East End Food Market in Riverhead is a project of East End Food Institute, running during the spring and summer season every Friday from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Visit the market to enjoy local farm, food, wine, and craft vendors as well as music and activities in partnership with other local nonprofit organizations. The market is a terrific stop on your day trip to the East End, whether you plan to visit the North Fork or South Fork. Chat with vendors, staff, and volunteers to explore and learn more about our community! East End Food Market is located at 139 Main Road, Riverhead NY 11901.
East End Food Institute also offers a Virtual Farmers Market. The Virtual Farmers Market allows retail and wholesale customers to order locally made goods for pickup or delivery across the North and South Forks. The market features over 30 local vendors, with more added every month.
East End Food Institute (EEFI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding equitable access to local food throughout eastern Long Island, New York, and to points west. The pandemic highlighted many critical supply chain issues, including the need to strengthen local and regional food production and distribution, as well as the importance of providing healthy, locally-grown food to people in need.
EEFI programs support, promote and advocate for local farmers, fisherman, vintners and food producers, while providing access to fresh, sustainable local food for all. The organization also addresses current inequalities related to food access in schools, food pantries, and other institutions by advocating for public policy changes and funding to subsidize local food production and access.
Eastern Long Island is home to some of the most productive agricultural soils in the nation. EEFI streamlines connections between farmers, producers, institutions, and consumers. Programs support farmers, promote the launch of new businesses, and advocate for systems change to create a more sustainable and equitable regional food system.