KDHamptons Feast End: Kiley DeMarco Shares The Best East End Farmers Markets
With bikini season fast approaching, Hamptonites start to become more vigilant about working out and eating right. KDHamptons checks in with Kiley DeMarco, founder of One Healthy Hamptons, to get some helpful tips on kicking things into high gear. She shares, “I’m all about health, fitness, and fun in this amazing place we call home – the Hamptons. I love living in the heart of Sag Harbor with my husband and our gigantic puppy, Sammy. I’m a Certified Nutritionist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I’m on a mission to align the health and wellness community in the Hamptons.” KDHamptons tags along with Kiley as she hits the best farmers markets of the east end in this NEW Feast End Diary below:
Good Water Farms [Go to www.goodwaterfarms.com]
Kiley shares: It wouldn’t be springtime in the Hamptons without local farm stands and farmer’s markets popping up all over the east end. The healthy Hamptons lifestyle embraces local goodness, homemade crafts, and the freshest produce around. From grapes to greens, potatoes to pickles, cauliflower to candles, supporting our local farmers, artisans, and businesses is the blood that flows through Hamptons culture.
There’s something so refreshing about purchasing your greens from the grower, seafood from the fisherman, breads from the baker, and wine from the vineyard. It’s a healthy, win-win for all. We support our neighbors while benefitting from the freshest, high vibrational, most nutrient-packed foods for our family, our community, and our bodies.
“The first day of the farmer’s market season is special because I finally get to reap what I sew.” says Dave Falkowski [aka “The Mushroom Man”] of Open Minded Organics. “We’ve been growing for the past four months, and today, we get to see some financial gain as well as so many familiar faces. There’s nothing like the direct contact with the community at the farmers market.” Dave started growing 12 years ago, the same year that the Sag Harbor Farmer’s Market commenced. “The strength of this market has grown every year along with our individual growth. It’s nice to see my fellow farmers and small businesses grow along with the market itself. The local economic stimulus and the benefits of customers eating local fresh foods are the most valuable results.”
Halsey Farms on Deerfield Road in Water Mill
Along with Sag Harbor Farmers Market, which takes place every Saturday from 9am-1pm, starting May 22nd, you can also check out East Hampton Farmers Market, Fridays 9am-1pm, Hayground School Farmers Market, Fridays 3-6:30pm, St. Mary’s Church Farmers Market in Hampton Bays, Saturdays 9am-1pm, and Westhampton Beach Farmers Market, Saturdays 9am-1pm. Southampton Farmers Market returns May 24th Sundays 9am-2pm and June 11th brings back Montauk Farmers Market, Thursdays 9am-2pm. *For more details and addresses go HERE.
Don’t have time to hit the farmer’s market? Luckily, we’re spoiled with fabulous local businesses to do the shopping for us. Order online from The Good Farm Delivery [opening on Memorial Day] and get your groceries dropped at your doorstep, including: produce, poultry, gifts, coffee, even fresh flowers and natural cleaning supplies. Megan Schmidt, founder of The Good Farm, sums it up perfectly: “Supporting our East End farms and helping this beautiful food make the short trip to more tables is incredibly rewarding. Our customers faces literally light up when they open the door and see what “fresh” food should be; beautiful, bright, and full of life!”
More about Kiley: DeMarco is on a mission to spread health and happiness throughout the Hamptons and beyond. Kiley is Nutritious Life Certified in Nutrition and has a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. She is the founder of One Healthy Hamptons, and co-founder of Hamptons Wellness Week as well as a Fitfluential ambassador.