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Down To Earth Markets Hosts Opening Day In New Rochelle

Shoppers at the farm stand by Alex's Tomato Farm. Photo Credit: File
Photo Credit: File

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Down to Earth Markets will be hosting this season's opening day on Friday, June 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The market will run every Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., through Nov. 21. It's on North Avenue, at Huguenot Park, in front of New Rochelle High School.

Now in its fifth year, the market will offer an expanded selection of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats and eggs, local honey, breads and baked goods

This year, the vendor roster includes the following:

Alex’s Tomato Farm: Led by a father and son team, this family-owned farm grows a wide range of fruits and vegetables, including everything from apples, strawberries, plums, lettuce, herbs, and peppers, to starter plants for home gardens

Brookside Farm: Hormone-free beef, chicken, and eggs, all raised on the farm near Gardiner, N.Y.

Dagele Brothers Produce: They are renowned for their cooking onions -- sold with the tops still on for optimal freshness -- as well as many vegetable varieties, including tomatoes, greens, radishes, and more.

Honeybrook Farms: 100 percent pure, raw, unprocessed, uncooked and local honey. In their words: “Direct from our beehives to you.”

Meredith’s Bread: Breads and baked goods, including a full line of gluten-free products.

The market will host several community groups in 2014, starting with “The Rockstars” of The Beth El Day Camp. These “rising third graders” are a group of girls, ages 7 and 8, led by camp director, Julie Rockowitz, and assistant director, Deborah Gilwit.

Beginning on Friday, July 4th, they will appear at the market for seven weeks to prepare fun, delicious foods for shoppers to try. They will also give out free cards printed with the recipe of the week. The first will be Strawberry Preserves, a treat that’s great to make with all the fresh strawberries at the farmers market.

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