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Caramel apples, freshly-pressed almond milk with dates and local wildflower honey!

October 5, 2019

With the temperatures dropping and fall inching in, you'll be seeing more and more apples at the market each week. Both Concklin and Wright's Orchards offer over a dozen local varieties from tart and crisp to candy sweet. Buy several different varieties and see which one you prefer in a pie and note that our annual Apple Pie contest is Oct. 19th. 

When Michele Kim sees a local apple she wants to wrap it in caramel. Yes, this week
La Petite Occasion is bringing their famous fall treats.

Too sweet?

How about a tall glass of freshly-made almond milk sweetened with dates instead? Ah-Mond Milk will be joining us as a guest vendor this week. They use organic almonds from Tierra Farms to make four varieties of almond milk: plain, nutmeg, date and cardamom. These are not your run of the mill almond milk. They come in glass bottles, are made the night before the market and have a shelf life of about three days. Warning: once you've tried them, it will be very hard to go back to the supermarket carton variety.  

If you're like me, the change of seasons always means sneezing and sniffling. Make sure you eat LOCAL honey from LOCAL hives to fend off those pollen allergies. Finley's Wildflower Honey joins us this week with sweet jars of wildflower honey from hives in Copake. What's more, the jars are shaped like bears.

Squash. They're everywhere. So start weaving them into your weeknight repertoire. Try this easy peasy recipe from Food and Wine. How to jazz it up? Why not fill each baked squash half with a dollop of McGrath Cheese Co's cultured cream. Any maybe sub the brown sugar with Finley's honey?

Homespun Chili is back just in time for the temperature dip. We always prefer you make your own chili with market ingredients, but in a pinch, their Rockin' Moroccan chili is a lovely thing to have in your freezer. 

This week, our musical entertainment is the always popular Al Indig. Hard to resist humming along while you shop or enjoy a ham and cheese biscuit from Brooklyn Biscuit Co.

See you in the market!

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