Winter Farmers Markets & Farm Stands

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A round up of indoor markets that will warm your belly and soul.

The onset of winter and the procurement of fresh produce do not need to be mutually exclusive. In fact, in our neck of the woods, we are blessed with several indoor farmers markets, as well as a number of farm stands/markets that stay open at least through the winter holidays. Root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots, apples, cider, eggs, cheese, smoked meats, baked goods, jams, honey and even fresh hydroponically grown lettuce and greens are some of the winter offerings. In the winter issue of Edible Long Island, we profiled three local businesses with strong ties to our winter market scene; Duck Island Bread Company, The Big Cheese and Thera Farms. Stop by, say hello and stock up for your week. Our winter farmers markets embody a sense of community spirit that will warm both your belly and soul. (If we missed any markets, please let us know.)

Winter Farmers Markets

Long Beach – 9am to 1pm, Kennedy Plaza City Hall, 1 West Chester Street (through February 28)

Massapequa – 9am to 1pm, Massapequa VFW Hall, 191 Veterans Blvd.

Riverhead — 10am to 3 pm, 117 East Main Street

Huntington Station – 9am–1pm, Jack Abrams School, 155 Lowndes Avenue

Farm Stands & Markets

Crossroads Farm at Grossman’s
480 Hempstead Avenue
Tues.–Fri. 4–8pm, Sat. 9am–9pm, Sun. 10am–7pm
Cider, apples, honey, jams, winter root vegetables, baked goods, holiday decorations (trees, wreaths, roping, etc.)

Kerber’s Farm
309 West Pulaski Road
Mon.-Fri. 6:30am–7pm, Sat. 7:30am–7pm, Sun. 7:30am–6pm
Pies, baked goods, jams, soups, eggs, gifts, holiday decorations (trees, wreaths, roping, vintage ornaments)

Makinajian Poultry Farm
276 Cuba Hill Road
Tues.-Sat. 9am–6pm, Sun. 10am–3pm
Eggs, poultry, rotisserie chicken, regional vegetable, baked goods, soups

Youngs Farm
Hegeman’s Lane
Glen Head
Tues.-Sat. 10am–5pm, Sun. 11am–4pm (closed for the month of January)
Eggs, baked goods, soups, cheeses, jams, winter root vegetables, gifts

A Taste of Long Island
211 A Main Street
Mon.-Sat. 10am–6pm, Sun. 10am–3pm
Long Island specialty food market; produce, eggs, baked goods, sauces, pickles, pasta, jams