When you have a hankering for something different to eat and your pantry is feeling a bit lackluster, head down to a local farmers market to see what’s available. There are so many successful markets to choose from, getting produce “fresh from the farm” isn’t just reserved for the East End anymore. The Sayville Farmers Market opened on Saturday, May 21st and even with unseasonably cool temps and gray skies, foot traffic was aplenty.
Whether you’re craving something fun to eat like a pickle-on-a-stick and a cheese-stuffed pretzel, or you just want to stick to cold pressed coffee and freshly harvested vegetables, this seasoned market has something for everyone. The Sayville Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10am-2pm at the Islip Grange through November.
Hester & Pearl
Got a sweet tooth? Stop by Hester & Pearl for an amazing assortment of baked goods. The homemade chocolate chip cookies are their top seller, but the crumb cake and scones are right behind them. Rumor has it the caramel pecan brownies are “to die for.” This mother-daughter business also sells handmade jewelry and purses from their Etsy store. Learn more.
Peachtree Coffee Roasters
Peachtree Coffee is a newly developed business that roasts small batches with scientific precision. The brothers want to bring coffee drinking back to its roots: a well-balanced black cup. Although they do offer milk and sugar at their stand, they encourage patrons to try it black first. As they explain, a properly extracted bean will yield unique origin flavors that sugar will corrupt and milk will mask. Learn more.
Fancy Nancy Soap
If it’s natural bath products you’re after, Fancy Nancy Soap has what you need. All of the items in this stand are made from scratch and chock full of nourishing ingredients. Best sellers include her insect repellent and soaps like Irish Oatmeal and Honey, Coconut with Shea Butter and Avocado with Lemongrass. Natural lip balms, body lotions and animal shampoo are available too. Learn more.
Pickle Packin’ Papa
If pickled food makes you happy, Pickle Packin’ Papa’s stand is not to be missed. She has a large selection of fresh homemade pickles packed in quarts and pints, but come early as her products sell out quickly. In addition to full sour garlic dills and half-sours, you’ll also find several styles of olives, a few pepper-based mixes, marinated mushrooms, sauerkraut and pickled eggs. The sweet and spicy bread and butter chips are also crowd favorites. Learn more.
Stan & Pats Farm
Based in Moriches, Stan and Pat have been farming on family land for most of their lives. Their stall is full of fresh, in-season vegetables and varieties of flowers that they harvest daily. Long Island sweet corn and fresh cut flowers are their top sellers, but the brightly colored carrots are breathtaking. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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