September 9th Market News

Still putting together your High Holiday menus? Try this easy carrot recipe from My Jewish Learning with carrots from Berry Brook Farm or Climax Cooperative. It’s also great a weeknight dinner dish.

If the back to school madness or holiday cooking has you losing sleep, run to the market to stock up on coffee from Big Bang Coffee Roasters or caffeinated tea from teagevity.

League Of Women Voters of NYS and Hudson Valley Singers are in the Community Tent. Irvington NY PTSA is hosting New Families@ the Market- an initiative to make new district families feel welcome. Peter Calo plays in the Music Tent.

Vendor List (subject to change)
Anthis Studios
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Bohemian Baked
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
Dr. Pickle
FarmEats 100% Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised Pork & Chickens
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kimchi Culture, Inc
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Lime Kiln Farm
Madura Farms
McGrath Cheese Company
The Nutmeg Cafe
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


September 2nd Market News

Happy Labor Day! If you heading to or hosting a BBQ Penny Lick has dessert covered. Both children and adults will delight in their whimsical push pops in flavors like sugar plum, strawberry lemonade, and of course vanilla!

Grab your grilling provisions at Southtown, Stone & Thistle, and Farm Eats. The knife sharpener visits. Citizens Climate Lobby & the Westchester County Democratic Party will be in the Community Tent. Greg Jacquin plays in the Music Tent. 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
Bohemian Baked
Climax Cooperative Farm
Dacha Fermented Veggies
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
Dr. Pickle
FarmEats
Joe Tomato
Lime Kiln Farm
Madura Farm
McGrath Cheese Company
Penny Lick
Pura Vida Fisheries
Ready Set Knife Sharpeners
Southtown Farms
Spoon Me Soups
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


August 26, 2018 Market News

Hard to believe summer is coming to an end.  We have been fortunate with bumper harvests of tomatoes, peaches, corn, and other “sexy” produce whose arrival we anxiously await. But let’s not overlook some of the crops that may not scream “summer” but whose taste are at the peak in August, like the humble beet.

Beets are often an after-thought. Rarely are they the reason you rush to the market, though they should be. Beets are full of sugar and geosmin—a compound that gives them their distinctive “earthy flavor.” They are also brimming with vital nutrients that can lower your blood pressure and improve athletic performance. And don’t forget about the beet greens! As nutritious as spinach, the greens can be par-boiled and sautéed like Swiss chard.

Try roasting Madura’s beets with Kontoulis olive oil and salt. Then toss them with salad greens from Climax Cooperative Farm,  corn from Wrights, and goat cheese from Lime Kiln. Top it off with grilled salmon or mushrooms and you have a hearty lunch or dinner.

While you’re picking up your ingredients, make sure to grab a pie from Dough Nation—we like the market pie with an egg cracked on top. It’s best enjoyed while listening to the sounds of The Levins.

The Irvington Historical Society and the Hudson Valley Singers will visit. Stop by the Community Tent to meet them.

See you at the market!

 

Vendor List (subject to change)
Today’s vendors…
Anthis Greek Specialties
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit Breads
Big Bang Coffee
Climax Cooperative Farm
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
Doc Pickle
Farm Eats
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kontoulis Olive Oil
Lime Kiln Farm
Madura Farms
McGrath Cheese Co.
Nutmeg
Penny Lick Ice Cream
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
Teagevity
True Food
Wave Hill Breads
Wright’s Farm


August 19th, 2018

Dear Shoppers,

We are open for business on Sunday-not a rain cloud on the radar. Also open for business…food scrap collection for composting! We are thrilled this service has resumed thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers and the incredible support of the Village of Irvington and Main Street School staff. Going forward, there are very strict guidelines in place for the collection:

  • We can only accept 260 gallons of food scraps. Once our toters are full, we will have to redirect people to Anthony Veteran Park in Greenburgh. Get to the Market early!
  • Food scraps can only be dropped off during Market hours-9:30am to 1:00pm. No food scraps can be thrown into the toters after hours.
  • Only food waste and compostable materials will be accepted. Please monitor your collection carefully.

We are confident this program will expand in the future. If you would like to get involved in these efforts, please email Anne Jaffe Holmes

After you drop off your food scraps, head to Wrights Farm and try their new heirloom tomato sauce, made with vine-ripened, handpicked heirloom tomatoes from their farm. It’s a great pantry staple to have on hand for those nights when you need dinner on the table fast.  Serve it over pasta or, if you have a few minutes to spare, pork and beef meatballs with ground meat from Southtown Farms.  Don’t have a good meatball recipe? Try this one from Fleisher’s Craft Butchery. Pair either the pasta or the meatballs (or both) with a salad mix from Climax Cooperative.

Intuiton performs in the Music tent.

See you at the market!

 

This week at the market

Anthi’s Greek Food
Arlotta Food Studio
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Climax Cooperative Farm
Dacha Fermented Veggies
Dough Nation Pizza truck
Dr. Pickle
FarmEats
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Lime Kiln Farm Cheese
Madura Farm
McGrath Cheese Company
Nutmeg Cafe
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Spoon Me Soups
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
VNFOODTOGO Vietnamese Food
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


August 12, 2018 Market News

We’re celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week by honoring one of our favorite farmers who brings us delicious mushrooms, melons, and more every week. By now many of you must know Rashaun Brown of Dan Madura Farm. If you don’t, a proper introduction is in order. Rashaun grew up in the Bronx but was pulled north for love and never looked back. When Rashaun married Kim, Dan’s daughter  (as in the Dan of Dan Madura Farm), he not only became a husband, he became a farmer! He, his wife, his father-in-law, and his three kids all work the land—the farm is truly a family affair.  Rashaun always arrives with a smile and an encyclopedic knowledge of all things mycological. Need a blue oyster recipe? Ask Rashaun. Want to know how to cook fiddleheads? Ask Rashaun.  How to achieve Global Peace? Ask Rashaun! While you’re there chatting away, make sure to pick up a casaba melon. These unique fruits are similar to honeydew, though sweeter with a white, soft flesh.

The festivities continue with a cooking demonstration and sampling by Bella Cucina and musical performancesby Greg Adams.  In the community tent we have the Greenburgh Hebrew Center and the Irvington Democratic Party.

See you at the market!

Vendor List (subject to change)

Anthi’s Greek Food
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Climax Cooperative
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
Dr. Pickle
FarmEats
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kimchi Culture
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Lime Kiln Farm
Madura Farms
McGrath Cheese Company
Nutmeg Cafe
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
Three Little Pigs BBQ of Hawthorne
True Food
VN2GO
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


August 5, 2018

Dear shoppers,

Have you tried the fantastic goat cheese from Lime Kiln Farm? They are new to the market this year and are a terrific addition, both in product and in personality. Pair any of their cheeses with a baguette or miche from Bien Cuit. And, they offer several varieities so easy to put together a market cheese platter now that McGrath Cheese Co. is coming every week as well.

Also new this year is Kimchi Culture, some of the best Kimchi you will find outside of Korea. They offer a really interesting variety of seasonal kimchi and, as per tradition, the cabbage kimchi is presented whole and quartered requiring cutting with scissors. What pairs well with kimchi? Bulgogi, a Korean beef dish that you can pan-fry, smoke, or bake. Basically, it’s sliced rib eye that has been marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, fruits and vegetable extracts. Kimchi Culture sells bags of frozen bulgogi, ready to toss in your cast iron skillet for a quick and easy mid-week dinner.

We have a guest vendor at the market on Sunday, New Castle Scone comes to us from Chappaqua. Their scones are surprisingly light and come in flavors such as cranberry-orange, lemon-poppyseed and double-chocolate. Baker Grace Baccay also offers gluten-free options.

The tomatoes are insane this year. Buy some sliced sourdough or French bread from Wave Hill Breads on Sunday and make yourself an open-faced tomato sandwich with coarse salt every day next week. Bag the mayo for a drizzle of Kontoulis olive oil or a light touch of creamery butter instead. You are welcome.

See you at the market!

Vendor list:

Anthis Greek Specialties
Bien Cuit Breads
Big Bang Coffee
Berry Brook Organic Farm
Climax Cooperative Farm
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
Doc Pickle
Farm Eats
Homegrown Nurseries
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kimchi Culture
Kontoulis Olive Oil
Lime Kiln Farm
Madura Farms
McGrath Cheese Co.
New Castle Scone
Penny Lick Ice Cream
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
Teagevity
Three Little Pigs BBQ
True Food
Wave Hill Breads
Wright’s Farm


July 29th, 2018

Set your timers…the very short sugar plum season has begun. Yiu can get them at wrights Farm.  These tiny stone fruit can easily be popped into your mouth whole, satisfying the sweet tooth of children and adults alike. They aren’t, however, suited to the most common plum recipes as the pits cling to the flesh, making a clean extraction nearly impossible. Try making a grownup  granita-a no-churn sorbet of sorts-which a refreshing and cooling way to enjoy these sweets plums. Recipe below courtesy of Love and Olive Oil

This week’s community table guests are Greenburgh Hebrew Center and Dr. Joseph Goscilo, DDS, who practices in Irvington.

Jim & Friends and Matt Turk perform in the music tent.

See you at thr market!

 

Ginger Plum Granita

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ripe plums (I used sugar plums, but any sweet red plum will work here)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • a few pieces candied ginger
  • 2 tablespoons Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, combine whole plums, sugar, lemon juice, and ginger. Smash plums to release their juices, and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until plums or softened and the pits and skins float freely. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding the solids. Stir in ginger liqueur.
  2. Pour plum mixture into an 8-by-8-inch baking dish and place in the freezer for 4 hours, stirring and scraping the pan with a fork every 30 minutes to break up the larger frozen pieces and produce a snow-cone-like texture. Spoon into chilled serving dishes and top with a sliver of plum and some candied ginger for garnish.

Read more at https://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2016/06/ginger-plum-granita.html


July


Welcome to July, where strawberries have given way to cherries. If you have any left after snacking your way through the market, they make easy and refreshing ice pops; just pit them, blend with sugar or agave nectar, and freeze. Sour cherries—or baking cherries—are also to be had at the market, and they’re a real find! Despite their name, they’re sweet enough to eat right out of the container, too.

Summer also means grilling, and new vendor Kimchi Culture has the perfect marinated meat to throw on the BBQ for a dinner ready in no time. Their kalbi beef is marinated in a blend of Korean flavors and takes minutes to cook. Make sure to top it was some kimchi and pair with their scallion pancakes. Don’t forget to add a salad. Start with salanova from Climax and then perhaps some fennel or baby carrots.

See you there!


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:

bsmith@irvingtonny.gov

lschopfer@irvingtonny.gov

llonky@irvingtonny.gov

mgilliland@irvingtonny.gov

ckehoe@irvingtonny.gov

jsilverberg@irvingtonny.gov


Opening Day is Sunday, June 3rd

OPENING DAY 2018

Finally we’re back outside in the sunshine and back to our weekly Sunday schedule. This year we’ve added some great vendors to the lineup, who we will introduce you to over the next few weeks. This Sunday you can look forward to a new gluten-free and vegan baker, Bohemian Baked, bringing GF bagels, chocolate chip cookies, and vegan brownies. Our new fermented foods vendor DACHA pairs traditional Russian recipes handed down from her mother with local ingredients to make lacto-fermented veggies.  And be sure to stop by and welcome our new weekly goat cheese vendor, Lime Kiln Farm. Their primo sale is a must try!

In addition to the newbies, our long-time favorites will also be on hand. Welcome back Gaia’s Breath and Wrights! 

Ranger Rick is on hand with his animal friends and Greg Connors performs. See you at the market!