Farmers Market in Rye Brook on March 10


Leah Rae wrote this post on the Sound Shore blog… I’m copying it over here for all you food lovers, too. Take it away, Leah:

Rye Brook has started a farmer’s market of its own.

The plan is to begin with indoormarkets twice a month at the Posillipo Center and then find an outdoor location to use during the warmer months. This market — which goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10 — is unusual in that the village,  specifically Deputy Clerk Elizabeth Rotfeld, is running the market directly. Other Sound Shore area markets include those run by Community Markets and the seasonal one at PepsiCo. For the list of Rye Brook’s vendors, which are subject to change from week to week, check out the list after the jump.

From our Journal News article:

Many of the 18 vendors signed up for opening day are familiar to the local circuit, including Big Girl Baking, Healthway Farms, Migliorelli Farms, Kontoulis olive oil and Picklelicious.

Local businesses also are taking part, including Bella Cucina Maria in Port Chester and Rye Brook’s Frosted Spoon and Lavish Events.

The market joins others in the Sound Shore that operate year-round in Mamaroneck and seasonally in Rye, Purchase, Pelham, Larchmont and New Rochelle. Rotfeld expects to fill a gap during the offseason and to draw primarily from Rye Brook and Port Chester.

“It’s so much more enjoyable to support something in your own community,” she said.

A list of vendors, after the jump.


Bella Cucina Maria – PorT Chester, NY

A lover of the culinary arts for over 30 years, Maria Falck Reina made the bold decision in 2007 to walk away from a 23 year career in corporate and retail management and head to the kitchen.

Big Girl Baking – Yonkers, NY
We at Big Girl Baking Co. believe that all baked goods are not created equal.  We stand by our motto, “Truth in Banking.” bringing you only the most excellent products made with honest ingredients.  You can’t fake it, you’ve got to bake it!

Chez Dennis – Westchester, NY
Chez Dennis Inc. located in Westchester County New York aims to provide its clientel with elegant and sophisticated timeless hand made pieces that capture and reflect the spirit of the individual. Our Jewelry is designed to be worn on any occasion that you want to feel special or for those special occasions when just the right piece is the order of the day.

Deb Mills

Lavender Farmer, Pawling, NY
All lavender is grown on my farm and all products are made on the farm, employing local help at harvest and on an “as needed” basis throughout the year.  My web site needs to be updated as I also sell lavender jelly, lavender syrup, lavender shortbread, lavender scones.

Lavish Events – Rye Brook, NY
Custom Party Décor

Flour City Pasta – Fairport, NY
A locally produced & organic artisanal pasta.  Flour City Pasta is made the traditional ‘Old World’ way. The tools we use to make pasta are imported from Italy; we use organic flour and then add organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices to make flavored pasta that brings a new level of taste and style to any pasta dish.

Frosted Spoon – Rye Brook, NY
Frosted Spoon is a delicious endeavor for two friends, Sara Pocklington and Heather Fratangelo, who are passionate about sweet treats. Dedicated to serving fun and inspired custom made desserts using only fresh and real ingredients, they specialize in cakes, cupcakes, decorated shortbread cookies, cheesecakes and confections tailored to fit your occasion. Whether you are a child celebrating a birthday or an adult throwing a cocktail party, you will be sure to love our goodies!

Gaia’s Breath Farm – Hasting’s, NY
Organic meat vendor – organic free-range lamb, pork, veal and chicken and high-end flavorful sausages and charcuterie.  Their farm “265 acres of pure organic bliss” is situated between the Catskill and Adirondack mountain ranges.

Guyank Brand – Ozone Park, NY
Sweet and Hot Pepper Sauces.

Healthway Farms – Highland, NY 
Owned and operated by Joe and Rhonda O’Brien. Joe is a long-time farmer with over 20 years of experience growing different crops of fruits and vegetables. Rhonda is a trained chef who enjoys working in the greenhouse, and trying out new recipes with the delicious produce and herbs grown at the farm.

Humingbird Ranch – Staatsburg, NY
Honey, maple syrup and beeswax products.

Kiernan Beef – Gardiner, NY
100% Grass Fed Beef.

Kontoulis Family
Makes Olive Oils, Vinegars and Olive Spreads.

Migliorelli Farms – Tivoli, NY
Migliorelli Farm is committed to provide fresh fruit and produce that is of the highest quality and exceptionally healthy. It is our personal goal to deliver superior products at an affordable price

Pickelicious – Bogota, NJ
Pickles, pickled items, sauces and dips

S.K.I. Distributors – Brooklyn, NY
Healthy, Natural Beverages that promote well being.

Taiim Falafel – Hastings, NY
Hummus, Israeli salad, tabouleh and other delicacies from this popular Hastings Eatery.

The Artwork of Cindy Silverstein – NYC, NY
My goal is to inspire creativity and confidence in those who would like to develop a stronger sense of themselves as artists and creators


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, 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.

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