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Here you will find a guide to green stores, restaurants, farmers and services in Westchester, Fairfield and Putnam counties. These are my favorite health food stores ~ farmer’s markets ~ organic farms ~ second hand stores ~ local products ~ green builders ~ building supplies ~ sources for organic wines ~ stores who are making the extra effort to implement green practices ~ people who offer the best services ~ solar and wind energy providers ~ online resources ~ natural health products ~ organic and fairtrade coffee shops ~ bars ~ destinations ~ organizations promoting or implementing sustainable practices.
STOP! If you want to find the cheapest options available, don’t read any further! I believe we create our health and influence the agricultural industry, and therefore the state of the planet with every purchase. If you want cheap food, plan on spending more on health care. Someone is paying for it no matter what.
GO! If you want to find Farmer’s Markets, organic bargains, a great cup of joe, the best in green technology for your home or business, products to green your restaurant, natural health resources, local foods, local products, local services with heart and a mind for sustainability, read on!
TABLE Local Market: farm produce and artisanal goods, great brewed organic coffee, lovely frittatas, cool community table, close to train, also where I buy compostable plates and cutlery.
Location 11 Babbitt Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Erika’s Kitchen: Local foods cafe and catering. Organic and local foods, deli, outdoor seating, really cute. Would be good setting for meetings, just talk to the owners.
Location 1 Court Road, Bedford, NY
Bedford Post Inn Richard Gere’s high-end restaurant featuring local foods, organic coffee, and some organic foods. Beautiful setting. I suggest eating breakfast or brunch there in the more casual ‘barn’ on the weekends on the outdoor patio. Really nice gluten-free baked goods. Yoga studio upstairs.
Location 954 Old Post Road in Bedford, NY
Brewster Farmer’s Market open 9am – 2pm, Wednesday and Saturday, rain or shine, May 16 – November 20th
Location 208 E. Main Street at the bottom of Peaceable Hill Rd. (the Borden Bridge, rte 22 & 6)
Ryder Farm, Farmstand and CSA: this is where I buy a lot of my organic bedding plants, organic u-pick flowers, and stop by the farm stand whenever I’m up that way for seasonal produce. Lovely people, always ready to answer questions! You can also find them at Brewster Farmer’s Market, and at Union Square. Also on the farm are TWO CSA programs, plus the opportunity to intern!
Location 400 Starr Ridge Rd, Brewster, NY
Amawalk Organic Farm Organic fruit, herbs, vegetables sold direct and in stores and local restaurants. Farm opens July 4th. Education programs for children. The Raspberry Patch is open for U-Pik from early July until mid-October.
Location 42 Wood Street in Katonah, NY
Patrick Brennan, Architect LEED certified architect who does green design. Check out all the cool green retrofits he did for TABLE Local Market. Sustainable project designs and specifications for new construction, commercial projects and homes.
Consignment & Gifts has a beautiful selection of clothing, shoes, handbags and belts. Owner Zofia has an eye for lovely items, and a great little business right at the shopping plaza in Katonah, near the post office, Wachovia bank and the pizza place. Bring nice items to consign, expect to walk out with something as well. Gorgeous dresses.
Location 276 Katonah Ave. (Katonh Shopping Center) (914) 232-4281
John Jay Farmer’s Market at John Jay Homestead. May-October.
Location 400 Jay St, Katonah, NY
Katonah Wine & Liquor Store has a good selection of organic and wines with the label ‘no detectable sulfites’ and also organically produced imports that don’t say so on the label, so ask the owner. Also carries local whiskey, and organic vodkas. Drink to support organic ag!
Location 120 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY
Mrs. Green’s Natural Market the only health food and organic produce in Katonah village. Juice bar, organic breads, small bulk goods section, friendly staff, supplements, foods to go, some organic meats (most ‘natural’), frozen section. Always some good specials.
Location 202 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY
Noka Joe’s Funky gift and candy shop that serves organic, fair-trade coffee and espresso drinks made with filtered water, right across from the train station. Earliest business open in Katonah, opens at 5:50 am for commuters. 2nd hand furniture shop upstairs.
Location 23 Katonah Ave, Katonah, NY
02 Living Raw and Organic Cafe If I’m not home I’m often here, getting my green juice with celery, kale, fennel, lemon and Himalayan sea salt, then later an organic Americano as I work from my laptop. Great staff, always fresh, excellent foods. Must try the mostly raw pizza, the green juice, and in the summer, the blackberry-mint smoothie. This is actually between Katonah and South Salem, right on rte 35 in the little plaza, Yellow Monkey Village. It’s a attached to a yoga studio, spa, and gift store that carries Dr. Hauschka products. Read my review here.
Location 6 Yellow Monkey Village Cross River, NY
Cabbage Hill Farm Public farm tours 1:00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. Reservations are not required. Aquaponic lettuces, and sustainably produced fish, beef, pork and seasonal outdoor produce. Find them at local farmer’s markets, and they supply a portion of the Flying Pig Restaurant’s food.
location 115 Crow Hill Road, Mt Kisco, NY
Flying Pig Restaurant spring 2010 has new head chef who I had do a cooking demonstration at Gossett’s Farmer’s Market last summer, so am really looking forward to trying out his new take on things. He is passionate about food, bringing out their natural flavors, and sustainable agriculture. Let me know what you love there. I know they get much of their featured food and I’ve heard they get all of their greens from Cabbage Hill Farm. In the bar they have a great fresh watermelon-lime martini, and great selection of bottled beers, and have hosted Westchester GreenDrinks several times.
location 251 Lexington Avenue, Mt Kisco
Mrs. Green’s Natural Market Juice bar, organic breads, deli with gluten-free choices, good-sized bulk foods section, supplements, foods to go, some organic meats (most ‘natural’), frozen section. Always some good specials.
Location 666 Lexington Avenue, Mt Kisco, NY
Mt. Kisco Farmer’s Market at the Boys and Girls Club Saturdays, 8:30am – 1:00pm – rain or shine. May 29 TO Nov. 20, 2010
Location 351 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY
Drink to support organic agriculture? Every step is important, and sometimes a drink with friends in soothing environment is the best thing to get alleviate stress, and regain our inspiration. Anthony, owner of POUR is a well of information on organic growing methods in wine and spirits industries. He has excellent taste and an interesting perspective on local ag infrastructure. He has a good number of wines stocked and notes on the menu which uses organic farming practices, and carries local beers and my favorite small-batch bourbon made in the Hudson Valley from local grains.
Location 241 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY
Pound Ridge Farmer’s Market has a small but passionate following. Featuring John Boy’s Meats, Healing Home Foods, Eileen Lenahan’s organically grown veggies and IPM fruits, Mrs. Larkin’s Scones and more. Open Sundays 11-4
Location 65 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY at Antiques & Tools of Scott’s Corners.
Cellar XV Wines usually has a good selection of sulfite-free organic wines, also some local.
location 88 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT
Garden of Ideas great self-serve farmstand 7 days, plus cool walking paths open on weekends, they even have a dock out into a swamp they turned into wild rice area/bird habitat! Plus an art gallery.
location 647 North Salem Road, Ridgefield, CT
The Hickories great organic CSA, plus find them every Friday in the summer/fall at the Ridgefield Farmer’s Market
location 126 Lounsbury Road in Ridgefield, Connecticut
Nature’s Temptations Good sized health food store, juice bar, supplements, catering and deli, organic produce, frozen, and large selection of bulk items. Be sure to say hi to Chef Liz in the deli and to Dre in the supplements department, both very knowledgeable people in their departments. Watch my video of Liz at my Local-Foods, Local-Chefs series.
location 32 Prospect Street, Ridgefield, CT
Ridgefield Farmer’s Market great outdoor farmer’s market, Fridays in the summer and fall.
location 88 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT
Ridgefield Organics has decent selection of organic and gourmet foods, have to check to make sure what’s organic and what’s not, owner very willing to share info, plus she is very accomodating and will make reasonably priced, pretty and fresh party platters
location 109 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT
location 109 Danbury Rd Unit H, Ridgefield, CT
Kitchawan Organic Farm sells only direct from the farm, through a weekly produce order system. Sign up online, weekly offerings emailed to you.
location address not public, Ossining, NY
Gossett’s Farmer’s Market every Saturday 9-1, year round! Organic produce, grass-fed beef, pasture-eggs, artisan cheese, wholegrain breads, local artisans, organic seeds, native plants, fruit trees, baked goods, fairtrade coffee, local honey and beekeeping supplies!
location 1202 rte 35, South Salem, NY
Thornwood Self Storage is a really great green facility, besides being an excellent storage place with good customer service, hightech security and 24/7 climate control. Located in Thornwood, close to Pleasantville and surrounding areas. They use eco friendly cleaning supplies, solar power, and packing supplies are recycled or biodegradable.
Location 950 Broadway, Thornwood, NY
Hilltop Hanover Farm a working farm and environmental educational center with weekly events and a farm stand. Great place to take kids, to learn about growing your own produce, raising chickens, sustainable agriculture. They have some pretty cool things, last time I was there there were kids outside on a stationary bike that pumped water up to the chickenhouse!
location 1271 Hanover Street Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 | tel. (914) 962-2368