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Farmer's Best May Freshness: May Produce and a List of 2013 Farmers Markets

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By Rachel Derry
Staff Writer LIFamilies

As the season warms up and we all start heading back outside, most of us are also working on getting rid of the residual sluggishness and less than healthy habits left behind by a long, cold winter. One way to get your body and mind energized again is to ramp up your diet with all of the fresh fruits and vegetables you could desire! One of the major perks May, and the later Spring season, is that as we come back to life, so does the earth; allowing farmers markets and farm stands to offer an extended line of the freshest and healthiest product available.

Take a look at May’s produce list, and then check out the listing for the farmers market closest to you!
May Vegetables: okra, zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, and lettuce.
May Fruits: strawberries, blueberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, and nectarines.

2013 Farmers Markets:

Amityville Village: 9/11 Memorial Park, Route 110. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Opens July 6.

Deer Park: Tanger Outlets at the Arches. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1-Nov. 23

East Hampton: Nick & Toni’s lot, 136 N. Main St. Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 24–Sept. 27

Elmont: Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Tpke. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Opens May 11.

Garden City: 101 County Seat Dr., Supreme Court Building Lot. Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 4-Nov. 26

Glen Cove: 18 Village Square. Fridays, 9 a.m.-Noon. June 14–Nov. 22

Greenport: 1st St Lot of United Methodist Church. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 25-Oct. 12

Hauppauge: TFCU Parking Log, 102 Motor Pkwy. Thursdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6-Aug. 29.

Huntington: Route 25A, East of Route 110. Sundays, 7 a.m.-Noon. June 2-Nov. 24

Islip: Town Hall Lot, Montauk Highway. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-Noon. June 1- Nov. 23.

Kings Park: Main Street, across from Fire Department. Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June-November.

Locust Valley: 115 Forest Ave. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jue 1-Nov. 16.

Long Beach: Kennedy Plaza, Park Avenue. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Nov. 16.

Mineola: Pavilion west of the Depot on Front Street. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. or later. May 4-July 6

New Hyde Park: 1441 Jericho Tpke. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Opens in June.

Oyster Bay: 54 Audrey Ave. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Through Nov. 16.

Patchogue: 7-11 Lot, 225 E. Main St. Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 5 –Nov. 15

Port Jefferson: Corner of Route 25A & Route 112, Steam Room Parking Lot. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 4-Oct. 17.

Port Washington: Town Dock, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-Noon. June-October.

Riverhead: Town lot next to Aquarium at Peconic River. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11-Oct. 24.

Rockville Centre: Sunrise Highway & Long Beach Road. Sundays, 7 a.m.-Noon. June 2-Nov. 24.

Roslyn: North Hills: Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 5-Nov. 27.

Sag Harbor: Breakwater Yacht Club lot, Bay & Burke streets. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18-Oct. 26.

Sayville: Broadway & Main Street. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Opens May 18

Seaford: Railroad Street, LIRR Lot @ Washington Avenue. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. June 1-Nov. 23.

Stony Brook: Ward Melville Heritage Org., Main Street. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through Oct. 31.

Southampton: 25 Jobs Lane. Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 26-Oct. 13.

Valley Stream: Franklin Hospital, 900 Franklin Ave. Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ongoing.

Westhampton Beach: 85 Mill Rd. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 11-Nov. 16

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