Coolest northforker stories of 2018: New indoor farmers’ market in Greenport

The Greenport Farmers’ Market opened a brick-and-mortar location in November, allowing it to continue throughout the winter for the first time.

The once-seasonal market was founded in 2011 and was most recently operating from an outpost on Moore’s Lane during the spring and summer months until taking over the First Street location this fall. 

“A lot of farmers have winter produce and goods that they would like to sell,” said Greenport Farmers’ Market president Dorothy Catapano, who also owns Catapano Farms in Southold. “It is a great opportunity for the village, our local farmers and community artisans, because it gives us a place to sell our stuff and it gives people another reason to come to Greenport.”

The new space, located at 414 First St., has enough room to accommodate roughly 20 vendors. The majority of the vendors who participated in the summer market — such as Catapano Farms, Suhru Wines and Alice’s Fish Market — returned for the winter. The Greenport Farmers’ Market runs on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April 28.

The indoor Riverhead Farmers Market also returned in November. It is operating out of a new location, 54 East Main St., on Saturdays through April.