BY MARIA BROWNSELL
Every Sunday there is a Farmer’s Market in Haverstraw from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July through October, located at in the parking lot on Maple Avenue near Town Hall. Fresh local produce, flowers, handmade items, and children’s crafts are in attendance.
This past weekend Do-Re-Me Farms from New Hampton, New York was selling all sorts of cucumbers, peppers, greens and more. They have been selling at farmer’s markets for the past 20 years, participating in about 10 markets every week.
A booth full of beautiful handmade and crocheted items called A Stitch to Creation was operated and created by Stephanie Lener from Stony Point. Her booth featured handmade scarves, hats and hair ties. One specific hat that is made to look like the hair on top of a cabbage patch kid’s head was her most popular. Next week she hopes to have hats with dinosaur spikes on top. Lener has been crocheting for the past fifteen years, and selling her goods for the last two.
The Farmer’s Market in Haverstraw has been happening for at least 10 years. Village Trustee Emily Dominguez said the farm always get good vendors and the farmers do very well. Dominguez is working on getting some new vendors, such as a cheese company, to the market in the future. There is usually a woman at the farm there that does crafts with the kids with recycled items. Last week’s craft was a puzzle piece necklace.
The market also accepts EBT, which isn’t always the case at some farmer’s markets.
Stop by on Sundays to check out the market for some shopping while keeping the kids entertained.