A Splash of an Opening Day for the Riverhead Farmers Market

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Riverhead was jam packed Saturday with cabin-fevered food lovers who took to the streets all bound for one place: the brand spanking new winter farmers market in the old Swezey’s Department Store building.

The foot traffic was unending throughout the day, and many vendors said they sold out of their wares or had to rush out to restock. Guitarist and singer Larrin Gerard of Mattituck and banjo minstrel Warren McKnight entertained the crowds, which spilled over into restaurants and other shops throughout downtown Riverhead.

The market continues every Saturday through May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information is available on their Facebook page.

Warren McKnight plays  Leadbelly’s “Goodnight Irene,” in a tribute to Pete Seeger, who frequently performed the song. Mr. Seeger passed away last Monday.


Larrin Gerard performs Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” at the Riverhead Farmers Market.


Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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