A baby goat at the market?! Come see for yourself!

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Though it might not feel like it, spring really is here! There’s a rumor that this spring baby from Acorn Hill may make a guest appearance tomorrow at the market. Come by to meet him.

If you don’t know much about Acorn Hill let us introduce you to them. They are a small operation based out of the Catskills who won Slow Food NYC’s Snail Approval for their commitment to producing their goat products sustainably and humanely. Their small herd of dairy goats are managed without the use of chemicals, antibiotics, or hormones and can roam around, weather permitting. All cheeses are made using vegetarian rennet and all herbs are produced organically on-site.

They have fans far and wide. Boston’s Post 390 recently featured them on their menu by creating a melktert with Acorn Hill’s whipped chèvre, greengage plums, pink peppercorn caramel and corn tuile. Sounds heavenly!

Chef Lisa from Wild Sea Salt also has a great goat cheese recipe…cheese stuffed olives enhanced with her Sumac Wild Sea Salt. She carries four kinds of salt mixes that she has created using meticulous research and sourcing. Her hand crafted seasonings are low on sodium but grand on flavor. Get the recipe and learn more about her mixes here.

See you at the market!

Vendor List (subject to change)
Acorn Hill Goat Farm
Anna Maria’s Northern Italian Jams
Anthi’s Greek Food
Asian Farmer Dumpling
Deep Roots Farm NY
DOC Pickle
FarmEats 100% Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised Pork & Chickens
Found Herbal
Healing Home Foods
Joe Tomato
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
La Petite Occasion
Madura Farm
Mangalitsa by Mosefund
McGrath Cheese Company
MOMO dressing
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpeners
Sohha Savory Yogurt
Southtown Farms
Spoon Me Soups
Stone & Thistle Farm
Sun Sprout Farm
teagevity
Brent The Cheese Guy
The Good Witch Eats
True Food
Wave Hill Breads
What’s For Dessert?
Wild Sea Salt
Wrights Farm


Come in from the cold!

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 12.50.36 PMWinter still has a grip on the Northeast- snow and cold temperatures this weekend. Warm up at the indoor market with a hot cup of tea from teagevity. Try the Turmeric Chai.

Spoon Me will have warm soup for on-site tasting and frozen soup to stock your freezer with. Try the Caribbean Pumpkin or Thai Carrot Coconut for an easy meal to warm you up after a day spent shoveling or sledding. Or both! You know who else has soup? Pure Vida! They’re bringing their fresh chowders and crab cakes that can easily be heated at home. 

Did you try the cooking demo samples two weeks ago? If not you missed out but luckily the succotash is easy to recreate at home. Start off with some chopped rutabaga, onion, and celeriac from Sun Sprout and Wright’s Honey Crisp apples. Sauté in olive oil for 20-25 minutes and spoon on to a Wave Hill baguette. Top it off with McGrath’s cheese and Deep Roots sprouts.

Lastly, the knife sharpener will be at the market. Get ready for the bounty of spring and summer with sharp cutlery!

See you at the market!

Vendor List (subject to change)
Anna Maria’s Northern Italian Jams
Anthi’s Greek Food
Arlotta Food Studio
Asian Farmer Dumpling
Calcutta Kitchens
Deep Roots Farm NY
DOC Pickle
FarmEats 100% Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised Pork & Chickens
Healing Home Foods
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Luxx Chocolat xquisite artisan chocolate
Madura Farm
Mangalitsa by Mosefund
McGrath Cheese Company
MOMO dressing
NY Chup
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Sohha Savory Yogurt
Southtown Farms
Spoon Me Soups
Stone & Thistle Farm
Sun Sprout Farm
teagevity
The Good Witch Eats
True Food
Wave Hill Breads
What’s For Dessert?
Wright’s Farm


New Cheese vendor at the Saturday Indoor Market

image4Thank you to everyone who made the first Winter Market a huge success! Our next indoor market is TOMORROW! During the winter, the Market is indoors on the 2nd and 4th SATURDAYS at the Main Street School.

McGrath Cheese Company is joining us for the first time. Located in the Hudson Valley, they make a variety of cheeses using the highest quality milk from local dairy farms. Colin McGrath is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and has been making award-winning cheeses for more than 15 years. Tomorrow we’re fortunate to have four of them: Fresco, Victoria, Beluga, and Rascal.

Nothing pairs better with cheese than Anna Maria’s jams. A tiny dollop of her strawberry rose jam on a slice of hard cheese hits that perfect spot between sweet and savory. Or try it slathered on a baguette slice from Wave Hill Breads.

There will be a full array of meat at the market. FarmEats  is bringing grass-fed beef, burgers, stew beef, pot roast, osso buco, ribeye, porterhouse, NY strip, sirloin, sandwich steaks, and bone broth bones. Stone & Thistle Farm is bringing sausages, various cuts of beef, whole and cut chickens, lamb, bacon, pot pies, bone broth, eggs, and more. And Southtown Farms will have their full line of pork cuts including chops, cutlets, pork belly, shoulder, sausages, ham, and more. They are also bring whole chickens, wings, neck, feet, and livers, along with limited amounts of Trickling Springs Creamery milks and butters.

Pick up some prepared foods to make weekday lunches and dinners a little simpler. Try a few trays of Asian Farmerdumplings-he makes them with pork, chicken, or vegetables. They’re perfect with a salad using Deep Roots Farm NY micorgreens and Momo’s sesame salad dressing. True Food has great salads that will keep for Monday lunches-we’re partial to the chicken with grapes and nuts. Bombay Emerald Chutney Company has your favorite chutneys, samosas, kofta, saag, and rajma.

See you at the market!

Vendor List (subject to change)
Anna Maria’s Northern Italian Jams
Anthi’s Greek Food
Asian Farmer Dumpling
Bombay Emerald Chutney Company
Deep Roots Farm NY
DOC Pickle
FarmEats 100% Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised Pork & Chickens
Found Herbal
Healing Home Foods
Joe Tomato
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
La Petite Occasion
Madura Farms
Mangalitsa by Mosefund
McGrath Cheese Company
MOMO dressing
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Sohha Savory Yogurt
Southtown Farms
Spoon Me Soups
Stone & Thistle Farm
Sun Sprout Farm
teagevity
Brent The Cheese Guy
The Good Witch Eats
True Food Market
Wave Hill Breads
What’s For Dessert?
Wild Sea Salt
Wrights Farm
Wild Sea Salt


First Winter Market this Saturday!

15167547_567916373406873_1498438958110159502_oWe’re thrilled to be back after a holiday hiatus. We’re indoors twice a month on SATURDAYS with your beloved vendors and some great new ones. Though it is winter, you will be able to get fresh and local produce, fruit, fish, meat, breads, desserts and other artisanal products. Full vendor list below.

We’ll be happy to see familiar faces this Saturday. Sun Sprout Farm​ has plenty of greens, squashes, root vegetables, and salad mixes- all grown in NY’s famous black dirt.

Wave Hill Breads​ will have plenty of mouth-watering croissants, baguettes, French country bread and more. Pair it with Brent The Cheese Guy​’s ale cheddar and Anna Maria’s rose jam. 

New vendor Stone & Thistle Farm​ has a full array of pork, beef, and chicken products-all raised on their Delaware County family farm. They also make pot pies, broths, cassoulet, and pâtés.

Luxx Chocolat xquisite artisan chocolate​ will have their handcrafted chocolate, hot chocolate on a straw, new salted caramel bars and their delicious marshmallows.

Per Se​ favorite Mangalitsa by Mosefund​ is also joining us for the first time with their charcuterie and bacon burgers. Mangalitsas are a heritage breed and their meat is known as the “Kobe of pork.” They sold out of their sopressata in Hastings last week-plan accordingly.

Another new face will be Bronxville resident Marilyn de Melo selling handcrafted soaps and personal bathing products made with all-natural ingredients. Stop by and welcome her to Irvington.

All this and so much more. See you at the market!

Full Vendor List (subject to change)
AnnaMaria’s Northern Italian Jams
Anthi’s Greek Food​
Arlotta Food Studio​
Asian Farmer Dumpling
Deep Roots Farm NY​
DOC Pickle​
FarmEats​
Joe Tomato​
Luxx Chocolat xquisite artisan chocolate​
Madura Farm Mushrooms
Mangalitsa by Mosefund
MOMO dressing​
NY Chup​
Personalized Soaps by Marilyn​
Pie Lady & Son​
Pura Vida Fisheries​
Sohha Savory Yogurt​
Southtown Farms​
Spoon Me Soups​
Stone & Thistle Farm
Sun Sprout Farm
Taiim Shack Mobile​
teagevity​
Brent The Cheese Guy
The Good Witch Eats​
True Food​
Wave Hill Breads
What’s For Dessert?​
Wrights Farm​


Irvington Has A Winter Market!

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We are excited to kick-off our first 2017 Winter Market this coming Saturday (January 14th). The market will be held inside the Main Street school.

There will be many wonderful vendors with fresh food, bread, cheese, seasonal veggies and more! Come stock up.

The winter market will be held every other SATURDAY (the 2nd and 4th Saturdays) of every month. It will be held in the Main Street School gym.

The address is 101 Main Street in Irvington NY 10533.

 

 


Last weekly outdoor market

gourdsAre you ready for Thursday? If not, don’t fret-the Market can help. We will have most everything you need for the big day. Swing by-it’s our last outdoor weekly market of the season!

Just a reminder: If you pre-ordered a turkey from Southtown Farms, you must pick it up Saturday at the Hastings market. Matt will not be at the Irvington market on Sunday.

Making a pie? Need one? Head to Wrights for the apples or Pie Lady & Son for the actual apple pie. Warning-they will sell out early so get to the market as soon as you can.

Onto the stuffing. Do you make it with sausage? Ground beef? Oysters? Mushrooms? Whichever direction you head in, we’ve got you covered. Head to Sunset View’s tent for the sausage, FarmEats for the ground beef, Pura Vida for the oysters, and Madura Farm for the mushrooms.

Let’s talk sides! Deep Roots FarmBerry Brook Farm, and Sun Sprout are bringing loads of kale, squash, and sweet potatoes. They’ll also have onions, garlic, and herbs.

If you’re making a salad, don’t forget the dressing! MOMO will be stocked with their full line of dressings, in addition to their edamame dip (great for pre-meal noshing) and a Japanese fig confiture (add it to a cheese plate.)

Kontoulis will have olive oil, and since it will be a while until we see them again, get the large bottle to last your through the holidays.

If you need a unique and locally-made hostess gift here are some suggestions: A box of canales from Azukar. A bottle of artisanal ketchup from NY Chup. A tea gift basket from teagevity. A bag of locally-roasted coffee from Big Bang. A set of herbal remedies from Found Herbal. Or maybe some Wild Sea Salt for the cook. You can’t go wrong with any or all of these!

For our last outdoor market, we will have two well-known local authors signing books at the Community Tent. Jenny Rosenstrach author of the Dinner: A Love Story blog & book will be signing her second book: “How to Celebrate Everything” and Allison Gilbert will be signing her new book, “Passed and Present” – a one-of-a-kind guide for discovering creative and meaningful ways to keep the memory of loved ones alive.

See you at the market!

Vendor List (subject to change)
Azukar
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Blessed Brew
FarmEats
Found Herbal
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Let Them Eat Pita
Madura Farm
Mariachi Mexico
MOMO dressing
NY Chup
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Sohha Savory Yogurt
Sunset View Farm
Sun Sprout Farm
teagevity
Brent The Cheese Guy
True Food
Wave Hill Breads
What’s For Dessert?
Wild Sea Salt
Wrights Farm


Celery Charles & Pals Recipe

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This past Sunday the market was lucky enough to present the Celery Charles & Pals” series, written and illustrated by Alessandra Calamai. In this story, the Charles pals are fun and colorful fruits, vegetables and fast food characters in the world of Foodville, where foods and children live together. The fast foods are sure of the fact the kids love them and boast that they don’t need to make any special effort to attract them. The fruits and vegetables, led by Celery Charles, must come up with ways to rekindle the kids’ loyalty and become a healthy component of their diet once again.

For more information about the book, please visit their website at www.celerycharlesandpals.com.

 

Bellow is an adapted recipe from “Charles & Pals”

Yogurt Berry Yummy Treat:

1 apple (Wright Farm)

1 tbsp. raspberries (Wright Farm)

1 tsp. dried cranberries

2/3 cup of 2% yogurt (Sohha)

1 tsp. maple syrup (Farm Eats)

  1. Wash the apple and berries. Cut apple into bite size pieces.
  2. Add berries to the yogurt.
  3. Drizzle on maple syrup and enjoy!

Warm up with bone broth and plan ahead for the Thanksgiving table

image001Thinking about Thanksgiving desserts and sweets? Maybe you’re just focused on the upcoming week’s dinner menus. Either way, the market has you covered.

We don’t suggest buying fresh pies for turkey day just yet, but you really do need to stop by Luxx Chocolat’s table to pick up hand-painted chocolate turkeys. They are a delightful and whimsical addition to a place setting. If you think your guests or hosts might like a smaller treat, La Petite Occasion’s bag of caramels or toffee is another great option.

Pie Lady & Son and What’s for Dessert will both take orders for Thanksgiving pies. We encourage you to plan early- they’ll have a limited number of non-reserved pies next week.

If Thanksgiving is still too distant of an idea, focus on weeknight dinners. Pick up bone broth from Sunset View Farm. Their complex stock is loaded with rich flavors and makes a great base for ramen or soup. Pour in a dash of quality soy sauce and some sesame oil, add a soft boiled egg and a piece of pork belly and ladle it over warm noodles. Top it with sliced scallions and you have easy, nutrient-dense dinner that strikes the perfect flavor balance.

In the Market tent we have The Charlespals. They are the fruits, vegetables and fast food characters from the Celery Charles & Palsseries written and illustrated by Alessandra Calamai. These fun and colorful characters will take us to the world of Foodville, where foods and children live together. The fast foods, sure of the fact the kids love them, believe and boast that they don’t need to make any special effort to attract them. The fruits and vegetables, once the kids’ natural choice, led by clever & kind Celery Charles, must come up with ways to rekindle the kids’ loyalty towards them, and go back to being a delicious and healthy component of their everyday life and diet.

See you at the market!

Vendor List (subject to change)
AnnaMaria’s Northern Italian Jams
Arlotta Food Studio
Asian Farmer Dumpling
Azukar
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit


“The Great Spruce” and Cider!

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“The Great Spruce” Author John Duvall

Sunday we were lucky enough to have author John Duvall sell his children’s book “The Great Spruce”. This story is about a tree that means a lot to a young boy named Alec. When men from the Big City discover it, they ask if they can cut it down to display in the city square for the holidays. Alec’s parents are honored, but Alec does not want to lose his favorite tree.  He offers a compromise and everyone wins in this joyful, informative tale, which appears to take place in a small town along the Hudson. See a one-minute video trailer for the book here: http://www.thegreatspruce.com/copy-of-the-book.

All proceeds from book sales were donated to Irvington Farmers Market for the Food Donation program, which takes donated food from vendors once a month and provides it to facilities for a children’s cooking class. More books will be on sale at the community tent this week, so don’t forgot to pick up a copy!

We also provided some warm apple cider to enjoy while reading!

 

Warm Apple Cider Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 5-10 cloves
  • Orange and lemon peels
  • 1 container Wright Farm apple cider

Instructions:

  1. Pour 1 container of Wright Farm apple cider in a pot and warm.
  2. Add in cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, orange and lemon peels.
  3. Let warm for 15 minutes.
  4. Keep uncovered last 5 to release scent. Enjoy!

This week at the Market

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Daylight Saving Time ends tomorrow. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep and remember that market still opens at 9-even if your body feels like it’s 10. Fun fact about DST: Coldplay’s Chris Martin is the great-great-grandson of William Willett, who popularized the notion of daylight savings in 1907.

Berry Brook Farm has brussels sprouts on the stalk which provides a wonderful task for idle hands during dinner preparation. Snapping the sprouts is awfully therapeutic and a perfect activity for an early dinner guest. For tips on choosing, storing, and cooking brussels sprouts, take a look at this newly minted guide by Alison Roman for the The New York Times

If you’re starting to meal plan for Thanksgiving, check out this brussels sprouts and chestnuts in a brown butter sauce recipe. It’s a strong contender for best side.  Stay in Turkey day planning mode and bring your knives for sharpening. You don’t want to ruin the big reveal by spending hours hacking away at your bird with a dull knife. Make sure to also stock up on olive oil from Kontoulis. This will be their last visit of the season- they’re off to Greece on Tuesday for olive harvesting.

It’s not too late to order you free-range, hormone and antibiotic-free bird from Southtown. You can also put in your pie orders with the Pie Lady & Son: go for the classic pumpkin or pecan or you can spice it up with an apple, pear, and walnut crumble. You should also stop by La Petite Occasion for some artisanal and unique sweets like caramel apples and cider caramels.

Tomorrow we’re getting a late-in-the-season addition to the prepared foods line-up. Anthi’s Greek Food is bringing their well regarded fare to the Rivertowns. People particularly rave about their spanakopita, moussaka, and baklava. Try it for yourself.

We have Irvington author John Duvall reading from his new children’s book The Great Spruce, so bring the kids.

See you at the market!

Vendor List (subject to change)
Anthi’s Greek Food
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Blessed Brew
Deep Roots Farm NY
DOC Pickle
FarmEats
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
La Petite Occasion
Let Them Eat Pita
Madura Farm
MOMO dressing
Nutty Spread
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpeners
Sohha Savory Yogurt
Southtown Farms
Sunset View Farm
Sun Sprout Farm
teagevity
Brent The Cheese Guy
True Food
Wave Hill Breads
What’s For Dessert?
Wild Sea Salt
Wrights Farm