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West Harrison Farmers Market Opens for Season

Anyone passing Lake Street in West Harrison on Saturday was treated to an array of edible delights as the Farmer's Market opened for its first day of the season. Vendors in attendance included Bronxville's Big Girl Baking and Rue Des Crepes of downtown Harrison.

The market is open every Saturday until Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"I love coming out and tasting new food," passerby Stephanie Costa said. "It's things like this that make West Harrison so nice."

People walking by in the glorious late-spring weather were treated to free samples, fresh vegetables, and even homemade soap.

Harrison's Trevi Ristorante was planted in the middle of the crowd and gave free rice balls to anyone interested. The chef and co-owner Joseph Engongoro also grilled lamb scours off his lunch menu, which were also given for free.

"We're thrilled to come out and meet new people and show them our food," Engongoro said. "It's a great chance to get together and it also gives us good exposure."

New Rochelle's Key West Soap Factory offered a different kind of treat with a booth full of homemade herbal soaps.

"Business has been great, especially today," co-owner Marcia Spear said. "We have a niche in the business here and it's because of the unique way we make our soap."

The Farmer's Market of West Harrison runs annually throughout the summer and ends in the middle of fall. Participants change weekly, but there are still some who vend regularly.

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