Press – March 2022
Where to Find Amazing All-Day Breakfast

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a feast for the family, these restaurants serve up the most important meal of the day all day. – March 2021

You Need This Shopping Guide to Westchester Magazine

With Texas native Renea Dayton at the helm, this onetime-gas-station-turned-market is a community hub for locals, offering food and florals. Fare like salads, tuna melts, grilled cheese, cookies, macroons, and smoothies are on the menu. Custom floral arrangements like floral crowns, cuffs, and boutonnieres are a draw for customers. Special events and gatherings are often hosted here, in addition to workshops on floral design and wine.

A North Salem Daycation: The American Gold Cup
For post-hack fare, Hayfields Market serves a farm fresh menu that includes pork tacos, veggie wraps, and avocado toast, as well as a bakery full of sweet treats. Local produce, a wine bar, fresh cut flowers, and gifts round out the rural rest stop.

UnknownEquestrian Living Magazine – 2019 Gold List Winners
Voted and Won! #1 Favorite Hangout in the Mid-Atlantic


Lower Hudson Valley Online – February 2019
3 Secret Dining Destinations for Serious Foodies
Known for its large-acreage equestrian estates and low-key, high-profile residents, North Salem is the last place you’d expect to see a lively crowd out on the town. But when Hayfield’s blossomed on the site of the nursery along Route 121, beloved by passers-by for its roadside letterboard of cheeky jokes (a tradition still continued), it performed a minor miracle: It got people hanging out…

Equestrian Living Magazine – August / September 2018 Issue
Pride and Preservation: A Pastoral Paradise, The Hamlet of North Salem is the Equestrian Heart of Westchester County, New York.
Hayfields, the cafe that serves as the unofficial town center… famished equestrians crowd the counter at Hayfields, lining up for the cafes Frickin’ Chicken sandwich. Hayfields offers much more than a cup of coffee or a sandwich…


Westchester Magazine – July 2018
Winner! Best of Westchester – Most Animal Friendly
In a town that may have more horses than people, this café/market wins hearts with not only sandwiches and smoothies but also a basket of comp carrots for your horse and free treats for your canine. Cozy up with customers in riding boots, plus the occasional pooch (you didn’t mean to overhear that pony gossip, did you?)…

HalstonMedia_FourPapersNorth Salem New – July 2018
Hayfields Harnesses its Flower Power
When Amy Cilmi first walked into Hayfields nearly two years ago hoping to supply the garden center-café hybrid with fresh cut flowers, she had no idea the partnership that would bloom…

HalstonMedia_FourPapersNorth Salem News – June 2018
North Salem Resident Brings His Exotic Animals to Hayfields
Chris Evers’ quest to change the world started in his own backyard…

HalstonMedia_FourPapersNorth Salem News – February 2018
Car Enthusiast Convene for Coffee to Go Vroom in North Salem
People from all over came to Hayfields, 1 Bloomer Road, on Feb. 4 for cars and coffee…

westchester-magazine-logoWestchester Magazine – August 2017
“Steve-O Pickles are Made with Passion”
Crisp and tasty pickles with beginnings in North Salem soil are a late-summer treat. It wasn’t until Steve-O! partnered with Hayfields Market that he entered the pickle biz in earnest…

the-new-york-times-logo-wallpaperNew York Times – March 2017
“North Salem – The Country Life”
With a population of approximately 5,200 and the Titicus Reservoir at its center, North Salem sits in the northeast corner of Westchester. In North Salem, change is slow, and residents appreciate that…

westchester-magazine-logoWestchester Magazine – March 2017
“Eat, Drink, Shop and Play”
What does a balaniferous tree produce? If you know the answer, you will probably do well at Hayfields Market’s Trivia night…

TownVibe – Bedford Magazine – Summer 2016
“Fresh from the Farm”
North Salem’s Hayfields Market is a hybrid of sorts—a seamless blend of garden center, gift shop, and café. In a little over a year the spot has become a community favorite. “The residents have really embraced us,” says owner Renea Dayton…

ehvLogoEdible Hudson Valley Magazine – June 2016
“WHISK: Making Hay”
Hayfield’s co-owner Renea Dayton, 32, a city girl originally from Houston, moved to the Hudson Valley after graduating from Trinity University. Dayton developed a passion for shooting photos of nature, and her photos inspired a connection with agriculture…

DVlicous_small_hor_x8adqs_y9ps8pThe Daily Voice – April 2016
“North Salem’s Hayfields Market Wins Delicious ‘Best Coffee in Westchester”
The combination garden center, dry goods store, and café won our “DVlicious Best Coffee In Westchester County” contest with 33 percent of the vote…

header1Wee – February 2016
“Wake Up! Three New Coffee Shops in Northern Westchester” by Michelle Larkin
I don’t need caffeine to get me going in the morning – I was born jittery. That said, I love my joe, and the stronger, the richer, the better. I’m jumping up and down about three coffee shops that opened recently…

New York Times – August 2015
“Everything for a Summer Picnic at Westchester County Markets” by Alice Gabriel

August, in my book, is picnic month. As summer and mosquitoes wane, a simple meal spread over a checkered cloth among tall grasses and Queen Anne’s lace reminds us that we are part of the natural order of things.

For provisions, I visited two new market cafes in Westchester County, one in Katonah, one in North Salem, both great jumping-off spots for rural counties with ample picnicking opportunities (you can, of course, picnic in your own backyard, or if it rains, at your kitchen table)….

28356_My Community News – June 2015
“New Owner is Making Hay at Iconic Location” by Brett Freeman
North Salem and area residents are in for a special week-long treat starting this Saturday as the iconic building at the corner of Bloomer Road and Route 121 in North Salem celebrates its grand opening as Hayfields…

28846_My Community News – June 2015
“Neighbors turn out for Cars & Coffee at Hayfields” by Brett Freeman
Hayfields Market held a “Cars and Coffee” event this past Sunday, where anyone who arrived to display their vintage or unique car from 9 a.m. to noon received a free breakfast or lunch sandwich….