Summer has arrived in the fields
Fort Hill Farms reports that summer has shown up in the fields, bang on time for summer solstice: they will have plenty of summer squash tomorrow and rows of rainbow carrots. Other things to be proud of at the market tomorrow?
Larchmont Charcuterie, singled out as one of the best vendors at the market by Westchester Magazine in this recent article featuring the county's top markets.
Stone & Thistle has a small batch of rhubarb barbecue sauce to jazz up your grill night.
And Growing Hearts Farm is bringing in their first radicchio of the season. Toss radicchio leaves with olive oil and salt and then spread them out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 12 minutes for a lovely side dish or eye-catching "bed" for grilled meats.
Or, try this fetching recipe from Restaurant Fig in Charleston, S.C. You can find the cherry tomatoes at Fort Hill, the balsamic vinegar and olive oil at Kontoulis Olive Oil, the bacon and eggs at Stone &Thistle or Letterbox Farm and the shrimp at Pura Vida Fisheries. Easy!
Make sure to stop by the New Castle Healthy Yards table tomorrow to find out what is being done in New Castle and what you can do to protect pollinators. In honor of "Pollinator Week" they will have lots of resources and kids activities and special guests, including the New Castle Pollinator Pathways Coalition, New Castle Conservation Board, Chappaqua Garden Club, HGHS Native Plant Learning Gardens, and the Polly Cooper Chapter, NSDAR.
On a side note, I recently attended an international Public Markets conference in London which of course, featured a stop at the epic, centuries-old Borough Market. I was tickled to see that many of the produce stalls provide the same charming baskets for shoppers as Fort Hill's. Wonder who thought of it first?
See you at the market!