It’s the Last Weekend for Many Outdoor Farmers Markets; Indoor Ones Starting

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Many farmers markets are closing after this weekend, so it’s your last chance to buy local for Thanksgiving and stock up for the winter. Some foods like apples, squash and potatoes can keep for weeks and even months if you store them properly in a cool dark place — especially onions!

But don’t fret, there are several indoor markets coming, including the big one at the Westchester County Center, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and have more than 30 vendors, including one of my favorites: John Boy’s Farm. (His chickens, eggs and pork are amazing.)

Here’s a rundown of what’s closing:

Today is the last day for New Rochelle.

Saturday is the lsat day of the season for:
Bronxville
Hartsdale
Mount Kisco (it’s moving indoors, though)
Tarrytown
Cold Spring (UPDATED: moving indoors)
Suffern

Sunday is the last day for:
Pound Ridge
Pelham
New City
Piermont

Tuesday is the last day for Mamaroneck

Wednesday is the last day for
White Plains
Nyack

Spring Valley and Croton have already closed.

Brewster goes through Nov. 27.
Larchmont and Ossining and Pleasantville and Rye will go through Dec. 18.  Lake Peekskill goes through Dec. 22.

Here’s a rundown of what’s opening:
White Plains Indoor Market at the Westchester County Center: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these Sundays: Nov. 21 and Dec.12, 2010; Jan. 2, Feb. 13 and Mar. 20, 2011.

Mount Kisco Farmers Market will move indoors on November 27th and run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Boys and Girl’s Club of Northern Westchester, 351 Main St., Mount Kisco.

Briarcliff Farmer Market will open Jan. 8 and go from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 21 at the Congregational Church Parish House, 30 S. State Road, Briarcliff Manor.

Mamaroneck Farmers Market, sponsored by St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, will open Jan. 8 and go from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays throug May 21 at Heathcote Hall at 168 W. Boston Post Road.

Chappaqua Farmers Market will open Dec. 4 and go from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at St. Mary the Virgin Church, 191 South Greeley Ave., (between Bell School and the Library).

Hastings Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of every month. On Dec. 11, April 9 and May 14 (when the weather is milder), it will be in the Library Lot at 7 Maple Ave. On Jan. 8, Feb. 12 and March 12 (when it’s colder) it will be at the James Harmon Community Center at 44 Main St.

Irvington Winter Market will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Dec. 8th, Jan. 12, Feb., 9, March 9 and April 6 at the Irvington Senior Center, 29 Bridge Street.

Palisades Indoor Farmers Market will open Jan. 15 at the Palisades Community Center. Further updates on that as the time gets closer.

Cold Spring Farmers Market, opens Nov. 27 and goes 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the  Philipstown Recreation Center, 107 Glenclyffe Dr. in Garrison.

Did I miss any? Please leave a comment below so other readers will know where to buy local! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

7 Comments

  1. Cold Spring Farmers’ Market is NOT closing this weekend!
    Cold Spring outdoor market moves inside starting November 27th. Vendors move inside the Philipstown Recreation Center in Garrison NY-Saturdays 8:30-1:30.
    Lots of terrific items available including winter grown fresh produce from Madura Farm!

  2. I believe Croton is open the day before Thanksgiving — or at least I hope so! Meredith’s Bread said they’d be there on the 24th…

  3. Pound Ridge Market is NOT closing this weekend, it will also be open the weekend after this, Sunday, Nov. 27th!

    Conant Valley Jams will be at both, with the very last few bottles of this year’s amazing Wild Raspberry Jam and some spicy (not hot) Cranberry-Apple Chutney and Apple Chutney starring the outrageous JonaGold apples from Salinger’s Orchard on 684.

    We will also be hosting a soup-a-thon featuring the award-winning soups of chef Bryan Malcarney from Rory’s and Blue Lemon in Westport and Darien.

    Finally, there will be a tree lighting ceremony at Croton Falls , the 1st ever Croton Falls Winter Celebration, 2-6 PM. Conant Valley Jams will be there as well as other vendors, there will be a wine tasting and hot chocolate. Farmers, Contact Dawn Christopher at 914 374 2465

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