all about okra

Stoneberry Farm is bringing okra to Market! This versatile vegetable originated in southern Ethiopia and spread to Western and Central Africa more than 4,000 years ago, where it remains a staple in many diets.. It was brought to what is now known as the United States with enslaved Africans in the 16th century and is one of many examples of how African cuisine shaped American cooking. In fact the name “gumbo” — which is traditionally thickened with okra — is derived from the KiMbundu word quingombo. The name “okra” itself is derived from the Ibgo name okwuru. While many Northeners only think of okra as fried, it is often used in soups or paired with rice. Pick up a few for your favorite method of cooking. Don’t have one? Try this traditional Low Country soup recipe.

Nothing says summer like ice cream and nothing says ice cream like the Penny Lick pushcart! Made down river in Hastings, Penny Lick is old-fashioned, custard-style ice cream at its’ best. At the Market it comes in push-pops or cups, but if you find yourself in Hastings, visit their storefront for their cone options-including the cutest, tiniest kids’ cone you have ever seen—only $1! Their flavors rotate weekly, from Egyptian mint to mocha Macchiato to dark chocolate coconut (vegan!) – all of them are just as enticing as their new logo and look. Make sure to indulge while the weather is still warm — before you know it we’ll be craving hot cider to warm us from autumn’s chill!

Heading to any BBQs or hosting any birthday parties? Surprise your guests with a chocolate tart from Dutch Desserts. The tarts are simple and delicious, perfect for the warm weather. Serve with ice cream or freshly whipped cream, and garnish with seasonal berries. It also freezes well — grab some to throw in the icebox so you’re ready for any impromptu dinner parties!

In the Music tent: Peter Calo performs from 10:45am to 12:45pm
In the Community Tent: Greenburgh Nature Center & Hudson Valley Singers