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School "supplies" at the market

Want to make a school lunch box extra special? How about tucking in a cider caramel from La Petite Occasion? Or a chocolate buckwheat cookie from Bien Cuit Bakery? Or some Monkey Bread from Wave Hill Breads?

The possibilities are endless...and that doesn't even include the great variety of fruit available this time of year, like Concord grapes and always fun-to-eat donut peaches. An apple for the teacher is always a sweet gesture. A farmer's market apple kicks it up a notch.

Jessica Paschkes of The Refillery Room is bringing lots of back-to-school merch. She will be selling Stasher silicone bags that are great for snacks, and reusable lunch containers that are collapsible and come with their own built-in utensils ($12.) "Another great way to be less wasteful at school is by putting a reusable napkin in your child's lunchbox," says Paschkes, who will also be selling napkin sets at the market. Get your child started on the right "eco" foot this school year!


Celebrate the first week of school with bacon burgers from Mangalitsa by Mosefund or stellar steaks from Premier Pastures. I rarely eat market steak without blistered tomatoes during the summer. I like that this Bon Appetit recipe throws green beans into the mix. Serve your steak with corn as it is at peak flavor right now. 

We had the best esquites at Mariachi Mexico restaurant in Armonk the other day. Esquites are the salad version of elote – the popular grilled street corn with garlicky mayonnaise. I will be making my own this weekend using this recipe from Serious Eats. If you want a more traditional corn salad, try this grilled corn and avocado salad with feta dressing and California vibes. 

Forward Roots Kimchi is back after a month hiatus. No doubt your sandwiches, breakfast eggs and grain bowls have been missing them.

The Pizza Vitale food truck returns this week!

See you at the market!

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