Bring a peach to the beach…

dear shoppers, We’ve hit summer’s sweet spot: the fuzzy, juicy peach has arrived — king of the stone fruit. When I was a kid I’d have to peel peaches for my dad who was allergic to their skin but couldn’t resist their sweet flesh. My sister and I would squabble over the peach peeling privilege.Continue Reading

Bye bye strawberries and rhubarb – HELLO ARTICHOKES & RASPBERRIES!

dear shoppers, There are many perks to being a volunteer at the farmer’s market. One of them is being among the first to see what the farmers are harvesting week to week. This Saturday, for instance, if you were helping to unload the vendors bright and early, you would be treated to the first blushingContinue Reading

Happy Fourth!

dear shoppers, What better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than by honoring the farmers who till its soil? Our hard-working farmers will be out in full force this week – as we usher in the month of July and all the bounty it has to offer: arugula, beans, basil, broccoli, carrots, radishes, cucumbers, spinachContinue Reading

ORANGE is the new Green

dear shoppers, Obercreek Farm is bringing nasturtiums to the market tomorrow. Did you know that ALL parts of this climbing plant with deep orange blossoms is edible, save for the roots? The tender young leaves add a peppery kick to salads and sandwiches (a good substitute for watercress in egg salad sandwiches or arugula onContinue Reading

Pigs Feet, Paul Revere & the Knife Sharpener

…all at the Hastings Farmer’s Market tomorrow! You can find the pig’s feet at the Roaming Angus tent – where farmer Andrew King doesn’t just “talk” about “nose to tail” eating. Paul Revere, or at least a replica of his bust, will be on display at the market along with a Abigail Adams and aContinue Reading

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Ruby Reilly

Cod & Vegetable Skewers with Basil Chimichurri