Soup's on!

dear shoppers,

Yes, we' have had some gorgeous falls days this week but soup weather is right around the corner.

Walking around the market last week it seemed every ingredient was vying for its moment to shine in the soup pot, from the fleshy acorn squash to those meaty Madura mushrooms, and Bunyanesque carrots from Morgiewicz. Even the fish was beckoning to be bisque.

Scrolling through my soup recipe file, I found this Jamie Oliver recipe for Chunky Squash Soup with Chickpeas. I think I've confided to you before my obsession with the chickpea which I manage to insinuate in most dishes I make). Naturally this recipe caught my eye, particularly since it gets a little kick from harissa, a North African chili paste. Harissa is fairly easy to find. But why not make your own.

Especially since Spice Revolution is here tomorrow so you can stock up on all the spices required for the recipe.

If you're going to be making harissa - might as well try this recipe for Cinnamon-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Sauce,  also from

There will be plenty of free-range chicken at the market tomorrow (Cowberry, Raghoo and Roaming Angus).

All these spices should serve as a  reminder that our Moroccan-themed Harvest Dinner  (our first annual fundraising dinner) will be held on Oct. 20th from 5 to 8 p.m. Look for invites in your mailbox this weekend. But hold the date if you want to support your market and enjoy a locally-sourced feast with a North African flair.

Another reminder that children under the age of 10 are not to be left unattended a the Library. While we love the synergy between the market we ask that you please remember that libraries are sacred QUIET spaces. Thank you!

Buddhapesto will not be at the market this week as they are at the Garlic Festival in Saugerties. (You can find pesto at Pure Food Sisters & Pika's and Lasagna Preziosa, too).

Also, Rich Brownies is back after a short hiatus. Yeehaw!

See you at the market!