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Best Farm Stands in the Tri-State Area

Weekend visits to the local farmer’s market is a tradition for many. Baskets of brightly colored vegetables and juicy fruit fresh from the field line the shelves awaiting their turn in the kitchen, while the scent of freshly baked pies (and cider donuts!), teases from the bakery. Most markets are open year-round and offer much more than produce – think wood-fired pizzas and even tasting rooms. Here are some of the best farm stands to visit in the tri-state area.

apples in bushels

New York

Long Island

Bayview Market & Farms

Address: 891 Main Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

Located in Riverhead, Bayview Market & Farms has been offering fresh fruits and vegetables to Suffolk county residents for more than two decades. In addition to seasonal produce, shoppers can purchase specialty items like local cheeses, meats, and dairy products. The market also carries a selection of Bayview’s canned fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods and local honey. Open daily April through Christmas Eve.

Pumpkin Patch Farm Stand

Address: 142 Long Island Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980

The Pumpkin Patch Farm Stand has been a favorite of Suffolk County residents for more than 25 years. Located in Yaphank, the Pumpkin Patch is best known for its homemade roasted red peppers. Seasonal produce is available starting in May with strawberries and lettuce, and continuing through November with winter squash and potatoes. The farm stand also sells a variety of flowers, potted herbs, and perennials, as well as locally made cheeses, freshly baked pies, homemade salad dressings. You can visit the Pumpkin Patch daily May through Thanksgiving.

Schmitt’s Farm Stand on Sound

Address: 3355 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901

The Schmitt family has been farming on Long Island for over 150 years. Their 165-acre farm supplies local and regional markets with a variety of produce including corn, spinach, cabbage, and beets. Situated on the North Shore in Suffolk County, Schmitt’s Farm Stand on Sound opened in 2003. The farm stand carries fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a selection of Schmitt’s products – including Schmitt’s famous horseradish. Fresh cut flowers and homemade baked good are also available. The farm stand is open daily year-round.

Schneider’s Farm

Address: 50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, NY 11976

A favorite of western Suffolk County residents, Schneider’s Farm has been in operation for over 60 years. In addition to filling their baskets with seasonal favorites like tomatoes, corn, peaches, and apples, shoppers can peruse Schneider’s extensive nursery. Home gardeners can choose from a wide variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs. Schneider’s is open all four seasons.

tomatoes on vineWestchester County

Cherry Lawn Market

Address: 815 Weaver St., New Rochelle, NY 10804

Cherry Lawn Market has been delighting Westchester county residents for over 75 years. Located in New Rochelle, the market has grown from a traditional farm stand into a destination spot. Enjoy a cappuccino and a homemade muffin before shopping for fresh produce and specialty items. Stop by the deli to order a gourmet pizza or fresh chopped salad to take home for dinner. Cherry Lawn is open daily year-round.

Hemlock Hill Farm & Market

Address: 500 Croton Avenue, Cortlandt, NY 10567

In operation since 1939, Hemlock Hill Farm & Market is not your traditional farm stand. Located in Cortlandt Manor, the market offers a wide selection of pasture-raised meats and partners with other local farms to sell their produce. Choose from fresh chicken, beef, duck, goose, lamb, sausage, bacon, eggs, as well as season fruits and vegetables. Hemlock Hill also offers two CSA programs – one for meat and one for vegetables. Open daily, year-round.

Rochambeau Farm

Address: 214 West Patent Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Formerly Daisy Hill Farm, Rochambeau Farm has been serving Westchester County for several years. Although the farm uses organic methods to grow its fruits and vegetables, it isn’t certified organic. Shoppers can expect a range of seasonal produce, as well as a range of locally made specialty products. Rochambeau Farm is open Wednesday through Sunday, year-round.

Westchester Greenhouses & Farm

Address: 332 W Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

Located in Hartsdale, Westchester Greenhouses & Farm is a local favorite. Open daily year-round, the market is a one-stop shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade baked goods, and local dairy products. The greenhouse offers an extensive selection of flowers, vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers.

ripe peaches in farm marketNortheast New Jersey

Bardy Farms

Address: 149 Washington Valley Road, Warren, NJ 07059

Located in beautiful Warren Township, Bardy Farms has been family owned and operated since 1904. Open daily year-round, the market offers seasonal produce, organic dairy products, locally made cheeses, and homemade baked goods. The garden center is well-stocked with a range of seeds, plants, and supplies to suit every gardener’s needs. 

DePiero’s Farm Stand

Address: 156 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645

Touting itself as “an old fashioned farm in the heart of North Jersey,” DePiero’s has been a local favorite for almost a century. The market is well-stocked with a range of specialty products, in addition to fresh fruits and vegetables. There is also a wide assortment of flowers and fruit and vegetable plants to choose from. DePiero’s Farm Stand is open daily, year-round.

Dreyer Farms

Address: 831 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016

Dreyer Farms has been growing fresh fruits and vegetables for the residents of Union County for well over a century. In addition to its seasonal produce, the market offers a wonderful selection of homemade baked goods, including pies, cookies, and bread. Dreyer Farms also offers a CSA program, which runs May through mid-November. Open seasonally from mid-March through Christmas Eve.

Farms View

Address: 945 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

Family owned and operated, Farms View has been serving Wayne residents for more than a century. Shoppers can choose from a wide variety of seasonal produce, specialty products, and baked goods. Farms View also has an impressive selection of plants, including annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables. Open seasonally – check their website for more information.

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