Hey Bedford, are you ready for a fabulous selection of local food…live music…crafts…and a bucolic, historic venue for picnics and exploring? Get ready to enjoy all this and more every Saturday starting tomorrow, June 14th, when the John Jay Farm market opens for the season!
Visitors can shop from a selection of produce, fruit and flowers, all locally grown – as well as an array of artisanal baked goods, cheese, eggs, meats, fresh seafood, prepared foods, fresh roasted coffee and teas, organic juices, local wines from the Hudson Valley, hand-made pasta, as well as hand-crafted local products.
The focus of the market is local and regional farms – including Cabbage Hill Farm of Mount Kisco, JD Farms of Brewster, and Mt. Holly Farm of Katonah (to name a just few). Additionally, the market will draw from more than 40 vendors each week. Among the returning vendors are Doc Pickle, Red barn Bakery, Healing Home Foods and Honey Locust Farm House. New vendors include Conte’s Quality Seafood, Hudson River Apiaries, Larchmont Charcuterie and Tousey Winery.
Shoppers can 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 also pick-up delicious prepared local food and picnic right at the market.
“We have lots of exciting things planned for opening day, including performances by local band 52 Pick Up and Chef Maria Reina will be doing a cooking demo, “said Jennifer Gordon, Market Manager. “This season there will be more cooking demos, book signings and a crafts table. We will continue to feature local talent and partner with a local non-profit each week, as well as offer free children’s craft programs the second Saturday of every month, “said Gordon.
John Jay Homestead Farm Market is located at 400 Jay Street, in Katonah, N.Y. and will run from Saturday, June 14 – Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information visit www.johnjayhomestead.org.