Since the lead-up to its stellar debut in February, the Riverhead farmers market has been drawing crowds and new vendors, and will now be open year-round. Holly Browder of the poultry farm Browder’s Birds, worked to bring together area livestock farmers, food artisans, and chefs for the market and says that it has grown from 26 vendors to 34 and is still receiving applications.
“The season doesn’t end in winter,” Browder says. “People came out after a snowstorm. We think we have a loyal following.”
Livestock and oyster farmers have goods to offer year-round and, as a central point between the North and South forks, Riverhead offers the perfect venue for providing the East End with locally produced wintertime food.
Horman’s Pickles has just joined the market, as well as organic vegetable farms Garden of Eve and Mar-Gene Farms in anticipation of warmer weather.
When and Where
The market is open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117 East Main Street in Riverhead and features both an indoor and outdoor section.
Featured photo by Laura Luciano