There's just something about a farmers' market that inspires even the pickiest eater to try something they wouldn't otherwise touch. Perhaps it's the fun of meeting a farmer, the spectacle of all the bold, colorful displays of produce or maybe it’s simply the joy the freedom of an outdoor market filled with delicious aromas and live music brings.
We’ve rounded up farmers’ markets throughout Long Island sure to supply you and your family with delicious locally grown fruits and veggies as well as some inspiration for how to prepare them when you get home. Bring reusable bags so that you and the kids can comfortably tote your bounty--and bring your appetite so you can snack while you shop! And for more outdoor activities this season, check out our Summer Fun Guide.
Babylon Village Farmer's Market
LIRR Parking Lot, Railroad Avenue just West of Deer Park Avenue, Babylon
June 7 - November 22
Farmers Market at The Arches
152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park
June 6–October 31
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am–3pm
Stop by the market at the fountain at the Piazza, and shop from over 20 local vendors selling & fruits, veggies, baked goods and wine.
Hayground School Farmers’ Market
151 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton
May 24–August 30
The Hayground School Farmers’ Market is a collaborative effort between the children of the Hayground School and local farmers. Students from the Hayground School grow and sell their own produce and many other vendors offer delicious items such as fresh baked breads, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, wines, jams, cakes, cookies, cheese and seafood. Non-food items such as Bobokid woven bags, lavender and farm flowers are also available.
Sag Harbor Farmers' Market
Corner of Bay and Burke Street, Sag Harbor
May 16–October 31
Fresh local vegetables, eggs, artisanal cheese, wines, honey products, homemade pies, homemade pasta, local seafood, pickles, house and outdoor plants, flowers, and herbs are all available.
Westhampton Beach Farmers’ Market
85 Mill Rd, Westhampton
May 16–October 31
The market hosts more than 40 vendors, growers and producers providing locally grown, caught and homemade items from cheese, eggs, fish, vegetables, honey, organic free-range chickens, duck breast cutlets, chocolates, fresh local mushrooms, cakes, wine, fudge, pollen, shellfish, breads, gourmet items, soups, berries, spice rubs, sauces, herbs and so much more.
Riverhead Farmers' Market
Town of Riverhead parking lot in Riverfront area
May 23-September 5
Shelter Island Farmers' Market
Haven’s House Museum and Grounds, 16 S. Ferry Rd.
June 6- September 5
Vendors will be selling local produce, flowers, herbs, breads, pies, pickles and cheese.
Southampton Farmers' Market
25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
May 24-October 11
Wyandanch Farmers' Market
New Shiloh Baptist Church, 221 Merritt Ave.
July 11-October 3
Port Washington Organic Farmers’ Market
Town Dock, Main St, Port Washington
May 31–November 22
The market was founded by Grassroots Environmental Education and is the only 100-percent organic farmers' market in New York State.
Christopher Morley Park
Searingtown Road, Roslyn
May 27-November 25
This is not only a great farmers' market, but a great place to bring the kids. The park is located just north of the LIE at Searingtown Rd, and boasts playgrounds, a swimming pool, and hiking trails.
Spinney Hill Farmers' Market
125 Community Drive, Great Neck
July 12-October 25
Kings Park Farmers' Market
Municipal Lot. 25A and Main St. (across from the Fire Department)
June 7-November 22
New Cassel Farmers' Market
212 Garden Street, Westbury
July 11-October 31
New Hyde Park Farmers' Market
1441 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
June 6- November 21
Malverne Farmers' Market
Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s, 480 Hempstead Avenue, Melville
Originally published in 2013