Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Montauk Farmers Market Donates Fees to Local Food Pantry

I haven't traveled out to the new Montauk Farmers Market yet -- of course no one has -- because it's not due to open until Thursday, July 16th. But, I am looking forward to driving out there to see it in action. Montauk is one of the largest fishing ports on the Eastern seaboard and certainly the largest in New York State so I expect lots of fresh, local catch of the day -- striped bass, fluke and flounder are my favorites -- in addition to juicy tomatoes, Montauk honey, local sweet corn, new potatoes and lots of basil, and more.

Today, The East Hampton Star reported on it's blog (27East) that the Montauk farmers market will be the fifth farmers market to open on the South Fork with a sixth market to open soon in Southampton (A Sunday market to be held in the parking lot behind the Parrish Museum rumor has it). What's really great is that the Montauk community decided to donate all of the market fees that the farmers and fishermen pay to have a stall at the market to the Montauk Food Pantry.

"A new market out at 'The End'
The East Hampton Press
Jul 7, 09
By Carolyn Kormann

A new farmers market will open in Montauk as early as next week, following in the spirit of an East End and nationwide movement... continue "

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