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D&J Organic Farm stand at the Winter Farmers Market

Bunches of carrots are on display at the

Bunches of carrots are on display at the D&J Organic Farm stand at the Winter Farmers Market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012) Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Missing farm-fresh vegetables? The summer growing season may be over, but a new crop of fresh, locally grown vegetables are available across Long Island, with more farms than ever offering winter Community-Supported Agriculture shares or setting up booths at indoor farmers markets.

"A lot of people have gotten used to the fresh vegetables from the summer share and don't really want to go back to the grocery store or buy organic from California," says Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht, co-owner of Garden of Eve in Riverhead. "With a CSA share, you can eat locally pretty much year-round."

Customers shop at the winter farmers market held
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Customers shop at the winter farmers market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Handmade Soap made by Susan is for sale
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Handmade Soap made by Susan is for sale at the Winter Farmers Market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Fresh jams and jellies by Josephine's Feast are
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Fresh jams and jellies by Josephine's Feast are for sale at the Winter Farmers Market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Vendor Regina Dlugokencky, left, from Centerport, with Seedsower
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Vendor Regina Dlugokencky, left, from Centerport, with Seedsower Farm, hands a customer his purchased goods at the Winter Farmers Market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Apples are sorted by varietal at the Winter
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Apples are sorted by varietal at the Winter Farmers Market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Bunches of carrots are on display at the
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Bunches of carrots are on display at the D&J Organic Farm stand at the Winter Farmers Market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Customers shop at the Winter Farmers Market held
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Customers shop at the Winter Farmers Market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012)

On the left, Danielle Hamilton of Huntington purchases
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

On the left, Danielle Hamilton of Huntington purchases Boston lettuce from Teddy Bolkas, right, of Thera Farms in Ronkonkoma at the Winter Farmers Market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Vendor Regina Dlugokencky, left, from Centerport with Seedsower
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Vendor Regina Dlugokencky, left, from Centerport with Seedsower Farm, hugs Betsy Davidson of Huntington Station at the Winter Farmers Market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Lily Yen of D&J Organic Farms in Yaphank
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Lily Yen of D&J Organic Farms in Yaphank moves arugala to a separate bin at the Winter Farmers Market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Leafy greens at the D&J Organic Farm stand
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Leafy greens at the D&J Organic Farm stand are for sale at the Winter Farmers Market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012)

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