Saturday was the Pleasantville Farmers' Market final adieu for the 2011 season.
Despite cool temperatures, faithful patrons came to enjoy Westchester’s largest farmers market and its offerings of fresh produce, meat, cheese, bread, baked goods and more.
Regulars, like Andy and Whitney Goodman of Pleasantville, brought their two children Jordon and Julia.
“We come almost every week,” said Jordon.
During the winter months, many market vendors migrate to indoor community markets in the Hudson Valley as well as New York City.
This year, the will be Pace University's . Both the Pleasantville and Briarcliff markets are run by Ossining-based Community Markets.
As Amanda Allen of Meredith’s Bread explained, “There really is no off-season” for many of the local vendors.
In addition to Westchester and New York, Meredith's Bread sell its baked goods in Rockland, Orange and Albany counties, and has recently also started selling products online.
Buddha Pesto proprietor Gregory Trieste said, “We deliver to 40 stores in the upper Hudson Valley, in addition to working in the indoor markets.”
The Pleasantville Farmers Market will reopen again in May 2012. The Briarcliff Indoor Market will open on January 7. For more information on Community Markets, visit its website.