PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- There's a popular catch-phrase: “Know your farmers, know your food." And there's nowhere better to get up close and personal with your local purveyors than with a farmers market.
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Pleasantville Farmers Market , Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville, (914) 205-4545
Hours of Operation: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Goes Until: Until Nov. 23, then the market moves indoors to the Pleasantville Middle School cafeteria at 40 Romer Ave.
Vendors You'll Find: Fifty-five vendors including Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Alpacatrax, Conant Valley Jams, Dutch Desserts, Healing Home Foods, Kreimhild Dairy Farms, Mead Orchards, Orwasher's Bakery, Pura Vida Fisheries, Simply Planted Greenhouses and Stefan's Plure Blends.
Of Special Note: "We curate a whole slate of activities," said Peter Rogovin, who runs the market. "We have a rigorous and transparent application process."
Worth special mention: the farmers market gives a scholarship to a graduating senior and recently introduced an initative called Marketbucks where people can swipe their debit or credit cards and are given coins to spend at the market.
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