December 28th, 2019

The last market of 2019 will help you ring in 2020 with provisions for festive dinners and brunches. Three meat purveyors, two farms, a fish and cheese monger, plus confectioners and more will provide everything you need to bid farewell to the 20-teens and usher in the roaring 2020’s! 

Whether you’re cooking for two or twenty, add this sophisticated recipe for Chicken la Tulipe to your New Year’s Eve menu. It’s an almost effortlessly elegant dish that will make even the most unskilled home cook look like a CIA-trained chef. Pick up a roasting chicken from Majestic Farm and turn up the oven!

Start off your NYE dinner party with a decadent grazing board, fashioned with Market goodies. Pair award-winning Cooperstown Cheese with charcuterie from Mangalitsa by Mosefund. Add olives and roasted red peppers from Dr. Pickle, toasted slices of Bien Cuit miche, a bowl of warmed Kontoulis Olive Oil and finish off with slices of ruby-red apples from  the Orchards of Concklin.

If you’ll be partying into the wee hours of the morning, prepare a brunch dish ahead of time — that way all you have to do on New Year’s Day is pop it into the oven. Head to Wave Hill for your favorite sourdough for this French toast casserole. Serve it with bacon or sausages from R&M Farm and a steaming pot of Dominican Coffee from guest vendor, Don Caravajal. 

Don Carvajal was started by Hector Castillo Carvajal just two years ago when he was a student at the University of Rochester. Raised partly on his grandfather’s farm in the Dominican Republic and partly in the Bronx, Hector had the unique experience of seeing coffee from both the production and consumption side. What he saw wasn’t pretty: unsustainable farming practices, growers who barely made enough to survive, and a final product riddled with chemicals and additives that stripped away quality. He founded Don Carvajal to be the complete opposite — coffee that  prioritizes quality AND sustainability. Grab a bag of beans and see for yourself!  

Feeling a little run down or sluggish from the holidays? Kickstart the New year with a cleanse from Hive Juice Lab.You can pick up single bottles or order an entire cleansing system. Stop by to learn more. 

Another great cleansing option: bone broths from new vendor Two Bird Artisan ProvisionsStarted by husband-and-wife duo Elizabeth and Shawn Creyes, Two Birds offers broths, micro-greens, salads, bowls and sides inspired by their multi-ethnic tastes and dining experiences. They are committed to using ingredients sourced from local farms to make food that is nutritious and delicious. You can buy their bone broths by the cup, to sip while you peruse the Market, or by the pint to keep your fridge stocked. You can also buy it as part of their ramen-style soup kits — the ease of a ready-made meal kit without all of the excessive packaging! 

Want to head into the New Year with sharp knives? You’re in luck! Ready Set Sharp Knife Sharpening Service visits to get your blades in tip-top shape for 2020! 

Neil Nathan performs on the music stage. As always, we’d like to thank People’s Bank for sponsoring the market’s musical entertainment and Urgent Care of Westchester for sponsoring the compost collection.

See you at the market!