All good things must come to an end... or at least a pause, in the case of our lovely farmers market which will be packing up the tents for the winter after this Saturday’s market.
What a season it’s been! Highlights include the addition of Dough Co Bagels, which has rapidly developed a cult following with their hand-rolled bagels, Annie’s Ginger Elixir, some rocking food trucks (XOLO and Fearless Cook) and our newly expanded holiday market which everyone seemed to really enjoy last week.
If you missed our holiday fair, take heart there are still plenty of gifts, of the comestible kind, to be had this week: La Petite Occasion will again be here, this time armed with her crisp, crackling toffee decadently covered in rich chocolate and toasted pecans. which some confectionistas like even more than her caramels (hard to imagine, I know).
Just when you thought Raw Chocolate Love couldn’t get any better... Shimon has been experimenting with “oat milk chocolate bars. I was lucky enough to be on his tasting “panel.” These bars are truly something special. Run don’t walk.
Any beautiful bottle from Cooper’s Daughter Spirits – a woman-owned distillery specializing in hyper-local infused spirits is sure to please. What’s not to love about black walnut Bourbon?
Manor Sangria is bringing their festive holiday blend which can be served warm by the fire. Arlotta Food Studio has their variety pack gift boxes with smaller size bottles of their most popular aromatic oils. Already boxed for gifting! Add a bow, and you’re done!
Hopefully there will be some down time coming your way and you can spend a little more time in the kitchen to make dishes like this Julia Child classic Boeuf Bourguignon – the perfect thing to serve after the World Cup final on Sunday - should France win, of course. This insta-pot beef stew requires little effort if you’re pressed for time.
My suggestion: make it in the instapot then finish it off in the oven to flood your home with the aroma of simmering beef and carrots. Isn't that half the pleasure of making stew?
Rooting for Argentina? Why not try your hand at traditional beef empanadas? For the vegetarians in your household, bring out the sheet pan! This easy squash and chickpea recipe is so satisfying and full of robust flavors. Next time, I might add some Sova Farms chicken thighs to the mix for the meat eaters among us.
Speaking of all things flavorful, The Fearless Cook food truck returns for our final market to serve up their piping hot ciderchai and Moroccan fare like their harira soup laced with turmeric and cumin.
Or course, by now you’ve probably heard that Ryan from R&M Farm will be delivering to Chappaqua once a month so you don't have to go without your favorite pastured meats, from pork chops to T-bone steaks to chicken thighs and bone-in ham. Make sure to get on Ryan’s mailing list on Saturday so you can get an alert whenever he plans to drive through town with coolers full of meat and eggs, too.
The Green Tree Textile Recycling Bin was such a wonderful addition this year and so many of you took advantage of this great resource. I spoke to one Chappaqua resident who'd spent the summer emptying her mother’s home/estate and came every week to do a linens drop. “I don’t know what I’d do without you,” she said, hoisting a giant bag of bed linens into the bin.
We kind of feel the same about all of our shoppers. We know there are plenty of area markets to choose from and we love that you choose to spend your Saturdays with us.
We’ll miss seeing you but can’t wait to start all over again in May!