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Winter farmers market launches in Riverhead

Browder's Birds in Mattituck sells certified organic, pastured

Browder's Birds in Mattituck sells certified organic, pastured chickens--and eggs. Credit: Browder's Birds

The polar vortex can’t chill the North Fork’s farm-to-table mojo: This Saturday marks the inauguration of a new indoor farmers market in the old Swezey’s building on Main Street in Riverhead.

The market is sponsored by the Town of Riverhead and the Riverhead Business Improvement District. Organizer Holly Browder will be bringing eggs from Browder’s Birds in Mattituck. Other comestibles include preserves from A Taste of the North Fork in Southold, wine from Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue, mushrooms from Long Island Mushroom in Cutchogue, cheese from Goodale Farms in Aquebogue and Mecox Bay Dairy in Water Mill, fish from Merken Fisheries, soda from Miss Lady Small Batch Root Beer in Wainscott, beer from Moustache Brewing Co. in Riverhead, oysters and smoked fish from Race Rock Oysters in Orient, coffee from Tend Coffee in Shirley, empanadas from Gula Gula Empanadas in East Hampton and yogurt from Kalypso Greek Yogurt.

Lia Fallon, executive chef of the Riverhead Project, will be manning a “chef’s table,” and dispensing instruction, advice and tastes from her menu.

The Riverhead Farmers Market will be open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 17. The address is 117 E. Main St., Riverhead. For more information go to

There are five other weekly weekend indoor farmers markets on Long Island, in Long Beach, Baldwin, Huntington Station, Northport and Commack. Click here for all the details.

And on the third Saturday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton hosts an indoor market. The next dates are Feb. 15, March 15, April 19 and May 17. Click here for details.

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