Saturdays are for the Farmers Market. Even when I wake up in a bad mood, or it’s hot or cloudy, or busy, the Springs Farmers Market always makes my Saturday better. It’s relaxing, calm, and filled with happy families and dogs—good dogs only, from my count.
Listen, I’m not here to bash the other hamlets and their Farmers Markets; I’m just saying that the Springs Farmers Market is the best. Sag Harbor has an unfortunate location next to the Breakwater Yacht Club’s septic tank; Springs Farmers Market is next to a cozy art gallery and kayak launching point. East Hampton Village on a Summer Saturday, even with a location that is literally in a parking lot—where are you going to park? Springs has parking on all sides, as far as the eye can see! Southampton? I live in Springs, Buster; I’m not going to South!
Earlier this year, Quicksilver had an open-air pop-up sale! Pretty cool. Live music, food trucks, art exhibitions, cook-offs, you name it, it’s likely happening! Here are some highlights from a Summer Saturday at the Springs farmer’s market.
Obviously, Springs Brewery is here; the marketing synergy is palpable. Their name is Springs Brewery, and the Springs Farmers Market is in Springs! Slam dunk. Oh, and their beer is so good! I’m having a Lazy Lightning as a write this (can you tell?). I’ve written about Springs Brewery before because it’s so daggum good. These guys are troupers, all around the Hamptons. You think you schlep? Imagine carting beer you brewed to a Farmers Market every Saturday morning.
Pasta guys? They’ve got them, Up-Island accents and all. Live music? Yep. Charming young people in overalls selling jars of peppers grown in Amagansett? Check. Fresh seafood? Duh, this is the Hamptons; grab a Tuna on the way out.
Now, the Freshly baked bread game is next level. It’s definitely aided by the covered porch and containers to keep things clean and out of the air—so many good loaves. I always leave with an asiago baguette that I start eating in the car ride home, like a bread savage.
Everybody loves a pickle on a stick. Look at this kid—he has got the right idea—he’s got two!! A definite favorite. Always stock up on these pickles – 3 quarts a week should be enough for 2 adults. Pickle Hack Recommendation: Mustard. It’s so good, and you can use the juice for salads!!
This leads me to an honorable mention to the Mead people, purely for the distance traveled. They come all the way from Buffalo, which impressed me so much that I even got some (probably the best mead I’ve ever had). If you like mead, they’ve got it at Springs Farmers Market.
Stop by this Saturday, it’s a great way to start your Weekend in the Hamptons!
Springs Famers Market is open on Saturdays in the Summer from 9 am–1 pm at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, East Hampton