Top Picks for Farmers' Markets in New York!

Pumpkins have started popping up in patches around the state; squashes are ripening and readying themselves to be made into mouth-watering autumn-themed recipes; and there’s an identifiable crispness in the air that signifies, without a doubt, that fall has finally arrived in New York.

As we bid farewell to another summer, foodies across the city are celebrating the arrival of autumn and the best time of year to get cooking! From Pumpkin Seed Cheese to Heirloom Tomato Soup, fall-inspired recipes are full of comforting spices and fresh flavors that make September/October the perfect time to pay a visit to your local farmers’ markets (if you don’t know them already).

Top 5 Favorite Farmers’ Markets Across New York

To help you stock up on all the healthy ingredients you’ll need to make the perfect raw recipes for you and your family this fall, here are our 5 favorite farmers’ markets across New York:

1. John Jay Homestead Farmer’s Market

Where? P.O. Box 148 - 400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536

When? July 11-October 21st, Saturdays 9am-1:00pm

What will you find? Locally produced healthy food. Support local, sustainable agriculture and community organizations while enjoying musical entertainment, demonstrations and workshops.

Did you know? Every 2nd Saturday at the farm, John Jay Homestead offers a free walk-in program for families with children 3-10 years old between 10am-12pm.

Visit their website!

2. Gossetts' Farm Market

Photo courtesy of Gossetts' Farm Market

Where? 1202, Route 35, South Salem, NY

When? Year Round, Saturdays 9am-1pm

What will you find? Some of the freshest food in town plus a wood burning stove to keep you nice and toasty as winter draws near.

Did you know? The Community Center of Northern Westchester has a booth at Gossetts' Farm Market to collect food for local neighbors in need! Bring your perishable goods with you and make a positive difference in your local community.

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3. Rochambeau Farm (formerly known as Daisy Hill Farm)

Where? 214 W Patent Rd, Mt Kisco, NY 10549

When? Thursdays: 9am-6pm, Fridays: 9am-6pm, Saturdays: 9am-5pm, Sundays: 10am-4pm

What will you find? Baked and prepared goods, condiments, dairy, honey and syrup, jars and jams, meals and poultry, home and beauty products! Check out what’s in season now at the farm!

Did you know? Rochambeau Farm is home to a number of animals! Drop by and say hello!

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4. Irvington Farmers Market 

Where? Main Street School Parking Lot, 110 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533

When? Sundays 9am-2pm, starting May 31st

What will you find? Field to table, fresh, local produce all sourced within 200 miles of the market.

Did you know? On Irvington Farmers Market’s blog, you’ll find great recipes inspired by fresh produce you’ll find at the market!

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5. Union Square Greenmarket

Photo courtesy of GrowNYC

Where? Union Square, NYC

When? Year-round, Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday 8:00am-6:00pm

What will you find? Union Square Greenmarket is part of the Greenmarket family run by GrowNYC, offering with more than 50 markets with over 230 family farms and fishermen participating, and over 30,000 acres of farmland protected from development. The market offers New Yorkers the chance to buy some of the most nutritious, locally grown food in the region.

Did you know? Unsold produce from Greenmarkets is donated in order to feed the hungry. In 2006 Greenmarket farmers and bakers donated over 224,000 pounds of food to City Harvest, soup kitchens and food pantries.

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