October 19th, 2019

When Riccardo’s son Matteo joined Lasagna Preziosa full-time after college, he freed up his father to experiment with different menu items. Happily, our shoppers get to be the well-fed guinea pigs for diRiso Risotto Balls’ (Lasagna Preziosa’s new moniker) latest creations. They have expanded their line to include new fan favorites like panzarotti, baba rusticas, and fried lasagna. Recently Riccardo started bringing fresh cannoli, Sicilian style. Made with fresh ricotta, the cannoli are authentically garnished with a slice of candied orange on one side and chopped pistachios on the other, creating a more sophisticated flavor than we are used to stateside. He is also making his own pesto with local basil, which like everything he makes, is a cut above.

We’re barely in October but it’s time to start thinking Turkey Day! Southtown Farms is taking orders at his tent for pasture-raised, free-range turkeys (see for yourself on Southtown Farm’s Instagram). Choose a weight range, and Matt will ensure your turkey is the right size for your gathering.

The Misshapened Bowl makes their final appearance for the Summer Season with gorgeous wood pieces made with reclaimed local wood. It’s never too early to start shopping for holiday gifts. Or get one for yourself to show off during holiday dinners. Wood-turner Charles Lazarus is unveiling four new items this Saturday so stop by his tent to check out his wares.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Freshly Made has a special cold-pressed juice, created in honor of their dear friend Francesca who lost her own battle with breast cancer. It combines grapefruit, ginger, apple, and beet to create a luscious pink color and has the added benefit of being chock-full of immune-boosting nutrients. They also have a special Halloween-themed spooky lemonade made with activated charcoal. Skeptical of the taste? They’ll happily offer you a sample of any of their Bronx-made juices!

Continuing our fall fun celebration at the Market, we’re hosting a donut bob for the kids (and any grownup who is game). If you’re not familiar, a donut bob is the 21st century, more sanitary version of bobbing for apples. Orchards of Concklin apple cider donuts are hung from a string and children are tasked with eating one WITHOUT the use of their hands! Bring the little ones down for the challenge from 9:30-11 a.m.

Fall fun continues with crafts hosted by the Hastings High School Latin Club. They are also previewing their beloved Halloween costume sale, Swing by to score a gently used costume for a fraction of the price. They will also accept costume donations for the big sale next weekend.

Our monthly Food Pantry collection is this Saturday and there are plenty of options for produce purchases that go directly to our neighbors in need. The Pantry has seen a recent uptick in seniors using their services and we are asking our shoppers to be extra generous with their donations this month to keep up with the demand. Pick up an extra bag of apples, a bunch of carrots, or some potatoes. We also welcome cash donations which we use to purchase protein from our meat vendors. All donations of produce and cash can be dropped off at the Market Tent.

Healthy on Hudson is sampling a smoked duck recipe with Larchmont Charcuterie’s smoked duck breast and Milton performs from 10:30am-12:30pm. See you at the Market!

P.s. Please note that the Knife Sharpener will not be at the Market this Saturday and will return on November 16th.

Fer Franco