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Five Fantastic Farmers' Markets

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From handcrafted soaps to homemade samosas, these Westchester farmers’ markets offer plenty of welcome surprises beyond great produce.

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In these times of high gas prices, food shortages, and the desire to do more activities outdoors, farmers’ markets have more appeal than ever. Here are five standout markets around the county.

Gossett’s Farmers’ Market
Open year-round on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gossett’s says their market is “Where the community meets.” With a variety of vendors that change by the week, the farmers’ market has something for everyone’s tastes. Shoppers can find the current vendor list on the website. A recent week included Cooperstown Cheese Company, South Salem Winery, Blessed Brew Kombucha, and several local farms.

Special features: Gossett’s Nursery has everything for holiday decorating, whether it is table settings at an outdoor summer event or wreaths for Christmas. Also, the Community Center of Northern Westchester is a regular participant. They collect non-perishable items to be distributed at their Food Pantry each month.

Can’t miss: When Sharamel Sweets from Pawling is part of the Market, be sure to grab yourself a sweet treat and bring more home to savor later. The custom tarts and brownies will make your mouth water just by looking at them.
1202 Old Post Road, (Route 35)
South Salem

The Friends of Muscoot Farm Farmers’ Market
Open Sundays from May 9 to Nov. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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This market has a variety of weekly local vendors and keeps things interesting by including others bi-weekly and monthly. You can always be sure to find Irvington Delight, Meredith’s Country Bread, Picklelicious, The Cheese Guy, Scotty’s Country Kitchen, Bongo, Capacci Pasta, and several local farms among the regulars.

Special features: Hummingbird Ranch, located in the Rhinebeck area, brings its specialties to the Muscoot Farmers Market each week. You can check out their honey and sweet cotton candy as well as their maple syrup, jellies, and more.

Can’t miss: Bear Mountain Coffee Roasters with delicious coffees that carry a caffeinated punch (decaf available for those who just want the great, rich taste). They offer certified organic blends, decaf, espresso, and more.
51 Route 100

Pleasantville Farmers’ Market
Open outdoors all year on Saturdays from April 2 to Nov. 19, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

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Considered the largest year-round market in Westchester, Pleasantville Farmers’ Market is not just a great place to shop, it’s a bona fide experience. Live music, special events, and more make this a way to kick off any weekend. The current vendor list can be found on their website. You can find everything from breads and baked goods to fresh seafood, meats, and prepared foods.

Special features: A nutritionist and chef demos can often be part of the events of the day. Live music also adds to the inviting ambiance and festive vibe.

Can’t miss: Trotta Foods in Thornwood brings their variety of fresh pastas and pasta sauces, as well as mozzarella, ricotta, and mascarpone cheeses, and other Italian specialties to give you a jump start on Sunday dinner.
10 Memorial Plaza

Market on River
Open Sundays through October, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Farmers, makers, and crafters at Cortlandt Waterfront Park bring a wide variety of local specialties to one place. Shop with views of the Hudson River and support the community at the same time. Their mission says, “The Market supports The Pantry and Let It Shine’s mission to ‘connect women to the things and services they need.’” Find local honey, jewelry made by Hudson Valley artisans, baked goods, pottery, and more.

Special features: Take a yoga class by the river at 10 a.m. What better way to be peaceful?

Can’t miss: Check out Right From the Hive Honey, which offers so much more than honey for your teas and cooking. Try their soaps, salve, massage bars, and other popular items.
45 Riverview Ave

The TaSH Farmers Market
Open Saturdays from Memorial Day weekend to Thanksgiving, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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The Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers’ Market give the highest priority to vendors with organic and sustainable practices. The vendors come from within 100 miles of the 10591 zip code or within New York State. Enjoy live music, activities, chef demos, and more.

Special features: Many vendors allow you to pre-order and pick up at the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. Their dates for pre-ordering vary so be sure to visit their website for details.

Can’t miss: Samosa Shack makes artisanal samosas, a triangular fried or baked pastry with a savory filling. They have both traditional and more offbeat options and make for a great snack while shopping the market.
Patriots Park
Sleepy Hollow

A media specialist in the education and not-for-profit sectors, Patrice Athanasidy has written in the Hudson Valley for over 25 years. A Bronx native, she loves exploring all the Hudson Valley has to offer from parks to theaters to historic places. Athanasidy is an adjunct professor of communication at Manhattan College and also an alumna. Now a resident of Westchester County, she is a wife and mom of three grown children and has written columns about living family life on the autistic spectrum.

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