The New Rochelle Farmers Market enjoyed great success last year with its move to Library Green. Featuring locally-grown food and regional vendors, with tastings, cooking demonstrations, cider pressings, and many other events, the Farmers Market helps support sustainable local agriculture, provides an abundance of tasty and healthful food options, and enlivens our downtown.
This year, Community Markets, which has been organizing the market since 2009, is promising even more events, including a “community table” program to encourage local businesses to interact with market shoppers. They also promise to reboot their website, communitymarkets.biz, later this summer, with seasonal recipes, cooking tips, and profiles of the farmers you meet at the market.
The Farmers Market is open at Library Green every Friday from 8:00 am through 3:00 pm* starting June 17 and running through November.
(*Smart shoppers come early to get the best produce!)
At its new (and likely permanent) location on Library Green and with an expanded roster of products and participants, the New Rochelle Farmers Market has enjoyed a surge of activity in 2010. The organizers report roughly 1,000 visits in a typical week, a huge jump from last year. Meanwhile, nearby establishments, such as Gallery Café and Java Dreams, say that they enjoy increased business on Market days.