Jul 30, 2014

New Farmers, Craft Market Coming to Riverhead

The event would be held on the weekends.

New Farmers, Craft Market Coming to Riverhead

The Riverhead riverfront may soon welcome a farmer's market and crafts vendors.

On Thursday, Ray Pickersgill of the Riverhead Business Improvement District, proposed a new weekend farmers' market that would be held on the grassy area by the riverfront boardwalk.

Not only fruits and vegetable vendors, but craftsmen and artists would be able to set up their wares, he said.

"It would be a great addition to the town," Pickersgill said. He added that another goal is to bring e, a concept introduced by Supervisor Sean Walter last week.

The market, he said, would be a great networking tool for businesses on Main Streets that could set up tents and feature craftmen and artists. The goal is to have the market open one day on the weekend, either Saturday or Sunday.

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said the BID would have to operate the market within its existing budget. Booths, Pickersgill said, would measure 10 x 10, leaving room on the boardwalk for fishermen and others.

A similar farmers' market, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio said, is held in New York City during the holiday season. "It's a great idea," she said.

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