Spring, summer and fall, Long Island blooms with dozens of farmers markets. Winter, understandably, is a slower season. But neither snow nor chill can daunt the weekly markets in Sea Cliff, Huntington, Port Jefferson, Islip Terrace, Riverhead and Westbury.
Here’s an overview of Long Island’s winter markets. Note that not all vendors may be present every week and that supplies are limited.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays WHERE: 1500 Old Country Road within the Samanea New York Market site (formerly the Source Mall). SELECTED VENDORS: Pasta from Brooklyn Ravioli, bone broths from Nikki's Liquid Gold, Hometown Bakery meat pies, breads and pastries from North Side Brooklyn Artisan Bakery. MORE INFORMATION: 631-323-3653, longislandgrowersmarket.com
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through March 29. WHERE: Jefferson Primary School (253 Oakwood Rd., Huntington). SELECTED VENDORS: Produce from Fink's Country Farm, artisanal breads from Orwasher's, pasta from Papa Pasquale, sausages and other cured meats from Ridgewood European Pork Store, pickles from Horman's Best, coffee from Nautilus Roasting Co., ice cream, doughnuts and savory soup from Frozen Sin food truck, dog treats from Little Lexi's Barkery, nut butters from Laurel's Butters, local farmstead cheeses from The Big Cheese. MORE INFO: 631-944-2661, longislandfarmersmarkets.com
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through April. WHERE: Christ Lutheran Church (117 Carleton Ave., Islip Terrace). SELECTED VENDORS: Produce and eggs from Carucci Farms, gluten-free confections from Dragon's Nest Baked Goods, "superfood" snacks from TerraNut, kimchi from Forward Roots, plus sauces, pickles, juice, soaps and local honey products. MORE INFO: 631-525-1740, christlutheranit.org
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 25. WHERE: 54 E. Main St., Riverhead. SELECTED VENDORS: Produce from Sang Lee Farms, Maryhaven Center of Hope and Peconic River Herb Farm, chicken and eggs from Browder's Birds, cheeses from Goodale Farms and Mecox Bay Dairy, yogurt from Kalypso, wine including selections from Wolffer Estate. MORE INFO: 631-255-4590, ligreenmarket.org
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through April. WHERE: Village Center (101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson). SELECTED VENDORS: Hydroponic lettuce and herbs from Maryhaven Center of Hope, produce, brownies from Miss Mollie's, kombucha, Moonshine from Twin Stills, plus Tend Coffee. MORE INFO: 631-473-4724, portjeff.com/winter-farmers-market
WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays WHERE: Creative Arts Studio (256 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff). SELECTED VENDORS: Weekly and rotating vendors include vegetable-based meal delivery from Conscious Kitchen LI, Steiner's Coffee Cakes, Nikki's Liquid Gold Bone Broth, plus cheese, coffee and kombucha. MORE INFO: 516-318-5487, facebook.com/seaclifffarmersmarket