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Anker: Buy Local at the Rocky Point Farmers' Market

Legislator urges community members to support local farmers.

The Rocky Point Farmers' Market began on May 13 and continues to grow entering its third month. Suffolk County Legis. Sarah Anker recently voiced her support of the market and urged those in the area to support their local farmers and merchants at the market.

“Long Island has the largest farming community in New York State,” said Legis. Anker. “By providing a venue for selling directly to our community members, farming is strengthened for the family-owned farms that are living and working here on Long Island. Come support our local farmers and artisans. Get to know them and learn where your food comes from.”

According to Joan Sele, a Rocky Point Civic Association board member, the market is growing each week with local farmers and other vendors. The Rocky Point Artisan Brewers recently updated their facebook page saying "We hope to be filling growlers at the market in the next couple of weeks (we're just waiting for our permit to come in)."

In the meantime, the brewers are selling glassware and hoping new t-shirts will be in for next weeks market. The civic is always looking for volunteers to help out as well, and Sele said those interested can stop by the community tabl represented by the North Shore Beach Property Owners Association, Rocky Point Historical Society and the civic.

christine July 25, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I love the fact that RP has a farmers' market, but "Long Island has the largest farming community in NYS"? How is that possible? I've lived in Central & Western NY- there are farms everywhere!!! Largest by what- land? profit? types of crops? thanks.
sandy September 24, 2012 at 12:27 AM
There is no address, where is it? I live in Rocky Point and have never seen it.
ReeNee October 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I would also like to know where this market is??? 25A??? Someone please answer, Thanks!
K. October 11, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Broadway & Prince Rd, Rocky Point, NY 11778 (Old Depot Park?)

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