Farmers Markets are Back this Weekend

The Community Markets summer Farmers Markets return Saturday May 26! This will be the organization’s  21 st season of managing local farmers markets in   Croton-on-Hudson,  Larchmont, Mamaroneck Indoor (closed for season), New Rochelle (opens June 22), Ossining, Pleasantville, Rye,  and Tarrytown. “Since 1991, when we started our first farmers market in Ossining, the goal has always been to connect people directly with farmers.” says founder said Miriam Haas. “Even with our artisanal producers, we make sure that they source their ingredients from area farms. We’re doing our job when we’re able to help keep farms and local businesses healthy.”

In Larchmont, The vendors returning for the 2012 season include: Thornwood Farm, Sugar & Spice Catering , Kontoulis Family Olive Oil , Orwashers Bakery , Orchards of Concklin , Flourish Baking Company , Calcutta Kitchens , Kiernan Farm , Christiane’s Backstube, Tierra Farm , Doc Pickle , Migliorelli Farm , Bombay Emerald Chutney Company , Plates , Coach Farm , Gaia’s Breath Farm , Newgate Farms, Lani’s Farm, and Trotta Pasta.

Where to Park, as in County Parks, this Summer


WESTCHESTER COUNTY– Park it this summer- Passes for over 50 county parks go on sale today. Passes are available at the Westchester County Center and the Parks Department on 450 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

Rye Playland
Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake Golf Course in Yonkers
Hudson Hills Golf Course in Ossining
Maple Moore Golf Course in White Plains
Saxon Woods Golf Course in Scarsdale
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Golf Course in Cross River
Glen Island Park in New Rochelle (tickets go on sale here May 26)

Some of the County Parks include not only those above, but Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains and Willson’s Waves in Mount Vernon. Beginning June 16 passes will be available daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Brook at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains and Willson’s Waves in Mount Vernon. More information here. Web Sites Seem to be Working

Several of the Web sites run by the County seem to be back up–at least sporadically– after being hacked Friday. The hacker’s message poked fun at the county’s computer security, saying “Security is a joke! Your box owned by Mr.XHat Greets To: All Underground Hackers & Mafia Bands.”

The sites were those of Several of Westchester County’s offices, including those for the district attorney, the county clerk and the Board of Legislators. Did this shutdown affect you? Did it get in the way of your doing business with the County, finding directions, or anything else?

Cool Find: The Alexander Hamilton House, Croton


Got guests coming? Need to get away yourself? In Croton, there’s an 1889 B&B overlooking the Hudson. Alexander Hamilton never lived at the Alexander Hamilton House, but it still has plenty of history. And if you’re interested in being an Innkeeper, the owner, who has another B&B on Cape Cod, teaches innkeeping courses, as we learned from our friends at Hudson Valley Handymom:


When people come to New York, whether it be for business or pleasure, it’s often missed that Westchester has historical places to stay that are convenient to New York City.

Closing Photo: George’s Island Park


Loop reader Harmon McAllister noted Friday’s closing photograph (below) of Croton Point Park, and sent this, above. He writes, “6 miles north of Croton Point is George’s Island Park – another often neglected Westchester County park. ”


Top photo: Harmon McAllister,  Bottom photo: June Marie Sobrito