spring has most definitely sprung

dear shoppers,

Come April I eat green. I like my pasta green, my soups green and my juices green. With all due respect to the ruby red, or sunset-orange beet, come spring, I like my salads primarily green too.

After this execrable winter, I’m craving green more than ever: parsley pesto, chimichurri sauce, wilted spinach, baby cress, grilled asparagus. Bring on the chlorophyl.

You should find lots of gorgeous greens at the market tomorrow. Our Farmers are finally able to harvest without their puffy coats, hats and gloves and what they are bringing to market is simply ethereal: pea shoots, petite carrots, arugula and delicate spinach. This is a good time of year to make orzo or risotto dishes that beautifully showcase all that spring has to offer.

Here’s a NYT recipe for health for orzo with parsley pesto with peas. If I were you, I’d add some shrimp from Pura Vida to the mix. Or serve with a delicate boudin blanc from Gaia’s Breath farm.

Kontoulis Olive Oil is at the market tomorrow with her precious green olive oil from Messinia. And, fans of Calcutta Kitchens will be happy to know Aditi Goswani is returning to the market with her Indian simmer sauces. (Yes, one of them is green.)

Also visiting us tomorrow is the Saratoga Cracker Co. They sell hand-shaped, rustic crackers in flavors like Spicy Parmesan, Rosemary & Olive and Kale. (Not green).

If you haven’t tried the mushrooms from Wiltbank Farm, pick up a basket this weekend. They are delicious in omelets, pasta, with steak or as a lamb burger or homemade pizza topping.

Penny Lick Ice Cream is celebrating its first full year in business tomorrow. The first 100 people to wish ice cream-maker Ellen Sledge will get a special anniversary gift  (I’m guessing push-pop?). Congrats Ellen! We are very proud to be the market where your cart got its start.

Finally, Brooklyn Bean will be making burritos – a breakfast (with scrambled eggs and grilled peppers/onions) and a lunch (shredded romaine, cabbage and pickled red onion). Both will be filled with their black bean burgers as well as Oaxacan-style cheese, crema and salsa. Verde, natch.

See you at the market!

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Painted Goat Chèvre is BACK…and the magic of Elderberry!

dear shoppers, If you’re like me, you’ve got one foot in winter and one foot in spring. Yesterday’s frigid temps had me roasting parsnips and potatoes for dinner. But my mouth is craving all the delicate greens that come with it. And, if you ARE like me, you get to feeling a little “punk” with theContinue Reading

EGGS & OSCAR

dear shoppers, Sabine burst through the front door after school yesterday hungrier than usual. What did she ask for? An egg. It’s her new favorite food. She is obsessed with variation of color of both shell and yolk. She likes that the eggs at Wright’s Orchard often have one small blue-ish egg in the corner slotContinue Reading

After all that shoveling…SUSTENANCE. The Farmer’s Market it OPEN

dear shoppers, While some of our upstate vendors are trapped by snow, most of them will be at the market tomorrow. Feeling housebound? Come to the market for some neighborly love and good grub. Lasagna Preziosa will have heart-shaped focaccia  in case the snow put a damper on your Valentine’s Day (and because no date onContinue Reading

Potato Bliss, new cow’s milk cheese and fresh meadow butter at the farmer’s market tomorrow!

dear shoppers, Have you ever had hashed browns made with Adirondack Blue potatoes…they keep their indigo color even as they crisp up. As flavorful as they are artful. Healthway Farms will be visiting us tomorrow with their eight varieties of  spuds, including their popular Adirondack Blues. They will be coming all the way down from Continue Reading

Monthly Winter Market
2013-2014

First and Third Saturdays  •  9am to 1pm

Saturdays, December 7 & 21, 2013
Outside at the Library Lot, 7 Maple Ave., Hastings

Saturdays, January 4 & 18, February 1 & 15,
March 1 &15
Indoor at the James Harmon Community Center
44 Main Street, Hastings

Saturdays, April 5 & 19, May  3 &17
Outside at the Library Lot, 7 Maple Ave., Hastings

Weekly Summer Market resumes June 7, 2014
Summer Hours: 8:30am to 1:30pm

EBT Cards Welcome

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Orzo with Peas and Parsley Pesto

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