Port Chester Farmer’s Market Debuts Sunday, May 13th, 2018 from 10am – 2pm in the Highland Street Parking Lot! Over 30 local vendors!
Visit ** http://portchesterfarmersmarket.com/our-vendors/ ** to check them all out!
A launch date has been set for the much-anticipated Port Chester Farmers Market. With tremendous support from the Village and community groups, the Market will open its doors on Sunday, May 13th and run weekly every Sunday through November from 10am-2pm. Located at the Highland Street parking lot adjacent to Main Street, the Market aims to serve as a gathering place for the community and a springboard for residents and nonresidents alike to discover the diversity and quality of food on offer in downtown Port Chester.
With an emphasis on fresh, organic, and healthy variety of foods, the Port Chester Farmers Market is a local producer-only market. All of the vendors grow, raise, or prepare their products within 50 miles of Westchester County. Produce is usually picked within a day or two of the Market so it is as fresh as possible. In addition to providing fresh foods, the Market will host musical entertainment, offer gardening and cooking demonstrations, provide nutritional education, and welcome a community service organization each week to promote its mission.
To realize its vision for a local market, the Village selected Common Ground Markets, LLC, a private management company owned by Port Chester resident, Lance Larsen. After careful consideration of the Market’s needs, Common Ground brought on board Vanessa Pahucki, who runs both the John Jay Homestead Farm Market in Katonah and the Bedford Community Winter Farmers Market in Bedford Hills, to serve as Market Manager.
“I am thrilled to be working with the Village of Port Chester, the community, local businesses, and non-profits to deepen the Village’s commitment to sustainability through ongoing education at the Market while making healthy living easy and attainable,” enthused Pahucki, “We are committed to providing Port Chester as well as neighboring communities with a weekly market that is truly a community event. Customers can expect to learn from guest chefs while listening to live music as they chat with a diverse set of weekly purveyors.”
As the Market develops, Common Ground plans to extend the market season through the winter as well as promote a delivery service for residents and businesses in the Village and surrounding communities who are unable to attend the Market every week.