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Chappaqua & Mount Kisco Farmers Markets Offer Lush Legumes for Locavores

Photo credit: Chappaqua Farmers Market
Photo credit: Chappaqua Farmers Market
Summer has arrived and with it juicy and ripe farm-fresh fruits and veggies. Farmers across New York are gearing up for the summer season to share their local produce, dairy, breads and more with hungry locavores at weekly farmer’s markets.  

In Chappaqua:
The market is at the Chappaqua Train Station and runs Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. There's lots of new vendors and old favorites to tempt you with their delicious, fresh-grown offerings. For a list of current vendors, click here

In Mount Kisco:
Mount Kisco's farmers market is held at St. Mark's Church, 85 East Main Street and runs Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

According to the NY Federation of Farmers Markets, choosing to eat locally is healthy for you and the environment, and it supports your local farmers as well. 

Here are some more benefits:

Health benefits:
·      Higher nutrients from organically managed soil 
·      Less exposure to synthetic pesticides and fertilizers
·      No synthetic growth or breeding hormones
·      No synthetic additives
·      No antibiotics
·      No genetically engineered seeds or other inputs (GMOs)
·      No sewage sludge
·      No irradiation
 
Earth benefits:
·      Builds biodiversity
·      Reduces excess nitrogen
·      Fights climate change
·      Keeps water cleaner
·      Builds healthy soil
·      Saves energy
·      Protects wildlife
 
Community benefits:
·      Brings people together at markets and community supported farms
·      Keeps money in the local economy
·      Incorporates the true cost of food
·      Supports smaller and beginning farmers
·      Protects the health of farm workers

Make sure to stop at the ATM on your way there because many of the merchants only take cash. And don’t forget to bring your reusable bag! 

Bon Appétit!

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