Inside the East End Food Market in Riverhead

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After several venue changes, the beloved Riverhead Farmer’s Market is getting a permanent residence on Main Road at the gateway to the North Fork. East End Food Institute, which took over management of the market in 2019, opened their new location at the old Homestead Florist building on Main Road in Riverhead. The Riverhead Indoor Farmer’s Market was originally launched in February of 2014. 

The New Farmer’s Market Building in Riverhead

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This sprawling, 5000 square foot building has space for up to 45 vendors. It also allows for on-site storage and a more permanent set-up. The building also has a large, dedicated parking lot.

The new market boasts a greater emphasis on local farm and seafood products. There will also be occasional live music and the potential for more entertainment and events.

The East End Food Market has a rotating nonprofit booth. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, for example, is one of the rotating local nonprofit organizations that attends the Market once per month.

The market has also partnered with Long Island Wine Country. They host rotating wineries each week with tastings available.

Farmer’s Market Vendors

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Some of the core vendors for the 2023 season are:

  • Aki’s Kitchen
  • Blue Duck Bakery
  • Eggcellent Quiche
  • The Gut Goodness
  • Handcrafted by Hedges
  • Mattituck Mushrooms
  • Mecox Bay Dairy
  • North Fork Flour Shoppe
  • North Fork Roasting Company
  • North Fork Seafood
  • Peconic Bay Vineyards
  • Sag Harbor Honey
  • Sang Lee Farms (returning in March)
  • Sylvester Manor Education Farm
  • Sweet Woodland Farm

East End Food Market Hours & Additional Information

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Images courtesy of East End Food Institute

The East End Food Market in Riverhead is currently open on Saturdays from November until late April. The market runs each Saturday from 9am-1pm.

Vendors are able to accept SNAP benefits. Field and Fork Network is matching those funds with their Double Up Food Bucks. Contact the East End Food Institute for more information: 631-632-5129.

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