Every Saturday morning residents of Inwood flock to the Farmer’s Market for fresh produce, hot cider, still warm baked bread and conversation. The Greenmarket isn’t just a place to buy farm fresh veggies, it’s also a place to meet up and simply hang out.
Among the dozen or so vendors there’s the turkey stand from DiPaola’s Turkey Farm in Hamilton Township, NJ.
DiPaola’s sets a special plate of grilled turkey aside for hungry pooches who look forward to the market with enthusiasm which sometimes rivals their owners.
Then there are the folks from Hawthorne Valley Farm, who in addition to providing some of the best bread and produce around, truly know the meaning of paying it forward. The farm, located about 35 miles southeast of Albany, started a program in 1972 that gives inner city kids hands on experience on a working farm to teach them what it means to be stewards of the land.
Other culinary experiences include fresh apples and pies from the Breezy Hill Orchard, quiche and foccacia from Bread Alone, artisanal cheeses, fish and even seasonal items like leeks and mushrooms.
The market is open year round every Saturday from 8:00am-3:00pm. (Rain or shine)
See you there.