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PHOTOS: 'Celebrate Grown On Long Island Day'

Scores turned out for the largest farmers market on Long Island.

Sunshine and blue skies set the stage for scores of residents who turned out to taste the best produce Suffolk County has to offer and enjoy a day of family fun in Yaphank on Friday.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone hosted "Celebrate Grown on Long Island Day," where Long Island farmers gathered for the largest farmers market on Long Island — and fun for the entire family.

The event featured wagon rides, tours, locally produced food and wine, Long Island's largest farmers' market, family activities, and farm animals.

In addition, top Long Island chefs faced off in a local seafood "throw-down."

Bellone was joined by farmers, the Long Island Farm Bureau, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Long Island Wine Council, the Peconic Land Trust, Island Harvest, J Kings. Food Service, Harbor View Foods, Inc, and Farm Credit East.

Do you think there should be more farmers markets across the county? Do you buy fresh from local farmers? Let is us know in the comment section below. 

DIANA August 17, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Why was this on a Friday rather then a weekend so all could attend?
Rich August 18, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Riverhead has a farmers market every Saturday by the river. Not many signs letting people know
tish graziano August 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Yes....yes.....yes.....we want local and organic!
christie nicolle August 20, 2012 at 01:59 PM
This is what makes Suffolk special...hope there will be more farmers markets in future....just think, once upon a time the whole area was farm land!

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