Demetra Bourras of Kontoulis Olive Oil has decamped to her family’s Grecian olive grove for the annual harvest. “Woman”-ning her tent this Sunday will be Nancy McNamara, otherwise known as the force behind Honey Locust Farmhouse. Market veterans will remember Nancy’s gorgeous greens and fruit, displayed alongside her handcrafted tea blends and berry elixirs. Nancy has mostly retired and no longer farms, though she still cooks up her renowned elderberry elixir with organic elderberries from her property. She’s filling in at Kontoulis so a visit to their table serves double duty this weekend — stock up on olive oil for your holiday cooking AND immune-boosting elderberry syrup that can reduce the lifespan of colds and keep the flu at bay. Her syrup is unique in that it’s made with fresh, local berries (not dried berries ordered off the internet) and has no shelf-stabilizing preservatives. The syrup isn’t just medicinal. It’s delicious enough to drizzle on Penny Lick vanilla ice cream for some extra pizzazz and a plum streak of color.
Don’t forget to order your holiday crostatas and more traditional pies from Nutmeg Cafe. On this holiday, pies can be personal. Nutmeg has something to satisfy every sentimental sweet tooth. This Thanksgiving, serve up one of their rustic seasonal fruit crostatas paired alongside a chocolate bourbon pecan pie or a classic, pumpkin pie with a salted oat chocolate ganache.
This Sunday marks Dough Nation Pizza Truck’s final visit to the Market until June 2020. Rob, the pizza master, packs up the mobile wood-fired oven for the winter and heads to Costa Rica to enjoy the constant sunshine and supreme surfing conditions. You can still find the four-cheese or caramelized lemon pie at their Dobbs storefront, The Parlor, but shopper favorites like the breakfast and seasonal Market pies won’t be back in Westchester until next summer. Pick up a few pies for Sunday brunch and celebrate the end of another winning pizza season!
In the Community Tent: Show Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and Hastings Repair Cafe, will be promoting their next fix-it fest on Sat. Nov 16th. Our very own Irvington Farmers’ Market Board President, Suzie Fromer, will be on site that day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. doing simple jewelry repairs.
In the Music Tent: Reilley Vegh performs from 11 – 1 p.m.