From the New Rochelle BID:
The New Rochelle Grand Market features more than 25 weekly and guest vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty foods. The market showcases artisanal products and crafts and a weekly featured downtown restaurant as part of the BID’s Dine Downtown al fresco market dining court.
The Grand Market is sponsored by the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (NRBID), Monroe College and Green Mountain Energy and will be held every Saturday from June 1 through October 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Library Green next to the New Rochelle Public Library on Huguenot Street between Memorial Highway and Lawton Street.
Some Grand Market Vendors:
Newgate Farms – Newgate Farms has been a family owned, fresh market garden for five generations, since 1933 in Windsor, CT. They grow a full array of produce and small fruits and berries, greenhouse, cut flowers, as well as having a value-added bakery.
Migliorelli Farm – Migliorelli Farm is a family-run fruit and vegetable farm located in Northern Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. Now in its 3rd generation, Migliorelli Farm is growing over 130 different varieties of fruits and vegetables.
Breezy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill – Breezy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill grows more than 100 varieties of apples & other fruit. They are certified in the Eco Apple program, and value the health of the environment just as much as we value fresh, highly flavored fruit and baked goods.
Pura Vida Fisheries – Rick Lofstad is the seafarer at the helm of Pura Vida Fisheries based Hampton Bay, Long Island. Rick has been selling his fish at farmers’ markets, including the Union Square Market in NYC, for the past 8 years.
LeBris Bakery – Jean Yves LeBris, a French born and trained artisanal bread baker with more than 50 years of experience baking. He launched a line of artisanal breads that include authentic French Baguettes, Ficelles, Italian Paesano and Ciabatta, as well as hamburger buns that have helped define and support a new, creative menu item in high-end restaurants.
Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse – founded by Jonathan White, Cheesemaker and Nina Stein White, Dancemaker , in 2002, on a leased farm in Sussex County, NJ. They began making artisanal cheeses from the milk of our twenty mixed-breed, grass-fed cows. Today, they milk between 50-60 cows including their “Bobolink Blacks”, which are the result of crossing several common “modern” dairy breeds (Ayrshire, Guernsey, Jersey, etc.) with the ancient Kerry cattle of Ireland to make their cheese.
Brooklyn Eats on the Road – The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is a community that group that supports and advocates for its member businesses. Their mission is to promote a healthy and robust business environment in Brooklyn. We will have a rotating vendor from the Brooklyn Chamber each week at the New Rochelle Grand Market.
Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpening Service – Good cooks need sharp knives. They have been sharpening area knives for years at farmer’s markets. Leave your knives and come back to ready to use sharpened knives.
About New Rochelle Grand Market
The New Rochelle Grand Market was conceived and is operated by the New Rochelle Business Improvement District, a not-for-profit organization of New Rochelleans with the express purpose of enriching our downtown. The market is managed by Urban Fresh Food Markets LLC on behalf of the NRBID. The market is centrally located at the Library Green in the midst of historic, walkable New Rochelle. Every Saturday, the market hosts more than a two dozen core vendors, plus, we’ll offer rotating sellers to create a varied and ever-changing shopping experience. At the Grand Market, we will offer tastings, informative classes, entertainment, and children’s activities to help turn your weekly food shopping into a fun and enriching experience for the whole family. To learn more about how the New Rochelle Grand Market aims to grow, nourish and inspire our community, become a Twitter follower, Facebook fan, blog reader and visit www.newrochellegrandmarket.com.