The Harvest Is In

Free Market Coasters: Collect all four!
Free Market Coasters: Collect all four!

Winter Harvest?

Yes, of course!

It has become possible to think of winter as having a harvest, thanks to the great work of our Pleasantville Farmers Market farmers! Cow and goat milk continues to flow, with cheeses being created each month. Regional grains, grown and stored from the fall, are baked fresh into breads each Friday night. Summer has been bottled as honey, jams, chutneys, and sauces. Farms have abundant bacon, sausage, pork and beef items. Fresh duck, and chicken are available. Eggs continue to arrive, and are also brought in as fresh pastas too. Our fisherman has some fish only seen during winter months. Our orchard has stored over 10 varieties of apples so they remain crisp. Our farms have cellared root vegetables which will last over the next few months. Many of our farms specialize in indoor growing, with fresh mushrooms, greens, broccoli, and more, constantly available for our home cooks. And when you want to rest, there are a number of prepared food items, using regional produce as ingredients. Your weekly support directly helps all these farmers and food artisans. Make a difference and a delicious, good time by shopping at the Market. For a complete summary of vendors in attendance tomorrow look at our interactive Map of the Market by clicking here.

Trying to be the Best every week:

Westchester Magazine wants to know what you think. Until February 7 they are collecting votes in their annual "Best Of Westchester" reader survey. Help highlight the Market as having the greatest farmers, food artisans, volunteers and shoppers around by taking a moment to place your vote. Encourage fellow shoppers to vote too! You can begin by visiting Westchester Magazine (you will find "Farmers Markets" between "Donuts" and "Fine Dining" in the list). Voting later? Pick up a set of four free Market Coasters on Saturday as a reminder to vote. They're fun, and more useful than a string tied around your finger!

Kids Event (9:30am - 11:30am)

Every now and then its Crayon Mural Time! Tomorrow we celebrate the winter harvest by inviting kids to collaboratively draw the active life on our farms during winter. They can draw plants growing in a high hoop winter tunnel, draw favorite root veggies and apples in cold cellars, and crowd barns and pastures with drawings of happy animals!

Market News:

Well Done Trotta Foods
Trotta Foods, of nearby Thornwood, was highlighted in
The Ultimate Westchester Food Lovers Guide.
Explore the Guide, or click here to read about Trotta's pasta (made with fresh farm eggs).

Market in the Press Too!
Enjoy creative ideas on shopping at the Market by reading local chef Phil McGrath's article
Discovering Local Artisan Producers.

Spoonful of Sugar Bake Shop Returns This Week
Responding to customer requests, they will be introducing new gluten-free pastry items for breakfast, including apricot pinwheels, chocolate pastry rolls, and a cheese danish. To learn more, and see some beautiful pastry images, visit Spoonful's Facebook page by clicking here.

Chicken and the Egg
Katie Bogdanffy of Feather Ridge Farm is transitioning from her family's farm to one of her very own: Yellow Bell Farm. During this phase she will have whole roasters and chicken parts, but no eggs. Shoppers can rely on Raghoo Farms as a great source of eggs while Yellow Bell Farm establishes their own egg production.

May We Help You Carry That?
Enjoying the winter harvest, but not enjoying plastic bags accumulating in the kitchen, or environment? Many shoppers who want fewer plastic bags in their kitchen and lifestyle have purchased the Market's convenient, sturdy tote bags, made from 100% recycled plastic. Bags are for sale each week at the Manager's Table.

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