Most of Long Island's farmers markets take their final bow at Thanksgiving, but a few intrepid souls have organized winter markets where folks can continue to shop until the crocuses come up. The produce offerings are slim, of course, but onions, cauliflower, local hothouse salad greens and potatoes are nothing to sneeze at. And all the markets round out their merchandise with baked goods, jams, cheese, eggs, pickles, pasta and other year-round items.
WHEN Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE 221 East Main St.
INFO facebook.com/RiverheadFarmersMarket, 631-208-8159
Saturday: Chickens and eggs from Browder’s Birds (Mattituck); cheese from Mecox Bay Dairy (Bridgehampton); shiitake, oyster and maitake (fresh and dried) mushrooms from The East End Mushroom Co. (Cutchogue); Race Rock Oysters; fish from Merkin Fisheries (Montauk); flowers from Pierpont Blossom Farm (Baiting Hollow); produce from MarGene (Mattituck) and Invincible Summer (Southold) farms
Sunday: Hydroponic lettuce from Thera Farms (Ronkonkoma); organic produce from Sang Lee Farms (Peconic); cheese from Mecox Bay Dairy Farm (Bridgehampton).
WHEN Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Feb. 22, 2015
WHERE City Hall Lobby, 1 West Chester St.
INFO ligreenmarket.org, 516-543-6033
Produce from Fink’s Country (Manorville) and Sujecki (Calverton) farms; coffee from Gentle Brew (Long Beach); sweet and savory baked goods from Butterscotch's (Locust Valley); pickles from Horman’s (Glen Cove); pasta from Papa Pasquale Ravioli (Brooklyn); Italian loaves from Monty Breads (Islip Terrace); yogurt from Kalypson (Jackson Heights); spices from Marshall’s Creek (Island Park); fish from PDR Seafood (Blue Point); hydroponic lettuce from Thera Farms (Ronkonkoma); eggs and poultry from Raleigh's Poultry Farm (Kings Park).
WHEN Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE Jack Abrams School, 155 Lowndes Ave
INFO longislandfarmersmarkets.com, 631-944-2661 or 516-297-7997
Loose-leaf organic tea from Prasana Tea Co. (Rockville Centre); baked goods from Raquette River Baking Co. (Babylon); produce from D & J Organic Farm (Yaphank); artisanal breads from Orwasher’s (Manhattan); pasta from Bambino’s Ravioli (Deer Park); sausages and other cured meats from Ridgewood European Pork Store (Queens); empanadas from Imperial Empanadas (Huntington); pickles from Horman’s (Glen Cove); coffee from Gentle Brew (Long Beach); and New York State farmstead cheeses from The Big Cheese (Mineola).