Friday, July 11, 2014

Week 6!

(Stand open Thur 8a-7p, Fri 9a-6p, Sat 9a-3p)

Veggies available during my visit today:
Beautiful spherical squash

  • Snap peas, Carrots, Beets
  • Broccoli, Cabbage
  • Spherical squash, zucchini, yellow squash
  • arugula, lettuce mix, cucumbers
  • spring onions, garlic scapes
  • Siberian kale, escarole
There were so many things to choose from, I had trouble deciding what to get with my half share. Here are a few more pictures:
lettuce mix
Lettuce Mix

Cabbages -- they are much greener than this photo suggests

garlic scapes
Garlic scapes -- I really can't say enough about these. I love them.

Escarole -- another one of my favorites.

Food in Progress

If you've been in New Paltz this week you'll know we've been getting some crazy rain. I understand it's been a challenge to work around. Walking through the fields things looked pretty soggy, and the weeds were quite happy. But, also, the crops were all green and lush, so that's a big plus. Here is a photo of some melon plants that are quite luscious. I think these may be watermelon plants.
Melon plants. I can't wait!

What's new in vendor product offerings

Speaking of things in progress, we finally have some goat cheese! However, it was selling so fast that John tells me he thinks it won't last til Friday. The goats, it seems, are not cooperating. I guess when animals are treated humanely and aren't subject to questionable practices forcing them to produce, it leaves us at their mercy. Hang in there goat cheese lovers -- we expect them to produce more milk soon.

Last week I mentioned the brownies from much Mor bread. I can personally vouch for how incredibly delicious they are. The brownies are out of stock this week, but instead we have various flavors of high quality biscotti also made by Mor.

Quark is back! If you like sour cream, try quark. It's tasty, spreadable, soft, and creamy. Use it anywhere you're tempted to use sour cream.
I bought the Trimona yogurt last week. I really enjoyed it. It is smooth and creamy in consistency. I would also describe the flavor as smooth and mild without any kind of bite. I think it's my favorite yogurt now.

See you at the farm!

Robin and John are running the farm stand this season. I'll leave you with this silhouette of John.
Feel free to leave a comment to let me know if there's anything you'd like to know more about! --Leigh

1 comment:

Jen said...

I have been a loyal and very happy customer at your market stand in Ossining for many years! I get so excited when I see all of your beautiful offerings each week and equally excited when I cook with and EAT the fruits of your labor. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your efforts and what you bring to our local world. I added a link to your website in one of my recent blog posts for Farmer's Market Frittata with (your) Spring Onions, Crisp Shitakes and Goat Cheese. You can find it at Enjoy!