The East End Food Market, under the big tent at the site of the new East End Food Hub at 139 Main Road in Riverhead, opens for the holiday market season on Saturday, Nov, 11, 2023. The market will run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the end of the year with over 40 local farm, food, beverage and craft vendors.

East End Food Market, a project of the nonprofit East End Food, is planning a special lineup of seasonal offerings and activities, to make it a one-stop shop for local gifts and essentials.

Visitors can look forward to dozens of new and familiar vendors representing the tastes and talents of the region, including North Fork Seafood, Sang Lee Farms, Aki’s Kitchen, Catapano Dairy Farm, Milla’s Puffs, Sweet Woodland Farm, and many more. For a complete list of vendors, visit the market’s website at eastendfood.org/east-end-food-market-in-riverhead.

Shopping the market is also a great opportunity to get a closer look at construction progress at East End Food Hub. On select Saturdays in November and December, East End Food’s Executive Director Kate Fullam will host Hub tours, where the public is invited to visit the site and learn about East End Food’s plans for the facility as the center for the aggregation, processing and distribution of local food. View the full tour schedule and reserve a spot at eastendfood.org/food-hub

“East End Food Hub is a significant step in our mission to support local farmers and producers and we’re so excited to share what we’ve been working on and invite everyone to be part of our vision for a more sustainable regional food system,” says Ms. Fullam. 

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she 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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