Halloween weekend is always busy if you've got young kids... but make an extra effort to hit the market this Saturday because this one's going to be a doozy.
For starters, we'll be hosting our annual Doggie Costume Parade, always a blast. You can enter and pay ($10) at the market as late as 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. The parade is at 11. All proceeds go to A New Chance Animal Rescue-ANCAR. The best dog costume and the best owner/dog getup will get prizes from @petsagogo and @wagschappaqua.
What a great way to get into the spirit of the Halloween weekend!
The Dough Nation Pizza Truck will be making their market pies in their yawning wood-burning oven on wheels all morning long so plan your breakfast/brunch/lunch accordingly. We have invited several guest vendors to help you get ready for the cooler months ahead: Annie Bassin of Annie's Ginger Elixir makes home-brewed ginger “tonics” with tons of immunity-boosting ginger, lemon, honey, elderberries and hibiscus. Her elixir can be consumed hot or cold, like tea, or straight. You can add a shot to your favorite cocktail, or you can add a serving to your kids' juice to help ward off sniffles and colds. (Might be a good idea to try this before a night of trick or treating.)
Did you know that 25 percent of the Bronx is made up of parkland and greenspace, making it the greenest (and most bee-friendly) of all the NYC boroughs? Sean “Flynn” of Boogie Down Bronx Honey will be here with his much buzzed-about honey culled from urban hives. You may have read about him in the New York Times. Flynn makes his honey in small batches, raw and unfiltered. Stock up for you all your holiday meals and baking but also to sweeten your herbal teas come winter. Or just stop by to chat with Flynn, truly the sweetest beekeeper you'll ever meet.
How many bottles of hot sauce do you have in your fridge right now? Time to make room for one more. PB Hot Sauces joins our line-up. Perry Bindelglass makes a unique line of sauces blending peppers, peaches and mangoes in varying degrees of heat. Clearly, you need to try his Ghost Pepper variety this weekend. Careful, it's scary hot.
Sweets will abound this weekend. If you want to elevate your treat game, consider picking up some of La Petite Occasion’s delicious caramels for caramel-covered apples. Be forewarned: This week all of confectioner Michele Kim's caramel apples will be rolled in crunchy, crushed peanuts.
The Sconery, a small-batch bakery in NYC also joins us this weekend with a wide-range of just-baked scones laden with berries, currents, and even cheddar cheese. Baker Sheila Connolly also makes a mean, wicked apple galette, too. Please give her a warm Chappaqua welcome.
For your cocktail needs, we've got Liquid Fables if you like your cocktails in a can and Cooper’s Daughter Spirits for a more traditional cocktail. I can't wait to try their fennel-infused Amaro, made with local fennel of course, to up my Negroni game.
Last week was Stars of the Meadow’s last visit to the market this season as the first frost of the season came knocking on her Accord flower farm. Worry not! This week we bring you Seed on Hudson flowers. Katie Tolson grows flowers in a greenhouse on an estate in Hastings-on-Hudson and she will be here to ensure your home is decked out in blossoms as well as goblins this Halloween.
Urban Bohemian, purveyors of vegan entrees and soups, got such a warm reception last week that they've requested a “second date.” Make sure to stop by their tent, right next to vegan baker, Bohemian Baked. We're dubbing this section of the market our “Boho” corner.
This month has five Saturdays – a bonus market for many of our vendors. Dough Co. Bagels, usually scheduled on the first and third Saturday of each month, has added an extra CFM day to his busy schedule.
Finally, in addition to the very talented Jon Cobert who will be performing from 10:45 to 12:45, some young local musicians, The Singing Strings ensemble, will take over the music tent from 10:15 to 10:45 for your listening pleasure.
All this and bonus bagels to boot?
See you at the market!