A chicken roasting in the oven warms the house with great smells — and the meal is just that much more satisfying if you know it’s a locally raised chicken.
Good to know, then, that just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we can’t still shop local. Farmers, fishers, cheesemakers and breadbakers are still growing, catching, baking and making their produce, meat and goods, and several indoor markets have the space where they can sell them. Some markets — Briarcliff, Cold Spring, Gossett’s, Katonah-Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Palisades and Scarsdale — go on each Saturday. Others (Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, White Plains) are just once a month, so be sure to call ahead before you shop.
Brussels sprouts from vendor Gajeski Produce of Riverhead, Long Island, on sale at the indoor farmers market at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Mamaroneck. (Tania Savayan/The Journal News)
Here’s a look at the markets and what they offer. As for that chicken? Set the oven to 400 and start it breast-down. After 30 minutes, flip it over. Roast until the internal temperature reaches 165 or the juices in the thigh run clear when pierced. You’ll do more than warm your house — you’ll warm your heart, too.
A list of where to buy local — and all the vendors and what they sell — after the jump.
Briarcliff Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 S. State Road, Briarcliff Manor. 914 923-4837. Vendors: Bobolink Dairy (cheeses and breads); Bread Alone (organic breads, pastries, pies, granola and cookies); Cowberry Crossing (bio-dynamic beef, pork, chicken, lamb, eggs, rabbit, turkey, produce); Dines Farm (meat and poultry); Dutch Desserts (Belgian tarts); Feather Ridge Farm (chicken, eggs, milk); Gajeski Produce (romaine lettuce, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts, potatoes); Meredith’s Bread (breads, muffins, cookies, jams, biscotti); Newgate Farm (produce, jams, jellies); Pura Vida Fisheries (fish and shellfish from the Hampton Bays); Tierra Farm (locally roasted nuts); Kiernan Farm (grass-fed beef, maple syrup and honey); Coach Farm (artisanal goat cheeses); Wiltbank Farm (mushrooms); Pickle Licious; Late Bloomer Farm (certified organic greens, sprouts, spinach, kale, potatoes: Cayuga Organics (assorted dried beans); BuddhaPesto; Migliorelli Farm (pork, fruit, produce).
Cold Spring Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m..-1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Philipstown Community Center 107 Glenclyffe Drive, Garrison. www.csfarmmarket.org. Weekly vendors: Breezy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill (apples, eggs, baked goods); Go-Go Pops, Go-Go Joe (coffee, soups, biscuits); Dutch Dessert (fruit tarts); Madura Farms (winter produce, mushrooms); Simply Valley (cheese); All You Knead Bakery. Occasional vendors: White Oak Farm (honey and honey products); Walnut Grove Farms (beef, pork and fruit jams); Acorn Hill Farmstead Cheeses (goat meat, cheese, soaps); Four Winds Farm (produce, some chicken, beef, lamb and pork); Krazy for Kazu’s (dressings and sauces); Cascade Mountain Winery.
Gossett’s Farm Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Gossett’s Nursery, 1202 Route 35, South Salem. 914-763-3001. Vendors: Madura Farms (produce, mushrooms, eggs); Seatuck (seafood), New England Farms (grass-fed goat, pork, rabbit and beef, raw honey, milk, yogurt, maple syrup); Gossett’s Nursery (plants); Red Barn Bakery (pies and tarts); Bardwell Farms (cheese); Wave Hill Breads; Renee’s Homemade Jams & Jellies; Cascade Vineyards; Go-Go Pops Coffee; The Farmer’s Daughter (mozzarella, sauce, pesto); And the Beads Go On (jewelry); The Bee Guy (supplies); Clean Ridge Soap.
Hastings Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second Saturday of each month. (Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13.) James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main St., Hastings-on-Hudson. (April 10 and May 8 will be held outdoors in the library lot.) Vendors: Pura Vida Fishery; Platte Clove Granola; Bread Alone; Panzarella (prepared foods, bread, crabcakes); Simply Valley Cheese; Cowberry Crossing (organic meats); Lasagna Preziosa; Bienvenue Catering; Bombay Emerald (chutneys); Meredith’s Bread; Big Girl Bakery; Mountain Smokehouse; Pickle Licious; Honey Locust Farmhouse; Red Jacket Orchards; Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpening service; Roaming Angus; Madura Farms; True Foods of Nyack; Pika’s Quiches; Dutch Desserts; Station House Cafe; Guyank Brand Hot Sauce; Hudson Milk (Maple Hill Creamery Products, among others).
Irvington Farmers Market: 2-7 p.m. occasional Wednesdays (Jan. 20; Feb. 24, March 24, April 21 and May 19.) Irvington Senior Center, 29 Bridge St., Irvington. Pika’s Quiches; True Foods of Nyack; Dutch Desserts; Madura Farms; Mr. G Rotisserie Chicken; Panzarella Foods; Pickle Licious, and more to come.
Katonah-Lewisboro Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. John Jay High School, Route 121, Cross River. 914 923-4837. Vendors: Bread Alone (organic breads, pastries, pies, granola and cookies); Cowberry Crossing (bio-dynamic beef, pork, chicken, lamb, eggs, rabbit, turkey, produce); Gajeski Produce (romaine lettuce, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts, potatoes); Meredith’s Bread (breads, muffins, cookies, jams, biscotti); Pura Vida Fisheries (fish and shell fish from the Hampton Bays); Tierra Farm (locally roasted nuts and nut butters); Kiernan Farm (grass-fed beef, maple syrup, honey, goat cheese); Migliorelli Farm (pork, orchard fruit, produce); Horman’s Best (barrel pickles).
Mamaroneck Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 168 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. 914 923-4837. Vendors: Doc Pickle; Feather Ridge Farm (eggs, chicken, milk); Meredith’s Bread (bread, muffins, cookies, jams, biscotti, dog biscuits); Gajeski Produce (lettuces, kale, collards, potatoes); Newgate Farms (vegetables, baked goods, jellies and sauces); Orwasher’s Bakery (artisanal breads); Tierra Farm (locally roasted nuts); Flourish Baking Company (pies, fruit pies and tarts, confections, whole grain breads); Coach Farm (artisanal goat cheeses); Cherry Grove Farm (cow’s milk cheeses); Kiernan Farm (grass-fed beef, maple syrup, honey); Migliorelli Farm (pork, orchard fruit, produce).
Mount Kisco Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 351 Main St. 914 923-4837. Vendors: Bread Alone; Dines Farm (meat and poultry); Gajeski Produce; Meredith’s Bread; Horman’s Best Pickles; Newgate Farms (vegetables, baked goods, jellies and sauces); Orwasher’s Bakery; Tierra Farm (locally roasted nuts, trail mix and nut butters); Trotta’s Pasta; Kiernan Farms (grass-fed beef, maple syrup, honey); John Boy Farm (smoked chicken, smoked ham, eggs); Migliorelli Farm (pork, orchard fruit, produce); Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese.
Palisades Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays Feb. 6 through May 15. Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road. palisadesny.com. Vendors: Pura Vida Fish (line-caught from Long Island); Ronny Brook Farm (milk, yogurt, butter); Cascade Winery; The Orchards of Concklins (cider, apples): Gajewski Farm (winter produce); Dines Farm (chicken, eggs and other meat products; Balthazar Bakery (breads and pastries); Dr. Pickle (pickles, olives and pickled peppers); Pika’s Quiches; Marika’s Savories (cupcakes, empanadas); Grounded Coffee; Tierra Farm (nuts) and cheeses from Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, Sprout Creek Farm; Nettle Meadow Goat Farm; Palatine Cheddar and mozzarella from Montena Taranto Foods.
Scarsdale Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Inside the Christie Place Parking Garage, 1 Christie Place, Scarsdale. 914-456-9744. localmarketlady.blogspot.com. Vendors: Hummingbird Ranch (syrup and honey), Meredith’s breads, Simply Valley (cheeses and breads), Madura Farms (produce), Tierra Farms (locally roasted nuts), North Winds Farms (lavender); Breezy Hill Orchards (pies, seasonal fruit, cider); Big Girl Baking Company (baked goods and cookies); rotating New York state wines; Grazin Angus Acres (organic beef); Thornwood Farms (eggs and chicken); Pickle Licious (once a month).
White Plains Indoor Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 7 and March 14. Westchester County Center, Route 119 and Route 100, White Plains. 914-995-4050. Parking $4, coupon at countycenter.biz. Vendors: Adair Vineyards; B & B Jams; Bombay Emerald Chutney Co.; Bread Alone; BuddhaPesto; Cabbage Hill Farm (vegetables, pork, fish); Clean Ridge Soap Co.; Dashing Star Farm (lamb, herbs, vegetables, fruit, baked goods and free-range colored eggs): Dutch Desserts (Belgian tarts); Healthway Farms (produce, apples, potatoes); Horman’s Best Pickles; Horn of Plenty (fruit): Hummingbird Ranch (honey, maple syrup): John Boy’s Farm (heirloom pork, chicken, eggs): Kiernan Beef Farm; Krazy for Kazu’s (sauces and dressings); Madura Farms (produce); Migliorelli Farm (produce, pork); North Winds Farm (lavender); Pika’s Farm Table; Platte Clove Naturals; Red Jacket Orchards; Remsburger Maple Farm & Apiary; Saratoga Peanut Butter Co.; Simply Valley (produce); Warwick Valley Winery; Wil-Hi Farm (lamb, wool); Mecox Bay Dairy (cheese).