Vegans and Friends Delight: Farmer's Market Opens at John Jay Homestead

The Farmer's Market has opened for the season at the John Jay Homestead in Katonah!

On Saturday, June 23 right on Route 22 in Katonah, opened for the season. I am embarrassed to admit that I have frequented many in our area but this one, perhaps closest to my house, I had never seen.

We pulled up to the beautiful lawn of the Homestead and found around 2 dozen small tents with everything from Indian Food to marinades and olive oils.  There were also various purveyors, like Flour Power Bakery, selling freshly baked breads, cookies and pies, and fresh produce from local farms like Cabbage Hill and Tiny Hearts.  There was even a vineyard providing a wine tasting but it was a bit too hot and a little too early for me to sample anything. 

My first and favorite purchase was from , an organic, vegan and mostly raw vendor from Pound Ridge selling granolas, crackers, a macadamia nut hummus and other delicious dried fruits and vegetables.  As a vegan myself, I was thrilled to learn about their items and even happier with how they tasted! My son's favorite was the peanut butter baked granola and I loved the rosemary crackers and strawberry-banana "smoothie", easiest to describe like a natural fruit leather.

From there we purchased dill pickles and pickled tomatoes from Dr. Pickle and sampled the minty lemonade infused herbal tea ~ the only cold drink to be found ~ at Burren Farm.  We also bought a variety of artisinal vegan organic pastas from Flour City Pasta using flours infused with garlic, parsley, tomato, beet juices and other natural ingredients.  I think my son was happiest at Johnny Gelato where he got a scoop each of cannoli and cookies 'n cream. 

The market is open every Saturday now from 9am until 1pm through October, and even boasts a small country band to provide a musical backdrop as you snack and shop.

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Laurie Lichtenstein June 26, 2012 at 01:27 AM
This sounds like a great Farmer's Market. How does it compare to others in the area?
Yonni Wattenmaker June 26, 2012 at 01:31 AM
It's got about the same number of vendors as Pleasantville and New Canaan, but on a prettier landscape. It's definitely worth checking out!
Lisa Buchman June 26, 2012 at 01:46 AM
I would say it's comparable to Gossett Nursery, and has one or two overlapping vendors. JJHS has different featured vendors each week so it's like a fun surprise to go there. You really do get something different, whether you go to Muscoot, Daisy Hill, Gossett or JJHS or others nearby. It's fun to switch it up.
Sophia D. November 10, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Hi Mrs. Lichtenstein!!! Its your favorite students Sophia and Sophie. We miss you sooooooo much! How are you! Hope you like your new students but not as much as us! There is never going to be a teacher as good as you! We miss you!!! Can't wait for the Bat Mitzvah! ahahaha :) We miss you! Sophia D. and Sophie M.


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