NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- As more people want to know our food sources, mass marketers are imitating calls of courtship with words like “all-‐natural,” “sustainable,” and “artisanal.” How do we know what’s authentic?
On Friday, June 22nd, Community Markets will open the New Rochelle Farmers Market with the promise of an essential word: local. Throughout the season, shoppers can buy directly from farmers and food producers, who are all “local”, meaning they travel “to market and back in a day.”
“Since 1991, when we started our first farmers market in Ossining, New York, the goal has always been to connect people directly with farmers. Even with our artisanal producers, we make sure that they source their ingredients from area farms. We want to keep farms and local businesses healthy and strong,” said Miriam Haas, Founder of Community Markets.
Community Markets greatly appreciates the continued support of the New Rochelle community, as expressed by Mayor Noam Bramson: