mixing n’ matching at the farmers market…

For me, the farmers market is all about making connections. Between the farmer and the consumer, of course.  But also between busy friends and neighbors who can connect over a crate of kale. Between parents and their kids as they discover the pleasures of sweet local raspberries together.  Between vendors themselves who help each other…

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Moving forward….literally

Hey shoppers. Just wanted to give you the heads up that the Irvington Farmers  Market is moving toward the front end of the Main St. School parking lot starting today. It can be tough confining all of our deliciousness  to the basketball court. The front lot also gives our vendors more shade just when we…

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Summer settles in….

The craziness of June is over and now you can really start to unwind and enjoy the summer. Plan some casual dinners on your deck. The great thing about farmers market dinners is that they don’t require much fuss. Last Saturday, I was asked to bring a salad to a barbecue. Of course, I hadn’t…

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you asked…we listened: more greens!

Farmers Markets have become so rich and textured in recent years —  which farmers market doesn’t offer seasonal gelato, fig balsamic vinegar and organic nut butters – that some people are wondering: where are the farmers at the farmers market? It’s true that food producers (cheese and pesto makers and meat smokers.) have overtaken many…

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finding our niche

At last Wednesday’s market temperatures reached a ridiculous 110 and the Wednesday before that we stood gripping market tents under a tornado watch. But tomorrow promises to be just plain lovely. A perfect day to come to the market and have dinner with your family after you’ve done your shopping. (no worries – vendors will…

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full circle

When I was a restaurant critic in NYC, I often took a busman’s holiday at Verbena restaurant in Gramercy Park.  I loved the gentle atmosphere of the place, but, more importantly, I loved Diane Forley’s healthy “botanical” cooking – always a light and refreshing departure from the sauce and meat heavy restaurants I was reviewing….

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asparagus and mushroom bruschetta

From the market: mushrooms basil asparagus Italian peasant bread garlic In your pantry: extra virgin olive oil balsamic vinegar red pepper flakes salt and pepper one pound fresh mushrooms (a single variety or a combination), cleaned, trimmed and sliced if large 4 T, extra-virgin olive oil 2 T. balsamic vinegar 1/2 t. fresh basil leaves,…

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