Winter farmers market extended to April

| 22 Feb 2012 | 04:58

    Pine Island adds new vendors for Feb. 26 Pine Island — The newly launched Pine Island Farmers Market had such a warmly received opening day last month that the market has been extended into April. This month’s market features new vendors, a cooking demonstration by Chef Alex Barron of the Breezy Point Inn, face painting, music by blues-man Dan Brother and a knife sharpening demonstration. Shoppers should stop by the market’s Web site,, to peruse vendor offerings and pre-order favorite items from the vendors, as many popular items sold out quickly last month. The next market will be on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, inside the barn at the W. Rogowski Farm at 329 Glenwood Rd in Pine Island. The final two markets of the season will take place on March 26 and April 30. New vendors this month Two new vendors this month are Pazdar Winery ( and Superfood Citizen Café (superfoodcitizencafé.com). Pazdar is the first producer of premium chocolate wines, and is known for creative wines that please an adventurous palate. Superfood Citizen Café, based in Beacon, specializes in organic, raw, vegan, low-glycemic dining. Come and try their trail mixes, granolas and Quinoa Almond Milk. This month Superfood Citizen will feature flavored kale chips which are prepared using dehydrated (not baked) raw, organic local kale. Returning vendor Late Bloomer Farm will be carrying fresh pea shoots, radish and arugula microgreens; as well as locally produced and organic dried goods such as pancake and muffin mixes, polenta, flour, and dried beans. Breakfast features items from market vendors Shoppers can stop in to the farm’s toasty warm kitchen for a breakfast menu that Chef Heather Kurosz has created in cooperation with the market’s vendors. The menu will include local eggs, french toast croissants from Janet’s Quality Baked Goods, Snoep Winkel Farm breakfast sausage with biscuits and white gravy, hot apple cider from Soons Orchard, french-press style hot cacao from BRU Organic, Bobolink Bread and maple syrup from Kiernan Farms. Don’t forget to bring packaged foods for “Pay it Forward” which aids needy Pine Island families. Donations may be left at the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce table. For more information visit