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Sunday Farmer’s Market
July 27, 2008, 10:42 pm
Filed under: Alchemy Farmhouse
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fresh-pulled red onions from Meadow View Farm

fresh-pulled red onions from Meadow View Farm

Another wonderful Sunday in New Paltz which means another exciting trip to the weekly farmer’s market! Another reason to celebrate: August 3-9, 2008 is National Farmers Market Week! Check out the USDA’s web page to to find links about events. I love going to the market each week and look forward to a weekly project or two with all the good stuff I get there. Although we grow so many different crops here @ Alchemy farmhouse, there are far too many exciting offerings at the market to only eat our own foods. Whether it’s an intoxicating lavender bouquet to hang and enjoy all season from Liberty Orchards or gorgeous red onions to braid into a hanging wreath from Meadow View Farm, there is always something fresh and wonderful each week as the growing season progresses. we are also lucky enough here in the Hudson Valley to enjoy several different markets throughout the week. New Paltz holds its market on Sundays, Woodstock holds its weekly farm festival–truly a grand experience-with food vendors and live music each Wednesday night. On Saturdays Kingston opens up its historic stockade district to its market, as well as Taliaferro Farms in New Paltz’s Saturday market. Taliaferro is also open on Thursdays. These links are a great place to start if you are looking for a new market or just to peek at some great community culture. Also check out localharvest.org to find all types of markets, events, and local food eateries in your neck of the woods! Keep shopping local and spread the word on Farmer’s Market Week!

As a side note, anyone with lots of lettuce experience–send a note! I am curious about whether to cut mine from the root or take leaves only. Will it keep producing once it ‘stalks’ ? Here’s AFH’s own Jacqui with tonight’s pull…

the compost queen J with a lettuce prize-- Sunday dinner

the compost queen J with a lettuce prize-- Sunday dinner

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