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Farmers Market Keeps it Fresh in Dobbs Ferry

All the fresh fruit, vegetables and produce you can handle are back as Dobbs Ferry had its first Farmers Market of the summer on Friday afternoon.

The Farmers Market returned to Dobbs Ferry as it does every summer after a long offseason. The event took place in the downtown area on Cedar Street. Each Friday, the market will be out on Cedar Street from 10 a.m.-4p.m. all summer long up until Thanksgiving. Market vendor Nancy Chiocchi was new to the Dobbs Ferry market, but was excited for the opportunity.

"This is my first time here and we're going to be here all throughout the summer," Chiocchi said.

There were several vendors at the first market of the summer selling fruits, plants, vegetables, meat, flowers and even some homemade olive oil. The event took up about half a block as it lined the sidewalk with tents, tables and of course the fresh produce.

Dobbs Ferry residents perused the vast collection of goods for sale along the sidewalk all afternoon. The Dobbs Ferry Farmers Market rules and regulations state that the market is limited to only bona fide farmers and growers in the New York state and surrounding areas. All produce must also be grown, reared or caught on the vendor's own land for it to be sold at the market. Bakeries are also allowed at the market if they are from within 50 miles of Dobbs Ferry and all products for sale are of their own making.

Chiocchi's table featured several tables of fresh fruit and vegetables that residents were more than happy to purchase. She said the market was an important event because it was extremely helpful in "reaching out to the community."

The next market will be Friday, June 10 on Cedar Street, starting at 10 a.m. More information on the Dobbs Ferry Famers Market can be found here .

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