2014 Winter Farmers Markets in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam

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Eating local in the summer is easy. Farmers markets are open nearly every day of the week, and are chock-full of just-picked produce.

But here in the Lower Hudson Valley, the frigid winter months are a different story, and eating local can be tricky.

“Think roots,” says Guy Jones of Blooming Hill Farm in Blooming Grove, which comes to the Palisades Indoor Market on Saturdays.

Beets, turnips, carrots, potatoes and radishes. That — along with winter greens, breads and pastries, as well as meat, fish and poultry — is what you’ll find a lot of at the indoor farmers markets. So think robust stew and crispy herb roasted vegetables. Eating local in the winter is starting to sound like a piece of cake.

winter farmers markets in westchester, rockland and putnum

Westchester

Bronxville. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every other Saturday through April 19. Indoors at 1 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, bronxvillefarmersmarket.com. Vendors: Aunt Vicky’s Bickys, Bambino’s Ravioli and Fresh Pasta Company, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company and Fresh Pasta Company, Cascade Mountain Winery, Ronny Brook Farms, Central Bakery Artisan Oven, Clean Ridge Soap Company, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dobbs & Bishop, Doc Pickle, Do-Re-Me Farms, Mountain Energy Company, Guyank Brand, Hudson Valley’s Best Jam, Hummingbird Ranch, Joseph Fisheries, Kontoulis Family Olive Oil, Laura Ferraro, Manhattan Chili, Maupston Design Studio, Mo Green Juice, Morgiewicz Produce, Mostly Myrtle’s, North Winds Lavender Farm, The Orchards of Concklin, Personalized Soaps by Marilyn, Pika’s Farm Table, Pizza Luca, Raghoo Farms, Ready-Set-Sharp, Rock Hill Bakehouse, Sohha Savory Yogurt, Taiim Falafel Shack, Trotta Pasta, Veritas Farms, What’s for Dessert? and WoodsEdge Wools Farm.

Chappaqua. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 26. Held indoors at Church of St. Mary, 191 S. Greeley Ave., chappaquafarmersmarket.org. Vendors: Bohemian Baked, Bread Alone, Brookside Farm grass-fed beef, Bongo & Capacci gourmet ravioli, Chatham Brewing Co., Doc Pickle, Joe Tomato Mozzarella, Kontoulis Olive Oil, Kombucha Champagne Tea, Healthway Farms, Manhattan Chili Co., Madura Farm, Mrs. D’s Mediterranean Delights, Neversink Farm, Orchards of Concklin, Peace & Poppy Gluten-Free Baked goods, Pie Lady & Son, Pura Vida Fishery, Pure Food Sisters, Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpening Services, Rich Brownies, Red Barn Bakery organic baked goods, Rockland Roots farm to table cooking, Runing Creek Farm, Savor Cookies, Samosa Shack, Skinny Buddha, Stone Barns Agricultural Center, , True Food, Taiim Falafel Shack, Tierra Farm Organic and Wright’s Apple Farm.

Hastings-on-Hudson. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays, through May 17. Indoor at the James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main St., Hastings, hastingsfarmersmarket.org. Vendors: Bistro du Soleil, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Bread Alone, Central Bakery Artisanal Breads, Chatham Brewing Co., Concklin Orchards, Clean Ridge Soap Co., Cowberry Crossing Organic, Dutch Desserts, French Press Cafe, Gaia’s Breath Organic Farm, Guyank Brand Hot Sauce, Hastings Station Cafe, Honey Locust Farmhouse, Horman’s Pickles, Hudson Valley Duck Farm, Kombucha Champagne Tea, Kontoulis Olive Oil, King’s Roaming Angus grass-fed beef, Lasagna Preziosa, Lenny Bee Smoked Trout (occasional), Madura Farms, Neversink Farm Organic Greens, Meredith’s Bread, Penny Lick Ice Cream, Pie Lady & Son, Pika’s Quiches, Pure Food Sisters, Pura Vida Fishery , Raghoo Farm, Rich Brownies, Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpening Service, Running Creek Farm, Sohha Yogurt, Samosa Shack, Spice Revolution, SAVOR cookies, Tierra Farms, Taiim Falafel Shack, True Food and Wright’s Apple Farm.

Mamaroneck. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays through May 17 at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, 168 W. Boston Post Road, downtoearthmarkets.com. Vendors: Bombay Emerald Chutney Co., Calcutta Kitchen, Dr. Pickle, Flourish Baking Co., Gaia’s Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Kontoulis Family Olive Oil, Meredith’s Bread, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Robinson and Co. Catering Company, Stone and Thistle Farm, Tierra Farm and Wave Hill Breads.

Ossining. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays through May 17, in the parking lot on corner of Spring and Main streets, downtoearthmarkets.com. Vendors: Bread Alone, Feather Ridge Farm, Gajeski Produce, Hudson River Apiaries, John D. Madura Farms, Kiernan Farm, Mead Orchards, Meredith’s Bread, Pickle Licious, Pura Vida Fisheries and Tierra Farm.

Pleasantville. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through May 11 at Pleasantville Middle School, 40 Romer Ave.; pleasantvillefarmersmarket.org. Vendors: All You Knead, Bobolink Dairy, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Bread Alone, Buddhapesto, Conant Valley Jams, Cowberry Crossing Farm, Drink More Good, Dutch Desserts, Feather Ridge Farm, Go-Go Pops, Guyank Brand, Healing Home Foods, Hudson River Apiaries, Hudson Valley Duck Farm, Kiernan Farm, Krazy For Kazu’s, Lazy Crazy Acres Farmstead Creamery, Little Seed Gardens, Madura Farms, Maupston Design Studio, Mead Orchards, Newgate Farms, Pickle Licious, Pika’s Farm Table, Pura Vida Fisheries, Pure Mountain Olive Oil, Raghoo Farms, Red Barn Bakery, Spice Revolution, Spoonful Of Sugar Bakeshop, Stefan’s Pure Blends, The Amazing Real Live Food Company, The Butterfield Farm Company, The Peanut Principle, Tierra Farm and Trotta Pasta.

South Salem. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays year-round. Gossett Brother’s Nursery, 1202 Route 35, South Salem, 914-763-3001, www.gossettnursery.com. Vendors: Bee Guy Apiaries, Bongo Capacci Pasta, Cascade Mountain Wine, Gaia’s Breath Farm, Honore’s Table, Johnnycake Mount. Beef, Hudson Valley’s Best Jams, Madura Farms, Piper Lou Pastry, Pura Vida, Red Barn Bakery, Wave Hill Bread.

Stone Barns Center. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on select Sundays: Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13. Indoors at the Hay Barn, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, 914-366-6200, www.stonebarnscenter.org. Vendors: Stone Barns produce, meat and eggs, baked goods from Red Barn Bakery and products from The Amazing Real Live Food Co.

White Plains. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 30 at Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., www.countycenter.biz. Vendors: Garden Fresh Baby, Tierra Farm, Bombay Emerald Chutney Co., Krazy for Kazu’s, Kiernan Beef, Warwick Valley Winery, The Olive Oil Factory, Hudson Valley Apiaries, Smart Cookies Bakery and Pickle Licious.

Putnam

Cold Spring. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Indoors through May at the Philipstown Community Center, 107 Glenclyffe Drive, Garrison. www.csfarmmarket.org. Vendors: All You Knead, Amazing Real Live Food Co., Block Factory Tamales, Breezy Hill Orchard, Knollcrest Farm, Cold Spring Coffee Pantry, Continental Organics, Dutch Desserts, Full Moon Farm, Go-Go Pops, Madura Farms, Pura Vida, Perry’s Pickles, Shawangunk Growers.

Rockland

Nyack. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, through April 3. Indoors at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave., Nyack, 845-353-2221, nyackchamber.org. Vendors: Bill Batson Arts, Cascade Mountain Winery, Central Bakery, Cropsey Community Farm,, Rockland Farm Alliance, DOC Pickles, Gajeski Produce, Green Mountain Energy Company, Hummingbird Ranch, Kiernan Farm, Massage Therapeutics, Meredith’s Bread, Mostly Myrtle’s Biskookys, Northern Farmhouse Pasta, The Orchards of Concklin, Peg’s Eggs / Hillery Farm, The Pie Lady & Son, Pika’s Farm Table, Ronnybrook Farm, Taiim Falafel Shack, Teagevity and X-Calibur Knife & Scissors Sharpening.

Palisades. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 18 through May 17, at the Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, www.palisadesfm.org. Vendors: Blooming Hill Organic, Pura Vida Fisheries, The Orchards of Concklin, Cooperstown Cheese, Balthazar Bakery, Brookside Farm, Nana’s Home Kitchen, Stefan’s Pure Blends, Lenny Bee Productions, Tierra Farm, Dr. Pickle, Twisted Jeanne’s, The Pie Lady & Son, Mortgage Apple Cakes, grounded.coffee catering, Dish Cuisine, and rotating guest vendors such as Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, High Street Soap, WoodsEdge Wool Farms, Guyank Brand Sweet Hot Pepper Sauce and The Amazing Tomato Ketchup Company.

Suffern. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., alternating Saturdays at Suffern Community Center, 41 Washington Ave., www.suffernfarmersmarket.org, email: suffernfarmersmarket@yahoo.com. Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and 15, March 1, 15 and 29, April 12 and 26. Vendors: Auntie El’s (baked goods, locally roasted coffee), Coventry Body Care, Do Re Me Farms, The Gourmet Exchange, Honey Brook Farms, Hudson Valley Pantry, RH Farms, The Kitchen Garden, Meredith’s Bread, Horn of Plenty, High Mountain Foods, Pickle Licious, Soy Candles, Whitecliff Vineyard local wines, Midnight Sun Granola, Bonnie’s Baubles and Beads, Precision Knife Sharpening and additional guest vendors like C and G Pugh Poultry Farm.

 

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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