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May 26, 2010 06:52 PM

2010 Outdoor Farmers' Market Season - Westchester

I thought I'd start a new thread for people to post their delicious farmers' market finds for this year. I stopped by Irvington's tonight and was really impressed with how many vendors were there! I'll be checking out Ossining Saturday. Where's everyone headed?

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  1. What's the best place to park your car for the Irvington Market?

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    1. re: pabboy

      Ossining ahoy for this weekend. Hoping to make some of those awesome burgers Mark Bittman had in the NY Times this week, and need some fresh salads, etc. for sides. Hooray for outdoors!

      1. re: Nancy C

        Mmmm!! Kiernan's beef patties are amazing. We just grilled some on Monday with some gruyere on top from Fairway, Picklelicious pickles, and grilled onions... and it rivaled any burger I've had in a restaurant if I do say so myself! :) I also want rhubarb to make this "big crumb coffee cake" from Smitten Kitchen.

        1. re: Nancy C

          hey I'm making those burgers too! I think the pork ones, with a portobello 'shroom for my veggie daughter.

        2. re: pabboy

          It looked like they had some dedicated parking actually on the grounds of the school next to the market. We parked on the street easily though.

        3. I know we had a thread for the various indoor farmers markets and the info on them but is there one for the outdoor markets? Days of week? Time? Place??
          I thought I had a link for most of them in the area but I can't find it.

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          1. re: GIOny

            Surman posted a VERY thorough listing of all Westchester farmers' markets last season. However, I know that there are new ones and some have closed so check first.


          2. Ossining was wonderful and a welcome change from the constraints of the indoor market in Briarcliff. I forgot how amazing it is to be outside-- strolling around leisurely, munching goodies, petting dogs-- without claustrophobic quarters and pushy patrons.

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            1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

              I was actually a little disappointed in Ossining--I agree it was wonderful to be outside, but I thought the variety at the indoor market was superior. I went to Croton today, and thought it was very strange--it seemed that the majority of the stands were baked goods. And I thought the prices were really high--much higher than Ossining.

              1. re: Marge

                It definitely seemed like vendors were missing. I'm hoping as the season goes on it will fill out. That's too bad about Croton!!

                1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                  My husband went to the Croton market this evening and came back with some great stuff: lots of things from the pickle guy, and some outstanding pea shoots and arugula from the organic farmer who was there last year--these we had tonight. He also got some good looking bok choy and some kale, but I can't vouch for their deliciousness until we actually prepare them.

                  I believe some of the other vendors from last year who weren't there today are expected to re-join eventually. The more we support the market, the more vendors will be willing to come!

                  1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                    Agreed that Ossining was pretty disappointing--was there this past Saturday, and I don't understand why it's so underpopulated as far as vendors and selection.

              2. Bronxville farmers market is the worst it's ever been. Really small, and not that great a group of vendors. Nothing really special.

                1. I just posted this round-up of markets in Northern Westchester on my blog (which has active links):


                  Where: Municipal Lot on Municipal Place and Riverside
                  When: Wednesday, 1:30 to 6:30 pm, through November 17
                  Website: Community Markets: Croton

                  Mt. Kisco
                  Where: Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester
                  When: Saturday, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, through November 20
                  Website: Community Markets: Mt. Kisco

                  Cabbage Hill Farm
                  Where: St. Marks Church, Mt. Kisco
                  When: Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
                  Website: Cabbage Hill Farm

                  Muscoot Farm
                  Where: Muscoot Farm
                  When: Sunday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, through October
                  Website: Muscoot Farm

                  Where: Main and Spring Streets, next to Market Square
                  When: Saturday, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, through December 18
                  Website: Community Markets: Ossining

                  Where: Bank Street, between Main and Park
                  When: Saturday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, June 12 through November
                  Website: Peekskill Farmers Market

                  Where: Memorial plaza at Manville Road
                  When: Saturday, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, through December 18
                  Website: Community Markets: Pleasantville

                  Stone Barns
                  Where: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
                  When: Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 pm; Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm; Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
                  Website: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

                  Where: Patriot's Park, Route 9
                  When: Saturday, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, through December 18
                  Website: Community Markets: Tarrytown

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                    1. re: CTeater

                      Is the Katonah-Lewisboro market still on? I could not find any reference to it. Last year it was run by Community Markets, but it is no longer on their site. I knew about the indoor winter market, but I searched quite a bit for info on the outdoor summer one and couldn't find anything about it. Do you know who runs it?

                      1. re: dma1250

                        I got an email recently saying that the manager of the K-L was relocating to Mt. Kisco because of the closure of K-L. Not sure if that was just as far as Community Market goes, or if it's closed period.

                        1. re: dma1250

                          John Jay HS in Cross River on Saturdays

                        2. re: CTeater

                          Gone. They are now in Mt. Kisco at the Boys and Girls Club