RAMPING it up!

dear shoppers,

If you haven’t been foraging in Rivertowns woods and ravines for garlicky wild ramps this week,  then make sure to pick up a bunch or two at the farmer’s market on Saturday.

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Max Morningstar is bringing copious amounts down from the Copake area in his van (which should smell pretty pungent by the time he gets to Hastings).

Gaia’s Breath should have some bunches, too. And you don’t even have to clean them!

You won’t have to forage for a new ramp recipe either: Huff Post compiled this ridiculously enticing batch of ramp recipes including this pretty spring quiche.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of picking and/or eating wild ramps, do yourself a favor and read this love song to the hairy wild onion written by a former chef at Babbo. This piece ran in Gourmet years ago, but I’ve never forgotten it (and the pasta recipe at the end of the piece is divine in its simplicity).

Happy to say that these two are back after taking a much needed break this winter.  This year, Brooklyn Bean has added a meat option to their burritos to satisfy the many carnivores in Hastings who have asked. Add some Stone & Thistle chorizo to your breakfast or lunch burrito and they will tag an extra $1 to the price. Nice to have options.

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For those of you who did not get a chance to meet Masake at the MOMO dressing tent last week because the high winds made you rush through the market, worry not, Masaki’s wife, Yukimi will be here again this week. This young Japanese couple makes tangy Japanese dressing (sesame and ginger)  in Brooklyn – hugely popular at Smorgasburg.

As the forsythia and cherry trees are popping all around us, so are they blooming at Wildseed Apothecary. Erin Domagal will be bringing some new body oils to the market this week including a new Sweet Blossom Blend which she describes as a light  “perfect-for-summer” body oil with a floral-citrus scent.

Painted Goat Farm is also returning with your favorite fresh and aged goat cheeses.

Check out these adorable and curious kids from their Garrattsville, NY farm.

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Hmmm. Sounds like a good Mother’s Day present to me…

 See you at the market!

Pascale

Spring?

Hmm. Not so much. I’ve put my winter coat in storage twice now only to pull it out again. Ditto for the hat and gloves. I’m craving ramps, garlic scapes and asparagus…but in a hot preparation, please! This recipe for a spring vegetable ramen fits the bill. Not only does it call for shiitake mushrooms (YES GARY THE MUSHROOM MAN ISContinue Reading

Help! I need somebody…not just anybody…

….to help run the Hastings Farmer’s Market. The market is thriving and we need a (paid) assistant to help us manage our growth. We are looking for an outgoing person who is able to work most Saturdays during the market season (June through November) to assist with everything from deciding where the vendors go to Continue Reading

The Hastings Farmer’s Market is HIRING…and Bone Broth

dear shoppers, How have I been surviving these bitter cold temps? I’ve had a vat of bone broth simmering on my stove-top for a couple of days now. The constant aromatic simmer alone warms up this drafty house. And whenever I feel a chill coming on, I pour myself a shot. I’ve been doing theContinue Reading

Sweets, spice & swine…everything for your Valentine!

dear shoppers, If you’re receiving this blog, then, clearly, food – good food – is important to you. And, if there is someone special in your life, presumably, eating well is also important to them. So if Hallmark & Co. have you stressing about what to get your honey this Valentine’s Day – fret not. TheContinue Reading

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FREE PARKING at the TRAIN STATION on WEEKENDS

Monthly Winter Market
2014-2015

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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Vegetable Spring Quiche

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