Welcome Back Honey Locust

13165880_1184597711558592_598239947497700123_nWe are very fortunate to welcome back  Honey Locust Farmhouse to Irvington this Sunday. In addition to honey, as the name suggests, Honey Locust brings handcrafted tea blends, elderberry syrup (made with organic elderberries from the farm), jams, herbal tinctures, and more.

Nancy Macnamara, the genius behind Honey Locust, left the art world to take over her family’s farm back in the 1980’s. She soon developed a cult following among New York’s top chefs who clamored for her herbs and microgreens.  She expanded her offerings and took them to markets all over the Hudson Valley. Unfortunately Nancy faced some health issues a few years back and had to pull back from her business. Her journey towards health pointed her towards her very own backyard, towards plants that supported healing. She developed a line of tinctures and teas to address a variety of ailments, using plants that she either cultivates or forages herself. She has made her return to the markets and we couldn’t be happier.

We particularly love her raw wildflower honey.  Make a simple ricotta bruschetta with a baguette from Wave Hill, ricotta from Valley Shepherd Creamery, and basil from Deep Roots. You can even mix in some lemon zest to the ricotta before you drizzle it with Nancy’s honey, though sadly you won’t find any lemons at the market.

On the subject of bruschetta…it’s a wonderful canvas to enjoy the last flavors of summer. Try the farmers market bruschetta with corn, red onion, zuchinni, and feta from The Café Sucre Farine. Or this classic recipe from our our friends at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Or this beet bruschetta recipe from the midwest’s Mill City Farmers’ Market.  Want to try a sweet bruschetta? The Craving Chronicles has a recipe for an apple, brie, and honey one. You might need it to satisfy your sweet tooth since Nutmeg/What’s for Dessert is away this weekend enjoying her daughter’s wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple!

We have two great musical guests lined up: Greg Jacquin for the 9:30-10:45am set & Miyuki Furtado for the second from 11 to 1:30.

The PTSA Welcome Committee will have a welcome table for new families and the community table guest will be Rabbi Ben Newman from Schtiebel.

See you at the market!

Anthi’s Greek Food
Asian Farmer Dumpling
Berry Brook Farm
Bien Cuit
Big Bang Coffee Roasters
Climax Cooperative
Dan Madura Farm
Deep Roots Farm NY
Dr. Pickle
FarmEats (with beef only)
Honey Locust Farm House
Joe Tomato Mozzarella
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
La Petite Occasion
Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
Pie Lady & Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Southtown Farms
Stone & Thistle Farm
True Food
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wave Hill Breads
Wrights Farm