Wedding Bells and Good Barbecue Smells

dear shoppers, Fourth of July is just around the corner so come to the market tomorrow and get everything you need for the various picnics and backyard parties you will be attending or throwing.

There will be no shortage of things to put on the grill as ALL of our meat purveyors will be in the house tomorrow: Cowberry Crossing (organic beef), Gaia's Breath (organic Black Heritage Pork, Veal, pork/veal sausages and charcuterie), Hudson Valley Duck (raise the bar in barbecue and toss some duck sausage on the Weber) and Roaming Angus - chicken, lamb and beef.

If you have a yen for Mtn. Smokehouse's chipotle bacon and chicken apple sausage, make sure to stock up tomorrow: they won't be back until July 27th.  They are throwing a "1, 2, 3 stock up and save" sale. Buy 2 items save $1, buy 3 items save $2, buy 4 items, save $3 - and so on.

Wright's Apple Orchards should have their first raspberries of the season in addition to those sweet sweet strawberries they've been bringing. The Orchards of Concklin will have the first SOUR cherries of the season.

It's garlic scape season so Pure Food Sisters will have some garlic scape pesto on hand tomorrow. I love how their pesto changes from week to week depending on what the farmers are pulling in.

Speaking of farmers - what a month they've had! All this rain and little sun slowed things down tremendously and most are behind a week or two. All the farmers should be back on track by early to mid-July as they scramble to make up for those lost, soggy days.

We know one farmer who will be kicking back this weekend. Ian Taliaferro will be marrying his longtime sweetheart, Mary-Kate, tomorrow. We wish them well...may their life together be as sweet as that baby spinach. It's been a good week for weddings.

Wear your boater to the market tomorrow: French chansonniers, "Les Tappan Zigues" will be performing from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. And Scribble Art & Bread And Yoga are back this week to make magic with  your kids from 11 to 1 p.m. This week they will be making percussion instruments out of found objects.

Oh, and it's not a picnic without pie! Check out this week's recipe from Martha Stewart for Sour Cherry Slab Pie.

See you at the market!

Scribble Art & Yoga