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11 Westchester Farmers’ Markets That Are Still Open

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Farmers markets have been a super popular way for Westchester residents to buy fresh produce while supporting local businesses. Despite the pandemic, farmers markets are still going strong during this time, and are finding innovative ways to maintain community even when we’re required to be apart.

From providing special shopping hours for our community’s most vulnerable members to turning into drive-throughs that let you chat with your favorite vendors in the comfort of your car, if you look hard enough, you might find some hidden gems to brighten your socially distanced day. To give you a head start on your search, we looked to ten of the best and largest markets in the county.

 

Chappaqua Farmers Market

Chappaqua Train Station Parking Area, Chappaqua
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Specialty Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (frontline workers, elderly, immunocompromised)
Safety Protocol: Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet inside the market and out; vendors and shoppers must wear masks at all times; all vendors must wear gloves; there is one entrance and one exit; only 1-2 members per family are allowed in the market at a time; shoppers are not allowed to touch any produce, bread, or other items that are not sealed or packaged; credit cards and Venmo are strongly recommended as payment methods; children encouraged to be kept at home; no dogs are allowed at the market at this time; shoppers must bring their own bags; no music, children’s activities or demos will take place; locals who are feeling ill are asked to not attend the market.
Preregistration Required: No, but some vendors do offer preorder services

 

Hastings Farmer’s Market

Commuter Parking Lot across from Hastings-on-Hudson Metro-North Station
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Specialty Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (frontline workers, elderly, immunocompromised)
Safety Protocol: The wearing of masks is mandatory for both vendors and shoppers; only one member per family at a time; shoppers cannot touch any produce, bread, or other items that are not sealed or packaged; all vendors must wear gloves and accept credit card payments to minimize handling of cash; shoppers should pre-order and pre-pay as much as possible to cut down their time spent at the market; shoppers must stand six feet apart if a vendor line forms; shoppers must keep their dogs and, if possible, children at home; shoppers waiting online to get into the market stand on the markers spaced seven feet apart.
Preregistration Required: No, but offers three ways to shop (express table, timed entry, and standby)

 

Irvington Farmers Market

Dows Lane School Parking Lot (6 Dows Lane, Irvington)
Sundays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Reopening June 7
Specialty Hours: N/A
Safety Protocol: Drive-through only; must pre-order and select a pickup time; correspond with vendors through car window; payment in advance highly encouraged (sealed envelopes of cash/check will be accepted if payment cannot be completed in advance).
Preregistration Required: Yes

 

Jony Jay Homestead

400 Jay St, Katonah
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Specialty Hours: N/A
Safety Protocol: By appointment only; 30-minute appointments; one person per family can register; mask and gloves mandatory; patrons may not handle anything at vendor stalls, no sampling allowed; verification of registration required and must be shown upon arrival; separate exit and entrance; only one patron may be in a vendor’s booth at once, waiting lines have 6-foot spacing; contactless form of payment is preferred; no dogs allowed, service animals are an exception; arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
Preregistration Required: Yes; Pre-registration opens Mondays at 9 a.m. for the following Saturday. 

 

Muscoot Farm Market

51 Route 100, Katonah
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Specialty Hours: N/A
Safety Protocol: By appointment only; 45-minute appointments; one person per family can register; mask and gloves mandatory; verification of registration required (printout or phone) and must be shown upon arrival; one-way circulation; shopping time is limited to 30 min, though 20 min is encouraged (leave enough time for payment); credit/debit card or contactless form of payment is preferred, though cash is acceptable as an alternative; arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
Preregistration Required: Yes; via website and Eventbrite

 

New Rochelle Farmers Market

Thomas Paine Cottage Museum
Fridays, 9 a.m – 2 p.m., Reopening June 12
Specialty Hours: N/A
Safety Protocol: Masks mandatory; leave six feet of space between you and others; send just one person to the farmers market to shop; social conversations must take place outside the market area; do not touch or lean over displays; food is prepackaged by vendors; no food sampling or cooking in the markets; bikes and dogs must be outside the market area; bring pre-order summaries to speed up pickup.
Preregistration Required: No, but available through the app WhatsGood Marketplace.

 

Ossining Farmers Market

Parking Lot on the corner of Spring St & Main St
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Specialty Hours: N/A
Safety Protocol: Masks mandatory; leave six feet of space between you and others; send just one person to the farmers market to shop; social conversations must take place outside the market area; do not touch or lean over displays; food is prepackaged by vendors; no food sampling or cooking in the markets; bikes and dogs must be outside the market area; bring pre-order summaries to speed up pickup.
Preregistration Required: No, but available through the app WhatsGood Marketplace.

 

Peekskill Farmers Market

Bank Street, Peekskill
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Specialty Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. (60+ and immunocompromised)
Safety Protocol: Face masks required (provided upon entry if needed); maintain six feet between yourself, other market-goers, and vendors; leave quickly once you’ve completed your purchases; contactless shopping; limit number of family shoppers to 1-2; no food sampling permitted; contactless payment methods will be offered if available; those who feel ill are encouraged to stay home
Preregistration Required: No, but some vendors are encouraging preorder (check Facebook for updates)

 

Pleasantville Farmers Market

Metro-North Parking Lot (10 Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville)
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Specialty Hours: N/A
Safety Protocol: Single entrance to the market; well-spaced line forms at the south end of the memorial plaza for visitors seeking entry; cash accepted, card accepted by some vendors; Market Bucks service paused until further notice; masks mandatory; no-touch shopping; portable handwashing stations; contactless shopping options (online); no social events; no tables and chairs.
Preregistration Required: No, but preorders are available in newsletter weekly

 

The TaSH

Tarrytown Commuter Lot F (near Losee Field and the Tarrytown Marina)
Saturdays, 8:30 am – 10:30 am (drive-through), 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (walk-through)
Specialty Hours: See above.
Safety Protocol: Hybrid market with a drive-through and walk-through option for customers; Contactless shopping offered at both markets. The drive-thru market is pre-order only and requires signing up to shop. The walk-thru market mandates masks and while sign-ups to shop are not required, they’re strongly encouraged. You may also pre-order and pick-up at the walk-thru.
Preregistration Required: Yes for the drive-thru only: pre-order and pickup time selection is mandatory; each vendor has different pre-order deadlines. No preregistration required for the walk-thru but it’s encouraged.

 

White Plains Farmers Market

Court St. Between Martine Ave and Main Street, White Plains
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Specialty Hours: N/A
Safety Protocol: Follow signs for entry and exit points; mask required, gloves encouraged; contactless shopping; social-distanced barrier between vendors and customers; one family member at the market to shop at a time; controlled capacity with line at entrance to await entry; single use bags encouraged
Preregistration Required: No, but offered on their site by select vendors.

 

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