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Grand Opening Celebration of New Rochelle Farmers Market Tomorrow;
SALE: Fresh Mussels from American Pride Seafood;
Making Berry Love Last + MORE

June 26th-July 2nd, 2014

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What’s New, In Season, and On Sale This Week

Amaranth
Rexcroft Farm

Babagannouj
Roasted eggplant dip

Nana’s Home Kitchen

Beets
Alex’s Tomato Farm
Fishkill Farm
R & G Produce

Broccoli
Rexcroft Farm

Caramelized Garlic Loaf
Wave Hill Breads

Cookies
Chocolate Chip, Ginger & Peanut Butter, all made with local honey

Honeybrook Farm

Cucumbers
Taliaferro Farms

Gazpacho
Pika’s Farm Table


Giardiniera
Cauliflower, carrots, celery,
and sweet peppers steeped to perfection for delicious snack
Sale: Pint = $4 (Reg. $5)

Pickle Licious


Fennel
Taliaferro Farms

Green & Purple Kohlrabi
Alex’s Tomato Farm

Macadamia Nut Bars
10% OFF this week

e-Desserts

Mussels
SALE: $4/pound or $7 for two pounds

American Pride Seafood

Nana’s Cheese Beurak
Oven baked puff pastry w/cheese

Nana’s Home Kitchen

New Potatoes
R & G Produce


Peas
Alex’s Tomato Farm
Newgate Farms
Taliaferro Farms

Rainbow Chard Ravioli with Black Pepper Pasta
$10 for 18 pieces

Trotta Foods

Roman Foccacia
Wave Hill Breads

Sour Cherry Pies & Tarts
Regular & gluten-free – made with local cherries!

Meredith’s Bread

Strawberries
Fishkill Farm
Migliorelli Farm
Wright Family Farm


Tomatoes

Wright Family Farm

Yellow Zucchini
Migliorelli Farm


Click on a Market to see all vendor and event details…

Westchester
County


Rockland
County


Ossining

Saturdays
8:30 am-1:00 pm


Larchmont


Saturdays
8:30 am-1:00 pm

Piermont

Sundays
9:30 am-3:00 pm

L
Croton-on-Hudson

Sundays
9:00 am-2:00 pm


Rye

Sundays
8:30 am-2:00 pm

Spring Valley

OPENING DAY: July 9th
Wednesdays
8:30 am-3:00 pm

Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow

Saturdays
8:30 am-1:00 pm

New Rochelle

Fridays
8:30 am-2:30 pm

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Announcements
Croton-on-Hudson

Susan Chasen from the Organic Teaching Kitchen will be at the Croton-on-Hudson farmers market this Sunday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, creating a seasonal raw kale salad for all to sample. Pick up a recipe to try at home and l
earn more about organic eating.

New Rochelle – Tomorrow – Grand Opening at 10:30 am


It is time to cut the ribbon and celebrate the 2014 season of New Rochelle’s Down to Earth Farmers Market! On Friday, June 27th, help us welcome several community leaders and market supporters, including State Senator George Latimer and Mayor Noam Bramson. The market now has an expanded selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, local honey, and baked goods. We’re located on North Avenue, at Huguenot Park, in front of New Rochelle High School. See you there every Friday, through November 21st, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Rye

Calling all kids! The Rye Free Reading Room will be hosting an ‘Eating Green with Granny Jean’ Storytelling event at the market on Sunday from 11:30 am to noon. Join storyteller Granny Jean as she reads stories and shares activities to inspire curiosity about healthy foods.

For additional events, visit our Down to Earth Markets Event Calendar.

Stay tuned to all market happenings via our Down to Earth Markets Facebook page
and follow us on Instagram and on Twitter @DowntoEarthMkts.

Berries, Let’s Make this Love Last
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This is how we feel about the annual berry harvest

This week we went on a Choose Your Own Adventure – of the berry variety. Our quest was to preserve the beautiful berry harvest of late June. We chose strawberries as our protagonist in this story, but it could have just as easily starred the season’s blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or cherries. They are all appearing at our farmers markets these days – have you seen them? Have you tried them? Have you relished every bite, and with each one, taken a moment to say thank you to summer? Yes, SAME HERE.

We tried two different methods of preserving our quarts of fresh, local strawberries: 1) drying and 2) freezing. On the drying front, we don’t have a dehydrator, so we tried the oven method. It calls for cleaning the berries, cutting off the green stem, and then placing them in the oven for 3-4 hours at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. We’re sharing this because we’d like our fellow preservationists to learn from our mistakes: Don’t do it.

When we pulled out the berries at hour #4, our they had shriveled to little flakes and used a lot of energy in the process. Yes, shriveling is the point of drying, but nonetheless, it was an energy-intensive process that created a hot kitchen on a hotter summer day — without much return. In seeing the final outcome, the phrase Pinterest Fail quickly came to mind.

We’re happy to say that the journey of freezing the berries went much better. It’s so easy to do in just 5 steps:

  1. Rinse the berries.
  2. Dry them with a paper towel. Our method is to roll them around in a colander lined with paper towels.
  3. Cut off the green stem, so there is a flat surface on one side.
  4. Distribute them across a baking sheet; do not allow them to touch. This is how we prevent the berries from freezing into one massive bunch.
  5. Put the berries in the freezer. Once they are frozen (2+ hours), add them into a Zip-Loc freezer bag. Now we’ve got berries to add to smoothies, pancakes, and more for many months to come. And they taste divine.

To share the process visually, we snapped a few photos along the way and posted this photo album online. Click on any photo to read its caption.

Are you preserving the harvest this year? If so, we’d love to see what you’re up to, so let us know. AND – See you at the farmers market berry table this weekend!

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

Calcutta Kitchens
#Freedom Craft Brewery
Lulu’s Southern Pies
The Peanut Principle
The RAD Soap Company
Trotta Foods

New Rochelle

e-Desserts (Freshly baked scones, cakes, and more!)

Ossining

Hudson River Apiaries
Nana’s Home Kitchen

Piermont

Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery

Rye

Kontoulis Family Olive Oil


Down to Earth Markets 173 Main Street Ossining, NY 10562 Phone: 914-923-4837
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