On a last minute decision we took a ride to Muscoot Farm to check out a farmer’s market. Seeing that Katonah, NY is only a half an hour ride it was a no brainer. The trip up there is beautiful, you follow along historic Route 22 through Pound Ridge until you get Route 35 and then take 35 to Route 100. Going to the market alone was enough to get us excited to take some great pictures but when we got there and realized that you can make your way around the property at your leisure we were even happier. The farm itself opened in 1880 as a gentleman’s farm and served as a dairy farm in Westchester until the late 1960’s. At that time it was taken over by the Westchester County Parks and preserved so the public could enjoy the miles of hiking trails and various intact shops that the farm once used. There is a milk house, a blacksmith shop and 777 acres of land.
The farm is open to the public and while there is not always a market they offer self guided tours, nature education and much more. Check out their website for more info at www.muscootfarm.org. As far as the market went, it was smaller in size but offered everything from deserts, pickles, olive oils and breads. Farmer’s markets are always a hit with me as I love to eat and I love to photograph food. There are quite a few shots here and I hope you enjoy all of them. I have to admit I was pretty happy with what we captured and the day overall. Thanks and enjoy.