The Heart of Food

Zest. It’s something distinctive, invigorating, and can brighten a dull day or a bland dish. Zest is flavor and character, spark and spirit. It’s what Edmond “Eddie” Le Draoulec, who passed away earlier this week after a long illness, had in spades and lavished on his daughter, who spreads it around in kind.

Pascale is in California with her mother and sister, and expects to be back in Hastings in a few days.

A personal essay she wrote about her father — proud, impeccable waiter, charming raconteur, sterling family man — was published in Saveur magazine a few years ago. In her reading of the piece, recorded for NPR’s “The Splendid Table,” discover the essence of human affection and the heart of Pascale’s food — and farmers’ market — story.

ALSO THIS WEEK: Batter up! You can register in-person for Little League from 9 to 1 p.m. at the Community Center during market hours. This will be the last day to qualify for the early-bird discount.

AND: Please try to attend our community forum about the farmer’s market this evening at the Library at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents and shoppers to let us know how we are doing. Please come share your thoughts!

Hastings Farmers’ Market Community Meeting

The Hastings Farmers’ Market Committee and Village Trustees invite friends and neighbors to attend an informal discussion on Thursday, Jan 29 at 7 p.m. in the Hastings Public Library’s recently revamped Orr Room. 7 Maple Avenue. We welcome this opportunity for the public to share matters of concern, to offer suggestions, to express support andContinue Reading

NO Market tomorrow

dear shoppers: A reminder that there is NO market tomorrow. Our next market will be January 31st at the Community Center. 9am to 1pm. See you at the market! Pascale

Happy New Year! Market tomorrow is INDOORS at the Community Center

dear shoppers, The Hastings Farmer’s Market wishes you all a healthy and happy New Year. We hope 2015 is the year you resolve to share more casual meals with friends and family. There’s always room for more around your table. Toward that end, an easy one-pot recipe for curried chicken with cashews that cries out forContinue Reading

Lots of vendors on tap tomorrow for your holiday meals – and last-minute gifts! PLUS: THE KNIFE SHARPENER IS HERE

dear shoppers, Is anyone on your list getting a slow-cooker this year? Why not stuff their stocking (or pot) with a bag of dried heirloom beans from Brooklyn Bean? They are back this week with the following varieties: Italian Cranberry, Jacob’s Cattle, Light Red Kidney, Marfax, Soldier, Sulfur, Tolosana and Yellow Eye. (In my nextContinue Reading


Next Market is Jan 31st at Community Center

Monthly Winter Market

Now every other week! 9am to 1pm

Saturdays, December 6 & 20, 2014
Outside at the Library Lot, 7 Maple Ave., Hastings

Saturdays, January 3, 17 & 31, February 14 & 28,
March 14 & 28
Indoor at the James Harmon Community Center
44 Main Street, Hastings

Saturdays, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23
Outside at the Library Lot, 7 Maple Ave., Hastings

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Chicken Curry with Cashews


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