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Outdoor Farmers Markets Reopen Throughout the Region

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The traditional Vietnamese big bowl of beef stew soup at Saigonese in Hartsdale

By Morris Gut

If you enjoy shopping at farmers markets, this is the best time of year. Many markets that closed last year in time for winter have been steadily opening throughout the area. So get out to your favorite market and enjoy shopping for the fresh seasonal bounty.

White Plains Farmers Market. A welcome sign of the new season, this popular market is in full swing on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. through Nov. 27. It can be found on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. Info: 914-422-1411 or visit

Chappaqua Farmers Market. Opens this Saturday, May 11 until the third week of December. Located at the Chappaqua Metro-North station on Allen Place in Chappaqua on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Visit

Cold Spring Farmers Market at Boscobel. The popular Cold Spring Farmers Market is housed in the historic Boscobel Estate Museum & Garden in Garrison. A lovely setting. A year-round market, its current hours are on Saturdays through October from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Visit

John Jay Homestead Farm Market. This market opened last weekend and continues every Saturday through October from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. First pick for members is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. John Jay Homestead is located at 400 Jay St. (Route 22) in Katonah. Info: Visit

Pleasantville Farmers Market. This popular market operates at 10 Memorial Place every Saturday (except May 18) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’s plenty of nearby parking. Info: Visit

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market. There will be a special Mother’s Day market on Saturday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The weekly market, which operates on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., opens May 25 for its 10th anniversary season. Located at Patriot’s Park on Broadway. Info: Visit

Ossining Farmers Market. This year-round market is part of the Down to Earth farmers markets. Located at the corner of Main and Spring streets in Ossining on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Visit

Peekskill Farmers Market. The 2024 spring/summer/fall season kicks off on Saturday, June 1. Open every Saturday through Nov. 23 rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 914-737-2780 or visit

Muscoot Farm’s Farmers Market. Reopens for the season starting May 12, and runs every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through Nov. 17. Muscoot Farm is located at 51 Route 100 in Katonah. Info: 914-864-7283 or visit

Hudson Valley Farmers Market. Open year-round every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 15 Mount Ebo Rd. South in Brewster. Info: Visit

Bronxville Farmers Market. This bustling market is open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting May 11 through Nov. 24. Rain or shine. Located at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue. Info: 914-337-6040 or visit

Pelham Market. Open on Sundays starting May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Harmon Avenue at Fifth Avenue in Pelham. Info: Visit

Larchmont Farmers Market. Located at the Metro-North train station at Chatsworth Avenue and Myrtle Boulevard in Larchmont. Open Saturdays year-round from 8:30 a.m. to 1 pm. Info: Visit

Tuckahoe Farmers Market. Starts June 2 and runs on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November. Located at Depot Square at the Metro-North train station, located at 65 Main St. Info: Visit

Scarsdale Farmers Market. The tents go up this Sunday, May 12 and continues every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 24. Located at Spencer Place and Chase Road in Scarsdale. Info: Visit

Greenburgh Farmers Market. Every Saturday from June 15 through Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at Elm Street off Manhattan Avenue. Info: Visit

Rye Farmers Market. Operates Sundays through Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at the parking lot on Theo Fremd Avenue behind the Purchase Street stores. Info: Visit

A Savory Pho Stop at Saigonese

A Vietnamese cuisine craving brought us to Saigonese in Hartsdale one recent afternoon. A good cozy spot for spring rolls, big bowls of pho, spareribs and delicious bun vermicelli bowls with lettuce wraps. I went for the beef stew noodle soup with beef chunks served in an aromatic beef broth with carrots, lemongrass, fried shallots, scallions, cilantro and onions. Bean sprouts, basil, jalapenos and lime are served on the side. Quite soothing and satisfying.

My partner ordered the traditional Vietnamese crepe, a pan-fried crepe with shrimp and pork, onions, scallions, bean sprouts and mung beans served with lettuce wraps, mint and fish sauce on the side. I enjoy doing those wraps. A real treat!

Saigonese is located at 158 S. Central Ave. in Hartsdale. Info: 914-288-9088 or visit

Harrison Food Foray

The Harrison Public Library will receive all the proceeds from the upcoming Taste of Harrison on Sunday, May 19 from 12 to 3 p.m. Local restaurants and shops will be offering samples and sips to savor including Trattoria Vivolo, Café Deux, Carvel, Fat Stu’s Bar & Grill, Harrison Meadows Country Club, Oshinbo, Patsy’s Pizzeria, Don Chuy’s Tacos, Sofia’s Pizzeria, Pizza 2000, Laughing Horse and Uncle Henry’s. A shuttle will take guests around town. Tickets may be purchased at the library or at

Wine & Food Festival to Return

Westchester Magazine’s popular culinary event has been drawing area gourmands for over a decade. It has returned with gusto, scheduled for June 4-9. It is marked with six days of special dinners, contests and tastings at various locations around Westchester. Food and wine personalities will also be on hand.

More than 100 restaurants and food trucks will be represented, with over 150 wine, beer and spirits purveyors on hand. Advance tickets and reservations are required.

For more information and tickets, visit

Morris Gut is a restaurant marketing consultant and former restaurant trade magazine editor. He has been tracking and writing about the food and dining scene in greater Westchester for 30 years. He may be reached at 914-235-6591 or

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