Long Island is known for its farms and farm stands, and the Hayground Market is surely up there as being one that’s worth pulling over for.
The family that owns the market has been farming on Long Island since the 1600’s, so you could assume they know a thing or two about growing and selling seasonal produce. I guess it’s well-and-truly in the blood.
Come spinach harvest time in both spring and fall, an over-sized statue of Popeye is dusted off and displayed; drawing the punters from that stretch of the Montauk Highway that has traffic on it moving at snails pace.
Aside from all that beautiful fresh produce, local jams, honey and fruit pies fill the shelves. And thanks to corn season still in full swing when we were in town, these guys had charred corn available for anyone to help themselves for some roadside snackage. I couldn’t resist.