Market News, September 8th

Welcome back Calcutta Kitchens! Aditi has been busy in her new role as teacher-chef at the CREATE Culinary Training Program at the Center for Food Equity in Bridgeport, and hasn’t had time all summer to join us at the Market-we sure could have used her Kolkata Kooler!  In her new role, Aditi not only teaches cooking classes but also helps students develop food-based businesses, something she did 10 years ago with her simmering sauce line which are ideal for the busy fall-just add them to protein and serve with grains &/or vegetables. Pick up her Makhani Tikka Simmer Sauce for this easy three-step Stuffed Tikka Peppers. Recipe: Brown 1 lb ground meat or meat substitute (beef, chicken, turkey or sausage) and then set aside. Cut the top off of six peppers (head to Stoneberry Farm for those) and remove all the seeds. Chop the pepper tops and sauté with 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 chopped onion. With heat on low, add browned ground meat, a cup of cooked rice and 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese (optional) and 1/2 jar of Makhani Tikka Simmer Sauce. Turn off heat. Stuff the peppers with the mix and sprinkle a little cheese on top. Bake in a 350 F oven for 30 min covered and 15 min uncovered. Serve hot! These are excellent for leftovers and packed lunches!

Packing a lot of lunches these days? Surprise your sweeties (or yourself) with some treats from Nutmeg Bakery. There is an ever-rotating menu of seasonally inspired sweets, any of which will be welcome in anyone’s lunchbox!

Excited to apple season? There’s plenty of reasons to be, one of which is pick-your own outings with the family. Our meat farm, Majestic Farms, will not only bring their first ever crop of apples to the Market, they are also opening their small orchard in Sullivan County for apple picking. They’re generally open Fridays 12-4, Saturdays 11-5,  and Sundays 10-4. Need to go different hours? Talk to them at the Market or email them- they’ll likely open the Orchard just for you if they’re around. They’re currently picking zestars and crimson crisps but talk to the them on Sunday to learn about the full schedule. Whether you go to their orchard or somewhere else, heed their advice: Don’t pull the apple from the branch— it can ruin next year’s crop. Instead roll the apple upwards and twist off!

In the Music Tent: Matt Turk plays from 10:30am to 12:30pm
In the Community Tent: Heads Up Rivertowns, who worked tirelessly to ensure that this school year cell phones will be kept OFF at all times in the middle school, will be talking up their distraction-free driving campaign. Art XO Studio is joining us for another “Kindness Rocks”/rock painting craft and the Irvington Football team is throwing around a ball with the little ones.

See you at the Market!