The Route 27 Market is held each Wednesday on the grounds of the American Legion Post 419 on Montauk Highway at the corner of Abraham’s Path.
Organizer Michael Vignapiano, a local caterer who has been using the Legion Hall as a commissary, spent some time driving to different markets in his area last summer: Fridays in East Hampton, Saturdays in Spring and Sunday in Montauk,when he looked around at the hall’s wide lawn, large parking lot and possibility of holding a market indoors if it rained.
Vendors lined up, and the market is cooking away. It’s first day saw a good number of customers braving the unseasonal heat.
“We’re the only one on Route 27,” said Vignapiano. “There’s a potential for a really big market here.”