Riverhead’s new indoor farmer’s market drew a crowd even before it officially opened for business at 11 this morning, with shoppers wandering from table to table as vendors scurried to set up their displays.
This market is not just for farmers, either. Joining local- area growers today are bakers, baymen, ranchers, fishermen and purveyors of all kinds of craft and specialty products — everything from “small batch” soda, to organic coffee, chocolates, cookies, fresh pasta and handmade soaps.
Organizers Christine Kempner, Riverhead community development director, and Ray Pickersgill, Riverhead BID president, were all smiles as they watched more than 25 vendors setting up.
“I’m lovin’ it,” Pickersgill said.
The farmers market, located at 117 E. Main St. (across from the Suffolk Theater) will run Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 17.
Here’s a quick virtual tour around the new East Main Street market:
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