NEW: Your young are off to college? Pack them up some tastes and scents of home
The market is open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on the Great Lawn of St. Mary’s
August 17, 2012
by Pascale LeDraoulec
• Clean Ridge Soap Company
• Flour City Pasta
• Honey Locust Farmhouse
• Music: Fred Gillen, Jr.
• Knife Sharpener is back August 25th.
Sending your offspring off to college in the next couple of weeks? Why not pack a little goodie bag from the market as a reminder of home?
Clean Ridge Soap Co. will be here this weekend…they make unforgettable soaps and lotions made with local herbs and flowers (like lemon verbena and lilac and more “manly” scents like cedar, too). They also make room diffusers— which every dorm room could use, right?
Also – what college kid wouldn’t be thrilled with an assortment of Betsy’s Brownies. Or an eclectic medley of protein-packed nuts. nut butters and locally-roasted coffee from Tierra Farm? Or herbal teas from Stone Barns and jams and honey from Honey Locust Farmhouse to sweeten up those first mornings away from home.
And, we’ve got just the thing to carry all these homegrown goodies in – our new grasshopper-green Chappaqua Farmers Market tote bags which we are selling at the market tent for only $5. Be among the first to sport one of these bags around town….
Madura has some interesting “snake” squash this week. They are pretty enough to be ornamental – to wear as a headdress or grace your mantle. But they also are perfect for cold summer squash soup – though you do have to peel their thick skins!
Lots of Heirloom TOMATOES at the market this week. Make SURE you buy some mozzarella and basil to go with them. Don’t forget – tomatoes are also great for gazpacho, canning, and they’re great little vessels for stuffing, too!
The Morgiewicz Produce tent is brimming with their late-summer harvest: eggplant, zucchini, fingerlings (great roasted with fish!) and more. Newgate Farms has gorgeous beets and Heirlooms, too.
I know many of you have been missing Buddhapesto’s pesto sauce. But have you tried the PURPLE BASIL PESTO from Honey Locust Farmhouse? Swing by the tent for a taste…I’ll let you be the judge.
See you at the market!
Pascale Le Draoulec
food writer/ author/ farmers market director
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