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Fresh Food from Local Sources – September 5-11th, 2013 Down to Earth Markets
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What’s New and in Season This Week
Apples Taliaferro Farm Butternut Squash Rexcroft Farm Cider Donuts Migliorelli Farm Dandelion Greens John D. Madura Farms
Gala Apples Migliorelli Farm
Eggplant Rockland Farm Alliance Heirloom Tomatoes Alex’s Tomato Farm                                     Migliorelli Farm                                     Rexcroft Farm                                     Rockland Farm Alliance
Melons Alex’s Tomato Farm                                     Rexcroft Farm
Pumpkins Alex’s Tomato Farm Purple Peppers Rockland Farm Alliance Zucchini Varieties Rexcroft Farm
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Westchester                                     County     Ossining
Saturdays, 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Rockland                                     County
Croton
Sundays, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Rye
Sundays, 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Piermont
Sundays, 9:30 am-3:00 pm
L Larchmont
Saturdays, 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow
Patriot’s Park Farmers Market                                     Saturdays, 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Spring Valley
Wednesdays,                                     8:30 am-3:00 pm
New Rochelle
Now at Huguenot Park!                                     Fridays, 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Yonkers/Ridge Hill
*See announcement below!* Ridge Hill’s Farmers Market                                     Fridays, 12 noon-6:00 pm
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Announcements
Ridge Hill **NEW MARKET HOURS & LOCATION!**                                                  The seasons are changing and so are the hours of our farmers market at Westchester’s Ridge Hill. Rolling into the fall, the market will now be held from 12 noon to 6pm (still on Fridays).                         Also, we’ve moved to Second Street, in the middle of the Ridge Hill, near the playgrounds and at the Town Square. See you there!   Stay tuned to all market happenings via our Down to Earth Markets Facebook page                           and follow us on Twitter @DowntoEarthMkts.                                                
Farmer Profile: Rexcroft Farm of Athens, NY
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In addition to the popular favorites, Rexcroft Farm grows unique crops – ask them about their Caraflex Cabbage or Tuscan Orange Indian Eggplant (pictured above)

Seven generations ago, a schoolteacher and a farmer came from Europe to settle along the banks of the Hudson River. Together with their families, they were from England and Holland, and as they staked the land, they named it Rexcroft, meaning “King Farm” in Dutch.
Today, Dan and Nate King, descendants of these pioneers, continue to farm the land, as their family has done without interruption since the late 1700s. The name lives on, too, and now Rexcroft Farm thrives on nearly 400 acres near Athens, NY. They grow a vast range of produce, as well as raise cows, pigs, and chickens on the pasture. To hear Dan explain it, “I’ve been farming since I’ve been able to walk.”
For years, Dan’s father ran Rexcroft as a dairy farm. Yet as his six children grew up, none of them, including Dan, wanted to take it on. “With a dairy farm, you have to milk the cows twice a day, 365 days a year. There’s never a break. With vegetables, they can get overgrown by a day, but nobody’s going to die, unlike with the cows,” Dan says. So, the current generation transitioned away from dairy and into the bountiful harvests and livestock they cultivate today.
The Kings grow with long-term ecological health in mind. They employ integrated pest management, a technique that suppresses unwanted insects without relying on pesticides. They also run the farm with a wide open door policy, inviting people to visit the farm and learn how their food is grown. “We have people visit the farm, and we get to take them on a tour and say, ‘This is your food growing here. Here’s what we’re picking this week.’ People love it,” Dan says.
Come enjoy Rexcroft Farm and several other great vendors every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm at Croton’s Down to Earth Farmers Market.

Day Vendors This Week Larchmont                         Calcutta Kitchens                         Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Down to Earth Markets 173 Main Street Ossining, NY 10562 Phone: 914-923-4837

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