Many of our Westchester towns now have weekly farmers’ markets where neighbors meet and delight in superb local produce, artisanal cheeses, fresh flowers, just-caught fish, homemade baked goods, and more from vendors who drive the long distances from their farms while most of us are still in bed. Thanks to them, we get to wake up to the best the season has to offer right in our own backyards. Here’s an idea: Try one thing you’ve never had before every time you go. Not sure how to cook it? Ask the vendor for ideas—and before long, you’ll have a whole new repertoire.
3) Mead Orchards of Tivoli, New York, brings pumpkins of all shapes and sizes to the busy Pleasantville market—the wooden crates and stenciled name adds a touch of days gone by.