PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Hundreds of shoppers enjoyed Pleasantville's thriving Farmers Market on Saturday as the local market enjoys the final weeks of its first outdoor season under the village's control.
"We've grown the market, included all 12 of the varieties of vendors our shoppers prefer and enlarged the footprint this year," Market Executive Director Steve Bates said. "And this tear we're moving inside for the winter season at the Pleasantville Middle School on Dec. 7."
The Pleasantville Outdoor Farmers Market is in its 15th year and runs Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 23 at the Pleasantville train station in Memorial Plaza.
The Farmers Market is the largest in Westchester County and is home for 50 vendors providing regionally-grown produce, humanely raised meats, wild-caught Atlantic seafood, prepared foods sourcing farms for ingredients, and many other new offerings.
"We enjoy the atmosphere, the convenience and the variety of locally grown produce," said Pleasantville's Steve Jacobs, who shops the market with his wife, Jean. "It's great to have products come directly from local farms and producers each week."
Bates said the outdoor market has grown over the years as live music, children's events and vendors came on board.
"The three goals are the bring the community together, attract visitors to our downtown and provide great local farm-to-table products," Bates said. "We're having a great year and we welcome everyone to visit."
The winter indoor market begins Dec. 7 and will run through May 23, 2014, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.