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Hamptons and North Fork Farmers Markets 2015 Schedule

These are just some of the tasty treats in season right now on the East End of Long Island: asparagus, cheeses, chives, eggs, lettuces and salad greens, leeks, meats, mint, mushrooms, new potatoes, onions, parsnips, peas, radishes, rhubarb, sage, spinach, thyme and loads of seafood. Did I mention wine? Local rosé is the thing for summer in the Hamptons but it’s still spring—how about some local beer?

When do the berries come in? Strawberries soon—but not just yet—they ripen on the North Fork about two weeks before the South Fork. Next up will be raspberries, blackberries and blueberries (to go with those sweet peaches!), followed by cherries. We close the summer berry season with beach plums just before Labor Day and head into—yum—the autumn raspberry crop.

And where does one acquire all of this bounty? Check out local farmstands (some of my faves include Dale & Bette’s next to Bay Burger on the Sag-Bridge Turnpike outside Sag Harbor and Marilee Foster’s on Sagg Main Street in Sagaponack). And never miss an opportunity to shop at one of our fabulous farmers markets.

The East End is now home to over a dozen farmers markets, located in Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Flanders, Greenport, Hampton Bays, Montauk, Riverhead, Sag Harbor, Shelter Island, Southampton, Southold, Springs and Westhampton Beach. Our local farmers markets are seasonal, except for the Riverhead Indoor Farmers Market, which is open year-round. Below is a list of the markets open this summer.

Abbondanza!

SOUTH FORK

East Hampton Farmers Market
136 North Main Street
Fridays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Through September 4

Hampton Bays Farmers Market
165 Ponquogue Avenue
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Through September 5

Hayground School Farmers Market
151 Mitchells Lane
Bridgehampton
Fridays 3 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.
Through September 4

Montauk Farmers Market
Village Green, Center of Town
Thursdays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
June 11 – September 3
Fridays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
September 11 – October 2
(Plus October 10 & 11)

Sag Harbor Farmers Market
Bay and Burke Streets
Saturdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Through October 31

Southampton Farmers Market
25 Jobs Lane
Sundays, 9 a.m.­–12:30 p.m.
Through October 11

Springs Farmers Market
780 Springs Fireplace Road
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Through October 10

Westhampton Beach
Farmers Market
85 Mill Road
Saturdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Through November 21

NORTH FORK

Greenport Farmers Market
622 First Street
Saturdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Through October 10
North Fork Table & Inn
57225 Main Road

Southold
Fridays 9 a.m. ­– noon
June 12 – September 4

Riverhead Farmers Market
221 East Main Street/Parking lot
Riverhead
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Year-round

Shelter Island Farmers Market
16 South Ferry Road
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
June 6 – September 5

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