Riverhead's indoor farmers market debuted for the 2018-2019 season today, in a new location. Dory Wallace of Peconic River Herb Farm in Calverton helps a customer. Photo: Denise Civiletti

The Riverhead Farmers Market opened its doors for the 2018-2019 season today on Main Street.

The indoor winter market has a new home this year: the cavernous space at 54 E. Main Street most recently occupied by the Blue Collection consignment shop (the previous home of Ben Franklin Crafts and Lentin’s clothing store.)

“It has heat — and bathrooms,” exclaimed Lucy Senesac, farm manager at Sang Lee Farms in Peconic, who is one of the coordinators of the market, which is run under the auspices of LI Greenmarket.

There are many familiar faces among the vendors at the market, including Senesac’s — but there are many new additions this year, too, including Farmer’s Kitchen on East Main Street, Vienna Cookie Company and Open Minded Organics.

Vendor tables lined the walls of the 8,000-square-foot store and formed a row down the middle of the wide-open space. Tables and chairs will be set up in the middle aisle, market customers can sit and visit with friends while enjoying some of the tasty goods sold at the market.

The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays until spring.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Denise Civiletti

 

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