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About the market

Bringing food, music and people together

Now in our 14th season we continue our original mission of bringing food that is locally grown, raised or produced to the community. We strive to raise awareness of the importance of eating and buying locally for the sustainability of our planet. And we can't resist how good local food tastes!

We are pleased that the market has become a regular destination for many in the area and we encourage any and all shoppers and visitors to join us every Saturday during our season. 

Parking is easy and the people are friendly.

The Chappaqua Farmers Market is committed to food justice and equality; we build partnerships with farmers and vendors to create a community that is inclusive and diverse. We are working hard to increase diversity in the market – in the mix of our farmers and vendors to the people who shop for local food and goods. As we take a diverse approach to running our market, we encourage engagement with the community, especially our BIPOC neighbors, to collaborate with us to create an environment where everyone feels welcomed and recognized. We welcome conversations that will facilitate our growth into a more equitable entity. If you would like to reach out to our board you can do so by emailing us at info@chappaquafarmersmarket.org

Our Market Managers

Pascale Le Draoulec, our market manager, grew up in California to French expat parents who foraged for everything from snails to watercress, and would drive a hundred miles for a good Crottin de Chevre or baguette, before farmer’s markets became a thing there. The markets of Provence and Santa Monica are her inspiration. Pascale also runs the Hastings, Irvington and Bronxville farmers markets in Westchester and the market at the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. She is a former restaurant critic and author. You can read her weekly blog here on the website.

Kimberly Patota is our new onsite market manager. She joins us from Tarrytown as is a graduate of Marist College. She has maintained a strong commitment to her hometown area, actively participating in initiatives such as the food pantry of Sleepy Hollow. Working as a vendor and farmer for a flower farm piqued her interest in farmers markets. She has a passion for community-driven endeavors and embodying the values of being a good neighbor to all.  

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CFM Governance

The market operates as a non-profit, run by a volunteer Board of Directors, committed to our mission. We gratefully acknowledge the support we receive from the Town of New Castle and the Chamber of Commerce.
 

BOARD:
Wendy Rubin (Chair)
Will Wedge (Treasurer and Founding Member)
Anne Hasegawa (Founding Member)
Diane Albert (Secretary)
Nancy Silver
Renee Badigian
Joe Del Toro
Evy Rosen
Cynthia Schames
Priscilla Sorensen (Emerita)

Market Tips

Check out what's in season
Dig up recipes accordingly so you can get everything you need at the market. Or, if you like to cook without recipes, stroll the market and see what inspires you. Either way, it’s a good idea to do a “recognizance” tour of the market first before you buy anything to know what your options are. Also check out the NYS Harvest Chart
The early bird catches the worm
Even though we are plentiful in produce vendors, it always pays to get to the market early to get first pick – especially during berry season. If you have time, come back at day’s end when some vendors kindly offer discounts.
Be flexible
Don’t expect to find the same items at the market from week to week as some vendors rotate in and out and farmers bring only what they are growing and what is in season. And of course everything is weather dependent.
Visit the market table and our website
The market table is the source for all you need to know about the market. You can get information on our EBT/SNAP program, purchase merchandise and find out what vendors are at the market on any given day.

Explore this website as a useful resource.
 
Get social
To get the latest on market events and vendors make sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram (@chappaquafarmersmarket). 
Bring your reusable bags
Now that there is a town ban on plastic “t-shirt” bags don't forget to bring your shopping bags. If you want to stay for lunch, toss a cooler in the back of your car to stash your delicate items. We have a variety of grocery bags at the market table. 
Talk to your vendor
They're the best source for information about their products and how to use them or cook with them. Most love talking about their products. Check out our roster of vendors.
Bring your dog
We welcome well-behaved and leashed dogs to the market. In October we have our annual Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Contest.
Be market proud
Tell your friends that have never been to the market to meet you here for a cup of coffee or to enjoy some morning music. And take a look at the market table for some market merchandise. We also have an online store with some additional items.
 
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