The Green Thumb, Watermill, N.Y.
The smell of this organic market in Water Mill, New York, still brings me back to my childhood and some of my earliest memories are from when my mother used bring me to shop here. We stopped coming here for many years when my parents separated and I would spend the summers with my father, where we would eat the Standard American diet a.k.a. junk food. But still every time I smelled fresh dill I would be reminded of The Green Thumb. Since changing my diet I recently started going back here. It has been owned by the same family since the mid–1600s and they have been farming organically, using natural farming practices since the 1980s. All of their crops are certified organic and they grow a wide variety of vegetables, herbs and fruits. They also have their own honey and eggs and they sell some other local and artisanal market products. It is slightly overpriced probably due to the location, but when it’s the only place to find fresh, organic, local produce without driving as far as Bridghampton or Amagansett, it is worth it.