Farmers' Markets Where Winter's Bounty Steps Up to Bat

Don't think that the farmers' market season is over - it is still buzzing with delicious winter squashes, potatoes, root veggies, and even greenhouse-grown goodies!

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Squash are bountiful in the winter months.

Photo by: Deborah Waller, via Free Images

Winter farmers' markets are popping up all over Long Island, both indoors and outdoors.  Last January, a new record was set in New York for most winter farmers' markets ever in the area, with 120 different markets across the state.  Lucky for Long Islanders, we have many markets in both Suffolk and Nassau Counties to choose from, each with a large variety of produce, foods, and other goods.  Each year, these markets have grown more diverse, and include the expected winter vegetables grown outside or in greenhouses, as well as niche items like microbrewed beer, homemade pasta, gluten free foods, and other artisanal foods and beverages.  This is the perfect opportunity to shop local, and to also incorporate more local foods into your diet by supporting Long Island's farmers.

Come prepared to any of these markets, and be sure to have cash on hand for vendors who do not take credit card.  Also, go green by bringing your own bags to take your tasty treasures home! 

Port Jefferson Winter Farmers Market at the Port Jefferson Village Center - FREE!
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Every Sunday through May 1st, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Free event

Vendors at Port Jeff’s Farmers Market will be selling pierogies, Spanish foods, salsa produce, organic vegetables, farm fresh eggs, dog treats, breads, pickles, fudge, seafood, yogurt, handmade knitted hats and sweaters, soaps and lotions, Japanese-infused foods, barbecue sauces, microbrewed beer, dry spice mixes, soups, drink mixes, and much more!

Riverhead Farmers' Market - FREE!
117 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 208-8159
Every Saturday through May 28th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free event

From fresh fruits and vegetables to tasty seasonal treats, there are always plenty of tasty items to choose from!

Long Island Winter Farmers' Market - FREE!
155 Lowndes Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11743
Every Sunday through April 24th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free event

Another winter season means another chance to visit Long Island Winter Farmers’ Market for a huge selection of fresh produce and artisanal foods! Now you can get all your market needs indoors!

Long Beach Winter Farmers’ Market at Long Beach Ice ArenaFREE!
150 West Bay Drive, Long Beach, NY 11561
Every Saturday through March 12th, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Free event

Look forward to the Long Beach Winter Farmers’ Market, where you can expect to find Certified organic vegetables and greens, Long Island corn, heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, squash and onions, fresh fruits and juices, cheese, milk, wine, pasta, pickles, smoked pork, soaps and preserves, shellfish and regional fish, baked goods, gluten free breads, cakes and cookies.

Sayville Farmers’ Market and Small Business Market at Sun Vet MallFREE!
5801 Sunrise Mall, Holbrook, NY 11741
Every Saturday through April 23rd, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Free event

The Sayville Farmers’ Market will have not only local produce and other food, but other goods sold by local small businesses.

Commack Winter Farmers’ Market at Suffolk Y JCCFREE!
74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY 11725
Every Sunday through March 13th, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Free event

In any weather, you can head to this indoor market to purchase certified organic vegetables and greens, Long Island corn, heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, squash and onions, fresh fruits and juices, cheese, milk, wine, pasta, pickles, soaps, baked goods, gluten free breads, cakes  and cookies.