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Olive Oil & Orchids Are New at Larchmont Farm Market

The Larchmont Farmers Market opened outdoors on May 30 with four new vendors, including Kontoulis Family Olive Oil, which is operated by a Larchmont resident. The Chatsworth Chimes, an a capella singing group, helped celebrate the opening.

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At the Larchmont market on Saturday, Ms. Bouras provided free samples of oil for dipping in bread from the adjoining bakery stall. The oil has a light, almost citrusy taste. Ms. Bouras recommends using her oil for salads and vegetables.

Demetra Kontoulis Bouras produces olive oil from her family’s olive grove in Stefi, Greece. Ms. Bouras grew up on the olive grove, in the fertile plain of Messinia, known for its high quality olive oil. When Ms. Bouras  inherited the grove, she began supplying olive oil to family members living in the United States. She shared the oil with American friends and co-workers and, encouraged by their positive response, decided to become a part-time small farmer.

Today, the Kontoulis family travels between the United States and Greece, actively participating in the annual harvest, selection and production. Their all-natural olive oil has no additives, preservatives or mixtures of lower grade olive oils.

In addition to Kontoulis Family Olive Oil, the Larchmont Farmers Market is gaining Thornwood Farm’s Bianchi-Davis’ and Benmarl Winery.

Thornwood Farm is owned by Paula Allen. With the help of her family, she has been raising free-range animals since 2005. Ms. Allen started the farm because she wanted her family and the community to eat healthy, flavorful, clean food and to preserve and support sustainable food production methods. All of her animals are raised free-range on pasture and no antibiotics or hormones are used. Thornwood is currently selling chicken, turkey, pork and eggs.

Located on Long Island, Bianchi Davis grows orchids. Their main crops are Phalaenopsis and Cymbidiums. Starting with their own clones, they grow their plants to maximum size. The flowering process starts in their 1-1/4 acre state of the art glass greenhouse in Riverhead, NY. This results in the most intense colors, largest flowers, and highest flower counts.

The orchids come with simple directions to keep them blooming for months.

The orchids come with simple directions to keep them blooming for months.

Benmarl Winery in Marlboro, NY, has the oldest continually producing vineyard in America. Founder Mark Miller helped to pass the New York Farm Winery Act in 1976; as a result, Benmarl was awarded N.Y. Farm Winery License No. 1. Benmarl wines are artisan-made, aged carefully in oak or held in stainless steel in their cellars until ready.

The Larchmont market will be held every Saturday from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm on the Metro North Parking deck off Chatsworth Avenue. 

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4 comments to Olive Oil & Orchids Are New at Larchmont Farm Market


    The new sign @ North Chatsworth/Myrtle right on red is not working. People don’t have a clue.

  • MTS

    Not only is the “Right turn on Red” sign at Chatsworth and Myrtle Blvd. not helping, it’s simply confused most drivers. How can you tell? The incessant blaring of horns every workday morning at the intersection. Would someone in authority kindly install a sign at the corners, in the old fashioned way (the english language), that will notify a driver that it is legal to turn Right on Red after a stop, unless otherwise posted. The congestion at this major intersection is ridiculous.

  • Anon E Mous

    When a committee, such as the Town Council, tries to make a horse, it ends up creating a camel.

    It must have already cost at least two or more times what it was supposed to cost us — SOP — and when they finally stop re-building that corner, it will probably be similar to what existed when they started. That was much better than what we have now and cheaper.

    Half a million dollars down the drain, higher taxes to pay for it and we can’t even get across the street.

  • john feuerbach

    I have gone by this corner for 76, yes 76 years, at least 5 times a day and I can tell you that drivers have no clue what to do and walkers pay no attention to the crosswalk signs and just glare at you if you blow the horn. Come on, it’s not rocket science. FIX IT!!!