Something a lot of people probably don’t know about me is that I’m a farmers’ market nerd. I’m a vegetarian, I love to cook, and I love fresh produce. In the summer, I like to steal from the gardens of friends (things don’t grow so well on my tiny Brooklyn windowsill) and, when that fails, visit farmers’ markets.
Farmers’ markets are a great place to go for produce that’s better and cheaper than you’ll find in the grocery store, as well as other local products like honey, fresh flowers, and homemade jams and sauces. This year, Sayville and Port Jefferson have upped the ante by serving up fresh local music at their markets.
Sayville’s farmers’ market, located at Montauk Highway and Broadway Avenue (across from Blackbird’s) will feature one of my favorite local artists, Jay Scott, on Saturday the 27th. The Port Jeff market is a little more mysterious about its upcoming entertainment, but it does guarantee live music every Sunday.
If you’re so inclined, you can go to BOTH, and end your weekend with your ears full of music and your belly full of delicious fruits and vegetables. Sayville’s market is weekly on Saturdays from 8 am to 2:30 pm, and Port Jefferson’s market is Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. And don’t fall victim to the misconception that fresh food and music will fade with the summer—both of these farmers’ markets last into November.