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Reporting from the Ossining Farmer's Market

August 22, 2005

Don’t let summer slip away without getting down to the Ossining Farmer’s Market because you will miss your chance to hand-pick some really great local fruits and vegetables, like peaches, plums, blackberries and much more (slideshow).

Also, terrific prices and awesome quality abound with all kinds of tomatoes, leafy lettuce, cucumbers, butter & sugar corn and melons! Look out for nice local wines, Hudson Valley cheeses, and artisan breads too…

The Ossining Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM, rain or shine between June 4th until December 17. For more information see www.communitymarkets.biz.

Directions from Croton:

  1. Route 9 South
  2. Cross the Croton River and continue straight on Route 9 to the center of Ossining
  3. Turn right onto Main Street
  4. Park on Main Street or continue through the Spring Street traffic light
  5. Turn left into the Post Office parking lot.
On October 17, 2005 11:26 AM, Seth Davis said:

In reply to bojangles’ note of October 14, let me say that I am not a bit shy about stating that exactly the same thing has happened to my wife and me on more than one occasion at a local supermarket, and I’m not at all shy about saying it’s Shoprite. I don’t care if it’s deliberate or not—it’s happened so often that it’s at least negligent and we will not shop there any more.

On October 14, 2005 6:38 PM, bojangles said:

I think it’s probaby inappropriate to mention by name the local supermarket I shop at but I do want to point out something very serious that I’ve discovered. It’s happened enough times in the past few weeks that it needs mentioning and spreading the word. Again today I went to pick up a few items and came out with 6. We’re all busy and in a hurry but I’ve become more cautious and check my receipt because it’s happened to me so often. I rarely did this in the past but I do now.

After ringing out on just 6 tems, I had been overcharged on one that was marked $4.99 and rang up at $5.99. I was also charge twice for a pack of razor blades ($6.99).

I hope it’s not deliberate but I intend to keep checking my receipts and urge you to do the same.

On August 22, 2005 9:35 AM, poppins said:

What a great idea. If not Vassallo Park, what about the parking lot at the railroad station? Any volunteers to get this thing started? A phone call, letter or email to the village manager or the chamber of commerce should be enough to begin the process, Probably not until next year at this point but what a good thing it would be.

On August 22, 2005 9:27 AM, weewill said:

The pictures are terrific but don’t nearly do justice to the wonderful produce available. It’s all local (upstate NY mainly) and the vegetables are so fresh they still have the dirt from the ground on them. The fruit is like none other I’ve ever tasted - you know the kind of peach that you bite into and the juice runs down your arm?

We have a perrfect spot for such a market right here in Croton. Vassallo Park is ideal - centrally located - in the middle of the village and would not only be a great thing for our produce needs but would bring people to the upper village.

Come on Chamber of Commerce. Get on this!



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