Indoor Winter Farmers Markets in Westchester and Putnam NY
It’s cold outside and indoor farmers markets are heating up. Live music and entertainment add to the festive atmosphere at many of these winter markets, as foodies and local food supporters delight in finding local winter-grown vegetables, root vegetables, apples, fish, grass-fed meats, local cheeses, eggs, mushrooms, coffee, baked goods and more. Natural Awakenings has the scoop on the latest market news. Read on for updated winter market info, and mark your calendar for the markets closest to you.
Briarcliff Indoor Farmers Market – 9am-1pm. Saturdays. Location TBA. Grand Opening is on 1/7/12 with The Shovel Ready String Band performing from 10:30am-12:30pm. Shop for fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider and more. Free admission. Info: 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.
Bronxville Indoor Farmers Market – 8:30 am-12:30pm. 1/28, 2/ 25, 3/ 31 & 4/ 28. Offering organic produce, pasture raised meats, and eggs, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps & lotions, home spun fibers for knitting and chutney. 1 Pondfield Rd. Info: Mary Liz Mulligan, 914.337.6040.
Chappaqua Indoor Farmers Market – Saturdays 9am-1pm.Dec-Apr. This lively year-round market brings together local farmers, vendors and culinary innovators, with community groups and entertainment, to create a unique shopping experience. Market finds includes fresh and local vegetables, fruits, breads, meat, dairy, baked goods, nuts, coffees, jams, knife sharpening and more. Also, children’s activities, ample parking and bathrooms. Located downtown at St. Mary’s Church. Free admission. ChappaquaFarmersMarket.org.
Cold Spring Indoor Farmers Market – 8:30am-1:30pm. Saturdays, through May 2012. Fresh winter-grown vegetables, fish, mushrooms, root vegetables, apples, breads, coffee, quiche, soups, meats, cheeses, wines, baked goods, and Ronnybrook Dairy milk, butter and yogurt. Free admission. Philipstown Community Center, 107 Glenclyffe Drive, Garrison. (1/4 mile south of the light at Rt 9D and Rt. 403). Info: csfarmmarket.org.
Hastings Indoor Farmers Market – 9am-1pm. 2nd Saturdays, indoors through March 10. Large bustling market inside at the James Harmon Community Center: Jan 14, Feb 11 & March 10. Fresh produce as well as crepes, quesadillas, and a variety of burritos served piping hot, and soups; desserts tarts, quiches and potpies. Knife-sharpening too, Harmon Community Center, 44 Main St. in Hastings-on-Hudson. Info: hastingsfarmersmarket.org.
Mount Kisco Farmers’ Market – 9am to 1pm. Saturdays, year-round. Select fresh, wholesome food as well as a large selection of natural gift items–soaps, lotions, candles, knitted items, lavender and much more. Take the Slow Food $5 Challenge: enjoy a healthy $5 meal prepared by Red Barn Bakery from the farmers’ fresh offerings. The market is under new management: Sandra Lena of John Boy’s Farm. Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester 351 Main St. Info: 914.666.8069; bgcnw.com.
Mamaroneck Indoor Farmers Market – 9am-1pm. Saturdays. Jan 7- May 19. Grand opening celebration on 1/7 with music by Market Les Tappan Zigues from 10am-12pm. .Find fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider and more Free admission. St Thomas’ Episcopal Church. 168 W Boston Post Rd. Mamaroneck. Info: 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.
Pocantico Hills – Indoor Winter Farm Market at Stone Barns – 1-4pm on the following Sundays: 1/8, 2/12, 3/11, 4/15. Shop for Stone Barns Center’s pastured meat, eggs and winter vegetables along with specialty mushrooms from Madura Mushrooms. Center in the Hay Barn at Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Rd. Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200; stonebarnscenter.org.
South Salem – Gossett Brother’s Farmer’s Market – 9am-1pm. Saturdays through mid March. 14+ vendors sell locally grown and produced foods and handcrafts, organic produce, grass-fed meats and local cheeses at this kid-friendly market. Stop by the greenhouse for houseplants supplies and access the walking trails. 1202 Rt. 35, South Salem. Info: GossettsFarmMarket.com.
White Plains – Westchester County Center – 10am-3pm on the following Sundays: 1/15, 2/12, 3/25. Features fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, meats, wines and more grown and produced by New York State Farmers. Live entertainment. 198 Central Ave. White Plains. Info: 914.995.4050, Countycenter.biz