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Whole Foods Opens Tuesday

Wainscott pop-up market will feature local and seasonal food and keep long hours this summer.

Workers at the pop-up Whole Foods Market in Wainscott have been bustling in recent weeks, bringing in refrigerators and shelving and now the market is set to open on Tuesday, just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

Doors will open at 8 a.m.

The first-ever will offer a wide variety of natural and organic food in an open-air environment, making use of the roll-up garage doors.

Located in the former Plitt Ford dealership and garage, next to and on Montauk Highway, and will sell seasonal and local food, as well as meat, seafood, bakery, floral and grocery departments.

"The FARM stand will be an ideal spot for grabbing the morning coffee, picking up snacks for the beach, or stocking up the pantry for a week out east," a statement from the market said on Wednesday.

“Our shoppers in Long Island and New York City, as well as year-round residents of the Hamptons have long asked us to venture out East with a new location,” said Christina Minardi, regional president of Whole Foods Market’s Northeast region. “Opening the FARM stand for the season to help satisfy our shopper’s request for more healthy, natural and organic foods in this community was an opportunity we couldn’t wait to get involved with.”

The temporary place will feature long hours, opening every day at 8 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, at 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The Whole Foods FARM Stand is located at 368 Montauk Highway in Wainscott.

IJ MEYER May 17, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Horrible for the local farmers.
amagansett voter May 17, 2012 at 05:00 PM
WHOLE traffic nightmare to begin Tuesday...worst possible place for this store...Bridgehampton Common would make sense..not on the busiest road in the Hamptons...27 gridlock will be out of control in both directions...
AMAMOM May 17, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Note to local law enforcement. Be prepared for traffic nightmare outside and overcrowding within the store. When WF opened in my hometown the PD and FD were there monitoring the occupancy as it became a public safety issue for the first several weeks until the novelty wore off.
Captain Rob Aaronson May 18, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Support year round local businesses ,forget the come and goes
tom May 19, 2012 at 05:49 PM
"Farm Stand"...gimme a break.

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