noon • www.longislandgrowersmarket.com • 631-323-3653
Vendors include Fred Terry Farms, Jessie’s Empanadas, New York Gourmet Coffee and Chez Vegan Baked Goods.
June through November • Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. • www.longislandgrowersmarket.com • 631-323-3653
Vendors include Coach Farms, Orwashers Artisans Breads and Uncles Nick’s Greek Delicacies.
On Railroad Street (Corner of Washington Avenue and Sunrise Highway – station parking lot) • June through November • Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon • www.longislandgrowersmarket.com • 631-323-3653
Vendors include Ginni’s Pork Store, Peggy’s Wool and Soaps, Horman’s Best Pickles and Terra’s Nut Snacks.
Stop by your local farmers market and enjoy some delicious, fresh produce.
—Nicole Rosenthal contributed