Last time we checked, no one ever packed on the pounds by eating too much summer squash. So, forget the Flat Belly Diet and the P90X plan—they just want your money. Try the 100-Mile Diet instead. It’s free and all you have to do is consume food grown within 100 miles of where you live. By buying local, you’ll reduce the impact on the environment by lessening the carbon emitted by food travel. You’ll also be supporting small independent farms rather than corporate businesses aka THE MAN, but we digress. Besides, eating locally—and we’re not talking the McDonald’s and 7-Eleven down the block—will also keep you healthy. If you do it right. So, skip the pineapple flown in from Hawaii and grab a peach grown right here on Long Island, and there are plenty of places to find one.
Amityville Village Farmers Market – 9/11 Memorial Park, Rt 110. Saturdays 7 a.m.-Noon. July 10-November 6.
Bayville Village Farmers Market – Bayville Commons lot, Bayville & Ludlam Aves. Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-Noon. June 6-September 5.
Bellport Farmers Market – corner of Post Ave. & Montauk Hwy. Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11-October 31
Bridgehampton Hayground School Farmers Market – Hayground School, 151 Mitchell Lane. Fridays 3 p.m.-7 p.m. May 22-October 30.
Deer Park Farmers Market – Tanger Outlets at the Arches, 152 The Arches Circle. Saturdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 5-November 20
East Hampton Farmers Market – Nick & Toni’s lot, 136 N. Main St. Fridays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 28 – September 24
East Meadow Nassau University Medical Center Farmers Market – Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Tkpe. Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8-October 21
Garden City Farmers Market -101 County Seat Dr., Supreme Ct. Bldg. lot, off Old Country Rd. Tuesdays 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 1-November 23.
Glen Cove Farmers Market – 18 Village Square. Sundays 7 a.m.-Noon. June 6-November 21
Hauppauge Farmers Market – DMV lot in Hauppauge. Wednesdays 7 a.m.-4 p.m. July 14-November 3
Hempstead Village Farmers Market – Christ Presbyterian Church, Fulton & Washington Streets, Fridays 7 a.m.-Noon. July-October
Huntington Farmers Market – Elm St. parking lot, Main St. (Rt. 25A). Sundays 7 a.m.-Noon. June 6-November 21.
Islip Farmers Market – Town Hall lot, Rt. 27A (Montauk Hwy.). Saturdays 7 a.m.-Noon. June 5-November 20
Locust Valley Farmers Market – Forest Ave., across from Post Office. Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 17-November 6.
Long Beach Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market – City Hall, 1 W. Chester St. Wednesdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 6-November 25
Mineola Farmers Market – 101 County Seat Drive. Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Midd July – Thanksgiving
Montauk Farmers Market – On the Green, Center of Downtown Montauk. Thursdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. August 13-October 15
New Hyde Park Farmers Market – LI Jewish Medical Center lot, 400 Lakeville Rd. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July-Mid November
Northport Farmers Market – email firstname.lastname@example.org for info. Starts in June.
Oyster Bay Farmers Market – Audrey Avenue. Fridays Noon-6 p.m. July 30-October.
Patchogue Farmers Market – 7-Eleven store lot, Montauk Hwy. Fridays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 9-November 12.
Port Jefferson Farmers Market – Town parking lot, next to ferry, Rt. 25A. Thursdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15-October 7
Port Washington Farmers Market – Town Dock, Main St. Saturdays 8 a.m.-Noon. June 6-October 31
Riverhead Farmers Market – Town lot next to Aquarium at Peconic River. Thursdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8-November 18
Rockville Centre Farmers Market – corner of Sunrise Hwy & Long Beach Rd. Sundays 7 a.m.-Noon. June 6-November 21
Roosevelt Community Farmers Market – 380 Nassau Rd., in parking lot. Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11-October 31
Roslyn-North Hills Farmers Market – Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Rd. Wednesdays 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2-November 24
Sag Harbor Farmers Market – Breakwater Yacht Club lot Bay & Burke Sts. Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 23-October 31.
Sayville Farmers Market – Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting, in the parking lot in front of the Cornucopia health food store on N. Main St.
Westhampton Beach Farmers Market – 85 Mill Rd., next to Historical Society. Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 13-November 21
Your Supermarket –Many local supermarkets like King Kullen and Stop & Shop are carrying some locally grown and heirloom produce. Look for the signs next time you shop.
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