Grand MarketThe New Rochelle BID’s  Downtown Farmer’s Market at Library Green opens for the season this Saturday at 9am – and will continue every Saturday through November 22nd.  It’s a great opportunity to purchase farm fresh produce and other specialty foods, not to mention a terrific reason to visit our downtown.  I’ll be there at 10am for the ribbon-cutting.  Come join me!

More information follows below from the BID’s press release:

Saturday, May 31st at 9 a.m. marks the opening of the New Rochelle’s Downtown Farmers Market.  The market will be held every Saturday through November 22nd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Library Green next to the New Rochelle Public Library on Huguenot Street between Memorial Highway and Lawton Street.
This festive neighborhood market features more than 30 weekly and guest vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty foods. The market will also showcase artisanal products and community organizations.  Shoppers can join friends and Dine on the Green with prepared foods from an assortment of Dine Downtown restaurants. To make this a great community happening for the entire family there will be free children’s activities and live music every Saturday.
A SAMPLE of New Rochelle Farmers Market Vendors
Migliorelli Farm – Migliorelli Farm is a family-run fruit and vegetable farm located in Northern Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. Now in its 3rd generation, Migliorelli Farm is growing over 130 different varieties of fruits and vegetables.
Pura Vida Fisheries – Rick Lofstad is the seafarer at the helm of Pura Vida Fisheries based Hampton Bay, Long Island. Rick has been selling his fish at farmers’ markets for the past 8 years.
LeBris Bakery – Jean Yves LeBris, a French born and trained artisanal bread baker with more than 50 years of experience baking. He launched a line of artisanal breads that include authentic French Baguettes, Ficelles, Italian Paesano and Ciabatta, as well as hamburger buns that have helped define and support a new, creative menu item in high-end restaurants.
Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse –  founded by Jonathan White, Cheesemaker and Nina Stein White, Dancemaker , in 2002, on a leased farm in Sussex County, NJ.  They began making artisanal cheeses from the milk of our twenty mixed-breed, grass-fed cows.  Today, they milk between 50-60 cows including their “Bobolink Blacks”, which are the result of crossing several common “modern” dairy breeds (Ayrshire, Guernsey, Jersey, etc.) with the ancient Kerry cattle of Ireland to make their cheese.
Sweet Things & Wild Thyme – Scrumptious honey, pollen and beeswax products.

R&R Farms – Specializing in Mexican produce such as pipiche, alache and two kinds of papalo and chiles.

Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpening – Knife sharpening services turning dull to sharp blades.

Little Luscious Dessert Company – Fantastic fresh desserts by local entrepreneur featured in the NY Times.
…and many more!