9/29-10/1/2016: In between seasons


Quick things:

  1. We’ll have Hope Springs Mozzarella arriving mid-day Thursday — this is a low-moisture mozzarella, suitable for pizza. I plan to eat pizza very soon.
  2. We’ve received word that Millich Kivvel has been discontinued, and what we have in the case is all we’ll have forever. If you love it, get it now!

Scroll down for the list of what we’ll have this week.

Over the course of this hot summer, Dusty and I ate a lot of Caprese salad. As it’s gotten cooler, though, we’ve been having a slightly harder time keeping up with the tomatoes. After all, even though one of our goals of summer is to eat all.the.Caprese, tomatoes keep going after summer is over. With summer gone, we’re craving heartier fare — maybe not full-blown comfort food, but something approaching it.

cornandtomatogratin_adjSince we can now handle the idea of having the stove on for a long time, we made this this amazing collards recipe (passed to us by Raising the Bar‘s Timishia); since we want something warming, we made tomato soup, served with some jalapeno cheddar bread I found in the freezer; and since the seasonal overlap between being willing to use the oven and having access to fresh corn and tomatoes is oh-so-short, we made this Corn and Tomato Gratin.

A bonus was that we had all of the ingredients — or at least reasonable substitutes — on hand, and the vast majority of them came from the market, either via R&R, another market stand, or a CSA delivered to us at the market. For the collards we used three bunches of collards (to ensure lots of leftovers) from two different farms; fish peppers, tomato, onions, and garlic all from the stand; lemon from Green Ridge Acres; lard instead of coconut oil; and coconut milk from…the Asia Mall (but we did have it on hand already!). The tomato soup was entirely made from stand ingredients, save splashes of olive oil and red wine vinegar (and salt) — tomatoes, a carrot, garlic, thyme, and a good splash of heavy cream. For the Corn and Tomato Gratin, we used the remainder of the baguette we didn’t finish on Saturday for breadcrumbs; Parmigiano Reggiano from Hummers; tomatoes, corn, basil, butter, milk, and cream all from the stand. The accompaniments, too, were all market-sourced — North Mountain Pastures pork chops (from our CSA) seasoned with Calicutts’ Caribbean blend with the collards; McGrath’s Bakehouse Jalapeno Cheddar bread (from the freezer) with the tomato soup; and pork (NMP again) and sage meatballs with the gratin.

I could wax poetic about the joys of both eating and shopping locally….but I think Dusty’s about to start stir frying a slew of Village Acres peppers to accompany the Asian-spiced pork I braised earlier this evening, and that won’t take long!

Julia

 

Produce

Braising Greens

  • Bok Choy
  • Green Curly Kale
  • Senposai

Fruit

  • Gala Apples
  • Honeycrisp Apples
  • Cantaloupe (urgent use!)
  • Concord Grapes (grown by Chester Wenger)

Herbs

  • Parsley

Mushrooms

  • Cremini Mushrooms
  • White Mushrooms
Onions & Garlic

  • Garlic
  • Red Onions
  • Sweet Yellow Onions
  • White Onions
  • Shallots

Other

  • Broccoli
  • Red Cabbage
  • Celeriac
  • White Sweet Corn
  • Italian Eggplant
  • Okra (urgent use!)

Peppers

  • Red & Yellow Bell Peppers
  • Jalapeno Peppers

Potatoes

  • Red Thumb Fingerling Potatoes
  • Gold Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Purple Sweet Potatoes
Roots

  • Red Beets
  • Carrots
  • Purple Carrots
  • French Breakfast Radishes

Salad Greens

  • Arugula
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Lettuce Mix
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Baby Spinach

Squash

  • Acorn Squash
  • Butternut Squash
  • Delicata Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Sweet Dumpling Squash

Tomatoes

  • Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Plum Tomatoes
  • Red Tomatoes

Cheese

Keswick Creamery

  • Brie
  • Morbier
  • Quark
  • Ricotta
  • Vermeer
  • Wallaby
  • Wine-Washed Tomme

Lykens Valley Creamery

  • Baby Swiss
  • Clothbound Cheddar
  • Colby
  • Goat Gouda
  • Cheddar
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Smoked Cheddar
  • Jalapeno Cheddar

Camelot Valley

  • Chevre (asst varieties)
  • Feta
  • Moonlight Fog
  • Starlight Crotin

Other

  • Hope Springs Mild Cheddar
  • Hope Springs Monterey Jack
  • Hope Springs Mozzarella
  • Millich Kivvel
  • Millwood Springs Blue Cheese

Bread

McGrath’s Brick Oven Bakehouse
(fresh Friday & Saturday)

  • McGrath’s Original
  • Sesame Original
  • Multigrain Pan Bread
  • Three Seed
  • Parmesan Peppercorn
  • American Harvest
  • Baguettes (Saturday only)
Talking Breads
(fresh Thursday)

  • Batard
  • Ciabatta
  • Miche
  • Seeded

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