After a very successful seventh season, the East Hampton Farmers Market will launch its eighth season on Friday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and run during this time—rain or shine—every Friday through August 30.
A farm stand in the heart of East Hampton, the farmers market provides residents with a source of locally grown or produced fresh produce, spring greens, mushrooms, savories, cow and goat cheese, pastured pork, grain fed beef, baked goods, local bread, fresh cut flowers, pickles, seafood, seasonal fruit, raw food, local wine, coffee, dog treats and more.
Supporting the farmers market is supporting the local farmers, fishermen and food producers, as well as celebrating the agricultural history of the East End.
Held in the parking lot of Nick & Toni’s restaurant (136 North Main Street, East Hampton), the East Hampton Farmers Market features 22 East End farmers, fishers, food growers and producers selling a wide range of products. New to the market this season will be Sweet ’tauk with all natural lemonades and ice pops, from locally sourced fruit, Gula Gula Empanadas with clean meat and local vegetables, Merken Fisheries with their own fresh-caught fish and a new to Amagansett farming couple, Bhumi Farms.
The market is also participating this season in the USDA’s Nutrition and Food Service Program, which offers an Electronic Benefits Transfer terminal with a virtual food stamp system that will allow families to buy from the local farmers. The market will use the same terminal to process all credit and debit cards. These new programs are in addition to the already-in-place WIC program for women and infant children and seniors.
The market was started in June 2006 and is the inspiration of Nick & Toni’s head chef Joe Realmuto, long a devoted supporter of locally grown organic produce and vital part of his “slow food restaurant” with menu items prepared from produce and herbs grown in the garden at the kitchen door.
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