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Sep 29, 2007 07:41 PM

Nearby (hour or less by car from NYC) place to buy farm fresh produce? [Moved from Manhattan board]

Not sure if this is the best board to post on, but since we have been hitting the farmers markets pretty frequently lately it seems like a fun idea to visit a not-too-far farm (up to an hour drive from NYC) to really stock up on tomatoes and maybe some other produce. Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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  1. The market at the Stone Barns Center @ Blue Hill sounds just like what you're looking for. Probably 40 mins from NYC.

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    1. re: amanda3571

      I second Stone Barns, though selection can be limitied and some items run out quickly so plan on arriving as they open. Either way it is a place to walk around and explore a real farm. Try to have lunch at the cafe too!

    2. Any recommendations on Long Island that are not too far out? I don't want to go to the end of the LIE! Otherwise, Stone Barns looks like a good choice.

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      1. re: Olive123

        No, sorry, they're all out on the East End.

      2. Season is almost over but there are farmer markets every Saturday in Hastings, Tarrytown, Ossining, Pleasantville, etc. Veggies and fruit are really fresh; some have meat, honey, breads, etc.

        1. The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx holds a Farmers Market every Wednesday.

          1. Depending on how fast you drive, the Farmer's Market in Allentown PA is outstanding.
            They have everything from outstanding produce to scrumptious roasted and fresh meats, great amish cheeses.and great baked goods. They also have all sorts of prepared foods. We go at least once a month. As an added bonus, many of the vendors have set up tables so you can have lunch and eat what you want to try.
            I know it sounds like it's too far, but it makes for a wonderful day trip