RAMPING it up!
dear shoppers, If you haven't been foraging in Rivertowns woods and ravines for garlicky wild ramps this week, then make sure to pick up a bunch or two at the farmer's market on Saturday.
Max Morningstar is bringing copious amounts down from the Copake area in his van (which should smell pretty pungent by the time he gets to Hastings).
Gaia's Breath should have some bunches, too. And you don't even have to clean them!
You won't have to forage for a new ramp recipe either: Huff Post compiled this ridiculously enticing batch of ramp recipes including this pretty spring quiche.
If you've never had the pleasure of picking and/or eating wild ramps, do yourself a favor and read this love song to the hairy wild onion written by a former chef at Babbo. This piece ran in Gourmet years ago, but I've never forgotten it (and the pasta recipe at the end of the piece is divine in its simplicity).
Happy to say that these two are back after taking a much needed break this winter. This year, Brooklyn Bean has added a meat option to their burritos to satisfy the many carnivores in Hastings who have asked. Add some Stone & Thistle chorizo to your breakfast or lunch burrito and they will tag an extra $1 to the price. Nice to have options.
For those of you who did not get a chance to meet Masake at the MOMO dressing tent last week because the high winds made you rush through the market, worry not, Masaki's wife, Yukimi will be here again this week. This young Japanese couple makes tangy Japanese dressing (sesame and ginger) in Brooklyn - hugely popular at Smorgasburg.
As the forsythia and cherry trees are popping all around us, so are they blooming at Wildseed Apothecary. Erin Domagal will be bringing some new body oils to the market this week including a new Sweet Blossom Blend which she describes as a light "perfect-for-summer" body oil with a floral-citrus scent.
Painted Goat Farm is also returning with your favorite fresh and aged goat cheeses.
Check out these adorable and curious kids from their Garrattsville, NY farm.
Hmmm. Sounds like a good Mother's Day present to me...
See you at the market!