Farmers Market Opens at John Jay Homestead State Historic SitePosted by Stacy
Given a choice, wouldn’t you rather shop at a local farmers market. You never know what you can find. The Farmers Market part of a nation-wide movement to raise awareness in the communities as to where their food comes from while offering local, organic, fresh, nutritious foods and products
On Saturday, June 23rd marks the start of the second season of the John Jay Homestead Farm Market.
On opening day, this independent market will welcome back 19 vendors and 13 new vendors. This week the featured vendors are a farmstead cheese producer, Amazing Real Live Food Co. and Ronnybrook Dairy Farm. In addition, there will be a variety of organic & conventional fruit, produce, gluten-free baked goods, artisanal baked items, bread, wine, meats, seafood, prepared foods, as well as an assortment of hand-crafted specialty items.
Shoppers of John Jay Homestead Farm Market will also enjoy 62-acres of historic grounds allowing them to sightsee and explore flower, herb and vegetable gardens, a chicken-and-egg co-op and a 12-hive apiary, along with wooded trails and a pond. This year visitors can take advantage of the Homestead guided tours offered during market hours.
From 11-1pm, Chef Maria Reina, of Bella Cucina Maria, will be doing a cooking demo, using Smoked Rainbow Trout from Cabbage Hill Farm, and Fifty-Two Pickup will be performing their eclectic mix of country, rock and blues.
The Katonah Village Library will be a guest of the market, doing a Katonah Trivia Quiz, as well as their Summer Reading Game.
Bring the kids!
For some family fun visit the Summer Kitchen Discovery Center and help churn some butter, participate in a scavenger hunt or a craft activity. This free walk-in program is for children ages 3-10 and they must be accompanied by an adult.
Tours of the Historic House are available on the hour beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00pm.
Where: JOHN JAY HOMESTEAD …………..400 JAY STREET …………..KATONAH, NEW YORK
When: SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012 FROM 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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