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byrd Jun 3, 2008 08:59 AM

Opening day for Garden City (by the old welfare building)
veggies sold out by 11 am.

New Friday location:
NUMC Hempstead Turnpike, north on Carman Avenue, first right into hospital lot.
No more Hempstead

Coming soon at both locations: seafood stand

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    csweeny Jun 3, 2008 09:35 AM

    Do you know of any with weekend hours?

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      byrd Jun 3, 2008 12:32 PM

      Saturday morning Lynbrook train station, get there early 'cause this one's the busiest.

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        mrbeachy Jun 3, 2008 12:41 PM

        in nassau county there are 4 markets with weekend hours-

        on saturdays,bayville and port washington are open from 8 am-noon
        on sundays,glen cove is open from 8 am-noon
        lynbrook is open sundays from 7 am-noon

        check out exploreli.com for more information.

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          csweeny Jun 3, 2008 05:07 PM

          Lynbrook it is! thanks mrbeachy & byrd!!

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            mrbeachy Jun 4, 2008 08:05 AM

            a heads up:

            lynbrook is NEVER held on saturdays;it has always been on sundays since it started in '97.

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              byrd Jun 4, 2008 09:54 AM

              good catch, it is sunday

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        HDT Jun 8, 2008 05:19 AM

        Good Morning - just came back from the Lynbrook Farmers Market. It was opening day. They do have a seafood vendor set up there. There was a farm stand with different lettuces, a few radishes, some herbs and fresh Long Island Strawberries. A pickle vendor (the sweet cajun pickles are excellent). A home made soap vendor, a granola vendor and a seafood vendor.

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          mrbeachy Jun 16, 2008 01:43 PM

          the 2008 season is up and running.

          as a local i patronize this market often and am happy with the quality and the variety.

          the seafood vendor is a new addition this year,as is a bakery-cafe-sweet shop called"A taste of home".They are based at 1992-2016 north jerusalem road in north bellmore next to cvs.ph # is 516-486-1670.

          the pickle guy has my favorite honey mustard pickles,but wasnt sure if they would survive a week in the refrigerator so i passed this time.

          i had two of the sweeet shop onion rolls which were very tasty. alas the quiche and cider people ( aka the orchards of conklin) were a no-show on the 8th ( they will be there for the rest of the season i was told) and its too early for corn and tomatoes from the farmer who comes from orient.they hope both will be ready around july 4th maybe a little sooner.

          my only concern is keeping seafood fresh during scorching hot weather like we had this past week,but everything was kept on ice and constantly refilled.

          looking forward to sunday june 22nd. :)

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          toby1355 Jun 8, 2008 10:23 AM

          Went to the East Meadow market on friday. ... It's in the back sort of but not hard to find... Veggie guy had very little: some lettuces, summer turnips and some cilantro and strawberries.

          Next, was the pickle guy.... Greek pastry ladies.....Soap lady.....and one strange vender: A shop, located on N. Jerusalem ave in E.M.selling breads and pastries...I thought that was weird.

          Looking forward to more venders and more product

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