Our friends at Obercreek Farm have some excellent fall advice for us (to paraphrase): Do fall like a farmer! In addition to the hayrides, apple picking, and Halloween decorations, grab yourself a giant Daikon radish, scrub it well, peel it, and eat it like corn on the cob during golden hour on the field...or in your backyard. They’re having a fantastic radish year; keep your eyes out for a rainbow of Daikon at the market, next to late summer favorites like peppers, bok choy, Napa cabbage, scallions, and more. Not sure you want to eat daikon raw? We understand! Try this Roasted Pork Banh Mi, with pork from R&M Farm and fluffy Pain au Lait rolls from Bien Cuit Bakery.
Despite the dreary weather we’ve been having, tomatoes, in all their shapes, sizes, and hues, continue to bring their sunshine-y juiciness to the market. Orchard Hill Organics knows their tomato game; pick up your favorite variety to try Jamie Oliver’s super simple Tomato and Basil Omelette. Grab farm-fresh yokey eggs and basil at the market for a healthy breakfast in a jiffy.
Four Wall Farm has some very exciting news! They’ve introduced a new tea, Roaring Lion, which is a lion’s mane mushroom tea with a robust flavor reminiscent of a mulled cider. Contrasted with their gentle Lazy Lion tea, with its floral essence, this new tea has jumped in with a roar (get it??) and been regularly selling out. Not only that, but they have put together a cookbook, The Mushroom Farmer’s Cookbook, which includes many of the recipes they’ve shared at the market as well as amazing new ones. It will release on Thanksgiving, but you can preorder here.
We’re so happy to welcome a new vendor to our fold! At Countryside Bakery you’ll find traditional Hungarian pastries such as Bejgli, a gourmet pastry roll filled with walnut, raisins, and poppy seeds. Or Pozsonyi Kifli, similar to a Bejgli, but crescent shaped. Baker Dora also creates cheese sticks, which she swears are a great after-school snack for children with milk, but also for grown-ups, paired with wine or beer. Cookie options include ginger spice, lemon, almond, and more. Many are available in gluten-free versions. Enjoy! Or Jó étvágyat!
If you didn’t have a chance to snag one of Mama Hu’s Sushi Bakes the last time she joined us, be sure to arrive early... before she sells out! Make weeknight supper just a bit easier with one of her frozen, deconstructed sushi bakes. Trust us, even your pickiest eater will love her Spicy Salmon, Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli, or Classic California Roll. Made with the finest ingredients; dinner will be on the table in 30 minutes!
Marcelina Orange is beloved for her orange-zested granolas and marmalades (regular and spicy), as well as her winning candied orange peels dipped in dark chocolate. Any of these would make a great hostess gift, but be sure to lay in supplies for yourself, too!!
Looking to jazz up your bar cart? Cooper’s Daughter will offer their famous Black Walnut Bourbon, as well as Smoked Maple Bourbon, Peach Mulled Whiskey, and Finochietto Amaro. Roman gladiators drank Amaro because they believed it made them strong. You can drink it just because it tastes so good. Cooper’s Daughter makes theirs with wild bronze fennel grown in Philmont, NY; try it as a great digestivo paired with a sliver of lemon peel. If you prefer your cocktails premade, you’ll find a visit to The Spirits Lab very rewarding. Single serving cocktails such as the vaguely-Halloweeny Numbing Agent (Spirits Lab vodka, pineapple, orange, and coconut) are on offer, as well as full-sized bottles of favorites such as Blood Orange Old Fashioned.
As if all of this was not enough: Ready, Set, Sharp is finally back! Matt has successfully recovered from his hand surgery and is ready to start sharpening your knives, scissors and pruning shears. Remember there is pumpkin carving in your future.
Finally, Plantidote Foods is not able to attend the market, as scheduled. Happy to share that it’s for the very best of reasons: Danielle welcomed a baby girl early this week! Please join us in congratulating her and her family and wishing them all well!
Milton will provide music. Drop off your knives for some TLC, get your weekly shop done, pick up an empanada, snag a table, and enjoy the tunes.
See you at the market!