EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – With the mild fall weather beginning to take a colder turn with winter coming, the Bronxville Farmers' Market will be taking the show indoors following one last hurrah under the sun this weekend.
Nearly 40 weekly vendors have enjoyed a strong, six-month stint at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue since the Farmers’ Market kicked off on May 11. This Saturday, Nov. 23, will mark the last outdoor market until next spring.
Last winter, the Bronxville Farmers’ Market was forced to go on hiatus over the winter after they struggled to find a location to accommodate all of their vendors. This year, Samson Management is allowing the market to move to an unoccupied space at 1 Pondfield Road.
The indoor market will be held bi-weekly from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning on Dec. 14. And extending through April 19. The market will be back outside on May 10.
Mary Liz Mulligan, the market’s manager, created the Bronxville Farmers’ Market in 2002. She said that it has been an enjoyable stretch outdoors, and was pleased it wasn’t marred by the annual “100-year storm.”
“We had a busy and productive season with 39 vendors this year,” she said. “We were fortunate with the weather and even escaped the usual nor’easters and hurricanes. We weren’t flooded out even once this season – that’s a first on both counts.”
Unlike many markets in the area, every vendor at the Bronxville Farmers’ Market is from the Hudson Valley and are members of the state’s Department of Agricultural Market. Goods available range from fresh produce, grass-fed meats, baked goods, dog treats and flowers.
Eastchester resident Nicki Cooper, who said she regularly frequents both the Bronxville and Tuckahoe Farmers’ Markets, said that she was glad the market would remain open during the winter.
“There aren’t a ton of indoor markets that you can find over the winter, so it was definitely disappointing that it had to take a break, but all that matters is that it’s back this year,” she said. “The Bronxville market is truly great. It has such a wide variety of things to choose from. There’s truly something for everyone.”
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