We're BACK - and bragging... And, we can't all be spring chickens...

dear shoppers, Come join us tomorrow at the Community Center where you will find (most) of your favorite vendors. Start the new year right by filling your fridge and pantry with all things fresh and local.

We are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The new federal dietary guidelines are pushing for LESS sugar - which, of course, we at the farmer's market endorse wholeheartedly.

Sohha Savory Yogurt is a step in the right direction.

Check out this  video clip on FOX News about the current trend of yogurt brands shifting from sweet to savory and featuring our very own SOHHA.

So proud.

Some chickens are meant for roasting. Others for soups.

Farmer Matt Soldano of Southtown Farms says the stewing or soup chickens are simply laying hens that have been retired. "Their meat is a little tougher, but they are full of flavor and perfect for soups."

They are also priced accordingly. Southtown Farms will have both at the market tomorrow so why not buy one of  each?

Here's a recipe recipe for Mexican-style Chicken Soup from  theMexico in my Kitchen blog.

image-65And another for Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup by Chef David Tanis, courtesy of Bon Appetit.

Matt will also have some lovely beef roasts, while Farm Eats will have most other cuts of grass-fed beef. (Their ground beef elevates a simple burger into a restaurant-quality burger. One worthy of any one of NY Chup's gourmet ketchups and a slice of some of Cheese Guy's aged Cheddar and (why not?) some of Wiltbank Farm's fabulous mushrooms, sauteed, with caramelized shallots from Neversink.

Alex's French Crepes is joining us indoors this winter so you can lure your kids to the market with a promise of a crepe filled with a delicious NUTELLA-alternative made with LESS sugar. Yes, Nutty Spread will be here and they are making a special "crepe" spread just for Alex.

Tomorrow, please check out a visiting vendor, White Pine Community Farm from Webatuck, NY. They will be bringing herbs, herbal tinctures and kale pesto.

Let the winter (and winter cooking) begin!

See you at the market.