|Sale on Country-Style Pork Ribs + Local Honey in Ossining;
Trotta Pasta + Pie Lady & Son in Mamaroneck + More
April 24-30th, 2014
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|Mother’s Day Weekend: May 10th & 11th
We’re getting ready to open four farmers markets over Mother’s Day Weekend:
Larchmont, Rye, Croton-on-Hudson, and Piermont. These openings are earlier than in years past, and to celebrate the timing with Mother’s Day, we’re hosting “Make Mom a Card!” events at the markets. We’ll have great music, too. Visit the Down to Earth Markets Calendar for full details. See you there. Stay tuned to all market happenings via our Down to Earth Markets Facebook page
and follow us on Twitter @DowntoEarthMkts.
|Welcome Back, Wild Ramps. Sure is Nice to See You.|
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”
And our first guest has arrived. This week, Tom Warren of Stone & Thistle Farm wrote in with the news that he’ll have ramps at our farmers markets this weekend. It will be the first time in 2014.
Ramps are a part of the onion plant family and are also known as “wild leeks”. According to Deborah Madison in Vegetable Literacy, “they like moist, sandy soils, preferably near a stream.”
When we eat seasonally, we get to connect with nature’s rhythm — to cherish its limited editions. We say this not in an overly precious way, but rather to celebrate what we are all given by nature. The first foods of spring are full of vibrant colors and tastes that will only be here for a short while. And that’s reason to party.
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Whisk together the juice, cayenne pepper, and yolk in a mixing bowl. While whisking, slowly drizzle in 1/2 cup oil until sauce is emulsified; stir in ramps. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside. Enjoy.
Note: The wild foods, such as ramps, offered at Down to Earth Farmers Markets are thoughtfully foraged. In the name of a good thing, the foods are collected in a way that ensures future harvests. If you have any questions about the process, ask your favorite vendor.
|Day Vendors This Week
Flourish Baking Company
Hudson River Apriaries
|Down to Earth Markets 173 Main Street Ossining, NY 10562 Phone: 914-923-4837