|Apples, pears, squash, pumpkins – and more! – arrive in autumn harvest;
Calling all knitters: beautiful alapaca yarn in Croton-on-Hudson;
FOUR rotating vendors join Piermont market on Sunday + MORE
October 2nd – 8th, 2014
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In celebration of the effort to Bring Your Own Bag to the market – BYOBag – Mead Orchards is offering a FREE reusable bag with all purchases of $5 or more.
We thank all the vendors – and shoppers! – for helping the Ossining market eliminate plastic shopping bags.Croton-on-Hudson
From 11 am to 1 pm this Sunday, join us for the annual apple tasting. Stop by the manager’s tent to try some of the season’s best varieties from the market’s orchard growers. Then pick up some to enjoy at home (and try the 1st place apple pie recipe below…)!
For additional events, visit our Down to Earth Markets Event Calendar.
|Apple Crumb Pie with Bourbon-Soaked Figs and a Cheddar Crust
by Piermont Farmers Market Shopper (+ 1st Place Apple Pie Contest Winner!) Michele Langer Lynn
Last Sunday, together with the Piermont Chamber of Commerce, we held the highly-anticipated 2nd Annual Apple Pie Contest at Piermont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market. Fifteen local residents competed before the discerning palates of three local baking talents: Sylvia Welch, Peter Kelly, and Mark Taster.
The 1st Prize went to Michele Langer Lynn, who then shared her story AND her awe-inspiring Apple Pie recipe.
She wrote, “The last time I baked a crust from scratch was over 30 years ago, and it came out awful – 3” thick. I never attempted one again until the contest. That’s how bad it came out! I’d always buy frozen crusts for my quiches and pies. I was going to bale, but Natalie [Piermont Market Manager] urged me to enter. So I challenged myself to make a decent crust, and I’m so happy I did. The recipe I sent for the crust is accurate, the filling and crumb crust measurements are my estimations of the amounts I used.”
We’re so happy she created her crust from scratch, too. Here’s her recipe below – let us know if it turns out to be a winner in your home. Congratulations, Michele!
Makes enough dough for one double or two single-crust pies.
Prepare dough, leave enough time to chill for 3 hours or overnight
2 1/2 cups flour
6 oz. Yany’s Fancy’s XXX Sharp Cheddar shredded small & coarsely
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, well chilled
1 cup very cold iced water
Mix together dry ingredients. Chop 2 sticks of very cold unsalted butter into 1/2-inch pieces.
Coat the butter cubes in the flour mix. Blend them in with the pastry blender, scoop and redistribute the mixture until it gets to a crumbly texture, it should like small peas. Add cheddar cheese, mix it up until blended but still looks like the small peas.
Form the dough: Start by drizzling 1/2 cup of the ice-cold water over the butter and flour mixture. Add more water a tablespoon at a time. Use a rubber spatula, to mix the dough. Keep adding water bit by bit until you can grab it all together a form a dough ball. You need to grab it lightly so that the butter remains chilled.
Cut the dough in half, wrap each half tightly up in plastic. Chill the balls overnight, or no less the 3 hours. Roll dough out on well floured board into 1 12” diameter circle. Cut the dough circle using a knife and a plate that is about 12” as a stencil. You can roll out the extra dough pieces to make little shapes to decorate your pie using cookie cutters. You can adhere the shapes to the crust with the egg wash. Fill the pie with filling below. Brush the egg wash over the edges of the pie.
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|Rotating* Vendors This Week
*Vendors who rotate through various markets during the season.
They enjoy getting to know many communities, and here’s where to find them this week:Larchmont – Saturday, Oct. 4th
Hudson River Apiaries
Ossining – Saturday, Oct. 4th
Croton-on-Hudson – Sunday, Oct. 5th
Piermont – Sunday, Oct. 5th
Bombay Emerald Chutney Company
|Down to Earth Markets 173 Main Street Ossining, NY 10562 Phone: 914-923-4837