November 17th, 2019

Hopefully your Thanksgiving dessert menu isn’t set in stone because Dutch Desserts visits this Sunday with their renowned tarts. Handcrafted by Marjan Beebe using recipes her mother taught her as a child in the Netherlands, the topless tarts are denser than a typical pie. The classic apple tart is what made Marjan’s American, pie-loving husband Keith fall in love with her and the fudgy chocolate tart is what felled the rest of us. Her chocolate tart has a cult following in the Hudson Valley, with good reason. It is rich and sophisticated, everything you want in a holiday dessert. Warning: a tiny slice goes a long way. These tarts also freeze perfectly so you can save them for Thanksgiving or even the December holidays.

And, speaking of holidays, wouldn’t it be nice to knock some gifts off your list this early in the game? C-Los Carpentry visits with their head-turning hand-turned wooden bowls, cutting boards, vases and more. Woodworker Carlos Chimborazo knows just how to turn the wood to reveal its hidden contours and colors. “Defects” are reworked to unveil hidden beauty and each piece is unique. His bowls and boards will be treasured by anyone lucky enough to receive one.

We’re thrilled to welcome back Asian Farmer Dumpling who has made more regular visits to the Market this season, to the joy of Market shoppers. If you aren’t familiar with this occasional vendor then, this Sunday will be a great opportunity to try his authentic Chinese dumplings made with local, farm-fresh ingredients. Grab some boxes to feed the kids while they watch the Macy’s Parade and you prep your Thanksgiving feast. Next week is our last market of the season!