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The Best Winter Farmers’ Markets to Visit in Westchester

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When the mercury drops, here are the Westchester County farmers’ markets you can still shop at all winter long.

In Westchester, it isn’t an exaggeration to say that farmers’ markets often serve as the beating heart of our communities, so it’s a good thing the market spirit doesn’t go into hibernation when the weather grows cold. Here are six of our favorite markets that are open and stocked all winter long.

Hastings Farmers Market

131 Southside Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals, but the first hour is reserved for shoppers who prefer to continue wearing a mask.

Don’t-miss Vendors:

Escargot Voyageur
Expect hearty vegetable soups and other French specialties, courtesy of Chef Thierry; this includes tourte aux escargots, or snail pie. The chef even created a ratatouille Napoleon for shoppers on a plant-based diet who were tempted by his meat-filled feuilletes (puff pastry).

Luxx Chocolat
Luxx has been voted one of America’s best chocolatiers for five years running, and they certainly live up to the hype: you’ll find pre-packaged artisan smores, chocolate bark, and their famous “Hot Choxx” chocolate on a straw. Everything is organic and made using local ingredients.

Meredith’s Bread
These handmade, preservative-free breads, rolls, cakes, cookies, pies, and preserves are made entirely from scratch. The business is family owned and operated, with gluten-free, wheat-free, sugar-free, and organic lines to accommodate everyone.

 

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Irvington Farmers’ Market

Main Street School Lot; 101 Main St, Irvington
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals, but the first hour is reserved for shoppers who prefer to continue wearing a mask.

Don’t-miss Vendors:

Anthi’s Greek Specialties
This market favorite, proudly run by Paul Likitsakos, offers Greek dishes that are fresh and filling. You’ll find everything from stuffed peppers to spanakopita and other favorites, all prepared with love and care for an authentic taste of Europe, no travel necessary.

Hudson Valley Fisheries
This fishery has earned a cult following, and for good reason: Not only is their steelhead trout delicious, but it’s sustainably farmed. The farm boasts an agriculture system that converts fish waste into organic fertilizer, ensuring zero impact on the ocean and wild fish populations.

Madura Farms
Madura’s famous selection of mushrooms is the brainchild of Dan Jr., a fourth-generation Polish farmer who began cultivating fungi in 1977. You’ll also find necessities like cauliflower, potatoes, ginger, and a variety of greens, all grown in Madura’s signature rich black soil.

Rescue Dog Treats
Be sure to stop by this stand to pick up an all-natural treat for your furry friend, free of fillers and artificial flavors. All profits are donated to dog rescues.

Larchmont Farmers’ Market

Metro-North Upper Lot; Chatsworth Ave/Myrtle Blvd, Larchmont
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from January 8 to April 16; last pre-holiday market is December 18.
Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals.

Don’t-miss Vendors:

Arlotta Food Studio
The Arlotta family grows their olives on a small farm in California using traditional Italian methods. Customers can’t get enough of their organic olive oils and barrel-aged balsamic, the perfect complement to many items found at the market.

Eggcellent Quiche
Founders Charles and Linda have a love for cooking that began in childhood. Their range of quiches are loaded with fresh vegetables and rich custard in a delectable crust. Be sure to try the Barbecue Quiche, which is one of their most popular varieties.

La Trafila Pasta
Owners Jiselle and Luigi Speranza are culinary geniuses with impressive resumés. Together, they have become a leading producer of fresh pasta for homes and restaurants, using ingredients imported from Italy in their handcrafted pasta, stuffed gnocchi, sauces, tiramisu, and cannoli.

Ossining Farmers’ Market

Corner of Main & Spring St, Ossining
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; last market pre-holidays is December 18, reopening January 8.
Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals.

Don’t-miss Vendors:

Farm Stand Pantry
Farm Stand Pantry aims to provide all the necessities for a week’s meals, besides the meals themselves. That means the sauces, spices, flours, grains, and nuts, all intended to complement foods you pick up at the market.

Horman’s Best Pickles
Nick Horman has kept the business alive since the early 1950s, when it was founded by his grandfather. The ever-expanding product line is based on his grandfather’s recipes, and the Horman’s crew likes to experiment with pickling different in-season veggies.

Nana’s Home Kitchen
Serop and Jasmin Mandjian, a.k.a. Coco and Nana, were high school sweethearts in Armenia who married a few years later. They’re serving up Middle Eastern classics including hummus and other spreads, chicken kababs grilled on-site, empanadas, and traditional desserts.

Pura Vida Fisheries
Captain Rick Lofstadt sources his fish from the Hampton Bays; this includes fresh hake, cod, sea bass, and porgy. You’ll also find smoked scallops, salmon, and blue fish, as well as prepared foods like ceviche and chowder all made with the weekly catch.

Pleasantville Farmers’ Market

Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., through March 26 (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day)
Unvaccinated shoppers are required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth. Order online to save yourself and your produce from spending too long out in the cold.

 

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Don’t-miss Vendors:

Dutch Desserts
Marjan Beebe, who moved to Kinderhook, NY from the Netherlands in 1989, is serving up genuine Dutch tarts using a unique crust recipe and locally sourced fruits. You won’t find preservatives or additives of any kind, and all treats sold at the market are made the day prior.

Pikas Farm Table
Everything at Pikas is Belgian inspired, from classic sugar waffles to quiches to rustic pot pies. Each item is made with local ingredients, all from scratch. Fresh ingredients arrive in the kitchen and are baked into meals on the same day.

Teagevity
Founder Preston Powell was inspired by tea’s significance in Asian cultures and karate training. His appreciation for the drink, as well as its medicinal and healthful properties, sparked the creation of Teagevity. This stand always boasts winding lines and is known for its delicious brews.

 

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TaSH

Tarrytown Recreation Center Parking Lot (240 W. Main St), Tarrytown
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday from January through April
Unvaccinated individuals are asked to continue to wear a mask.

Don’t-miss Vendors:

Cooperstown Cheese
This artisan cheesemaker specializes in several European-inspired cheeses crafted from Jersey and Brown Swiss cows’ milk sourced from local family farms. Varieties named “Toma Celena” and “Jersey Girl” leave a lot to the imagination, but can guarantee cheesy goodness.

DiRiso Risotto Balls
These warm, fall-apart-in-your mouth risotto balls are a must-try. DiRiso’s recipes have been years in the making and are totally unique to the brand. They are committed to using the highest-quality ingredients possible, many of which are imported directly from Italy.

Irvington Delight
Take pride in serious homemade Middle Eastern food…grape leaves are picked in their own backyard in Yonkers. Everything is homemade. Operate a popular storefront one town over, hence the name. Fans rave about the chicken shawarma.

Wild Roots Farm
If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift, look no further. Milk lines from a small dairy herd form the basis of these handcrafted artisan soaps. Small batches are created to sacred sound, to infuse each healing bar with the highest possible vibration.


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