Monday, March 8, 2010

Connecting Rural Farmers with Urban Markets...

Photos (Lexi Van de Walle): NYC taxi and close up of Terhune Orchards
Shopping at the farmers markets in NYC even at the tail end of winter seems to get better and better and bigger and bigger. On Sunday, which was the first warm, sunny day in months, I went over to the newly expanded 77th Street and Columbus Greenmarket with journalist, Courtney Streett. It was so nice to see so many of our rural friends selling their "made with love" foods -- the market was bustling.

The newly expanded Sunday market has more variety with the new vendors including their first meat vendor, my friend Chip from Grazin' Angus Acres (also at Union Square). Chip and I talked about a short rib recipe and I bought stew meat which I made into a delicious Julia Child worthy beef bourginoine in my brand new pressure cooker when I got home. (Check out a recent Grazin Angus Acres post and short rib recipe here.)

I also selected a pound of fresh caught and large flounder fillets and sea scallops from Seatuck (new to 77th St.) and a delicious goat cheese named "Henry" that had a flavorful rind, bright white center and was aged 153 days. And, some vibrant looking and juicy gala apples from
Terhune Orchards.

For my kids, I picked up a loaf of sweet brioche and baguette from 
Not Just Ruguleh.

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