Did you know that farmers markets aren’t just a summertime thing?
While you might think of sunshine and warm summer days when you think of a farmers market, they happen to be alive and well during the winter months as well. Sure, there are fewer winter farmers markets out there, but they’re still there if you’re looking for the freshest farm to table stuff around.
I rounded up a list of six winter farmers markets in Westchester that you can turn to until some of the summer staples open up in April.
The BH Farm Market opened in November and is scheduled to run every Saturday from 10am – 2pm both indoors and out at the Bedford Hills train station. With over 25 vendors, they are the largest winter market in Northern Westchester. The market offers a full array of locally-sourced organic produce, meat and seafood, homemade artisanal breads, soups, jams, cakes, pies and other treats. Hand-crafted jewelry and gifts are also for sale. Cash and credit cards are accepted, with vegetable and fruit farmers also honoring W.I.C. Free parking.
In the late fall and winter, this year-round market moves into Gossett Brothers Nursery’s greenhouse, warmed by a wood burning stove on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm. You’ll find fresh organic food and a “Taste the Market” feature, where vendors’ products are cooked and offered for customer to taste. They list their vendors on their Facebook page each week.
Taking place on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9am – 1pm, this market bounces around a little bit in the winter. Check their website or Facebook page to be sure of their location and to see what vendors they have lined up for the week.
Open on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm from January 7th through April 15th at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, his market offers fruits and veggies, specialty foods, baked goods, meat and seafood. You can see a full list of their participating vendors on their site.
Open on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm from January 7th through April 15th at the First Presbyterian Church, this market offers fruits and veggies, specialty foods, baked goods, meat and seafood. You can see a full list of their participating vendors on their site.
From December 3rd through March 25th, the Pleasantville Farmers Market is held inside the Pleasantville Middle School Cafeteria, at 40 Romer Avenue on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm. Voted Best of Westchester for the 3rd year in a row, this farmers market hosts more than 55 new and returning farmers and food artisans. Click here for a full list of vendors.