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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO  |  Hundreds of people showed up for the Riverhead Farmers Market opening day.
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Hundreds of people showed up for the Riverhead Farmers Market opening day.

After kicking off this February, the Riverhead Farmers Market is expected to move outdoors in coming months by the Peconic River, eventually going year-round in downtown Riverhead.

“We’ll have to figure out what locations are available through next year,” said Chris Kempner, Riverhead’s Community Development Agency director. By the time November rolls around, she said organizers — who have been looking to extend the market for close to a month now — expect to have an indoor space lined up for next winter.

The market now hosts 34 vendors, Ms. Kempner said, all fitting indoors at 117 E. Main Street in the former Swezey’s building. Come May 15 — when its lease expires at the space — town board members are expected to permit the vendors to sell along the Peconic Riverfront.

Board members on Thursday morning said they support the measure and are expected to approve it at the board’s next meeting on Tuesday.

A time for the market has not been ironed out as of yet.

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