tomatoes...cauliflower...and MILTON

dear shoppers, The cauliflower and Brussel sprouts may be turning up at the market this week but there are plenty of gorgeous late summer heirloom tomatoes to enjoy before the season ends.

Make sure you get your fill before they disappear.

The tomatoes have been so standout these past couple of weeks, they've had many of you asking for more mozzarella at the market.

You'll be happy to know that Riccardo Befi of Lasagna Preziosa will be making many more of his creamy, lightly salted mozzarella mounds starting tomorrow.

If a Caprese salad sounds too run of the mill, try stacking your tomatoes and mozzarella instead. And since basil will soon be bowing out for the season, use arugula or baby spinach in its stead.  Make tomato soup (hot or cold), salsa or an end of summer tomato tart...

Here's a recipe from The Barefoot Contessa for individual goat cheese and  tomato tarts.

Or if you prefer a full, more lusty tart, try this  recipe  for a caramelized tomato tart or tomato tarte tatin  from Bon Appetit.

A reminder that in honor of Yom Kippur some vendors will not be at the market tomorrow. They are: Buddhapesto, Taiim, Chatham Brewing Co.  and Station Cafe. Yes, that means NO COFFEE at the market tomorrow...

A reminder, too,  that September is Hunger Awareness Month...According to statistics just released by the Westchester Food Bank, one in five county residents experiences hunger and relies on some sort of food assistance. One in five. In one of the wealthiest counties in the nation.

At the market, we are doing our best to provide healthy, local food to those in need. Not only do we "glean" food from our vendors at the end of each market day to donate to local families, but also by accepting EBT (or food stamps) at the market. Please spread the word that we've gotten some coupons from the state to help stretch those food stamp dollars.  We can make $5 of food stamp dollars stretch to $8 of market spending money.

Also, in honor of Hunger Awareness Month we are launching a "Glean on Me" campaign. We will leave a large gleaning basket at the market tent each Saturday this month. When you're at the market, consider buying an extra head of lettuce or basket of pears or loaf of bread to pass on to those in our community who could use some fresh food on their family table.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

MILTON will be performing from 10:30 to 12:30.

Kids' yoga is from 9:15 to 10 and Scribble ARTS will keep your kids crafty from 11 - 1 p.m.

See you at the market!