Visiting farmers’ markets has many great benefits – you get to support local farmers, encourage more sustainable practices, buy newly harvested produce, and feel a greater sense of community.
Westchester has a huge selection of farmers’ markets that range from compact and low-key to large ones with over 50 different vendors.
Here are a few top farmers’ markets to visit in Westchester:
Hastings Library Parking Lot, 7 Maple Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
8:30am to 1:30pm, Saturdays, June to November 28
Started in 1998, the Hastings market is one of Westchester’s first farmers’ markets. Today, the market has flourished into one of the county’s more popular markets, with over 2,000 shoppers every week. Hastings has a very festive atmosphere, with live performances from local bands, children visiting the library, and a gorgeous view of the Hudson. The market features an exciting mix of vendors, who sell everything from homemade jams, bee pollen, and locally grown produce.
Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow (TaSh)
Patriot’s Park, Rte. 9, Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow
8:30am to 2pm, starting mid-May
Originally one of Westchester’s smaller markets, the TaSh Farmers Market is slowly gaining traction, increasing its number of vendors to nearly three times compared to previous events. The market has a very friendly vibe, where shoppers can join in on picnics, engage in conversations, and enjoy live performances. The TaSh market vendors rotate every week, so shoppers get to enjoy a wide selection of prepared food and local goodies from growers around NY state.
Pleasantville Farmers Market
Memorial Plaza by the Train Station, Pleasantville
8:30am to 1pm, Saturdays, May to November
The Pleasantville Farmers Market is perhaps the most popular market in the county, with more than 50 vendors, live music, tons of family-friendly activities, culinary demonstrations, and other enjoyable programs. The market draws thousands of visitors each Saturday, making it one of the largest farmers markets in Westchester County.