Winter Farmers Markets Provide Seasonal Fun: Visitors can expect to find seasonal produce like apples; kale, cabbage and other hearty greens; and lots of root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes.
Visitors at the Down To Earth Mamaroneck Market
Cold weather is no reason to pass up our local farmers markets, says Dacotah Rousseau, marketing and communications manager for Down to Earth Markets. “Yes, you have to bundle up, but the farmers market is still a fun place to shop in winter,” she says.
Down to Earth runs winter markets in Ossining and Mamaroneck, as well as Park Slope and McGolrick Park in Brooklyn and Morningside Park in Manhattan. The Ossining market will be outdoors along Main Street, while St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located at 168 West Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck, will be the indoor home of Rye Farmers Market and Larchmont Farmers Market.
Visitors can expect to find seasonal produce like apples; kale, cabbage and other hearty greens; and lots of root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes, Rousseau says. “Some of our farmers grow in greenhouses, so you will also see cold-weather treats like cherry tomatoes. Of course, our local food makers will still be hard at work, so baked goods, artisan breads, pickles, jams and specialty items will all be available as well.”
Like most warm-weather markets, Down to Earth’s winter markets include music and activities (as weather permits in Ossining), as well as a steady supply of new vendors. But Rousseau says December brings something special: “holiday music and lots of baked goods, food gifts and specialty items.”
For a full list of Down to Earth Farmers Markets and locations, visit DowntoEarthMarkets.com. For more info, call 914.923.4837.