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Westchester Winter Farmer’s Markets

Michael Pollan says in a recent interview that we have three big crises to deal with: the energy crisis, the health care crisis and climate change. He says, “you can’t address any of these without addressing the way we are growing food and eating food. If you put aside we can’t address any of the other crises…Our food system is unsustainable.” You can listen to the interview here.

One of the first things we can do is to start getting to know our regional producers. It’s a bit difficult in the winter, but you start at winter indoor farmer’s markets in the region. Find out who is growing with organic, non-fossil fuel dependent practices. Consider that the vendors are bringing food from within a 100 mile region, rather than the 5,000 mile + that much of the food comes from in a supermarket. Here are a few markets to start with in Westchester County. If you live elsewhere and are reading this blog, first, a big thanks! Secondly, check out http://www.LocalHarvest.com for farms and markets near you.

Gossett’s Indoor Winter Farmer’s Market, Every Saturday, 9-1, 1202 Rte 35, South Salem, NY. • fresh produce • grass-fed meats • artisan bread • organic coffee •  baked goods • pickles • wine • seafood • handcrafts • local honey and jams • weekly foodie

and educational events sponsored by Slow Food Westchester and Katonah Green This weekend, Jan 2: Heather Flournoy teaches you how to make immune boosting winter drinks, and special guest Annmarie Gianni from The Renegade Health Show will be there to catch up with local fans, show us her new organic skin care line and do facials!

Westchester County Center Farmer’s Market on Sunday, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in White Plains.  Parking at the County Center lot is $4. Click for parking coupon . The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Park Avenue in White Plains, at the junction of the Bronx River Parkway and Tarrytown Road (Route 119)

Cold Spring Farmers Market: Saturday, 8:30am – 1:30pm Philipstown Community Center, 107 Glenclyffe Dr. @ Rte 9D, Cold Spring. December – May

Blue Stone Barns Winter Farmers Market: Sunday January 17th, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18 from 1 – 4PM.  Shop for winter vegetables, pastured meats and fresh eggs in our Hay Barn! Red Barn Bakery and Red Jacket Orchards will also join this month’s Winter Farm Market. Located in Pocantico Hills, NY. Website here.

Community Market’s Indoor Farmer’s Markets

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Mt Kisco: The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 351 Main St., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Grand Opening: Saturday, January 9th 9am-1pm

Briarcliff: Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 S State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Grand Opening: Saturday, January 9th 9am-1pm

Mamaroneck: St Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 168 W Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Grand Opening: Saturday, January 9th 9am-1pm

Katonah-Lewisboro: John Jay High School, 60 N Salem Rd., Cross River, NY 10518
Grand Opening: Saturday, January 9th 9am-1pm

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About Heather Flournoy

I am a writer, social media connoisseur, environmentalist and professional marketer. My personal blog is KatonahGreen.com and my professional website is ReallySocialStrategies.com. I love people's stories, and a passionate cultivator of connections, both for myself and helping others to connect. Tell me who you are, what your story is, and I'll tell you who you should talk to. In my own view, I know some of the most interesting, colorful and profound people in the world. You know who you are. Besides all the above, I am proud to say I am a working class single mother who raised a beautiful daughter. I connect deeply with animals, especially horses. I love music, coffee shops, farmer's markets, growing my own food, sustainable agriculture, broad thinkers, the healing arts, and dive diners.

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6 thoughts on “Westchester Winter Farmer’s Markets

  1. Heather… you are doing a great service to locals who are trying to take control of the foods they take into themselves. If i wasn’t working those hours i would love to attend the weekend market. Maybe i will be able to sneak away and stop by and see you.
    Thank you
    Happy New Year.

    Posted by Tom Donnelly | December 31, 2009, 6:19 am
  2. great info! thank you heather.

    may you have the best new year ever!

    ck

    Posted by cort | January 5, 2010, 8:50 pm
  3. Irvington’s Winter Farmers Market:
    Irvington Senior Center/Community Room
    Wednesday, January 20, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    10-12 vendors, including greens from Madura Farms
    Ample Parking in Scenic Hudson Park

    Posted by Linda Viertel | January 14, 2010, 1:08 pm

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