Long Island's farmers markets

Long Beach's Kennedy Plaza farmers market takes place

Long Beach's Kennedy Plaza farmers market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in front of Long Beach City Hall at 1 W. Chester St. (Credit: Newsday, 2010 / Erica Marcus)

The social appeal of the farmers market is neatly summed up by Ethel Terry: "The farmers and the customers get to know each other's names," says the director of Long Island Growers Market, which sponsors a third of the markets in Nassau and Suffolk.

In addition to nurturing relationships, the markets allow suburbanites to buy just-picked seasonal produce at fair prices while supporting local agriculture and ecologically responsible farming methods.

Here's a list of Long Island's weekly farmers markets.

NASSAU

ELMONT, Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Tpke., Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 11 to July 27. Opens again in Sept. thru Oct. on Saturdays and Sundays, 516-543-6033, ligreenmarket.org.

GARDEN CITY, 101 County Seat Dr., behind Supreme Court building, off Old Country Road, Tuesdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 4 to Nov. 26, 631-323-3653, longislandgrowersmarket.com.

GREAT NECK, Village Green, between Beach Road and Arrandale Avenue on Middle Neck Road, Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 26 to Dec. 1, 212-644-2604, greatneckfarmersmarket.com.

LOCUST VALLEY, 115 Forest Ave., across from post office, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 1 to Nov. 16, 631-323-3653,longislandgrowersmarket.com.

LONG BEACH, Kennedy Plaza next to Long Island Rail Roadstation, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 1 to Nov. 20, 516-543-6033, ligreenmarket.com.

NEW HYDE PARK, Jericho Turnpike and New Hyde Park Road, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 1 to Nov. 23,winterfarmersmarketlongisland.com.

OLD BETHPAGEOld Bethpage Village Restoration parking lot, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Sundays, 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m., June 2 to Oct. 30, 516-572-8400.

PORT WASHINGTON, Town Dock, Main Street, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, June 8 to Oct. 28, 516-883-0887, grassrootsinfo.org.

ROCKVILLE CENTRESunrise Highway and Long Beach Road, Sundays, 7 a.m. to noon, June 2 to Nov. 24, 631-323-3653,longislandgrowersmarket.com.

ROOSEVELT, 380 Nassau Rd., Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until sold out, July 7 to Nov. 3, 516-351-7866.

ROSLYN-NORTH HILLS, Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road, Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 5 to Nov. 27, 631-323-3653, longislandgrowersmarket.com.

SEAFORD, Railroad Street, East End of Parking Lot of Seafordrailroad station, corner of Washington Avenue and Sunrise Highway, Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., June 1 to Nov. 23, 631-323-3653,longislandgrowersmarket.com.

WANTAGH, 1960 Jones Ave., Saint Markella Greek Orthodox Church, Fridays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 16 to Nov. 15,winterfarmersmarketlongisland.com.

SUFFOLK

AMITYVILLE, 9/11 Memorial Park on Route 110, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 6 to Oct. 26, 516-543-6033, ligreenmarket.org.

BABYLON VILLAGELong Island Rail Road parking lot, Railroad Avenue and N. Carll Avenue, Sundays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 2 to Nov. 24, winterfarmersmarketlongisland.com.

BELLPORT, Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area, 471 Atlantic Ave., Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 6 to Oct. 26, 631-924-8088, ext. 1503.

BRIDGEHAMPTON, 151 Mitchell Lane at Hayground School, Fridays, 3 to 6:30 p.m., rain or shine, May 24 to Aug. 30, 631-987-3553

DEER PARK, Tanger Outlets at the Arches, Commack Road, Suite 525, adjacent to Starbucks, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 1 to Nov. 17, 631-667-0600

EAST HAMPTON, Nick & Toni's parking lot, 136 N. Main St., Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 24 to Aug. 30; 631-725-9133.

EAST HAMPTON/SPRINGSSprings Fireplace Road at Ashawagh Hall, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 25 to early fall, 631-875-9130.

FLANDERS, Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Rd., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 29 to Oct. 12, 631-287-5745.

GREENPORT, corner of First and Adams streets, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 25 to Oct. 12, 631-494-8512.

HAUPPAUGE, 102 Motor Pkwy, Teachers Federal Credit Union Lot, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 6 to Aug. 29, 631-323-3653,longislandgrowersmarket.com.

HUNTINGTON, Main Street east of Route 110, Sundays, 7 a.m. to noon, June 2 to Nov. 24, 631-323-3653,longislandgrowersmarket.com.

ISLIP, Town Hall parking lot on Montauk Highway, Saturdays, 7 a.m. to noon, June 1 to Nov. 23, 631-323-3653,longislandgrowersmarket.com.

KINGS PARK, municipal parking lot near library, Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 5 to Nov. 17, 516-543-6033, ligreenmarket.org.

MONTAUK, Village Green, Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 13 to Oct. 17, 631-668-2428, montaukchamber.com.

NORTHPORT, Cow Harbor Park parking lot, foot of Main Street, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 8 to Nov. 23, 631-754-3905,northportfarmersmarket.org.

PATCHOGUE, 225 E. Main Street, 7-Eleven parking lot, west of Route 112, Fridays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 5 to Nov. 15, 631-323-3653,longislandgrowersmarket.com.

PORT JEFFERSON, Steam Room Restaurant parking lot, 4 E. Broadway, corner of Routes 25A and 112, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 4 to Oct. 17, 631-323-3653, longislandgrowersmarket.com.

RIVERHEAD, parking lot behind East Main Street, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 11 to Oct. 24, 631-323-3653,longislandgrowersmarket.com.

SAG HARBOR, Bay and Burke streets, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 18 to Oct. 26, 212-644-2604, sagharborfarmersmarket.org.

SAYVILLE, Islip Grange at Broadway and Montauk Highway, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., May 18 to Nov. 16, 631-365-6320.

SHELTER ISLAND, 16 S. Ferry Rd., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 15 to Sept. 21, sihs.farmersmarket@gmail.com.

SOUTHAMPTON, 25 Jobs Lane, west side grounds of the Southampton Center (former Parrish Art Museum), Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 26 to Oct. 13, 631-283-0402.

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, 85 Mill Rd., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 11 to Nov. 16, 631-288-3337, westhamptonchamber.com.

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