Stop by TaSH, Tarrytown’s and Sleepy Hollow’s weekly farmers market, for fresh Hudson Valley produce, meat, bread, cut flowers, dairy products, preserves, and wine. There are weekly live music performances, children’s events as well as ongoing educational activities and programs. Stop by the TaSH booth for complimentary coffee from Tarrytown’s Coffee Labs.
If the promise of fresh baked goods and a cup of coffee are not enough to draw you to market on a Saturday morning, it’s worth noting that Patriots Park commemorates a significant event in the American Revolution. This is the spot where three militia captured British spy John Andre, thwarting American general Benedict Arnold’s treasonous plot to hand over the highly strategic fort at West Point to the British. Since Arnold’s plot also involved handing over George Washington himself, the capture at Tarrytown probably averted a devastating chain of events. This is also the spot in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” where Ichabod Crane first encounters the Headless Horseman.
When: Saturdays, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm rain or shine.
Where: Patriots Park, Route 9, Tarrytown. Adjacent to the Warner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
2016 dates: Saturdays, May 28 through November 19.
Covering the other half of the weekend is the village of Irvington’s farmers market. Just a short distance from Washington Irving’s home Sunnyside, this weekly market features regional produce and treats from local restaurants. Look for the life-sized statue of Irving’s character Rip Van Winkle at the southwestern corner of the school property, facing Main Street.
When: Sundays, 9 am to 1:30 pm rain or shine.
Where: Main Street School, 110 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533
2016 dates: Sundays, June 5 through November.