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Farmers Market Thriving In Farmingdale

It's open Wednesday until 6 p.m. in the lot behind "A Taste of Long Island"

The glories of a fall harvest are on display and thriving in a municipal parking lot in Farmingdale Wednesday.

A Taste of Long Island's Farmers Market is open Wednesday until 6 p.m. with a wide assortment of products grown and processed on Long Island.

The market will operate from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and on Sundays from 11-5 through the fall. It is located in Lot 7 of the municipal parking lot, just behind the stores on Main Street.

The range of items include flowers and Long Island wines, baked goods, fresh eggs, butter, honey and goat cheese. Fall treats like nut butter and mums are on sale.

"We're very, very pleased with the response to this," said Courtney Thompson who, with her dad, Jim, brought "A Taste of Long Island" to Farmingdale's Main Street. "The enthusiasm has been overwhelming."

The farmer's market is part of the firm's overall concept. The Thompsons created a business that allowed local producers to show off their speciality products and then worked with the village to provide an outdoor venue to sell them during certain times of the year. The other aspect of the business is its professional kitchen space, which allows Long Islanders to prepare and can their products for market.

The store itself, filled with food products grown and processed on Long Island, is open daily.

Jenny September 19, 2012 at 09:00 PM
What a great business & wonderful Farmers Market. I went on Sunday and was pleased with all the delicious Long Island food! :)
Joe Dowd September 20, 2012 at 06:01 AM
This is a great example of a small business that can make a real difference to Long Islanders, and in more ways than one. Congrats to the Thompsons.
Golf26 September 20, 2012 at 06:48 PM
I checked it out last Wednesday and was very happy. Such a great idea, I hope area residents will take advantage of it.
Sal September 20, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Well Farmingdale Village residents wanted fresh and new ideas in the viilage and here it is!!! I hope we will give these enthusiastic young people our support by frequenting " A Taste of Long Island " and the farmers market, before another failure occurs in the village for lack of patronage. Good luck to all!!!
A Taste of Long Island September 21, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Pam and Joe, thank you both and all of the Patch team for your continued support and encouragement! Fans, we thank you as well for the support and encouragement! We are constantly being pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic response from the community, we are reaching beyond our dreams and goals at this point in opening the business. We believe ourselves to be an early step in the right direction of renewing the Downtown Farmingdale Village and look forward to many years of being your neighbors!

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