Great Neck's Village Green and Rose Garden has playground for...

Great Neck's Village Green and Rose Garden has playground for resident children to enjoy. (Sept. 28, 2011) Credit: T.C. McCarthy

On Thursday at 9 a.m. in Village Green park, the first Great Neck farmers' market will open for business with a “vine-cutting ceremony” to honor the village’s trustees and park district commissioners, who helped to bring the market .?.?. to market. And then, the market is off and running — every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 1.

The market is organized by Ana Nieto and Ivo Tomasini, who also produce the Sag Harbor farmers market. Vendors will include Orient Organics Farm (produce), Goodale Farms (the Aquebogue dairy that is the only licensed producer of local milk on Long Island), Blue Duck Bakery (try the rye bread), DelPozzo Foods (Italian specialties), A Taste of the North Fork, Horman’s Best Pickles, Dora’s Gourmet (soups, dips, dressings), Life Is Gruff (dog treats) and Papa Pasquale (fresh pasta).

Village Green Park is on Middle Neck Road between Beach Road and Arrandale Avenue. Call 212-644-2604 for more information. Click here for a list of Long Island's farmers' markets.

The Rose Garden at Great Neck's Village Green park

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