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Hamptons Epicure: ‘Eat’ End Farmers Markets Return

I bet you could go for some delicious, local produce right now. What’s in season on the East End of Long Island? Asparagus, of course, as well as arugula, bamboo shoots, bok choy, chives, leeks, lettuces and salad greens, mint, mushrooms, new potatoes, onions, oregano, peas, radishes, rhubarb, sage, spinach, tarragon and thyme. Plus those local staples: cheese, eggs, meat and loads of seafood.

Where do you gather such splendiferous wonders?

I grow my own herbs and onions and I make regular stops at Dale & Bette’s Farmstand on the Bridgehampton Turnpike, right next to Bay Burger, for eggs and asparagus. I get a lot of my greens from Marilee Foster’s stand in Sagaponack. I also load up on various goodies at Country Gardens on Scuttlehole Road in Water Mill and I get my Mecox Bay Dairy cheeses from my local Sag Harbor shops.

Is there an easier way to drink in the bounty? Yes! Most of our 14 East End farmers markets are now open for business.

You can get all of your local food needs satisfied in one stop—including…drum roll, please…delish local wines.

I’m off to the Sag Harbor Farmers Market this Saturday. Check out the list below for your nearest farmers market, and be sure to take all of your used shopping bags, egg cartons and canning jars that have accumulated over the colder months—recycling begins on the farm.

I’ll see you out there!

SOUTH FORK

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

Flanders Farm Fresh Youth Farmers Market
655 Flanders Road
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 27 – October 17

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 31

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

NORTH FORK

Greenport Farmers Market
South Street and Second Street/Parking lot, Greenport
Saturdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Through October 10

First Friday on Love Lane
Love Lane, Mattituck
First Friday of the month, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
June 5, July 3, August 7

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
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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