Pearl River Farmers’ Market

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The Market is not just a place to get top-notch produce, but a destination to spend the morning or afternoon, even a lunch break.  While our farms form the core of our Market, all of our vendors were hand picked by our directors for their commitment to utilizing local products. 

Buying food locally not only reduces carbon footprint and environmental impact, it throws the money earned right back into our local economies.  Rockland Roots Food Truck utilizes ingredients from local farms (you can often spot Brian jumping off the truck to get ingredients from our farmers) and turns out awesome farm to table dishes each week, in addition to an herb-infused lemonade that is quickly becoming an obsession for some of our customers.  Penny Lick Ice Cream uses cream from Hudson Valley dairies, and adds local fruit and herbs to many of their seasonal flavors.  Meredith’s Bread, from Kingston, NY has all types of bread (including gluten free options), baked goods, quiches, pot pies, jams and jellies.  Pickle Licious from nearby Teaneck, NJ, wows people each week with generous samples of olives, pickles, peppadews, hummus and “pickle on a stick” for a savory snack.   Barefoot Brothers Books is run by Pearl River’s own Jena Rankin; her colorful booth is always a draw for children and anyone interested in buying a unique gift for a loved one.

Our guest vendors also bring specialty items that wow our customers: unique spice blends and clever spice-infused baked goods from Spice Revolution, Mama Nell’s Bug Spray (protecting all of us in Pearl River from getting bitten!), Ol’Darlin and Yogi’s Choice fill the market with wonderful herbal aromas from their handmade soaps and body products, high quality meats from Grass-Fed Beef and Pork purveyors.  Our Chamber of Commerce booth offers a space for local businesses and even residents to join the chamber, sign up for Pearl River Day, and get to know more about a local business.  We provide the Chamber table free of charge to any Chamber member who would like to feature their business for a day.

This Friday, we will have piano music from Larry Hunt from 11:30-1:30; guests are Spice Revolution and Mama Nell’s Essential Blends.  The Department of Health will also be our guest and will be here to promote National Breastfeeding Week.  Barefoot Brothers Books will be back and will be selling many items at reduced prices to clear inventory.

As always, remember to stop by our Market table for ideas and recipes, volunteer, or just to say “hi”; we look forward to seeing you Friday.


Richard Gandon is the Owner and Publisher of hyper-local community news websites. With a background in financial services, sales and training, he bring a unique perspective to journalism. He hosts a bi-monthly radio show and is a professional photographer.