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Malverne farmers market tries new hours

Waldorf School of Garden City students enjoying a

Waldorf School of Garden City students enjoying a hay ride at the Crossroads Farm in Malverne. (Oct. 4, 2013). Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

The Thursday farmers market that takes place at Crossroads Farm at Grossman’s in Malverne is trying something new this week: later hours. Since it launched in May, the market has been open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. but, said organizer Lona Graepel, “We have received requests from potential customers asking if we could stay open later to accommodate working people’s schedules.” Accordingly, on July 31 the market will start at 1 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m.

Among Malverne’s vendors: The Big Cheese local farmstead cheeses, Backyard Brine pickles, Polka Dot Pound Cake, Gentle Brew Coffee Roasters, Monty Breads (Italian loaves from Brooklyn), Scones Heads Bakery, Miss Amy’s Preserves and produce from Rasweller Farm of Laurel and Orchards of Concklin from Pomona, New York.

Of course there will also be produce from Crossroads Farm at Grossman's, one of Nassau County’s last working farms.

Check the Crossroad's Farmers Market's Facebook page to see whether the new hours stick for the rest of the season.

Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s is at 480 Hempstead Ave.,

Click here for a complete list of Long Island farmers markets.


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