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Long Island indoor winter farmers markets: 4 to visit this weekend

Spring, summer and fall, Long Island blooms with dozens of farmers markets. Winter, understandably, is a slower season. But neither snow nor wind chill can daunt the weekly markets in Port Jefferson, Riverhead and Huntington. The one in Huntington, now in its seventh year, has moved about a mile and a half east from its old location at the Jack Abrams school to Jefferson Primary School. Here are highlights from each of Long Island’s three indoor winter markets. (Keep in mind that not every vendor listed is at the market every week and that many supplies are limited.)

Huntington

The winter garden at Jefferson Primary School is
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through March 25. WHERE: Jefferson Primary School (253 Oakwood Rd., Huntington). SELECTED VENDORS: Produce from Fink’s Country Farm (Wading River), artisanal breads from Orwasher’s (Manhattan), pasta from Bambino’s Ravioli (Deer Park), sausages and other cured meats from Ridgewood European Pork Store (Queens), pickles from Horman’s Best (Glen Cove), coffee from Gentle Brew (Long Beach), ice cream, doughnuts and savory soup from Frozen Sinfood truck, preserves from Miss Amy’s (Blue Point), New York State farmstead cheeses from The Big Cheese. MORE INFO: 631-944-2661, longislandfarmersmarkets.com

Horman's Best Pickles are one of the vendors
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Horman's Best Pickles is one of the vendors at the Long Island Winter Farmers' Market in Huntington.

Riverhead

Carol Nakamoto from Hampton Bays shops at the
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through March 31. WHERE: 117 E. Main St. SELECTED VENDORS: Poultry and eggs from Browder’s Birds (Mattituck), produce from Sang Lee (Peconic) and Peconic River Herb (Calverton) farms, dairy products from Mecox Bay Dairy (Water Mill) and Goodale Farms (Aquebogue), tea from Chaga Island Tea (Moriches), coffee from Tend Coffee (Shirley), pastry from Rosie’s Country Baking (Shoreham), olive oils and vinegars from Arlotta Food Studio (Water Mill), fish from Alice’s (Greenport), yogurt from Kalypso (Queens), nut butters from Laurel’s (Sayville), preserves from Peck’s of Maine (Islip Terrace), macarons from The Bearded Baker (Westbury), beer from Jamesport Farm Brewery. MORE INFO 516-670-5311, ligreenmarket.org/riverhead

Pickled eggs (from the pastured chickens at Browder's
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Pickled eggs (from the pastured chickens at Browder’s Birds in Mattituck) are among the offerings at the Riverhead Winter Market.

Port Jefferson

Assorted raw honey is sold by BeeWitched Bee
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through April 29. WHERE: Village Center (101 E. Broadway). SELECTED VENDORS: Hydroponic lettuce and herbs from Maryhaven Center of Hope (Yaphank), brownies from Miss Mollie’s (Shoreham), vegan, dairy- and gluten-free baked goods from Sweet Soul Bakery, gluten-free confections from JoAnn’s Desserts (Miller Place), jerky, peanuts and sunflower seeds from Two Big Jerks (Rocky Point), doughnuts and hot chocolate from East Main & Main (Port Jefferson), nut butters from Nut Zez (Hudson Valley), honey, candles and maple-syrup products from BeeWitched Bee (Northport), kombucha from Stoic Artisans (Jamesport), dips from Sweet Melissa 1932 Farm to Table (Rocky Point), Moonshine from Twin Stills (Riverhead), cheeses and butter from Harbor Cheese & Provisions. MORE INFO: 631-473-4724 or 516-551-8461, portjeff.com/winter-farmers-market

Hydroponically grown Bibb lettuce grown by the workers
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Hydroponically grown Bibb lettuce grown by the workers of the Maryhaven Business Center is sold at the Winter Farmers Market in Port Jefferson Village Center.

Islip Terrace

Peck’s of Maine is one of the vendors
Photo Credit: Dawn Rotolo

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through March 24. WHERE: Christ Lutheran Church (117 Carleton Ave., Islip Terrace. SELECTED VENDORS: Produce from Carucci Farms (Mattituck), gluten-free confections from Dragon's Nest Baked Goods (Great River), homemade cookies, cakes and more from Baked at Home Long Island (Lindenhurst), Herbie’s Crumb Cake (Calverton), paleo snacks from TerraNut (West Babylon), pasta from Bambino’s Ravioli (Deer Park), bread from Kenyer Natural Bakery (Bohemia), preserves from Peck’s of Maine (Islip Terrace), cheeses and butter from Harbor Cheese & Provisions. MORE INFO: 631-581-1710, christlutheranit.org

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