Farmers’ markets always draw a healthy crowd of food lovers, who enjoy setting aside some time on the weekends for browsing the stands and booths in their local areas. Whether picking up some farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry or meats, eggs or fresh-baked breads, consumers can often find an excellent selection of local food items to fill their kitchen cabinets. Furthermore, farmers’ markets allow the opportunity to sample some distinctive cultural offerings that might only be found locally. They have also been shown to have a positive economic impact for the community.
Our company and our agents specialize in several of the towns and neighborhoods that feature Westchester County’s best farmers’ markets. According to Wee Westchester, the Irvington Farmers Market, held on Wednesday afternoons in the Main Street School parking lot, the Hastings Outdoor Farmers Market, held on Saturday mornings in the Hastings Library parking lot, Tarrytown’s Down to Earth Farmers Market, held at Patriots Park on Saturday mornings, and the John Jay Homestead Farm Market, held on Saturday mornings at 400 Jay Street in Katonah, all stand among the best in the county. The Hastings market also draws visitors with a number of activities including yoga for children, arts and crafts, and live music. The source gives the top honors, however, to the Pleasantville Farmers Market, held on Saturday mornings at Memorial Plaza, naming it the best in Westchester. The market is also the county’s largest with 50 vendors, and it hosts over 60 events over the course of the season including children’s activities, live music, health discussions and culinary events.
One of the newest in the area is downtown New Rochelle’s Grand Market, located on the New Rochelle Library’s green on Saturday mornings. In addition to superb produce, the market features local wines and micro-brews, prepared and specialty foods, cooking seminars, and additional products such as soaps, spices and flavored oils. Ridge Hill Yonkers’ Down to Earth Farmers Market, on Fridays from 11am to 7pm, is also just establishing itself. Other solid bets include Larchmont’s and Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Markets, held in the parking lot off Chatsworth Avenue on Saturday mornings and in the parking lot behind Purchase Street stores on Sunday mornings, respectively. We at Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty wish you happy shopping as you explore the numerous wonderful markets throughout Westchester County.