Harvest season has reached its peak but there are several farmers markets filling up with fresh, local produce for winter. Chock full of lovely wintery items like eggs, apples, cider, baked goods, jam, honey, cheese and root vegetables, they’ll keep pantries full until spring comes once again. You just need to know where to find them. I perused the Island for you.
The Riverhead Winter Farmers Market
Run jointly by the Town of Riverhead and the Riverhead Business Improvement District, this market at 117 East Main Street is open every Saturday from Nov. 19 through April 29 from 9am-3pm. Visitors can shop for local favorites like Browder’s Birds, Mecox Bay Dairy, Sang Lee Farms, East End Mushroom Company and Nuna Knits. Visit their Facebook page for the most recent updates.
Islip Winter Indoor Farmers Market
Starting Dec. 3, Chris Evangelical Lutheran Church in Islip will turn into an indoor market full of favorite vendors like Miss Amy Preserves, Orwashers, Nut Punch, Herbie’s Crumb Cake and Dragon’s Nest Gluten Free Baked Goods. The market will run every Saturday from 9am-1pm through March 25. Visit their Facebook page for the most recent updates.
Huntington Winter Farmers Market
Jack Abrams Stem School in Huntington Station will host a winter farmers market every other Sunday from Dec. 4 through March 19 from 9am-1pm. Though it’s not open as often, it’s worth scheduling in a trip when it is. Shoppers will be happy to see an interesting array of vendors such as Fink’s Country Farm, SconeHeads Bakery, Gentle Brew Coffee Roasters, Peck’s of Maine and Long Island Microgreens. Visit their Facebook page for the most recent updates.
Port Jefferson Winter Farmers Market
This village’s well trafficked farmers market moves to the Village Center right next to Danford’s come winter. Open every Sunday from Dec. 11 through April 23, this market is open from 10am-2pm. Although the details are still being finalized, fan favorites like Two Big Jerks Jerky and Doggie Pantry will be there. Check their website for the most recent updates.
Tell us: Did we miss any winter farmers markets? Please let us know!