Tuscan Cooking Demo & “Pop-Art” Balloon Performance

Sunday June 25 
9:30 – 3:00

Join us this weekend for great food and very special events. Enjoy a free coffee or tea on us from 9:30 – 11 with a purchase of any pastry from either Wave Hill Breads or Deliciously Alicia’s.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

11:00am: Madcap “POP ART” Balloon Performance Arist – Allynn Gooen
Heralded as the originator of Balloon Story Theatre, Allynn instead of simply twisting balloons into creatures for kids, uses balloons to turn kids into creatures! Join us for an an unforgettable and truly unique performance with a bang, a twist, and a POP!

Goowin’s Balloowins captures the imagination of children and adults alike. In addition to his own television show, Allynn Gooen has appeared on Nickelodeon, Shining Time Station, Fred Penner’s Place, and at countless theatres and festivals around the world.

1:00pm: Tuscan travels inspired cooking demonstration by local vegetarian Chef Angela Rivera.
Inspired by her recent trip to Tuscany, Chef Angela will prepare  Wild Mushroom Bruscetta & Pistachio Pesto Pasta (gluten-free available) using ingredients from Dan Madura Farm, Wave Hill Breads and Deliciously Alicia’s.

Rivera is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, consultant for Joy Bauer on the Today show and enjoys teaching children and parents how to eat healthy together. Chef Rivera, along with her partner Anthony Accomando co-own Halo & Horns Catering at Union Arts Center, where they will be hosting “A Feast of Thrones” pop-up dinner on July 15th.

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS:

diRiso Risotto Balls (Porcini, Basil & Bolognese) returns bringing along handmade sandwiches (cappacola, arugula, fresh mozz & truffle oil on focaccia with roasted red peppers & eggplant), fresh basil pesto and their own fresh mozzarella.

Anna Maria’s Foods introduces select artisan cheeses, including Von Trapp Farm’s famous Mt. Alice from Vermont (a camembert-style cheese with a bloomy rind made with organic whole milk).

Babka Paradise will have cheese blintzes this week along with their knishes, scones and delicious gooey babka.

Southtown Farms now has a wide variety of steak cuts available (all grass-fed) from their pasture.

Bombay Emerald Chutney Co. has a new Royal Coconut Chutney as part of their sweet & savory condiment line-up.  Mix it up and try it on a knish.

Found Herbal and NY Chup return to the market this week!

Lastly, if you have not tried the crumb cake from Deliciously Alicia’s you are just missing out!

Our baby ducks are now 3 weeks old.  Bring the kids to see them splashing around in the fountain.

THIS WEEK’S VENDORS:

Anna Maria’s Foods:   Unexpected savory & sweet jams from vegetables and fruit herb combinations that are great with cheese, cured meats and pâté.  Plus tomato sauces, salad dressings and other condiments.  All from their Torino, Italy originated family recipes.

Babka Paradise: Fresh made babka (chocolate & cinammon), knishes, scones & blintzes.

Bombay Emerald Chutney Company:  Gourmet Chutney (5 flavors), Vegetarian Roti Rolls (eat-in or take home), frozen vegan Indian take-home dinners (Samosas, Kofta, Saag, and Rajma) and Ayurvedic spices.

Dan Madura Farms:  Home grown produce from the black dirt region of NY including a large variety of exotic mushrooms: Maitake (hen of the woods), Shiitake, Yellow & Grey Oyster, King Oyster, Pioppini, Lion’s Mane, Beech, Crimini & Portobello’s.

Deep Roots Farm: Located in Hudson NY on 12 acres, their mission is to provide local communities with access to high-quality, nutritious fruits and vegetables through means of organic and sustainable crop production. The farm adheres to all NOFA-NY organic standards and is in transition to becoming certified organic. They also make great specialty products such as pickles, hot sauces, salsas, pestos, and kimchi.

Deliciously Alicia’s:  Gluten-free and organic savory & sweet prepared foods including empanadas, pot pies, focaccia and Alicia’s famous crumbcake. 

diRiso Risotto Balls: Homemade Italian food by Hastings based Riccardo Befi including 3 varieties of risotto balls, fresh mozzarella, pesto, and cappacola sandwiches (with roasted red peppers, roasted eggplant, arugula, fresh mozz & truffle oil on focaccia).

Found Herbal: Herbal products from Jessica Mullins, clinical herbalist.  Her mission is supporting wellness through exceptional natural remedies and safe, quality herbal products. The entire Found Herbal line is hand-crafted using high quality certified organic or ethically wild-crafted ingredients.  

Nahmias et Fils: Yonkers based distillery featuring Mahia, the national spirit of Morocco made from figs and “Legs Diamond” Whiskey (100% organic rye).

NY Chup: Chef inspired handcrafted, small batch ketchup.

The OUTSIDE IN Coffee Bar:  Serving quality, ethically-sourced coffee from Irving Farm Coffee Roasters.  Roasted daily in the Hudson Valley. 

Paolo’s Kitchen:  Italian dinners on-the-go, prepared from scratch providing busy families the opportunity to eat healthy, home-cooked meals.  “We buy from local producers, using only the best possible ingredients and let the natural flavors do the work”, says owner Paolo Viera.

Southtown Farms:  First generation family farm specializing in pasture raised chicken and pork on 60 acres in Blairstown and Lafayette NJ. Also offering grass-fed beef and lamb from Black Run Farm. All products are antibiotic and hormone free and certified Non-GMO. Certified “Veteran Grown” by the Homegrown by Heroes program. 

Wave Hill Breads:  “The best bread on the East Coast”  (The Splendid Table, NPR).   Breads and pastries crafted from organic whole grains milled at their artisan micro-bakery in Norwalk, CT.