Many fall crops are ideal for storing, enabling our farms to offer nutritious, regional items well into winter. One of the ancient methods of storing food is represented in the art of artisan cheese production. The Market has four dairy farms, each with ideal methods, admirable care for their herds, and super products: Chaseholm Farm Creamery, Edgwick Farm, Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse and Kriemhild Dairy Farms (butter and creme fraiche). And Trotta Foods creates fresh mozzarella each week. Eaten as is, or integrated into recipes, these are some of the best dairy products one can find. Saturday try samples and enjoy speaking with the producers to learn of new ways to use their cheeses.
Vendors: Who's In This Week?
In addition to our Weekly Vendors the following Rotation Vendors will be in:
- Demi Olive Oil
- Krazy For Kazu's
- Natural Contents Kitchen
- North Winds Lavender Farm
- Red Barn Bakery
- Tousey Winery
Our interactive Map of the Market displays where all vendors visiting this Saturday are located in the marketplace.
PARKING NOTE: For NEXT Saturday, October 29
Memorial parking lot is closed next Saturday due to the annual Ragamuffin Parade. There are SIX alternate parking lots near the Market. Review them all by clicking here to view a parking map.
This Week's Phelps Health Tip:
Artisanal Cheeses Can Be A Healthy Dietary Choice
"Authentic artisanal cheeses aid digestion through the presence of enzymes and/or anti-viral MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). They also contain less salt than processed cheeses, and none of the dyes, preservatives, stabilizers and other unnecessary ingredients found in more conventional cheese products."
Little Seed Highlights November 4 Event
Join Little Seed Gardens and other producers and supporters of regional foods at the Agrarian Learning Center for an evening of learning, connecting and celebrating the bounty of the autumn harvest. The event will have speakers, short films and a feast. For more information and tickets click here.
Teagevity: New Fall Herbal & Wellness Blends
Get a boost from Teagevity's new herbal tea blends (each with no caffeine). Try Gin & Tonic (ingredients: Organic Ginger Root cut & sifted, Organic Turmeric Root chunks with medicinal Turmeric Powder and Organic Black Pepper). Or try Rooibos Turmeric Thai Tea (ingredients: Organic South African Rooibos Tea, Organic Turmeric Root chunks with medicinal Turmeric Powder and Organic Star Anise).
Spice Revolution: Warm Up With HOT Chocolate
Saturday, Spice Revolution will be serving their HOT drinking chocolate -- made from their own special blend of chocolate. Their featured spice is a classic bouquet garni spice. Known as a quintessential French soup stock seasoning, it is also great for poultry and game meats. This blend is ground down for easier seasoning.
Go-Go Pops: Soups On!
In addition to some fun seasonal pops that Go-Go Pops rolls out this time of year, shoppers can look forward to Go-Go's unique soups this week including Veggie Chili, Curried Red Lentil, White Bean & Kale and African Sweet Potato.
Soft Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Compote
Now that it is autumn, Edgwick Farm has paired their Canterbury soft goat cheese with a fresh, pumpkin compote. With a touch of honey and pumpkin pie spices, this creamy and tangy delicacy is like the best pumpkin cheesecake you've ever had.
Farm Notes From Cowberry Crossing Farm
Cowberry Crossing Farm is highlighting that their Certified Organic sweet potatoes and butternut squash are now available. Also, they have discounted their ground beef this week.
Joining Cowberry Crossing Farm (which also offers turkeys for the upcoming holidays) note that Campenelli's Poultry Farm is now also taking reservations for turkeys. Their birds are Board-Breasted Whites and weights range between 12 - 30 lbs.
Pickle Licious: Krelish
Planning an Octoberfest dinner? Try Pickle Licious homemade Krelish to spice up your meal (made with with their homemade sauerkraut, mustard, sweet relish and a touch of hot pepper) or you can pick up some of their traditional Sauerkraut.
Great Grapes, Great Grape Soda
Stop by Drink More Good to taste their seasonal, very regional soda syrup: Concord Grape. Move quickly to this grape treat as it will be with us for only a limited time.
Wright's Farm: Great Fall Items
Wright's Farm has pumpkins for carving into jack-o-lanterns. Their pie selection is the most diverse in the Market. Cider donuts are at peak. And they have a wild "tie-dyed" applesauce which layers plain, raspberry and blackberry apple sauces into one jar!
PROGRAMS for SATURDAY OCTOBER 22
Visiting Organization 8:30am - 12:45pm
Axial Theater, who operates at St. John's Episcopal Church, will visit to highlight their upcoming show Maybe Never Tell. This production, written by Axial’s Artistic Director Howard Meyer, tells a compelling story of love and redemption that takes place in Berlin and Nepal. Stop by Saturday to learn more about the Axial Theater and their programs.
Kids Event: 9:30am - 11:00am Market Sponsor Kiwi Country Day Camp
Having sponsored our Market Sprouts programming all season, this Saturday Carmel-based Kiwi Country Day Camp will host our final Kids Event of the season themselves. Have your kids stop by to engage with their educators in a cool pet rock craft project and take a moment to learn about their terrific camp too.
Music Series: 10:00am - 12:00pm Guitar Duo Gimagua
Twin brothers Guillermo and Gabriel Ariza, from Cartagena, Colombia, are the energetic guitar duo Gimagua (which means twins in a Cuban slang derived from an African dialect). Many New Yorkers are already familiar with Gimagua from their crowd-grabbing performances with the MTA's Music Under New York program. Stop by to see them perform their Rumba Flamenco and Afro-Cuban stylings at the Market.
Visiting Organization: 8:30am - 12:30pm FINAL SATURDAY: Spooktacular Halloween Costume Swap
Pleasantville Recycles is wrapping up its annual costume swap. Stop by the Memorial Plaza Gazebo this Saturday to swap a gently used costume, or to simply select a costume to keep (no trade required). Costumes that are not claimed during the course of the event will be donated to Blythedale Children's Hospital.