Photo: Denise Civiletti

Riverhead’s indoor farmers market opened for the season today, featuring more than 40 vendors of locally sourced produce, dairy products, poultry, meats, wines, baked goods and artisan wares.

The market, now in its seventh season, is under new management this year. East End Food Institute is now sponsoring and organizing the market, located in the capacious former Ben Franklin Crafts building at 54 East Main Street.

Opening day drew a good crowd, pleasing East End Food Institute executive director Kate Fullam, who was on hand to great shoppers as they entered the building.

The farmers market will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 25.

This season’s vendors are: 1610 Bakehouse, Aki’s Kitchen, Arlotta Food Studio, Browder’s Birds, Catch of the Day, Chef Giovanni Hot Sauce, Chronicle Wines, Empenadas, Goodale Farms, Green Door Woodworks, Homeslice Pizza, Horman’s Pickles,Kalypso Yogurt, Laurel Nut Butter, Loretta Fay Designs, Le Fusion, Lulu’s Knits, Mana Sauces, Maryhaven Center of Hope, Mecox Bay Dairy, Milla’s Puffs, Modern Primal Soap Comapany, Mushrooms.NYC, NOA Bars, Nuna Knits, Openminded Organics, Papa Pasquale Ravioli and Pasta Company, Peck’s of Maine, Peconic River Herb Farm, Robert’s Bakestand, Rosie’s Country Bakeshop, Sang Lee Farms, Squared GF, Sweet Woodland Farm, Stoic Artisans Kombacha, Talk Treats to Me, Tend Coffee, Terranut, The Spice Cabinet, Turmeric Store, Wolffer Estate Vineyard.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Denise Civiletti

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