January 12th, 2020

Due to a scheduling conflict we are holding the indoor Irvington Farmers Market on Sunday, Jan. 12th instead of Saturday, Jan. 11th. This will be the only time during the winter season when the Market will be on a Sunday — all remaining markets will be held on Saturday. We are grateful to Village and Main St. School staff for accommodating the Market.

We are thrilled to welcome back Wright’s Farm for a one-time only Winter Market visit. Since most of the staff from the Orchards of Concklin are taking a much needed break in the off-season, Wright’s agreed to pinch-hit with local apples, donuts, cider, jams, and homemade tomato sauce. If you’re doing the New York Times’ 7-Day Sugar Challenge pick up a bag of apples and try baking them with a little cinnamon to get your no-added sugar sweet fix.

Local greens are in short supply during the winter months, as many late shoppers to the Hastings Farmers Market can attest to. By 11 a.m. all of the greenhouse greens were gone, so we suggest hitting the Irvington Farmers’ Market first thing to get your pick of spinach, salad mixes, and bok choy. Growing Hearts and 4E Organic Farm are bringing as much as their greenhouses can grow, as is Madura Farm.

If you’ve resolved to get more greens into your diet, start your day with them. Make a big batch of sauteed greens on Sunday evening (throw them into a pan with olive oil, minced garlic and onions and finish off with a squeeze of lemon). Add a soft or hard boiled egg and you’ve got a healthy and quick weekday breakfast. 

Trying to keep healthy and warm this winter? A stop at teagevity is needed to load up on a variety of hand-blended teas like echinacea, detox, and ancient yoga. Sipping on Preston’s teas can give your immune system a boost, ease sugar cravings, or just give your bones a little jolt of much needed heat. 

As much as January is about detoxing from the holidays or rejiggering your diet, it’s also about comfort food to get us through the winter season. Indulge with a classic grilled cheese sandwich, elevated by handcrafted market ingredients like locally-baked bread from Wave Hill and local cheese from Cooperstown Cheese Co.or McGrath Cheese. Jazz it up with bacon from R&M Farms, pickles from Dr. Pickle, or sprouts from Growing Hearts Farm. Want some creative inspiration? Check out this collection from delish.com.

Keep the kids (or yourself) warm with a treat of decadent hot chocolate on a stick. Luxx Chocolat has ready-made kits that just call for warm milk. Just dip the stick in a cup of hot milk (cow, almond, oat, etc.) and the block of chocolate will melt, leaving the chocolate-drizzled marshmallow floating in the cup. These are great for Valentine’s Day parties or snacks — talk to Lisa about bulk orders. 

The Levins perform 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!