Right now, in greenhouses and fields around New York State, seedlings are stretching out from the soil. Day by day, they’re preparing for their debut: Opening Day of Piermont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market on Sunday, May 11th. Now in its 10th season, the market will run every Sunday, through November 23, from 9:30am to 3pm. The market takes place at the corner of Piermont Avenue and Ash Street, in the M & T Bank parking lot.
May 11 is also Mother’s Day, and the market team invites kids of all ages to stop by the Market Manager’s tent to make a card for Mom. The manager will have all sorts of fun materials on hand for unique, creative expression.
Guess what else Mom would love at the market. Farm fresh greens and other early spring vegetables. In May, let’s keep our eyes out for wild ramps, garlic scapes, and asparagus.
By June, we’ll find strawberries, sweet cherries, snap peas, spinach, and much more. In the high-flying days of July and August, the farmers’ tables will overflow with broccoli, summer squash, eggplant, corn, peaches, blueberries—and YES—tomatoes. As students return to school, the local bounty will include watermelon, pears, Brussels sprouts, collard greens and more.
The Piermont market hosts food makers who source their ingredients locally. The vendor list includes Taiim Falafel Shack, with their Israeli soul food, including hummus and more. Also, Rockland Roots, chef Brian Holbach’s food truck, Valley Shepherd Creamery, Dr. Pickle, Meredith’s Bread … we could go on and on!