The Sag Harbor Farmers’ Market is returning for the summer in less than two weeks. To kick off the season and show their appreciation of the Village of Sag Harbor and the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the organizers have scheduled a vine cutting ceremony for opening day on Saturday, May 18. The popular local market will continue to operate from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Saturday through October.
Early produce season has already begun on the East End, so look out for a variety of nutrient rich, locally harvested vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, oregano, kale, beets, carrots, arugula, chard, garlic scapes, scallions and more. Customers can also expect other delectable homemade and locally grown foods such as empanadas, breads, baked goods, preserves, wine, coffee, raw honey, grass-fed beef, artisanal cheese, yogurt, butter, cow’s milk (vat pasteurized), local fish and farm fresh eggs.
This year, customers will find new vendors and old favorites, including Donna McCue‘s Fat Ass Fudge (as seen on ABC‘s Shark Tank), Mary Woltz‘s Bees’ Needs honey (once per month), locally grown mushrooms by Dave Fulkowski‘s Open Minded Organics, True Blue Jamaican fair trade coffee from Dennis Doherty, Amagansett Sea Salt, Blue Duck Bakery and, one of the new additions, Sweet ‘tauk lemonade.
Other new offerings this season include a line of body care products by Clean Apothecaire, dog treats by Life is Gruff, flowers from Pierpont Blossom Farm, nuts by Lorna’s Nuts & Goodies and vegetables from Amagansett‘s Bhumi Farm.
The market will also feature weekly activities, such as presentations about nutrition and health, cooking demos and more.
Some of the market’s vendors are WIC (a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children) certified, and customers can now pay using virtual food stamps and Electronic Transfer Benefits (EBT), a system supported by the USDA that utilizes a processing machine to swipe credit cards.
By supporting the East End community farmers and artisans, the Sag Harbor Farmers’ Market helps the local economy and provides a vast array of delicious and nutritious foods. The market, located on Bay Street (at Burke St. in front of the Breakwater Yacht Club) in Sag Harbor, opens Saturday, May 18 and will continue to operate every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through October.