Sackett Square is the site of our Amenia CSA drop-off. They are a community market run by Lauren and Brielle Williams. We're so excited to work with them and do our shopping at Sackett Square.
What made you want to start Sackett Square?
We have always noticed the beautiful abundance of farms in the area and have spent a lot of time driving to and from farm stores just to get fresh, local products.
We always said it would be great to have a one-stop-shop with all local goods. We wanted to provide an outlet for farms to supply families in the community with fresh, healthy food in a more convenient way.
How does it feel to start a business where you grew up?
Opening Sackett Square Marketplace in the area where we grew up has been especially exciting because we have been able to create the kind of place we have always wanted to see in our own community.
What’s your favorite meal to make at home?
Fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden to make a summer sauce over any kind of pasta. -Lauren
Goat cheese, caramelized shallots, and kalamata olives with chili flakes and honey over fresh greens. -Brielle
How does your family talk about food?
The way our family talks about food is loud, passionate, and with our hands. Everyone in our family has their own gardens or delicious recipes that have strongly influenced our love of food.
What are you the most excited about for Sackett Square in 2017?
We are most excited about connecting with the community to build an awareness of local products and take advantage of the opportunity we all have to work together for health, happiness, and success.
What has surprised you the most?
The most surprising has been the amount of people within the community who are farmers or crafters and want and need a place to offer their goods, and to connect with each other.
What are your dreams for Sackett Square in the future?
Our dream for Sackett Square is to be the place where everyone in the community comes for all their local goods, and to see the community benefit from putting money back into our own soil.
When is Sackett Square open and where are you located?
Sackett Square is open weekends 9-4 and is located at 3312 Route 343 Amenia, NY. This is above Back In the Kitchen and across the street from the Amenia Library
How can people get in contact with Sackett Square?
Everyone should feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a call at 845.337.1192 or stop in and see us!