On Saturday, June 23 right on Route 22 in Katonah, opened for the season. I am embarrassed to admit that I have frequented many in our area but this one, perhaps closest to my house, I had never seen.
We pulled up to the beautiful lawn of the Homestead and found around 2 dozen small tents with everything from Indian Food to marinades and olive oils. There were also various purveyors, like Flour Power Bakery, selling freshly baked breads, cookies and pies, and fresh produce from local farms like Cabbage Hill and Tiny Hearts. There was even a vineyard providing a wine tasting but it was a bit too hot and a little too early for me to sample anything.
My first and favorite purchase was from , an organic, vegan and mostly raw vendor from Pound Ridge selling granolas, crackers, a macadamia nut hummus and other delicious dried fruits and vegetables. As a vegan myself, I was thrilled to learn about their items and even happier with how they tasted! My son's favorite was the peanut butter baked granola and I loved the rosemary crackers and strawberry-banana "smoothie", easiest to describe like a natural fruit leather.
From there we purchased dill pickles and pickled tomatoes from Dr. Pickle and sampled the minty lemonade infused herbal tea ~ the only cold drink to be found ~ at Burren Farm. We also bought a variety of artisinal vegan organic pastas from Flour City Pasta using flours infused with garlic, parsley, tomato, beet juices and other natural ingredients. I think my son was happiest at Johnny Gelato where he got a scoop each of cannoli and cookies 'n cream.
The market is open every Saturday now from 9am until 1pm through October, and even boasts a small country band to provide a musical backdrop as you snack and shop.