R5 Eco-Friendly Retail

New Green Gift Shop

Larchmont (914) 834-0601
This small shop specializes in mostly handmade gifts from recycled, repurposed, organic, sustainable, and/or fair-trade materials. Expect such great-looking, easy-on-the- planet (and the pocketbook) offerings as color-block pillows ($56-plus) made from dry-docked sail cloths, and multi-crayon-colored welcome mats ($30-$40) handmade from recycled flip-flops.

Green Yarn Shop

Maple Grove Farm, Bedford (914) 234-9550
For a truly “made in Westchester” knitting project, start here, where you actually can pet the former owners of the wool sold. The skeins of gorgeous organic yarn here once belonged to the sheep grazing on the farm and on other neighboring organic farms. Passionate about local sustainable farming, Maple Grove Farm owner Shirley Bianco welcomes visitors to her farm and this cottage shop (open 9:00 am to noon, Monday through Saturday) where you’ll find beautiful dyed and non-dyed varieties of soft 100-percent Merino wool. Dying of the yarn is done on-site in small-kettle batches using natural pigments.

Next: Bargain Shops

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

Holiday flash sale ... subscribe and save 50%

Limited time offer. New subscribers only.