June 17th, 2018

Throwing a BBQ for the fathers in your life? Head to the market for delicious market provisions to throw on the grill. Stop by Foraged Wild for local mushrooms. Grab some chicken legs and sausages from Stone & Thistle Farm or hamburger meat from Southtown Farms or FarmEats. If you’re going the burger route,  top them with cheese from Lime Kiln Farm or McGrath Cheese Company and don’t forget the accompanying slaw from new vendor Dacha Fermented Veggies.

Need a last minute gift for dad or a grad? For the caffeine fiends pickup a bag of beans from Big Bang Coffee Roasters or a black tea blend from teagevity. For the nature lovers pickup a gift basket from Found Herbal that includes all-natural bug spray. For the gardeners try heirloom tomato plants from Homegrown. And for the foodie? A gourmet olive oil and vinegar set from Arlotta.  Or you could just bring dad to the market and buy him a lemon pie from Dough Nation, best enjoyed while listening to the sounds of Les Tappan Zigues.

Red Wagon Tutors will be at the Community Tent with tips on how to combat the summer slump.

Lastly, WE STILL CANNOT COLLECT FOOD SCRAPS FOR COMPOST. As we recounted last week, participation has been so high that the weekly collection is too big for our volunteers’ cars. The Village of Irvington has declined to adopt the Hastings model of allocating DPW resources to haul the weekly collection to Ardsley. We are meeting with the Mayor and the trustees to find a solution, but as of now there is not one. If you would like to contact the Mayor and trustees with your thoughts on the issue, feel free to email them: