By Beth Sauerhaft
What tastes better than a freshly picked tomato, locally grown basil and a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese? Nothing much and that’s why a group of local residents is bringing the TABLE Farm Market from Bedford Hills to Chappaqua this Fall. Combine freshly picked and baked delicacies with the already delicious mélange of fresh, gourmet food prepared by our local merchants and you get a happy belly and a healthy and sustainable local economy tying us to our farm neighbors from nearby counties.
TABLE Local Market in Bedford Hills specializes in local, regional, organic and sustainably grown food. It connects farms to families by merging community supported agriculture with the convenience and choice of a local market. “We give our customers choice while also preserving the goal of supporting local, organic farms, 88% of which are located within 200 miles of our store,” says TABLE owner Cynthia Brennan.
“Connecting these farmers with the Chappaqua community was a natural development in our mission of building the market for local and
organic food.” Because this market will be community focused, it is an important next step in helping the town become more sustainable,” notes Laura Ortiz, a member of the town’s Sustainability Advisory Board. Local volunteers will help run the Chappaqua site and bring local artisans, musicians and chefs to share their creations and tunes at the market. The Chappaqua TABLE Farm Market will begin on Saturday, September 11th, from 10:30 to 1 pm at the train station. Pitching in to support the community resonates with the memories of this day 10 years ago. And the train station, as it has been historically, once again serves as the crossroads of the village, bringing people from city, suburb and countryside together for the transport of people and goods. The market will run on Saturday mornings from 10:30 to 1:00 pm through September, then from 9:00 – 1:00 pm from October through November 2010. It will resume at the Chappaqua Train Station in the spring.
Chappaqua’s TABLE Farm Market is looking for volunteers to serve on a variety of positions. Bring your enthusiasm down to the train station
and commit to our community market on one, two or all Saturdays between September and November. Interested? Email us.
A number of shares in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program can be purchased on a first come, first served basis directly from TABLE Local Market. Shares will be comprised of fresh items from multiple farms and will be distributed during the Chappaqua farmer’s market on Saturdays. For more information, contact TABLE Local Market directly at (914) 241- 0269 or