Donna Burden (left), Mattituck Florist owner Danielle LaScala (cengter) and farmer Maryann Krupski in the garden area of the florist where part of the farmers market will be held. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
A new farmers market in Mattituck created by residents, and for residents, will open next month. (more…)
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.
Why: Because there’s tons of goods being sold by local vendors at an amazing location as part of something being dubbed Winter Game Weekend, which involves a game dinner prepared and served in a barn by culinary star Tom Colicchio. (more…)
Known for its progressive, fine-dining menu North Fork Table and Inn in Southold is taking its dedication to fresh, local ingredients to another level this summer. The restaurant hosts a weekly farmers market each Friday in the back of the eatery. (more…)