Take a Fresh Look at Westchester: The 12 Best Farmers’ Markets in the County

Mar 28, 2024

As you’re planning your town tours, be sure to hit up the local farmers’ markets to get a taste of suburbia

Farmers’ markets are a great way to stock up on great produce and support local growers and vendors. But you know what else they’re great for? Giving you a (literal) taste of what a community and the people who live there are really like. These weekend go-tos are packed with local families — and that makes them the perfect place to get in the mix, ask questions, and sample the best area eats.

If you’re exploring Westchester, you’ll have no trouble finding amazing farmers markets — start with our 12 favorites, and stop by a few between touring towns and checking out neighborhoods.

#1 Bronxville Farmers Market

There’s a great variety of vendors to choose from at this lively farmer’s market with a revolving menu of purveyors. You’ll find lots of organic produce and artisanal breads alongside popular favorites like Asian Farmer Dumplings and Kontoulis Family Olive Oil. After browsing the market, spend some time exploring the shops that line Pondfield Road in the charming one-square-mile village or walk the scenic loop around Bronxville Lake.

Paxton Ave, Bronxville
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

#2. Chappaqua Farmers Market

Located at the Chappaqua Train Station, this popular farmers’ market is a great spot to snag some local eats. Expect fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit plus tons of artisanal products, like decadently delicious dark-chocolate-dipped candied orange peels from Marcelina Orange or authentic empanadas from Villa Emilia Empanadas. Enjoy your market fare while you watch the kids join in the weekly children’s activities on the lawn. Looking for something just for the adults? Grab a bottle of Cooper’s Daughter black walnut bourbon and shake up some Manhattans back at home while you talk over your visit to the ‘burbs. 

Chappaqua Metro-North Station Parking Area
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

#3. Hastings Farmers Market

For 25 years the farmers market has been the place to be on Saturday mornings in the picturesque village of Hastings-on-Hudson. From June-November, you’ll find stalls set up in the commuter lot across from the town’s Metro-North station; during the winter, the market sets up shop indoors at the James Harmon Community Center on Main Street. Stroll among the tents while listening to live music, drop in on an activity with the kids, then pick up a Tahini Twist from Anish Supreme Foods and a refreshing bottle of Annie’s Ginger Tea to fortify yourself for an afternoon of town tours.

Commuter Parking Lot across from the Hastings-on-Hudson Metro-North station
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

#4. Irvington Farmers Market

“Come for the Food, Stay for the Vibe” is the motto of the Irvington Farmers Market, held on Sunday mornings in the Main Street School Lot. Every item at the market comes from within 200 miles of Irvington, making this a go-to spot for many local restaurants focused on farm-to-table and sustainable eats.

There’s nothing you can’t get here — fresh meats and produce, baked goods, cheese, fish, pretzels, kimchi, and dumplings are all on offer.  Plus, there are two market-driven food trucks on-site each week where you can get a bite before you shop. Another perk? The market is nestled along the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail so you can get in some steps after gorging on the specialty foods on offer — take our word for it: the moussaka and spanakopita from
Anthi’s Greek Specialties are a can’t-miss. 

Main Street School Lot (101 Main St)
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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#5. Larchmont Down to Earth Farmers Market

Larchmont hosts the largest farmers market on Westchester’s Sound Shore. You’ll find locally grown produce, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised meats and eggs, local seafood, baked goods, artisan breads, pickles, local spirits and so much more year-round. Grab yourself some poppy seed swirl bread from Croatian Confections or a cupcake from Baked with Love by Abigail (trust us: they look good but they taste.even.better.), and head to Larchmont Manor Park for a stroll along the beach.  

Metro-North Upper Lot off Chatsworth Ave
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

#6. Pelham Farmers Market

It’s only three years old, but the Pelham Farmers Market is already part of the fabric of this close-knit historic town on the Long Island Sound. Every Sunday from May through November, vendors gather near the downtown gazebo to sell fresh produce, breads and baked goods, cheese, pastured meats, fresh seafood, grains, pickles, and even booze. Sample one of the creative (and creatively named) ice pops from Mom and Icepops (they had us at James and the Giant Ginger Peach) or treat yourself to a stunning bouquet from the aptly named Blooms of Bliss — in autumn, the dahlias are truly breathtaking.

Harmon & Fifth Ave, next to Gazebo
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

#7. Pleasantville Farmers Market

Voted the Best Farmers Market in Westchester by Westchester Magazine 10 years in a row, Pleasantville Farmers Market is a can’t miss destination that’s held year-round. More than 30 vendors show up every weekend, so expect a huge, diverse selection from bread and baked goods to farm-fresh cheese, root crops, prepared foods, organic fruit, meats, and more. Food, though, is just a part of the fun — different musicians play live music every week, plus there are annual events like an apple pie contest, tons of kid-friendly activities and cooking demos. For locals, the market even offers online ordering and quick pick up.

10 Memorial Plz
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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#8. Down to Earth Rye Farmers Market

Talk about easy as Sunday morning. We can’t think of a better way to cap off the weekend than with a cup of coffee from Cano Coffee Company and an Italian-style pastry from Grigoli’s Baked Goods. While you’re noshing, wander the market where you can find everything from fresh eats and drinks to handcrafted cutting boards and seashell décor at Sparkle and Splash. The 47-acre Rye Nature Center is nearby so if the weather is nice, pick up the fixings for a picnic and have some hands-on fun exploring this pretty wildlife preserve.

Parking lot on Theo Fremd Ave
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

#9. TaSH Farmers Market

The Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market – The TaSH – is a true destination for Westchester families. The market is held on Prospect Park lawn in Tarrytown from Memorial Day through Thanksgiving and hosts 40-50 vendors every week.

At TaSH you’ll have your pick of organic produce, artisanal breads and pastries, homemade teas, and kombucha drinks, plus local favorites like
Crepe Crafters and confections from Luxx Chocolat. You’ll also find live music and plenty of kid-friendly things to do, see, and taste. Visit and see for yourself why the TaSH was named No. 2 Market in New York state, 10th best in the Northeast and a Top 50 market in the country by America Farmland Trust.

Patriots Park, Tarrytown
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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#10. Ossining Down to Earth Farmers Market

Head to the corner of Spring and Main Streets to check out the Ossining Down to Earth Farmers Market. DoughCo Bagels, Pickle Licious, and Feel-Good Booch are among the vendors you’ll see every Saturday, but there’s also a rotating list of smaller farms and makers offering everything from seafood and spirits to Iberico ham and frozen cookie dough. 

The market is also a great opportunity to see Ossining in action. Sustainability is a big deal in town, so locals show up every week to drop off food scraps for composting and visitors are encouraged to swing by the compost drop-off area to see what this eco-friendly process is all about. Afterward, take in more of the Hudson Valley by visiting the Teatown Lake Reservation, a 1,000-acre nature preserve that includes beautiful hiking trails and an educational center. If it’s warm enough, make a picnic of it with all your farmers’ market finds — and be sure to check out the reservation’s daily activities for kids.

Parking lot near the corner of Spring and Main Streets
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

#11. John Jay Homestead, Katonah

A visit to the Farm Market at the John Jay Homestead is like taking a trip back in time — but with better food. Here, you can take your pick of New York-grown fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, seafood, breads, ethically-raised organic meat and eggs, and a mouth-watering array of artisan food items, all sold at the former farm of this Founding Father. Many of the original farm buildings are still standing so there’s plenty to see, do, and explore on the sprawling 62-acre property just 5 minutes from downtown Katonah.  

400 Jay St, Katonah
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Members only, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.)

#12. New Rochelle Farmers Market

Located at Anderson Plaza, the New Rochelle Farmers Market runs from spring into late October. Here, you’ll find tons of local, organic veggies, fresh fruit, mushrooms, and herbs from Bloom Healthy and small-batch jams and preserves from Eltee’s Goods. After stocking up on essentials, be sure to treat yourself to a steaming cup of joe from Ancestral Coffee or a beautifully crafted bar of soap that looks like a work of art from RH Soapery. Afterwards, pop over to the local public library, which puts on a regular schedule of fun, free events including kids’ yoga, family chess tournaments, and mariachi band performances.

Anderson Plaza between North Ave and Le Count Pl
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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