Seriously....thank you! Thank you for showing up in droves last week confirming we did, indeed, make the right decision in moving back to the train circle. It was a glorious opening day. Granted, the weather was on our side.
That may not be the case this Saturday, with some showers predicted, but we hope you will come out and support the vendors regardless because we have another terrific line-up for you.
We got many compliments about the flavor of our new market coffee, CANO Coffee, so if you didn’t get a chance to try it make sure you pick some up this week. Hot, cold brew, iced coffee, whole beans...whatever your coffee jam is Carlos Cano will take care of you. If you prefer tea, I’m happy to report that Teagevity, purveyor of organic loose teas (white, green, black) in flavors like hibiscus pineapple and chocolate mint is popping up as a guest vendor Saturday since they have a rare day off.
MOMO Dressing fans...rejoice! MOMO is finally back on the market plaza for the first time since Thanksgiving. I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on one of their bountiful bento boxes and their edamame hummus...rivaled only by AYA Hummus who will be returning this week with her unusual, satisfying flavors like Mindful (Lemon and Garlic) or Sonrisa (Roasted Poblano Peppers, Jalapeno, and Garlic). Party on a platter!
Try some of Obercreek Farm’s beautiful hakurei turnips in hummus. Hakurei turnips, also known as Tokyo turnips, are a cross between a radish and a turnip and are both sweet and crunchy. They are as delicious raw as they are roasted. Make sure you have some MOMO dressing at the ready if you are going to roast them!
Laura, from Spain at Home, returns with her giant paella pan that simmers all day long - or at least until she runs out, which is usually lickety split. You can smell the heady saffron from the parking lot.
May is a crazy busy month with college graduations and pick ups, end of school year activities, gardens that need to be mulched...make things easy on yourself and pick up a rotisserie chicken from SMOK’D, a new vendor for us. Pitmaster Jeremy, in his trademark bandana, puts game hens on a spit and cooks them right at the market. Buy some market greens from Obercreek Farm, some mushrooms to sauté or roast Fresh Meadow Farm and voila, your dinner is done. Don't forget some good sliced bread or baguette from Wave Hill to make sandwiches with leftovers. And you know what would taste really good on that rotisserie chicken sandwich? Some of Eltee’s Goods Tomato Jam.
Know what else would taste good with tomato jam? A Plantidote veggie burger. Danielle, maker of said delicious veggie burgers, was overwhelmed by the response to them last week. She sold out half way through the market. She has agreed to return Saturday for all of you who missed out!
You need to stock your bar for upcoming graduation parties and Memorial Day bbqs. Broken Bow Brewery is here this Saturday. This Tuckahoe Brewery is reaping awards for their artisanal, sustainable craft brews and they are releasing a new Honey Stinger Ale on Friday!
Manor Sangria is also coming with their fruity and festive libations in cool Mason jars. Great presentation and easy drinking. For something a little more sophisticated, we are happy to bring you 1857 Spirits specializing in high-end, small-batch, farm to tumbler vodka—made with potatoes grown on the farm owned by the Barber family since, well, 1857. Indeed, six generations of the Barber family have farmed dairy and produce in the heart of the Schoharie Valley—the breadbasket of the Revolutionary War. They are one of the few American distilleries growing their own potatoes and using their own spring water to produce a top notch vodka that is smooth and creamy. I’m hoping the owner, Dorcas, herself, comes to the market as she describes her spirits like no one else. This is sipping vodka...so keep those sugary mixers at bay.
Last week, Noble Pies was in the house. They will return NEXT week. This week, we bring you Red Barn Bakery. Beautifully rustic seasonal pies, muffins and scones—all 100% organic—and some gluten free. Fan favorites Nutmeg Bakery and Bohemian Baked (gluten-free) are here weekly so you never have to go without. Ditto for DoughCo Bagels, a market game changer many shoppers agree.
A reminder that this cold wet spring has slowed down the arrival of local produce...but rest assured, it IS coming! Black Creek Farm and SOVA Farm return weekly starting next Saturday.
We have some new music this week, weather permitting...come check out Chick’s Candy Store.
See you at the market!