SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Following the successful rollout of a pop-up farmers market in Scarsdale, village officials have extended the pilot program through the middle of November, just in time for Thanksgiving.
In September, village officials announced that following a four-year hiatus, they would be bringing back a weekday pop-up market that will feature a variety of local farms that are within a 250-mile radius of Scarsdale.
The pilot pop-up market was originally scheduled to conclude on Oct. 26, but due to its popularity, it was extended through Nov. 16.
"I am pleased the Village is re-introducing a farmers market in Scarsdale’s Village Center after a four year absence,” Village Manager Stephen Pappalardo said. “We look forward to providing patrons fresh locally grown produce and other unique options while providing another opportunity for our residents and neighbors to visit Scarsdale and frequent our wonderful local businesses."
Pappalardo noted that there would be an organic option, with other vendors offering a variety of breads, sweet treats, a specialty cheesemonger, honey from a beekeeper based in Verplank, Hudson Valley maple syrup and Middle Eastern foods prepared on location by Amal Rabadi, the owner of Irvington Delight.
Corinna Makris, the owner of Village Green Markets and manager of the Peekskill Farmers Market has been retained as village manager of the market in Scarsdale.
"Farms and other food vendors have been asking for weekday markets as a new opportunity to connect with customers,” she said. “The Scarsdale Village Center features many fine small business owners and we're thrilled to be a part of this vibrant shopping area."
The Scarsdale Farmers Market pilot program will operate on Thursdays from noon until 7 p.m. in Boniface Circle. When the pilot ends, village officials plan on gathering feedback from merchants and patrons to determine if it will return to the village for a full season beginning in May 2018.
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