Thanks to everyone who attended Touch-A-Truck in downtown New Rochelle last Saturday. Please view pictures of the event here!
Meet our New Vendor: Uncle T Spices
Leaning Tower of Pizza… Seasoned Traveler…Such a Jerk….these are just a handful of the cleverly-named spices that Uncle T Spices sells. This southern New York State upstart will be selling its entire line of flavorful blends this Saturday (and September 9th) at the market. uncletspices.com instagram/uncletspices
This Saturday’s Family Fun
Family Market Crafts. 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Create a Market-inspired project to take home at one of the tents on Library Green. Don’t forget to visit the Family Garden Experience in the yard behind the children’s room (drop-in activities involving fresh vegetables, flowers and herbs from 11:00 – 1:00!) The New Rochelle Girl Scouts will be present with information about their organization and certain handmade dog items for sale. Local Westchester music school Bach2Rock will be providing live music.
This Saturday’s Family Fun
Water Sauteed Greens with Tahini Dressing (courtesy of Sonia Urban, owner of Sweet Wishes Catering and New Rochelle Grand Market demo chef) This dish takes just minutes to prep and can be eaten as either a side or maybe even as a light lunch if accompanied with a hearty slice of crusty bread from Journeyman Bakery and some nice cheese.
1-2 bunches of collard greens (1 bunch will make a small serving, 2 will make a large one)
1/4-1/2 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of umeboshi vinegar (Umboshi vinegar is a plum vinegar available for purchase at New Rochelle downtown’s Only Mart) or lemon juice
Remove the leaves from the stems of the greens and rinse in a bowl of cold water until completely free of dirt and sand. Roughly chop the greens. In a sauté pan, heat the water until boiling. Add the chopped greens and cover. Cook until tender, adding more water if necessary to prevent burning. Stir occasionally, and then add umeboshi or lemon juice. (If you make 2 bunches, you may have to cook them in 2 batches.). Serve with the tahini sauce, recipe below, or a dressing of your choice.
Tahini Dressing (Makes 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
pinch of cayenne (to taste)
Directions: Briskly whisk together the tahini and water until combined. (It will look separated at first, but just keep whisking!) Add remaining ingredients and whisk until combined. Adjust flavors to your taste. Add additional water if you want it thinner.
Learn more from Sonia in person when she appears at the market this Saturday, and August 26th, for additional cooking demos. And don’t forget, we roll out an old fashioned library cart *every week* stocked with farmers market, community-supported agriculture, vegetarian, vegan and healthy eating cookbooks. See a recipe you like? Snap a pic!
Saturday’s Al Fresco Dining
Let Them Eat Pita (Hummus, Falafel and Sabich sandwiches or bowls, with a side of pickled jalapenos, fried onions and pita) and savory oh-so-good BBQ from the A Place2Go food truck.
This week’s vendors:
Artisan NR: Handmade treasures from local Sound Shore artisans. This week: jewelry artisans Gems by Beau and Designs by ACK.
Dutch’s Spirits: New York distillery and farm producing classic spirits, cocktail bitters, etc.
Farm EATS: Local NY 100% grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork and chicken.
Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library: Used books for sale, on Library Green and in the Library’s lobby.
Journeyman Bakery: Best of Westchester-winner selling variety of artisanal breads: German rye, pain de mie, oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins, pain au levain, cranberry and walnut and more.
Let Them Eat Pita: mobile food cart serving delicious falafel sandwiches and hummus bowls at local farmers markets
Migliorelli Farm: Fresh fruit, vegetables and greens straight from Dutchess County. Fresh-pressed cider and other goodies (donuts, bloody mary mix) also occasionally available.
Pickle Me Pete: Fresh and both old-fashioned and inventive flavored pickles barrel-cured the traditional way in Brooklyn. Also olives and pickled vegetables.
Provisions Bake Shop: Family-owned-and-operated bake shop producing award-winning, made-from scratch, cookies, cupcakes, and cakes.
R&R Produce: Wall Street Journal featured farm offering fresh produce and herbs from Orange County’s fertile black dirt region.
Sweet Things and Wild Thyme: NY State honey and bee products, including honeycomb and pollen.
Note: Our knife sharpener is on vacation and will return October. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Wondering about the new sculpture that’s appeared on Library Green?
Stay tuned for our downtown and market fall event schedule coming out soon!