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Adios August

Although, technically, fall does not begin for another month, there is a definite difference once that calendar page is flipped to September. Schedules change and you can also feel it in the air. Fear not; there are still plenty of your summer favorites at the market. Does one ever tire of summer corn, tomatoes or stone fruit?

I know you all missed Joe Tomato Mozzarella last Saturday, but he will be back this week. Get there early, as he often sells out before noon! This sheet pan eggplant parmesan should make you want to pick up an extra “ball of mozz” from Joe as well as a bunch of bright-green basil from any one of our farmers. The basil has been particularly flavorful this year.

Eltee’s Goods also returns with her tomato jam that “celebrates and preserves the season”. It’s available in three flavors, with a pound of tomatoes in every eight ounce jar, and absolutely no preservatives. Spoon this jam onto sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards and your favorite egg preparations. It's also fantastic on grilled fish and chicken. Lindsey sells her version of a thumbprint cookie too, a delicious buttery shortbread perfectly accented with ginger, cayenne and paprika, rolled in raw sugar and red pepper flakes, with a dollop of her tomato jam in the center. This has become my favorite afternoon treat, enjoyed with Caradonna Farms fruit. She even shares the cookie recipe on her website if you’d like to make your own.

Bien Cuit is highlighting peak summer produce with a Confit Tomato Danish. Their classic croissant dough is paired with slow roasted tomatoes and seasoned with garlic, marjoram, olive oil and Chardonnay vinegar. You’ll be hard pressed to leave their tent with one thing; Chuck brings a delicious array of sweet and savory each week and is happy to answer your questions or offer recommendations.

Fresh summer corn needs no enhancement, but I still can’t resist slathering it with butter or creaming it in a melted soft herbal cheese. Visit SOVA Farm for both of these and their own organic pastured eggs, chicken, duck and lamb. Fresh Meadows Organic Farm is proud of their sweet bi-color, certified non-GMO corn and it disappears quickly from their market bins.

If you’re feeling ambitious and like to try something different, this Corn Ice Cream with Berry Crumble Swirl sounds like the perfect salute to summer. Go all out and combine it with a Noble Pies peach pie or Nutmeg Bakery and Cafe fruit crostata.

Maybe a simple Watermelon Salad is more your thing. Combine 4 cups seeded watermelon chunks, 1/2 small jalapeño, seeded & finely diced, 1/8 cup cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Drizzle lightly with Arlotta Food Studio extra virgin olive oil and top with 1/4 cup feta crumbles. Serve immediately.

A gentle reminder of the Food Pantry monetary donation box at the entrance to the market. Once a month, we use this money to purchase produce, bread and protein from our vendors. Many of them donate or generously discount their goods and they are then delivered to the Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry. Thank you all so much for your continued generosity.

Have you missed that fresh lemon or egg-sauced everything bagel pizza? Perhaps you prefer a paired down margherita or the “market special”? The DoughNation pizza truck will be making a special guest appearance this Saturday. Stop by and order your favorite pies before they sell out!

School of Rock Bedford House Band, with local Chappaqua students Scarlett Hanlon, Ollie Baccay and Lena and Michael Del Toro return for a final summer performance.

See you on Saturday!

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