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!


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