Gossett Brothers Nursery announced that its farmers' market, Gossett's Farm Market, is expanding with the addition of live music.
The South Salem business' first guest performer will be the Angry O’Haras, which is from neighboring Ridgefield, CT and is described as "a popular, local Progressive Bluegrass band."
The Angry O’Haras will be performing today, with the concert running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In an announcement statement, nursey owner Tom Gossett explained why the expansion was being made.
“Our Saturday market has become a ritual for people all over Northern Westchester County and Fairfield County so we wanted to enhance the experience for them,” he said. “We’ve got local produce, local meats, local crafters- it just made sense to add local music to the mix.”
The concert series is also intended to help general awareness for the Community Center of Northern Westchester, a Katonah-based charity that provides items for the needy.
“Many people are not aware that one in five residents in Westchester County does not have access at all times to enough food for active, healthy living,” said Gossett, in the statement. “It only makes sense that, while we’re here enjoying this bounty, we take a few minutes to help put food on someone else’s table.”
“We love participating in events like this that support a great cause," Gerry O’Hara, a member of the band, said in the nursery's announcement. “The Community Center of Northern Westchester does an amazing job of getting food to those in need.”
Items needed by the community center, according to Gossett's announcement, include peanut butter, tuna, cereal, canned meat, diapers, rice and pasta sauce.
The farmers' market is located at the nursery, which is at 1202 Route 35 in South Salem.