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Farmers Markets in Westchester & Putnam, NY, this Summer 2011: Farmers Markets offer the opportunity to sample many farms in one place, and meet some neighbors in the process.

John Jay Homestead in Katonah, site of a new farmers market this year.

A new market opened in Katonah this summer, and it’s creating a buzz in the local food world. The John Jay Homestead Farm Market features local produce and dairy from such small farms as Amba Farm in Bedford Hills, JD Farm in Brewster, I & Me Farm and Cabbage Hill in Mount Kisco, Burren Farm in Katonah, Mobius Fields in Waccabuc, North Winds Farm in Pawling, and Hudson Milk Company in Shrub Oak.

Three area Farmers Markets did not reopen this summer, including the Mount Kisco and Mamaroneck market that was run by Community Markets, and the small Kent/Lake Carmel market at the Lake Carmel Recreation Center Parking lot. The Hartsdale Market, which was operated by Community Markets last year, is now run by Westchester Greenhouse for the town of Greenburgh.

Here’s a list of the many local Farmers Markets that are ripe for picking this summer:

Bedford Corners: Daisy Hill Farm Stand – Fridays and Saturdays, 9am-6pm; Sundays, 10am-4pm. 214 West St. (between Guard Hill & Rt. 172) Bedford Hills. Info: 914.244.1132.

Brewster Farmers Market – 9am-2pm, Wednesdays & Saturdays, through Nov 19. Rain or shine. 208 E. Main St. at the bottom of Peaceable Hill Rd. (the Borden Bridge, Rts 22 & 6).

Bronxville Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through Nov. 19. Rain or shine. Balanced variety of vendors with plenty of parking. Stone Place at Paxton Ave. Bronxville. Info: 914.479.2246.

Chappaqua Farmers Market - Saturdays 8:30am-1:30pm. Chappaqua Train Station, downtown Chappaqua. Info:

Cold Spring Farmers Market – 8:30am-1:30pm, Saturdays through Oct 29. Butterfield Hospital , Rt. 9D & Paulding Ave., Village of Cold Spring. Info:

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers Market – 1:30am-6:30pm, Wednesdays, through November 17. Rain or shine. Municipal Lot on Municipal Pl. and Riverside Ave. (Street Address: Across From 1 Municipal Pl.)

Dobbs Ferry Farmers Market – 10am-4pm, Fridays through Oct. Cedar and Main streets. Info: 914.231.8502;

Hartsdale Farmers Market – 8am-3pm, Saturdays through November 19. Hartsdale Train Station. Info: 914.693.2935; Westchester Greenhouses & Farms.

Hastings Farmers Market – 8:30am-2pm. Saturdays through Nov. 19. 7 Maple Ave. (in the library parking lot, but parking is suggested in the Metro-North commuter lot). 914.478.8068. Hastings-on-Hudson Library Parking Lot 7 Maple Ave. Info:

Irvington Farmers Market – 3:30-7:30pm, Wednesdays. at the Main Street School Parking Lot. Irvington.

Katonah: John Jay Homestead Farm Market – 9am-1pm, Saturdays through Oct 15 (rain or shine, 400 Jay Street, Katonah. 914.232.5651, Ext. 108,

Larchmont Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through December 17. Metro North Parking Deck #3 off Chatsworth Ave. (Street Address: Near 1 Railroad Way.) Info:

New Rochelle Farmers Market – 8:30am-3pm, Fridays. through November 18. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Library Green, Huguenot Street and Lawton Street (Street Address: Near 264 Huguenot Street.) Info:

Ossining Farmers Market – 8:30am-2pm, Saturday, through December 17. Rain or shine. Corner of Main and Spring Streets, Street Address: Ossining Post Office, 100 Main St. Info:

Pawling Farmers Market – 9am—12pm, Saturdays through September 24. Charles Coleman Blvd, Pawling. Info:

Peekskill Farmers Market – 8:30am-2:30pm, Saturdays. through November 19. Bank Street/ Downtown Peekskill Between Main Street (Rt. 6) and Park Street. Free parking. Info: 914.737.2780;

Pelham Farmers Market – 8:30am-2pm, Saturdays, through November 19. Rain or shine. Corner of Harmon Avenue & Fifth Ave. Street Address: Near 85th Ave. Info:

Pleasantville Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through December 17. Rain or shine.  Memorial Plaza off Manville Road. (Street Address: Across From 42 Memorial Plaza.) Info:

Pound Ridge – 11am-4pm, Sundays, Scotts Corner, Pound Ridge. Info: Joan Silbershir 914.764.0015.

Purchase Farmers Market at PepsiCo – 10am-4pm, Tuesdays, through Nov. 800 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase.

Putnam Valley Farmers Market – 3-7pm, Fridays, through Sept 30. Tompkins Corner Methodist Church 729 Peekskill Hollow Rd.  Info:; 845.528.0066.

Rye Farmers Market – 8:30am-2pm, Sundays, through December 18. Rain or shine.  Parking Lot 2 on Theodore Fremd Ave. Behind the Purchase St. Stores. (Street Address: Directly Behind 73 Purchase St.) Info:

Scarsdale Farmers Market – 9am-1:30pm, Saturdays, through Nov. 26. Village Hall, lower level parking lot. 100 Post Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.456.9744.

Somers at Muscoot Farm – Sundays. 10am-3pm. Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.

Tarrytown Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through November 19. Patriot’s Park on Route 9. (Street Address: Adjacent to Tarrytown Public Library, 121 N. Broadway) Info:

White Plains Farmers Market – 8am-4pm, Wednesdays through Nov. 23. Corner of Court and Quarropas streets. Info: 914.422.1336.

Yonkers St. John’s Church Farmers Market – 8-4pm. Thursdays, through early Nov. Outdoor farmers’ market in the courtyard and a Flea Market in the churchyard. St. John’s Church Courtyard, Getty Square, 1 Hudson St. & S. Broadway, Yonkers. Info: 914.963.3033.

Yorktown Heights at Hilltop Hanover Farm Stand – 10am-4pm, Fridays & Saturdays  through the end of October. 1271 Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.2368,