There’s no better way to spend a fall weekend on Long Island than by taking a stroll through one of the many neighborhood farmers markets on a crisp, autumn day. It’s your one-stop shop for fresh, local produce, hand-made crafts, and tons of other miscellaneous goods. A Long Island farmers market is the perfect place for exploring on a fall afternoon and even grocery shopping, too! Stop by and check out one of these local favorites.
Pinpointing a Long Island Farmers Market in Every Area
Amityville Farmers Market
Every Friday at Amityville Village Hall from 2 P.M. to 7 P.M., the Amityville Farmers Market, sponsored by the Amityville Chamber of Commerce, is open for free to the general public. Local farmers and food producers come to showcase their harvest. You’ll find vegetables, flowers, organic goods, non-GMOs, vegan options, pasta and of course baked goods. In addition to all of the vendors, kids’ activities, cooking demonstrations and live music will also take place.
Eat Local Long Island Farmers Market
Eat Local Long Island Farmers Market sets up shop on Saturdays from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. around the fountain, near The Piazza in Deer Park’s Tanger Outlets at the Arches. Local food artisans provide the market with farm fresh produce, artisanal breads, honey, pickles, and locally sourced home brews and wines.
Garden City Farmers Market
Come down and visit the Garden City Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 7 A.M. to 1 P.M. behind the State Supreme Court off of Old Country Road. Plenty of unique vendors have built up a loyal following here. For instance, Pickle Me Pete regularly shows up to peddle their insanely delicious homemade varieties of pickles and olives. For some of the tastiest Italian food around, try Papa Pasquale Raviolis for all flavors of fresh raviolis, smoked meats, cheeses, pesto and more. For the sweet tooth out there, Vienna Cookie Company will be on hand with their diverse selection of cookies and baked goods.
Rockville Centre Farmers Market
There’s no better place to spend a Sunday morning from 7 A.M. to noon, than at the Rockville Centre Farmers Market in the Rockville Centre train station parking lot, near the corner of Long Beach Road and Sunrise Highway. Frozen Sin Truck will be in attendance, selling their homemade ice cream, fresh hot donuts and soups. Butterscotch’s Bakery will have their signature fruit turnovers, baked pot pies, stuffed breads, and their savory tarts and tortas. Keeping with the season, try The Orchard of Conklins for cider and peanut butter.
Sunny Side Farmers Market
Sunny Side Farmers Market takes place in Williston Park on Fridays from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the American Legion and Sundays at Copperhill Restaurant from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. This specific farmers market works to promote healthy living with a kids’ corner, cooking demos, live music and clean eating workshops. Healthy vendors like Bee My Honey, Gianni’s Chicken Burgers and Sujecki Farms will also be there.