Farmstand Heritage Celebration
ApplesWelcome to the Peconic Land Trust’s Farmstand Heritage Celebration—an annual campaign to celebrate the East End’s local farming community, in partnership with the Long Island Farm Bureau.
The Trust encourages you to shop at our local farmstands that dot the North and South Fork of Long Island. There are abundant farmstands across the East End! Find your favorite, and get to know your local farmer! Shopping at farmstands ensures that you know where your food comes from, and helps support the local economy. The East End’s farmers offer some of the finest fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, eggs and products (like honey and cheese!) in the country. Our agricultural community is a key component of what makes the East End such a wonderful place to live and visit.
We hope that all of us who live here or visit the area will connect with a local farmer in the same way that we connect with our local doctor, mechanic, pharmacist or other service provider. Spend time at their farmstand, learn about why and how farmers do what they do, and then bring home their tasty, fresh, and healthy produce. Connecting with a local farmer can be a wonderful experience for everyone and is key to ensuring the future of agriculture on Long Island.
We are currently working to produce an updated list of farmstands, and an interactive map to guide you to them. Check back soon! Click here for an alphabetical listing of East End Farmstands, which includes hours of operation, location, contact info & products.
Other great resources for information on farmstands and farmers markets in New York include:
Long Island Farm Bureau
Farmers' Market Federation of New York
HEP Guide to Long Island Farmstands, Farmers Markets, CSAs, and Local Purveyors
a wonderful paperback guide edited by Charles Monaco