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

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Olive123 Sep 29, 2007 07:41 PM

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. amanda3571 RE: Olive123 Sep 30, 2007 06:35 AM

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

    http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/

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      SweetPea914 RE: amanda3571 Sep 30, 2007 06:45 AM

      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!

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      Olive123 RE: Olive123 Sep 30, 2007 10:38 AM

      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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        dude RE: Olive123 Oct 17, 2007 01:26 PM

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

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        barbara0621 RE: Olive123 Oct 14, 2007 02:09 PM

        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.

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          melbhaber RE: Olive123 Oct 17, 2007 01:08 PM

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

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            Tay RE: Olive123 Oct 17, 2007 01:18 PM

            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

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