MAMARONECK, N.Y. - On Saturdays, Shelly Krook and her daughter Emily buy their lunch at local farmers markets, a tradition they are able to continue through the winter thanks to the Mamaroneck Indoor Farmers Market, which opened for it's fourth season at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church Saturday.
Krook, a Mamaroneck resident, was joined by her friend Kate Beeby and her daughter Addie, who enjoyed the wide selection of produce and the live music.
"We're always glad when it comes back," said Kate, a Larchmont resident. "It's so nice today we could've had it outside, but for much of the winter, it's a great thing to do on a Saturday."
Saturday's high was 61 degrees in Mamaroneck, and many took advantage of it by sitting outside of the farmers market after finding what they came for.
Judy Myers, county legislator, and Elizabeth Radow, president of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck League of Women Voters, picked up some vegetables, while discussing issues such as the Town of Mamaroneck's property reassessment project and the housing settlement.
Others like Taylor Sanders, a Greenwich, Conn. resident, was in search of organic produce. "I live in Greenwich, so it's pretty close," he said. "I think it's the closest one in the winter. It's nice, I like it."
Steve Feldman of White Plains, enjoyed the seafood he found last year and decided to return. "We appreciate all the farmers coming here," said Feldman, who noted the number of new vendors this year. "More selection is better, and there's a good selection today."
The market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May 19. St. Thomas' is on 168 W. Boston Post Rd. For a full list of vendors, click here .
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