NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The heart of downtown New Rochelle will transform into a community gathering place each Saturday beginning in June.
An expanded New Rochelle Business Improvement District Grand Market will bring foods from the Catskills, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, gardening activities for children and much more.
A new relationship with farmers in the Catskills will bring fresh and cured meats, cheeses, poultry and fresh produce but the weekly event will be much more than just a farmers’ market.
The Grand Market will be a celebration each Saturday, June 4 through Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ruby Dee Park at the Library Green on Huguenot Street between Lawton Street and Memorial Highway.
Thousands of visitors are expected to shop, enjoy music, pick up cooking tips from regional culinary masters and enjoy fun activities.
“The Grand Market is sure to be a highlight of the week each Saturday, and a meeting place for neighbors and visitors,” said Ralph DiBart, executive director of the New Rochelle Downtown BID, a not-for-profit organization that runs the market. “Visit us and you’ll discover so much more than we have offered in the past. You’ll peruse irresistible produce, meats and cheeses, and other treats including artisanal sausages, cider and maple syrup. While you’re there, you can savor great snacks and prepared foods, enjoy live entertainment, join in the games, and show your kids a wonderful time. We hope that you will visit us and support us as we ‘Grow the Grand.’ When you do, you will be joining in a more vibrant and lively community.”
Visitors to the market’s success will also be helping the BID in its commitment to sustainability. The market will do its part to help the environment by supporting farmers in the Catskills, helping to preserve the ecological health of a region that is home to the reservoirs that hold much of Westchester’s drinking water.
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