The John Jay Homestead Farm Market will reopen on Saturday, June 13th on the 62-acre historic site. Local and regional farms remain the focus of the market with both returning and new vendors, which include Cabbage Hill Farm of Mount Kisco, JD Farms of Brewster, John Boys Farm of Cambridge, Mobius Fields of Waccabuc and Do-Re-Me Farms of Orange County.
The market will draw from more than 40 vendors each week. Among the returning vendors are Big Bang Coffee Roasters, Johnny Gelato, Ladle of Love, Om Champagne Tea and Red Barn Bakery. New vendors include Carrot Top Kitchen, Edenesque and Sweet Things and Wild Thyme.
This independent market will offer produce, fruit and flowers, including heirloom varieties, all locally grown, using organic, biodynamic and conventional methods. There will be an array of artisanal baked goods, including vegan and gluten-free offerings, cheese, eggs, meats, fresh seafood, prepared foods, fresh roasted coffee and teas, nut milks and cold pressed juices, hand-made pasta, as well as hand-crafted local products.
Each week the market will host a different non-profit organization. “We are very excited about our non-profit partnerships. June will be an exciting month as we welcome Bedford 2020, Katonah Village Library and the Katonah Village Improvement Society, “said Jennifer Gordon, Market Manager. “KVIS as part of their participation in the month of June will be presenting a Summer Solstice Yoga celebration. It will begin with a gong ceremony and end in an organic juice toast,” said Gordon.
Shoppers will enjoy walking among the 19th century farm buildings and are welcome to explore flower, herb and vegetable gardens, a chicken-and-egg co-operative and a 12-hive apiary, along with wooded trails and a pond. They can take a guided tour of John Jay’s Bedford House, discover the Carriage Barn Education and Visitor Center, featuring state-of-the-art computerized interactive displays or explore the site’s five Discovery Centers, filled with hands-on activities.
“We have lots of exciting things planned for opening day June 13th including local folk/blues band 52 Pick Up, a cooking demo by Chef Maria Reina, a free children’s craft program, which will run the second Saturday of every month. We will also highlight a Mt. Kisco gift shop, Beehive Designer Collective, which features many local artisans,” said Gordon.
John Jay Homestead Farm Market is located at 400 Jay Street, in Katonah, N.Y. and will run from Saturday, June 13 – Saturday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information visit www.johnjayhomestead.org.