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Plump chicken, micro-greens, poke bowls and Milton

SOVA Farm's Ed McNamara emailed me first thing Monday morning. Truth be told, there was no actual e-mail, just a screaming headline: CHICKEN THIS WEEK!

Our new farmers, Ed and Rose McNamara, have been eagerly awaiting the moment when they could bring their chicken to market. As recently as two weeks ago, there was still some snow on the ground up in Norwich, NY. So we had to wait a little for their tender, flavorful chicken which they sell both whole, and in parts. Need some inspiration for a whole roast chicken? Look no more. Food & Wine offers 11 ways to flavor a roast chicken.  

If you prefer your chicken in parts, try this recipe for braised chicken thighs with lemon and olives, a timeless David Tanis classic.

Or, since Mama Lam's Malaysian curry sauces and pastes are at the market for the first time this week, why not try your hand at Malaysian-style chicken? Cassandra Lam offers up three ways to cook chicken-curry using her traditional sauces, natch.

Did you know that Orchard Hill Organics is bringing more and more micro-greens to the market each week? Tuna poke bowls are a weekly staple at our house during the summer and we always crown them with their super flavorful sunflower sprouts. They are also delicious on a rustic, coarsely-chopped egg salad sandwich, or atop avocado toast, adding both flavor and crunch.

Nutmeg Bakery is here again this week with their grain salads, fruit crostatas and pies, overnight oats and a new vegan orange cranberry scone. 

Of course, if you are vegan and/or gluten-free, most likely you have discovered Bohemian Baked. Baker Nancy Haggerty has been with us for a while and each year she expands her repertoire from bagels to shortbread and everything in between. We are thrilled that she is coming weekly now. 

The knife sharpener returns this week as it is the second Saturday of the month. Pruning shears, carving knives, quilting scissors and lawn mower blades - you name it and Matt sharpens it! Father's Day is right around the corner, wouldn't Dad love to have his steak knives, or wood-cutting ax sharpened as a gift?

Or, he might prefer a Father's Day basket from Larchmont Charcuterie which happens to come with its own Opinel, a traditional pocket-knife made in the French Alps. Daniel Teboul says the basket also includes three different types of artisan Saucisson, and a large chunk of Beef Prosciutto classic French condiments like Dijon mustard and briny cornichons. Please email Daniel directly to reserve one for Dad or any dad-figure in your life. ($110).

If it's the second Saturday it means that Milton is performing this week. We are SO glad to have live music back at the market.

And, of course, it means Poke Motion is back with us dishing up rice or noodle bowls topped with sesame tuna, miso ginger salmon or chicken peanut satay.

See you at the market!

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