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New Farmers' Market to Debut in Seaford

The weekly event will take place at the Seaford train station each Saturday from June 2 through end of November.

The Long Island Growers Market is bringing their local products to the Seaford community starting this Saturday.  

The weekly farmers' market will be held at the  every Saturday from June 2 until the end of November from 7 a.m. - noon. This Saturday's debut event in Seaford will feature live music along with the appearance of Town of Hempstead elected officials including Supervisor Kate Murray.

Seaford resident Donna Jebaily had considered bringing a farmers market to her community for several years and finally approached the Long Island Growers Market this past winter about the idea. 

"In the past, we would have to drive out eat in order to buy freshly picked, local produce," said Jebaily, who has called Seaford home for more than two decades. "It has been only in recent years that the farmer's markets have been coming to Nassau County. I thought it would be great for Seaford, not only for the convenience, but also to bring us together as a community."

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After speaking with Ethel Terry, who works with Long Island Growers Market running several markets across Nassau County, Jebaily saw it would benefit far beyond Seaford. With the addition of Seaford, the Long Island Growers Market operates 12 farmers markets through Nassau and Suffolk counties that allow strictly local vendors who make, bake, grow or roll their own products.

"It will be a great thing not only for the area, but to support our local farmers," she said. "It is also a state funded program that supplies free fruits and vegetables to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children and qualifying seniors."

For opening day, the Seaford market already has 14 local vendors offering fruit, vegetables, homemade pastas, wine, goat cheese, artisan breds, flowers, pickles, dog treats and more. The market opens at 7 a.m. in the east end lot of the train station.

What do you think of Seaford hosting a farmer's market? Tell us in the comments. 

luvmykids June 02, 2012 at 12:22 PM
you are welcome!!! enjoy
luvmykids June 02, 2012 at 03:23 PM
FYI...WE HAD A FEW VENDORS NOT SHOW DUE TO THE HEAVY RAINS VERY EARLY THIS MORNING....BUT WE WILL HAVE MORE NEXT WEEK AND HOPEFULLY EVEN MORE THE WEEK AFTER...GOOD TURNOUT TODAY!
rick donovan June 02, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Great to see all the locals and car traffic this morning!!! Great response!!! Now all we need is the vendors to show up!!! Rick Donovan Seaford
luvmykids June 02, 2012 at 06:54 PM
yes, should be more next week..today as you know we had fruits and veggies, wine, breads, ravioli, sauces, italian specialties, cheeses, pretzels, crumb cakes, pound cakes, artisan breads....and that was with bad weather earlier!!!
rick donovan June 02, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Lets all hope so!!!
Ozone Park Native June 03, 2012 at 10:33 AM
@luvmykids - Stopped by for my fresh veggies and to see how things turned out. Honestly, I wasn't disappointed. I knew the weather would be a factor with vendors showing - but didn't dampen my spirits and from what I saw, the people that did come down were enjoying themselves. The sun came out by 10 am. The strawberries I purchased were the best I've eaten in a long time, they didn't last long in my house, I also purchased the Garlic Knots from a vendor "The Pretzel Shop" - absolutely delicious. I can't wait until next Saturday ! I want to thank the people responsible for putting this farmer's market together for our area. It's a wonderful way to get people out of the house (Rain or Shine) and to keep local growers in business. The pricing was excellent as well. I urge all who were unable to attend, to stop by next week.
rick donovan June 03, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Cant wait for the fresh corn!!!
luvmykids June 03, 2012 at 11:57 AM
@ozone park native....glad you enjoyed it!!! I was happy to see the sun..I had stopped by earlier in the morning to drop some things off with Ethel (she runs the market) and I have to say I was a bit nervous with the weather..but thank goodness it didn't rain! Loved seeing so many people out enjoying themselves...nice to have something to look forward to every week...and something to bring us all together as a community!.....The good things is..with such a good turnout, the vendors will let the other vendors know..and hopefully before you know it....we will have a HUGE market!! (I think Huntington has something like 35 vendors)..that would be awesome... @rick donovan..I can't wait for the corn as well!!!! if anyone ever has questions or suggestions, you can email or call Ethel....all of her info is on their website www.longislandgrowersmarket.com...
rick donovan June 03, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Thanks-lovey dovey kids111
Ozone Park Native June 09, 2012 at 08:49 AM
Hi all - Early Good Morning! The sun will be shining and let's not forget to get down to the Seaford Train Station today for the Farmer's Market. I stopped by last Saturday and it was super. Can't wait to see what's being brought in by our local growers this week. I need to replenish the strawberries I purchased last week. LOL - I blinked and they were gone. Nothing like "Fresh" veggies! Hope to see all there.
rick donovan June 09, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Will be there bright and early!!! The breads just came out of the oven!!!
luvmykids June 09, 2012 at 11:38 AM
hey everyone..I will be there of course..all excited about going back!!! Hope you all enjoy today....and not sure if I mentioned this already but next week we are supposed to be getting an olive oil vendor...
luvmykids June 09, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Rick..nice to meet you!! hope you enjoyed the market this week...I bought a stuffed bread it was UNBELIEVABLE....and of course still hot from the oven...everyone..they have a dog treat vendor this week, a pickle vendor, a soup stock vendor, a jams/jellies vendor and a stuffed bread vendor in addition to those that were there last week!! check it out...lots of goodies....
rick donovan June 09, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Dovey, Great to meet you!!! Nice to know my happy neighbors!!! Going back for the stuffed bread.....
luvmykids June 09, 2012 at 02:14 PM
enjoy the bread Rick...mine is half gone already!! (not just me eating it though) LOL...see you next week!
luvmykids June 16, 2012 at 08:02 PM
FYI..THE MARKET is at the east end of the train station..directly across the street from 7-11.....the hours are 7:00 a.m. to noon.
rick donovan June 16, 2012 at 09:12 PM
PJC,Like dovey says,Early is the ticket!! SOOOO FRESHHHHHH..... Thanks LOVEY DOVEY!!!
luvmykids June 17, 2012 at 12:12 AM
you are welcome Rick..nice to see you again today! : )
luvmykids June 17, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Rick..don't forget to check out the pics..they are on the followup article..
luvmykids June 18, 2012 at 07:30 PM
FYI...THIS COMING WEEKEND WE WILL HAVE A CUPCAKE VENDOR AND A PESTO SAUCE VENDOR..in addition to the others..enjoy!!
rick donovan June 18, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Dovey,The corn on the cob should be there too!! PS. Cant find pics!!!
luvmykids June 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Rick.....do an article search for farmers' market..then click on the article that says "Locals flock to farmers' market"..there is 23 pics posted..let me know if you find them.... : )
luvmykids June 18, 2012 at 10:20 PM
here is the link..just click on this Rick.. http://wantagh.patch.com/articles/locals-flock-to-farmers-market#photo-10156804
rick donovan June 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Lovey-Dovey kids, thanks-great pics!!! SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!!! RICK D>
luvmykids June 19, 2012 at 02:01 AM
thanks Rick..see you then!
luvmykids June 22, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Rick..I sent the pic to Andrew
rick donovan June 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Thanks. See you sat............Rick
luvmykids June 30, 2012 at 11:40 PM
hey Rick....I heard you were looking for me this morning!!!! what's going on?
rick donovan July 01, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Just wanted to make sure you tried the corn on the cob!!! mmmmmm YUMMY...I hope all is well Rick.
Karina Delarosa August 24, 2013 at 11:19 AM
Hope the local farmers continue doing what they do!! :)

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