Much more than fruit and vegetables - artisanal breads, authentic Italian crostate and meat pies.
Last weekend we were looking for something to do and I needed to shop for dinner, so we headed to the Mamaroneck Indoor Farmers Market. Located at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, a beautiful church with a large space for about a dozen local vendors, the market is every Saturday from 9am – 1pm. And parents, not only is the church lovely to look at it but there is also an impressive hill right outside that is irresistible for rolling down. (I saw a few tots doing exactly that, but not from the very top. It’s very steep.)
We headed right to the table of Maura & Nuccia tarts with a large sign reading “free samples”. (Isn’t that what you would do?) These authentic Italian tarts, called “crostate”, are made from the owner’s, Maurizia’s, grandmother’s recipe with a delicious sugar cookie crust. We were treated to generous samples of lemon and plum tarts and raspberry and chocolate pastry. [...]
We sampled peppermint lemonade and Indian food at Martha Stewart's neighborhood market.
Some Farmer’s Markets are more than a place to buy fruits and veggies. We love the Irvington Farmers Market and the White Plains Market for this reason, and we heard rumors that Martha Stewart loves the John Jay Homestead Farm Market (and her house is just down the road). We decided to check it out and see what all of the fuss is about.
Located on a 62-acre historic site that was once a working farm, the John Hay Homestead Farmers Market has a lovely, open feeling. There was a band playing and families sat on the lawn listening to the music and eating lunch and ice cream. With many lunch options, like tasty Indian food from Chutney Masala in Irvington, and plenty of food to sample you can come at the beginning of the market (9 am) and leave after lunch. [...]