New Farmers Market In Roslyn


market“Shop locally” is all the rage and you can do that at plenty of venues in Roslyn.

And if it’s fresh fruit that you are looking for, then the Roslyn area has not one, but two farmer markets now in operation, giving residents the opportunity to buy some of the best local produce New York State has to offer.

On every Saturday, from now until Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving, the Village of Roslyn will be operating its brand new Farmers Market, which carries local and organic goods from selected farms throughout Long Island and the rest of the Empire State.

The market is at the intersection of Old Northern Boulevard and East Broadway in the historic Village of Roslyn. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The downtown Roslyn market is the brainchild of Erik Longabarbi, who is also a member of the village’s Zoning Board.

“We wanted to give Roslyn residents an outlet to have good, sustainable local food from farmers in Long Island and New York State,” said Longabardi, a former Manhattan resident who moved with his wife to Roslyn three years ago.

After moving to Roslyn, Longabardi learned that many of his new neighbors wanted a farmers market for the village. Many of them, he added, couldn’t make it to the Christopher Morley market on Wednesdays. Saturday was a more compatible date. So Longabardi and Roslyn Mayor John Durkin began planning for a Roslyn market.

Longabardi curated the new market by finding farmers independently. At the same time, “every single farmer” is either from Long Island or New York State, he added.

“We chose our own farmers, the ones we are interested in,” he said.

The downtown Farmers Market includes, among many products, vegetables, pickles, pastured meat, cold brew coffee, Nordic bread, fresh cut flowers and olive oil.

In addition, the Long Island Growers Market is sponsoring the Roslyn Center Farmers Market, at Christopher Morley Park.

That market is open on Wednesdays, also until Nov. 26, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Roslyn Center Farmers Market also sells a wide array of products, including fruit, vegetables, olive oils, pickles, flowers, plants, dog treats, artisans breads, soup stocks, homemade soups, fresh roasted coffee, dairy products, jams and jelly, honey, raviolis, honey, pasta, homemade sauces, seafood, baked goods, smoked meats, soups, salads, homemade granola bars, stuffed breads, home made soaps/oils, corn, tomatoes, naturally grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, lamb, goat and prepared food.

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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.