Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. now through Nov. 20
The Great Neck Farmers Market is a collaborative project of the Great Neck Park District and Deep Roots Farmers Market. Originally, the farmers market began in mid-June and happened every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. till September in Steppingstone Park. Now, the farmers market will be taking place in Firefighters Park till Nov. 20.
The founder and owner of Deep Roots Farmers Market, Amy Peters, spoke with the Great Neck Record in July about the vendors and the exciting opportunity to host the farmers market for the residents of Great Neck.
“We are a food-focused market,” said Peters. “Everybody at the farmers market is a maker or grower. At least 80 to 90 percent of what [the vendors] are bringing is what they make or grow.”
The farmers market features 20+ local food purveyors and artisans every week, Deep Roots Farmers Market offers locally grown produce, eggs, meats and dairy, seafood, fresh baked bread and sweets, grab-and-go as well as bake-at-home prepared foods and other locally made goods. All products are grown or made on Long Island (or by Long Islanders).
“[The farmers market] is really meant to foster entrepreneurship,” said Peters. “So we don’t have a whole lot of established brick-and-mortar vendors coming in and having an outpost at the farmers market, there are a few, but it’s not really the mission of the farmers market. [Our mission] is more entrepreneurial growth and giving people a venue to promote and raise awareness about their products so that they can grow.”
The Great Neck Parks Department schedules weekly guest craft and artist vendors and live music. Admission is free to residents.
—Submitted by the Deep Roots Farmers Market with additional reporting by Julie Prisco