Grass-fed beef, Bien Cuit baguettes and summer squash….

dear shoppers, Did you see the green and yellow squash that Taliaferro Farms brought to market last week? I was inspired to dig up this old recipe for a  summer squash gratin with salsa verde and gruyere from Food52, a hearty crowd pleaser that goes well with grilled meats. Matt Saldano of Southtown Farms will be bringingContinue Reading


Make that garlic scapes. Garlic snakes is what my kids used to call them whenever I brought them home from the market this time of year and dumped them on the butcher block. No surprise. These twisty, curly bright green spears that shoot straight up from the garlic bulb are sometimes referred to as “serpentContinue Reading

Strawberry tart & Spatchcock Chicken

dear shoppers, Whether packing a pie, macerated in wine or stacked in a shortcake, strawberries rarely disappoint. Buy plenty at the market this month because it’ll be peach season before you know it and you’ll be wishing you’d eaten more of these sweet, conical berries that once grew weed-wild here and abroad and are aContinue Reading

Rosy Rhubarb and Ruby Reilly — together again at the Hastings Farmer’s Market

dear shoppers, Ok. Now the market season can really begin. Taliaferro Farms is back tomorrow. Our beloved organic produce vendors who have been with us for seven years (or is it eight now?). They always turn up a little late because they farm in the fields, not in greenhouses… Over the next few weeks youContinue Reading

Memorial Day is about GRILLING – and so much more…

dear shoppers, As a farmer who sells free-range chicken, pastured pork and grass-fed beef, Matt Soldano of Southtown Farms loves the idea of a three-day weekend devoted entirely to grilling. As a veteran of the Iraq War, he also knows there’s more to the holiday than back-yard barbecues. Much more. A U.S. Marine Corps vet, SoldanoContinue Reading

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Please park at the train station. Free parking on Saturdays and "granny carts" are available, courtesy of the farmer's market. No early birds!


Grilled Fairytale Eggplant with Garlic Yogurt Sauce and Pomegranate