October 7th Market News

WHO’S AT THE MARKET

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

WHAT TO GET AT THE MARKETPotato knishes from Dacha Fermented Veggies

Sheila Bober handcrafts her knishes with the same love and attention as she applies to her probiotic-rich krauts , pickles, and seasonal fermented vegetables. The knish might not have the same street cred as the bagel or bialy but not for lack of flavor. It’s the quintessential comfort food, making it’s way west from Russia and Ukraine in the hearts and ovens of Jewish immigrants.  Headed out the door with no breakfast? Grab a knish and enjoy on the way to work or school.“Baby” ginger root from Berry Brook Farm
Harvested before the root develops the tough, outer skin we are used to seeing, “baby ginger” has a milder flavor and is often found with it’s stalks and leaves attached. Don’t throw those out! The leaves can be boiled for a refreshing and medicinal tea and the stalks can be added to broths and stocks. The root can be frozen for up to a year. Want to know more about the ginger renaissance among small, organic farms in the US? Read this great NPR piece.

Matcha green tea from teagevity
While some might think matcha is a fad or gimmick it has been cultivated in Japan for hundreds of years. It comes from the same plant as green tea but is covered for 30 days before harvest to increase chlorophyll production. It’s then ground into a fine powder which is added to hot water to make tea. The health benefits are many; studies show it boosts brain function, helps prevent cancer, and has been shown to support weight loss. It’s also a cozy drink for a crisp fall day!

Mishkan Ha’am Reconstructionist is in the Community Tent and Ash Straw and Greg Adams play in the Music Tent.

See you at the Market!


September 30th Market News

Fall is definitely here but it’s still warm enough that grilling outside is an enjoyable experience. Why not keep the grill going this weekend with some swordfish from Pura Vida Fisheries? You can try this easy Mediterranean recipe that incorporates quality olive oil (get yours from Arlotta Food Studio,) fresh garlic, and a simple spice rub. While the grill is hot, throw on some shishito peppers from Berry Brook Farm. Add a salad and Sunday Supper is done!

While you’re picking up the shishitos from Berry Brook make sure to grab what will likely be the season’s last haul of ground cherries. If you’ve never had one run—don’t walk—to pick up your pint! These native berries taste like tiny pineapples and are related to tomatillos, hence the outer husk. You’ll notice that Berry Brook is bringing more produce as Climax Cooperative is taking a break from the Market. They over-harvested their fields and the crops need a rest.

FURRR 911 is in the Community Tent with kittens and cats looking for a home. How can you resist those faces?

Matt Turk plays in the Music Tent.

 

See you at the Market!

Pura Vida photo: Amy Lee Studios

Vendor List (subject to change)
Anthi’s Greek Food
Arlotta Food Studio
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Calcutta Kitchens Indian Simmer Sauces
Dough Nation Pizza Truck
Dr. Pickle
FarmEats
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kimchi Culture, Inc
Lime Kiln Farm
Madura Farm
McGrath Cheese Company
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Spoon Me Soups
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
VN2Go Vietnamese Food
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


September 23rd Market News

Kimchi Culture is is bringing their new bulgogi rice bowls to the market! Stop by and grab one for lunch. Choose between shiitake mushroom & date rice or aster & kabocha squash.

The Market is busy this weekend! Irvington About Safe Kids is hosting a medicine takeback-now’s the time to clean out your medicine cabinet! YogaWorks Westchester is offering ANOTHER free yoga class, and College Nannies Sitters and Tutors Rivertowns NY is in the Community Tent. Jody Cole and Jim and Friends play in the Music Tent. See you at the Market!

Vendor List (subject to change)
Anthi’s Greek Food
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Calcutta Kitchens Indian Simmer Sauces
Climax Cooperative Farm
Dr. Pickle
FarmEats
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kimchi Culture
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Lime Kiln Farm
Madura Farms
Nutmeg Cafe
Penny Lick
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
teagevity
True Food
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm


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