Spend The Day At The East End Food Market

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Though winter weather in Riverhead, NY, can get frightful, it’s nice to get out and enjoy the community. This December, when you are searching for ideas on how to spend your time, give the East End Food Market a try. There’s a lot to love about this market. Firstly, the food is fantastic, and there is lots of it. Moreover, when you purchase food from vendors, you support the community where you live and work. The market also partners with good causes and nonprofit organizations. Stop by soon and make it a regular tradition.

The Basics

The East End Market is only open for a limited time. For example, you can stop by on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. From May through October, however, the hours are 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays. You can find the market at 139 Main Road in Riverhead.

Food to Enjoy

Secondly, get ready for some superb food that the whole family will love. One aspect of the East End Market that you will love is how much variety there is. There are numerous vendors ready to treat you to food from just about everywhere. If you are looking for a dessert or treat, try The Pudding Lady, Blue Duc Bakery, Bayberry Bakery, Vienna Cookie Company, or Rosie’s Country Bake Shop. For seafood lovers, North Fork Seafood or Shinnecock Lobster will be your go-to choices. There are plenty of other choices, including Angie’s Empanadas, Eggcellent Quiche, Mattituck Mushrooms, and the Granola Plant.


The folks that run the East End Food Market have developed key partnerships with local businesses. These create awareness and help promote community involvement and goodwill locally. Some of the notable partnerships are the following: Cancer Institute, East End Arts, Lazy Point Farms, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program, and Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center.

Along with these partnerships, you can do your part to make the Riverhead community a better place for everyone. The vendors here will accept your Double Up Food Bucks. Furthermore, these will match SNAP purchases of up to $20. These bucks never expire.

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Other Activities

Moreover, there’s more than just food to check out at the East End Food Market. When you come, check out some of the other vendors. There are crafts, music, and other fun waiting for you and your family. At the market, you can find Ashley Rose Jewelry, Corinne Tousey Photography, Soul Creations, and Stormy Gardens Soap Factory.

Come to the East End Food Market this December, and bring your family with you. Enjoy the food and the atmosphere this season, all while supporting local businesses.

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