Summer and farm stands are synonymous on the North Fork. Everyone has their favorite and it helps to be in the know when it comes to finding your go-to vendor at local farmers markets.
Here is an opening-day schedule for farmers markets near the North Fork and Shelter Island:
Chef Hayden’s Farmers Market
Memorial Day weekend is a popular time for markets to open, and perhaps the most anticipated one is Chef Hayden’s Farmers Market at North Fork Table and Inn in Southold.
Named after the late chef Gerry Hayden, who passed away last year due to complications from ALS, the market will open Friday, May 27. North Fork Roasting Company will join the vendor list this year along with returning favorites like Browder’s Birds, which will sell its certified organic eggs and poultry, and The East End Mushroom Company.
North Fork Table and Inn is located at 57225 Main Road in Southold. The farmers market will be open every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit facebook.com/ChefHaydensFarmersMarket.
The Greenport Farmers Market
The Greenport Farmers Market will open for its sixth season Saturday, May 28. Located at 170 South St., the brand-new Greenport Jerky Company will be joining the market this year. A full vendor lineup was not immediately available.
The Greenport Farmers Market will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit greenportfarmersmarket.com.
The Havens Farmers Market
On Shelter Island, the Havens Farmers Market also opens Saturday, May 28.
Havens Farmers Market is located on the grounds of the Shelter Island Historical Society at 16 South Ferry Road.
For more information, visit shelterislandhistorical.org.
The Sag Harbor Farmers Market
The Sag Harbor Farmers Market opens for its 13th season Saturday, May 21.
The Sag Harbor Farmers Market is located on Bay Street, three blocks east of Main Street. It will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oc. 29.
For more information, visit sagharborfarmersmarket.org.