Last Sunday market of the season

It’s finally here-the last market of Summer 2017. Tomorrow marks the end of the summer season. The last of the harvest has been picked. Farm fields are bare and farmers will be taking a short, and well-deserved, break before crop planning starts for the 2018 season.

Their harvest will be on full display-just in time for Thanksgiving preparations. Deep Roots will have baby spinach, arugula, lettuce, mesclun mix, parsley, leaf fennel, chives, rosemary, lemon balm, blue potatoes, parsnips, rainbow carrots, purple and orange carrots, bunches beets, loose chioggia beets, purple top turnip, watermelon radish, loose Easter egg radish, banana peppers, microgreens, leeks, kale bunches, cabbage, butternut squash, acorn squash, and scallions for your feast day dishes.

Matt from Southtown Farms may have turkeys left-you’ll have to get to the market early.

See you at the market!

Vendor List (subject to change)

Anthi’s Greek Food
Arlotta Food Studio
Asian Farmer Dumpling
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Climax Cooperative
Dan Madura Farms
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dr. Pickle
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Mangalitsa by Mosefund
MOMO dressing
Nutmeg/What’s For Dessert?
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


Making an Apple Pie?

According to Bon Appetit the six best apples for baking are Jona Gold, Braeburn, Mutsu, Winesap, and Pink Lady. Luckily for us Wrights Farm grows all of them! A family farm in operation for over 100 years, Wrights has always operated “sustainably.”  The currently grow using integrated pest management methods and are committed to cultivating their fruit in a way that is healthy for you and for the planet.

While they take their commitment to sustainability seriously, they have a lot of fun on their farm. They hand draw all of their pie boxes, host a cupcake festival, and even let dogs in on the fun. Their sense of humor extends to their website with the “emergency recipes” section- go-to easy recipes for those times when you have too many apples! The recipes are anything but frivolous though, they offer up grandma’s “old fashioned”  methods for applesauce and a french apple tart. Any of the recipes are sure to be crowd pleasers on Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow marks Kontoulis’ last market before the holidays. They are off to Greece for the olive harvest, so they won’t be at any of the winter markets in December. Make sure you are stocked up on enough oil for cooking and gifting.

See you at the market!

Vendors (subject to change)

Anthi’s Greek Food
Asian Farmer Dumpling
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Climax Cooperative
Dan Madura
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dr. Pickle
FarmEats
Joe Tomato
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Nutmeg Cafe/ What’s For Dessert?
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


Get ready for Thanksgiving

Dear Shoppers,

We are three weeks out from arguably the biggest food holiday of the year. If you haven’t already, start thinking about what you are serving and what you will need from the market. The Knife Sharpener will make his last visit this Sunday. Bring your carving knives and have them at their sharpest for the main turkey carving event.

Southtown Farms, will be at the market and has a few turkeys left. Stop by to reserve one of their pasture-raised birds.

Got dessert? Pie Lady & Son is taking orders for pickup either at the market or their storefront in Nyack. Put your order in at the market or online for their traditional pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies or jazz it up a bit with their apple pear walnut crumble. Nutmeg is also taking pre-orders for their pies but why not go a bit more rustic with an apple crostata?

It’s La Petite Occasion’s last market of the season. Their caramel packs make a great hostess gift or stocking stuffers.

Jedidiah Kaine performs.

See you at the market!

 

Vendor List (subject to change)

Anthi’s Greek Food
Arlotta Food Studio
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Climax Cooperative
Dan Madura Farms
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dr. Pickle
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
La Petite Occasion
Mangalitsa by Mosefund
Nutmeg/ @What’s For Dessert?
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpeners
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


Japanese flavors, cultured butter, and more

Masaki and Yukimi Momose of MOMO Dressing have been bringing an unexpected taste of Japan, via Brooklyn, to the Rivertowns for a few years now, not once wavering in their commitment to us despite their rising star status in the NYC food scene. It’s that dedication and loyalty that has led to their success. Lauded by magazine critics and market shoppers alike, their salad dressings, edamame dips, and confitures are as delicious as they are simple. Made with the freshest ingredients possible, and local when available, MOMO’s concoctions introduce Nipponese cuisine novices to flavors and dishes that don’t appear on American sushi restaurant menus. Stop by and chat them up- they are incredibly kind and generous, particularly with recipes and product pairing suggestions, like eating a Pura VIda scallop raw with a dollop of their yuzu jalapeño dressing.

Valley Shepherd Creamery has had their star cemented in the farmers’ market circuit for a long time now, and not just for their breathtaking array of handcrafted cheeses. They make cultured butter that is more local, and tastes a whole better (in our opinion) than the supermarket one that comes wrapped in gold. Cultured butter is made by adding live bacteria to the cream before churning and has a fat content of at least 82%, which translates into a higher smoke point and a more tender baking crust. Don’t think there is a difference between cultured and regular butter? We respectfully disagree.  Pick some up at the market and see for yourself.

Found Herbal is back with the full line of natural apothecary. As the cold weather descends we spend more time indoors and in closer contact with germs. Stave them off with Jessica’s elderberry elixir.

Local student Ella Roth performs the early set and Greg Adams closes the market out. Kumon of Dobbs Ferry will be at the community tent to discuss their tutoring and enrichment services.

See you at the market!


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Dear Shoppers,

Ahhh…finally. The autumn weather has arrived and with it our cravings for warm beverages, piles of leaves to jump into, and treats inspired by the fall flavors of apple and pumpkin. While we can’t do much about the leaves-we CAN offer you a lot in the way of hot cider, coffee and tea. And of course our vendors offer a lot in the way of seasonal snacks.

Whether you like your coffee hot or cold, we hope you’re starting off your mornings with freshly ground beans from Big Bang Coffee Roasters. If not, then please visit their tent tomorrow. You’ll thank us in the morning.

Owned by husband and wife team Kevin and Elina Dart, Big Bang is small-batch roastery  in Peekskill using beans that are ethically sourced, thereby  delivering the cleanest, most fulfilling cup cup of coffee. Their latest partnership with Cafe Femenino embodies their commitment to using beans that produce the best tasting coffee AND contribute sto  making the world a better place. Cafe Femenino is an all-female operation that recognizes women as equal producers of organic coffee and pays them a fair trade price for their product. Cafe Femenino works with women in nine countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, and Sumatra and supports the women in taking on  leadership roles, obtain the title to the land on which they farm, and earn an extra premium for their high-quality coffee beans.

Big Bang is bringing Guatemalan beans to market tomorrow- a full-bodied bean with nutty/smokey undertones, sweet cocoa flavor, and a crisp clean finish. Try a cup, pick up a bag, and know that by doing so, you are supporting the local economy and women’s empowerment globally.

If coffee isn’t your cup of tea, then teagevity sure is! Preston will be sure to have fall blends on hand along with warm tea ready to be served. If you suffer from any joint pain, his turmeric tea is a must try. It tastes delicious and helps ease the inflammation.

La Petite Occasion will be on hand with fall treats like caramel apples. It’s a decadent dessert that can be pre-ordered for any of your fall festivities.

See you at the market!

 

This week at the Market

Westchester Citizens Climate lobby and the Irvington Democratic Party voter registration drive. Paul Manzi performs.

Anthi’s Greek Food
Arlotta Food Studio
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Climax Cooperative
Dan Madura Farms
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
La Petite Occasion
Nutmeg/ What’s For Dessert?
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pura Vida Fisheries
Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpeners
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


Dough Nation Pizza truck

Dough Nation is backAfter a brief hiatus the pizza truck is back with their tried and true pies and market-driven creations. The pizza chef cruises the market before opening for inspiration and then whips up unique and seasonal pies that you can’t find anywhere else. And you don’t have to wait for lunch-you can order a pie with a fried egg on top-crack an egg on anything and it magically becomes breakfast! Grab a pie and sit back to enjoy the sounds of Jonah and Sierra Scott at 9:30 and Shtiebel at 11.

The summer heat is clinging on no matter what the calendar says. That means more ice cream! Penny Lick is the obvious choice with their delectable array of push-pops and pints to take home in creative flavors like Earl Grey and Maple Salted Caramel. Luxx Chocolat will also have ice cream in the form of their famous sandwiches. Try their new fall flavor, S’mores!

If you’re craving something sweet but not cold, you must try one of the pies from Nutmeg/ What’s for Dessert. Their fall line includes traditional apple, pecan, and pumpkin.

Lisa Tomeny from Irvington’s I-askCAB will be at the community tent.

See you at the market!

 

Anthi’s Greek Food
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Climax Cooperative
Dan Madura Farm
Dr. Pickle
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
FarmEats
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Luxx Chocolat xquisite artisan chocolate
Nutmeg/ What’s For Dessert?
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
teagevity
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm

La Petite Occasion
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


Fall Flavors

The First Mess butternut squash pasta

The warm weather this weekend may feel more summer than fall, but rest assured autumn-and its’ flavors
are upon us. We’re in that sweet spot of the season that bridges two seasons: we have tomatoes and corn, perhaps even some berries or stone fruit left side-by-side with early apples, squash, and brussel sprouts. Here is a perfect fall recipe that gives Berry Brook Farm’s honey  nut squash the shine it deserves: Butternut orecchiette pasta with arugula. 

Another fall favorite are ground cherries. Not many farmers cultivate them but fortunately for us Deep Roots Farm does. This American native is related to tomatillos and tomatoes and grows in a papery husk. When the husk turn translucent and becomes brittle, you know it’s time to pop one in your mouth. It tastes like a miniature pineapple exploded in your mouth!

Need another kind of explosion in your mouth-the kind to get you through the hectic school and work week? Head to Big Bang for beans-they have just partnered  with   Cafe Feminino, an all-female coffee collective from Mexico and Guatemala to bring you coffee with a conscience.

Jody Cole performs at 11.

See you at the market!

 

Vendor List (subject to change)

Anthi’s Greek Food
Arlotta Food Studio
Asian Farmer Dumpling
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Climax Cooperative
Dan Madura Farm
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dr. Pickle
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
Found Herbal
Joe Tomatoe Mozzarella
MOMO dressing
Nutmeg/ What’s For Dessert?
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


Welcome Back Honey Locust

13165880_1184597711558592_598239947497700123_nWe are very fortunate to welcome back  Honey Locust Farmhouse to Irvington this Sunday. In addition to honey, as the name suggests, Honey Locust brings handcrafted tea blends, elderberry syrup (made with organic elderberries from the farm), jams, herbal tinctures, and more.

Nancy Macnamara, the genius behind Honey Locust, left the art world to take over her family’s farm back in the 1980’s. She soon developed a cult following among New York’s top chefs who clamored for her herbs and microgreens.  She expanded her offerings and took them to markets all over the Hudson Valley. Unfortunately Nancy faced some health issues a few years back and had to pull back from her business. Her journey towards health pointed her towards her very own backyard, towards plants that supported healing. She developed a line of tinctures and teas to address a variety of ailments, using plants that she either cultivates or forages herself. She has made her return to the markets and we couldn’t be happier.

We particularly love her raw wildflower honey.  Make a simple ricotta bruschetta with a baguette from Wave Hill, ricotta from Valley Shepherd Creamery, and basil from Deep Roots. You can even mix in some lemon zest to the ricotta before you drizzle it with Nancy’s honey, though sadly you won’t find any lemons at the market.

On the subject of bruschetta…it’s a wonderful canvas to enjoy the last flavors of summer. Try the farmers market bruschetta with corn, red onion, zuchinni, and feta from The Café Sucre Farine. Or this classic recipe from our our friends at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Or this beet bruschetta recipe from the midwest’s Mill City Farmers’ Market.  Want to try a sweet bruschetta? The Craving Chronicles has a recipe for an apple, brie, and honey one. You might need it to satisfy your sweet tooth since Nutmeg/What’s for Dessert is away this weekend enjoying her daughter’s wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple!

We have two great musical guests lined up: Greg Jacquin for the 9:30-10:45am set & Miyuki Furtado for the second from 11 to 1:30.

The PTSA Welcome Committee will have a welcome table for new families and the community table guest will be Rabbi Ben Newman from Schtiebel.

See you at the market!

Anthi’s Greek Food
Asian Farmer Dumpling
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Climax Cooperative
Dan Madura Farm
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dr. Pickle
FarmEats (with beef only)
Honey Locust Farm House
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
La Petite Occasion
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


Farm Stay anyone?

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Dear Shoppers,

Love Stone & Thistle Farm? Did you know you can spend a weekend with them as part of their Farm Stay program?

Perhaps your adoration was sparked by their quirky sausage names or
their well-read salesperson. Maybe you fell hard after tasting the bone broth or pot pie. Whatever the reason, S&T is worthy of your admiration. They take sustainability seriously and are committed to raising animals and producing meat ethically and with compassion. Want to see for yourself? Stay at the farm. Gather eggs, shovel hay, and witness a chicken slaughter (maybe) Want to know more? Stop by their tent on Sunday to pick up some of their gorgeous eggs and ask them about it. Or you can read more about one Park Slope family’s stay at newyorkcityfamily.com

Also at the market on Sunday…the Knife Sharpener! Make sure your knives are ready for the upcoming holidays and your lawn mower is ready for the last cuts before winter.

The Youth Yoga Lab will host kids yoga from 11-12. Grab a tea from teagevity and relax while your kids stretch and bend.

See you at the market!

p.s. The Levins are performing!