Farmers’ Markets in Westchester County

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farmers' marketsFall is my absolute favorite time to visit local farmers’ markets. When I first moved to Westchester, I was so excited to try them all out. The first one I ever went to was in Pleasantville by the train station.  The Pleasantville Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., April-November, and 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., December-March. It has been voted Best of Westchester from 2014-2020. There are over 50 vendors. This market is dog-free and rain or shine.

I asked our contributors for their favorite finds at these markets. At the Pleasantville Farmers’ Market, Christine likes the tea selections from Teagevity. Erin likes the samosas, waffles, and cheese selection, and their produce is always fantastic.

The Ossining Farmers’ Market is downtown on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (year-round). I like Meredith’s Bread for the tasty bread.

The Rye Farmers’ Market is open on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., May-December, in a parking lot on Theo Fremd Avenue, directly behind Purchase Street Stores.

The New Rochelle Farmers’ Market is every Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., June-November at the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum on North Avenue. I like to visit Gaelle’s French Pastries.

The Larchmont Farmers’ Market is by the Metro-North train station in the upper lot, every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., April-December. I like Bombay Chutney Company which can be found at several other farmers’ markets too.

The Muscoot Farmer’s Market is at Muscoot Farm (Katonah) every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., May-November. This is my favorite market, with over 20 vendors. Not only do you get great vendors, but you also get to see farm animals and can easily spend the afternoon there, which is great if you have little ones to keep occupied. They also often have live music. Contributor Jessica likes Pickle Licious.  I like Broken Bow Brewery for its delicious hard seltzer. My favorite is the black raspberry flavor. I also like Bella’s Bake Shop for its delicious chocolate croissants and chocolate chip cookies. Erin likes the lavender stand.

The John Jay Homestead Farm Market is also in Katonah and is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you are a member, you can shop early from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. They have New York grown fresh and seasonal fruits, vegetables, seafood, bread, and specialty items. 

TaSH is the Farmer’s Market in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, and it is open on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Memorial Day until Thanksgiving. Some vendors also allow for pre-ordering. 

If you are looking to head to a market that is more like a farm store, head to Rochambeau Farm in Mt. Kisco. They are open Wednesdays-Sundays, 9:oo a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Jessica’s favorite is Irving Farm Coffee, Healing Home Foods for baked granola, LMNOP for bread, and their own Rochambeau products, such as dressings and hot sauces. The Cake Box carries all gluten-free baked goods. Kids can also see farm animals there.

Farmers’ Markets are always a great option when you are looking for outdoor things to do on fall weekends! Which one is your favorite?

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Bena is a a wife and mom to a little girl born in July 2017 and another little girl born in April 2021. Her and her husband, both born and raised in Long Island, randomly ended up living in New Rochelle, Westchester when they fell in love with the downtown area, which had the best of two worlds, walking distance to parks, coffee shops, great restaurants and a short drive away from great hikes and nature. Since then they have moved a hop, skip and away to Pelham, which is an adorable little town. Mostly, Bena is just trying to figure out how to do this mom thing, while also working a full-time job. After a few years of the juggling act, she feels a little more confident, but everyday there are new challenges, especially when #2 arrived. When she is not momming, she is usually lawyering, working out, cooking, running errands or somewhere out exploring nature and the world (pre-covid, of course)!

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