Getting Fresh Out East

By Heather Buchanan

farmers' market

Stock Your Hamptons’ Summer Kitchen With the
Best Farmers’ Markets in the East End

Mother Nature is in  full glory this August. Whether you are looking to make a fresh salad or a gourmet dinner, there is no shortage of local farm stands and farmer’s markets brimming with fresh produce. You will be reminded to add color to your diet and why a tomato is actually a fruit – absolutely binge-worthy with just a hint of salt. It’s the perfect time to create your own beautiful table designs – such as the distinctive wares at the newly opened La Coquina in Sag Harbor – and invite friends and family for a farm to table feast.

Marilee’s Farmstand Sagaponack

For those who appreciate the vanishing and venerable history of farming families in Sagaponack, this is a wonderful holdout. Marilee Farmland is part of the Foster Farm, which has been farming their 30 acres of vegetables and potatoes for six generations. Their picture-perfect stand on Sagg Main Street, in front of their barn, is the place to get the freshest produce, local breads, flowers and home-made products. Sign up for their CSA share to receive a weekly basket of their delectable delights.

Sag Harbor Farmers’ Market

The Sag Harbor Farmers’ Market is held each Saturday from 9am to 1pm in front of the Breakwater Yacht Club on Bay Street. This collection of local purveyors expands beyond fresh produce to include pickles, honey, breads, pasta, fish, cheese, wine, pastries, CBD oil, soap and even dog treats. You can stock up for summer fun and support the local community. Remember to bring cash, as it is still the preferred payment method.

Amber Waves Farm Market & Café Amagansett

This charming spot on Main Street not only brings together their own fantastic fruits and vegetables, but also local and organic chicken, fish, meat, dairy and all the staples to stock your healthy summer kitchen. With a lovely outdoor seating section fit with picnic tables and a view of the farm, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch en plein air. The Farm also provides educational programs and kids’ activities to connect everyone back to nature. A much needed, soul-nourishing break from too much screen time.

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