Eat Real Food

Screen Shot 2017-08-25 at 2.48.47 PMWe don’t have to tell you to eat “Real Food”- that’s why you come to the farmers’ market every Sunday. We just saw the picture on Climax Cooperative’s instagram account and thought we would share because our Sunday Market is all about real food.

Climax Cooperative is in their first year of farming under the banner of Climax and they already have a loyal following. Partly because of their adorable social media wit (#lettuce #turnip the #beet is a recent caption) but mostly because of their delectable produce. They are three young men in overalls with ambition and a passionate commitment to sustainability. Make sure to stop by their tent and enjoy the late summer harvest-tomatoes galore, salad heads, carrots, and so much more.

For your protein, visit Drew over at FarmEats. We recently tried his thin-cut, flanken-style short ribs, grilled Korean BBQ-style and it was AMAZING. It’s shockingly easy to make and it you marinade ahead of time, it can be grilled and served in 1/2 an hour. Try this glabi recipe from KimchiChick

Dough Nation is back! Stop by the truck and tell them how much you missed them! Can’t wait to see what the market pizza will be…

Newell Farmlands is also back with their delicious seasoning. A great thing to have in the quick weeknight-dinners arsenal.

See you at the market!
#Lettuce #turnip the #beet

p.s. Serenata is performing!

This Week at the Market

Anthi’s Greek Food
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee
Climax Cooperative
Dan Madura Farm
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dr. Pickle
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
FarmEats  (with beef only)
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Luxx Chocolat
Newell Farm
Nutmeg/ What’s For Dessert?
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


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Screen Shot 2017-08-18 at 6.02.24 PMThe folks at Healing Home Foods are making the most of summer watermelons…The gluten and dairy -free, vegan, and organic snack company is bringing watermelon chews and watermelonade to the market on Sunday. They taste great and are super-healthy. Grab some while they are still in season.

Watermelons aren’t the only fruit at the market…Wrights has peaches, cherries, and more. The more part is what sets Wrights apart from other orchards. They are constantly experimenting with new products to appeal to the evolving palates of their customers. Their latest creations? Sweet cherry kombucha and pear wine jam. Stop by and try some!

Dough Nation Pizza truck is taking a break this weekend but Anthis Greek Food and Joe Tomato will have plenty of prepared food to enjoy at the market while the little ones are in their The Youth Yoga Lab class.

Found Herbal makes her monthly visit- mosquito and tick season isn’t over so be sure to get some of her all-natural insect repellent.

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
Dan Madura Farms
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dr. Pickle
Found Herbal
Healing Home Foods
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
MOMO dressing
Nutmeg/ What’s For Dessert?
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


Think gills for the grill. And gluten-free NEVER tasted so good.

Hamburgers. Hot dogs. Been there. Done that.
With all the great fish available to us at the Pura Vida fish stand, it’s a shame not to experiment with different types of fish on the barbecue.
Intimidated?  Check out this primer on grilling fish
– whole and fillets.
We  typically tend to go with the meatier fish like tuna and sword for the grill, because they just seem, well, safer.
But barbecuing does wonders for smoky, flavorful fish like mackerel, sardines and striped bass which have all been looking beautiful at the market in recent weeks.
Here’s a

Once you’ve tasted crisp, charred sardines , especially with a side of grilled tomatoes and potatoes- you’ll wonder what took you so long.

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But there is no reason you can’t substitute the mangoes with summer sweet nectarines from Wright’s Farm to make it both seasonal and local.
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Cyndi Bothwell the baker and founder of Nutmeg (formerly known as What’s for Dessert) is taking a well-deserved vacation this weekend.
Do you think we’d leave you sweet-less?
Can’t tell you how excited I am that Sweetness, a gluten/grain free baker at the Chappaqua Farmer’s Market. is filling in.  Lisa  Ciraldo specializes in nut-based cookies and donuts. Her milk chocolate almond and dark chocolate pistachio macaroons were the hit of the Farmer’s Market in Steamboat Springs, CO. where she was living the last 20 years before returning to her native Westchester. Alos popular: her nut-based donuts: cinnamon sugar, chocolate glazed, chocolate glazed with coconut, etc.
Also, a sweet reminder that the Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies from Bien Cuit are a great little treat to enjoy at the market, or to take home to share with friends & family.  The chocolate buckwheat cookies are a perfect blend of sweet and salty, with the nutty flavor of buckwheat flour.  Their texture is rich, creamy; with a melt-on-the-tongue effect of the pairing of butter, sugar and buckwheat.  Spotted with chocolate chips and with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and coarse salt, it’s a bite sized treat that is complex and yet perfect for all ages.  
​See you at the market!​

Music this week: Greg Jacquin followed by Fred Gillen Jr.


Lettuce- $5 for 3 heads at Climax Cooperative

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Lettuce is often the underdog of the market…overlooked and never paid much attention, a good head of lettuce is the bedrock of any delicious salad (that calls for lettuce of course). Market lettuce is fresher and often comes in varieties you can’t find in your supermarket. Climax Cooperative is having a sale this Sunday- 3 heads for $5...Pick them up before they sell out.

If you’re stuck in a salad rut check out Salad For President. Not only will your cooking be inspired, you’ll be taken on a stunning visual journey that traces the connection between art and food. Julia Sherman’s blog entries contains a salad recipe made in collaboration with an artist, musician, writer, or creative professional, living their lives artfully.

Homegrown Nurseries is back with seedlings for your fall garden. It will cool down next week to give you enough time to get your brussels sprouts, celeriac, and kale starters in.

Luxx Chocolat is also visiting with 8 different kinds of ice cream sandwiches, including a blueberry one made with local fruit.

If you’re in the market for something sweet but not cold, pick up a peach pie from Pie Lady & Son made with Hudson Valley summer peaches. A scoop of Penny Lick ice cream completes the dessert!

Or you could go the healthier route and just eat a raw peach…head to Wrights and pick some up.

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
Dan Madura Farms
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dr. Pickle
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
FarmEats (with beef only)
Homegrown Nurseries
Joe Tomato Mozarella
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Luxx Chocolat
Newell Farmlands
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


Panzanella- Summer must be here!

 

 

 

Dear Shoppers,
You know what screams summer? Panzanella, the classic Tuscan salad made with stale bread.

If their Instagram account is any indication, Bien Cuit uses olive oil, vingear, lemons, onions, cucumbers, basil, and of course the centerpiece- juicy, ripe tomatoes. That’s a pretty standard recipe, but there are infinite ways to make this salad- here’s a basic no-recipe tutorial from Food52 that you can use as your base and then add to.

Start with quality basics…olive oil and vinegar from Kontoulis Family Olive Oil, bread from Bien Cuit or Wave Hill Breads, and tomatoes from Berry Brook Farm or Wrights Farm. From there, let the market inspire you! Perhaps fresh mozzarella from Joe, pickled red onions from Deep Roots Farm NY, or wilted greens from Climax Cooperative. Peruse the stands and choose what calls to you. Happy Cooking!

The Youth Yoga Lab is hosting free kid’s yoga, starting at 10:30. And Shovel Ready String Band performs, so grab some food from Anthi’s Greek Food or the Dough Nation  pizza truck and hang out.

See you at the market!


Happy 4th of July!

Dear Shoppers,

19554269_1540443959360239_1270215644402156262_n Happy 4th of July! Gather your BBQ and party essentials at the market-meat, grilling vegetables, and of course cheese for a platter as beautiful as the one below from Valley Shepherd Creamery.

The key to building a delicious cheese plate is variety-pick a few stellar cheeses that can please different tastes-soft, hard, cow, goat, etc. The folks at the Valley Shepherd tent will be more than happy to make suggestions and offer tastes.

You could adorn the platter with grapes and figs but for a more local twist pick up strawberries and cherries from Wrights Farm. The fruit is also the perfect color for make for festive desserts.

Don’t forget to stop by Wave Hill Bread or Bien Cuit to complete the presentation.

Of course both Southtown and Stone & Thistle are prepared to meet all of your meat grilling needs with sausages, chops, wings, and more.Enjoy your holiday!

See you at the market…

Vendors

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
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
Healing Home Foods
Homegrown Nurseries
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Nutmeg/ What’s For Dessert?
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
The Misshapened Bowl
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


Summer is here…

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We are heading into peak season with all of your summer favorites coming to the market. This week it’s eggplant in abundance from Berry Brook Farm, sugar snap peas from Wrights Farm, and beautiful head lettuce from Climax Cooperative. And don’t forget snapdragons from Deep Roots Farm NY.

Eggplant is a versatile vegetable that can be the star of the dinner table or an accompaniment to grilled meat or chicken skewers. This recipe from Food52 for eggplant involtini can be either- a light dinner for particularly hot nights or a stunning addition to a summer BBQ table. It’s made best with other fresh market ingredients like mozzarella from Joe Tomato and summer sauce with market tomatoes.

Need a beautiful serving dish to display that eggplant involtini? Stop by The Misshapened Bowl for unique serving plates and bowls made from local driftwood. Each piece is handcrafted with an eye towards bringing out the beauty of the wood and the grain.

Don’t forget the Knife Sharpener is at the market for their monthly visit- bring your knives and lawn mower blades to keep you cutting sharply and swiftly all summer long.

If you aren’t going home straight away you can leave your knives with Matt or at the Veggie Valet– the free service we offer where you shop, we hold your groceries in a cooler, and you pick up later in the afternoon.

See you at the market!

Vendor List (subject to change)
Acorn Hill Farm
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
The Cookery Restaurant Dough Nation Pizza Truck
FarmEats 100% Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised Pork & Chickens
Homegrown Nurseries
Joe Tomato Mozarella
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Luxx Chocolat xquisite artisan chocolate
Mangalitsa by Mosefund
Nutmeg/ What’s For Dessert?
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpeners
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
The Misshapened Bowl
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


Happy Father’s Day

If you’re grilling, throw some wings on. Like Irvington resident Aditi Zibu Chang of Handmade by Zibu says “The best wings come from the best chickens, which come from the best farmer!” and Matt from Southtown Farms is definitely one of the best. A marine vet, he turned to farming after his last tour in Iraq with the help of the Farmer Veteran Coalition. Along with his wife and daughter, he raises his animals on a small farm in Mahwah, NJ according to his motto: “You must care for your family, your community, your land, the enviroment, and most importantly the animals that are put into your care.” Happy Father’s Day Matt!

Like a little kick to your wings? Try spreading Chi-Cho Sauce on them. Handcrafted in Astoria, it’s made with fresh, local ingredients and aims to hit the perfect sweet/hot spot without overwhelming your taste buds with fire. Pick up a bottle as gift!

Stone & Thistle Farm also has an array of grilling options including sausages with creative names like the Tony Hawk (made with ramps-get it?) or the Violet Beauregard (made with blueberries.)

Making dessert? Grab some quarts of strawberries and cherries (yes cherries!) from Wrights Farm or one of their pies if you don’t have time to whip up something.

See you at the market!

 

This week at the market 
Acorn Hill Farm
Anthi’s Greek Food
Arlotta Food Studio
Asian Farmer Dumpling
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Brooklyn Bread & Sweets
Chi-Cho Sauce
Climax Cooperative
Dan Madura Farms
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dr. Pickle
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
Found Herbal
Healing Home Foods
Homegrown Nurseries
Joe Tomato
Mangalitsa by Mosefund
Nutmeg Cafe/ What’s For Dessert?
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
The Misshapened Bowl
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm

Last Indoor Saturday Market of the Season!

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Please come celebrate the end of our Saturday indoor markets tomorrow! We are so grateful to the Irvington community for supporting our market and our vendors through the winter season. We are excited for summer market Opening Day on June 4th, but until then come and stock up on market staples.

Helping celebrate is chef Marti Wolfson back for another cooking demonstration. We can’t wait to see-and taste-what she comes up with. Marti shops the market and makes dishes using ingredients available at the market that day. Stop by and try some of her delicious samples!

The Irvington Tree Preservation Commission will also be at the market to distribute seedlings generously donated by Bartlett Tree Experts. Come by to pick up yours!

Matt will be on hand to sharpen not only knives but also lawn mower blades, shears, and more. Make sure you’re ready for gardening season.

Did you know that Spoon Me Soups lasts weeks in your freezer and is an easy dinner that only requires you to remember to defrost. Try their mulligatawny soup, a traditional Indian curry soup. Serve with naan and a simple salad (definitely dressed with one of Momo’s fresh dressings)

Southtown Farms meat can also be frozen-stock up on your favorite sausages, pork chops, and ground beef. The same goes for Stone & Thistle Farm and FarmEats. They’d be happy to give you best practices for storing meat for the next few weeks.

See you at the market!

Vendor List (subject to change)

AnnaMaria’s Foods
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
Mangalitsa by Mosefund
McGrath Cheese Company
MOMO dressing
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpener
Sohha Savory Yogurt
Southtown Farms
Spoon Me Soups
Sun Sprout Farm
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
Brent The Cheese Guy
The Good Witch Eats
True Food
Wave Hill Breads
What’s For Dessert?
Wild Sea Salt
Wrights Farm


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