NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market: Matt the Knife and Hudson Valley Duck return!
More market photos in “Read more…” and in Photo Gallery
March 4, 2011
by Pascale LeDraoulec
I love to stand in the entryway of the farmers market and listen to shoppers comments as they come and go. I can overhear how excited they are about what they just bought, rattling off ideas on how to prepare the glistening fish weighing down their bags.
What I hear from a lot of shoppers is what a great variety of vendors we have. M.H. Reed pointed out the same thing in her lovely write-up of the market in the New York Times last week.
In my mind, the perfect farmers market offers everything you would need to throw a dinner party, including wine and flowers. (Did you get a whiff of those hyacinths last week?)
At the Chappaqua Market we offer that—and more. Last week I watched with awe as Chappaqua resident Susan Lanzano planned her shopping for a very special dinner party. The first time Susan turned up with her insulated bags and black shopping cart, I knew she meant business. I didn’t know how serious a foodie—and a cook—she really is. Did you know that every year at their annual auction the Church of St. Mary the Virgin auctions off a dinner at her house that she prepares? This year the dinner (for six) went for $2,000! It’s taking place this Saturday. She’s finding almost everything she needs at our market.
Good news this week…we thought the duck vendor, Hudson Valley Duck Farm, would only be able to come once a month. But he just bought a second truck so that he and his wife can do both our market and one in the city on Saturday…So duck is back this Saturday in Chappaqua!
Little Croc Bakehouse is also here this week! Try her lemon bars and cupcakes and you’ll quickly figure out why some call her the gluten-free goddess of Westchester.
In addition to their unctuous soups, and making samples on the fly with ingredients supplied by other vendors, Fork and Glass Catering will now be selling some “street food” every weekend.
Since Mark is of Mexican descent and Sunny is Norwegian, they are developing a repertoire of street food items that connect the two culinary cultures.
This week, look for open-faced sandwiches, Karbonade smørbrød.
Visit our website chappaquafarmersmarket.org. See you at the market!
Pascale LeDraoulec is Director of the Chappaqua Farmers Market.
There are no comments for this article yet.