The Gossett , South Salem Farmer's Market not only has a diverse offering of fruits and vegetables, but also draws all sorts of customers. Where does the Vice President of Strategy and Communications for the Environmental Defense Fund shop? At the farmer's market in South Salem, where else?
Eric and Pam Pooley from North Salem shop most Saturdays at Gossett Farmer's Market in South Salem. "It's the best market around," says North Salem's Eric Pooley, Vice President of Strategy and Communications for the Environmental Defense Fund. "We don't have one in North Salem." his wife said. She said she was attracted to her neighboring community's market by some of the vendors who began selling their products after the John Jay High School farmer's market closed over a year ago.
The majority of farmer's markets in Westchester County are only open in the summer, but the one in South Salem has the advantage of being year-round.
Pam Pooley has her own extensive kitchen garden and grows much of her produce organically. But still she visits the market often for meats, Wave Hill Bread and added that, "we just love the pickle guys from Picklicious. Today we are trying one of their tapenades."
She has a garden design business, Meadoworks, LLC and is the founder of the North Salem Review.
Another shopper, Jody Ardin sported a tee shirt with the message: I prefer butter to margarine because i trust cows more than chemists. I shop every week at Gossett's Farmer's Market, she said. . I started coming here because I followed Gaia's Breath Farm here and I've been buying food from them 10 years now. I found the farm on Local Harvest and I think Mark, the founder of the farm is the most socially conscious person I've ever met."
She tries to buy the bulk of her food from farmer's markets. On Sundays she goes to the Muscoot Farmer's Market or travels all the way from her home in Somers to the Pound Ridge Farmer's Market, where she goes mainly for John Boy's eggs and meats
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