LARCHMONT, N.Y. - Jean Darwick was on her way to the gym Saturday afternoon when she saw a sign for the Mamaroneck Indoor Farmers Market at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church that caught her eye.
"I knew the gym would be open past 1 p.m., but this closes at 1 p.m. so I came here first," said Darwick, a Larchmont resident.
The indoor market is in its fourth season at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, and opened for the winter season Saturday. The vendors are approved by Community Markets and the indoor market will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May 19.
"I wanted them to be here, in part, because we've tried to be a village center; a place where people can come and gather for the community," said Rev. Deborah Tammearu, of St. Thomas', who noted it was the first church built in the Village of Mamaroneck. "I just love having them here, they're nice people and it's a good vibe."
Darwick bought nuts, cheeses, produce and fish last year. This year, she decided to give the red kale a shot, but admitted she would have to look up instructions.
"I think it's a real treat," said Darwick, who has lived in Larchmont for two years and is originally from Tarrytown. "It's definitely added a bright spot to my day."
While Darwick shopped, others took a load off and enjoyed a cup of coffee and live music. St. Thomas' sells the coffee, and donates the proceeds to a program they support called Carpenter's Kids, which puts AIDS orphans in Tanzania into school. St. Thomas' supports 64 children directly, Tammearu said.
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