"Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what's right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in." Andrew Zimmern
Hello Hudson Farmers' Market Friends!
Hudson Market Haul This week we're featuring an adorable flower diaper bag filled to the brim with coxcomb, amaranth, and celosia from Cedar Flower Farm and a box of nasturtium from Bonhomie Farm. Bought by one of our lovely, but exhausted mamas to fill her house will the cheer only flowers can bring.
Keep bringing your reusable bags, baskets, wagons, and carriers to market! We love being able to take pictures week after week, talk with you about where you’re shopping, and encourage everyone else to bring their goodies home in something they can simply bring back.
Weekly Recipe: Elderberry Syrup
2 cups fresh elderberries
4 cups cold water
2-3 tsp of chopped ginger root
1 stick of cinnamon
1 cup of honey or maplesyrup
Process: remove berries from stems/ add berries and herbs to cold water in a pot and bring to a boil/ reduce heat to a simmer and let go for 45 minutes/ remove from heat and let steep for a couple hours/ strain out berries and herb with a cheese cloth (squeeze)/ once liquid cools add in honey or maple/ bottle in mason jar and store in fridge
Where to Find:
You can find the elderberries at Red Oak Farm. You can find the honey at Scarecrow Farm and the maple at The Farm at Miller's Crossing.
Market and Community News
We hope you are all enjoying one of the last weekends for summer travel. We hope everyone's season was pleasurable and promising-- filled with adventure and time spent with people you love.
Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! They are everywhere at the market right now. It's been such a great season and they have been perfectly juicy. Buy before they're gone!
You can find loaves, baguettes, croissants, rolls, bagels, crackers, cookies, bars, pies, tarts, and other special creative treats from a number of our vendors. Let us know who and what is your favorite!
Melons, melons, melons! You can find cantaloupe, honeydew, orangehoneydew (delicious little newbie), watermelon, and many varieties of cucumber all over the market. Side note: did you know that cucumbers are melons? Nope, we didn't either! They're all part of the cucurbit family!
You can find zinnias, sunflowers, lilies, dahlias, herbs, and drying flowers too. Nothing like a little bouquet to brighten up the week!
There will be plums, peaches, and apples. Some of our vendors offer a deal on seconds which is a perfect way to grab fruit that might be tossed once they get back from market. Consider making a beautiful and super tart plum jam this weekend! It's a good way to extend the summer season!
There will be loads of peppers with a variety of heat, eggplant, ground cherries and tomatillos (which are both wrapped in papery husks, one is sweet and can be immediately eaten and the other you have to cook!). Get creative with these incredible ingredients.
Calling all dairy lovers! We will have cheeses-- goat and cow, raw and aged, creamy and hard. We will have milk and yogurt, small and large amounts.
You can find prepared food (tacos, tamales, salads, sandwiches), pestos, pickled and fermented foods (cucumber pickles, kim chee, krauts, indian salt brines), jarred sauces (marinara, vodka, and pizza) and pastas in a variety of shapes, delicious spirits (gin, rum, bourbon, whiskey, apple and pearcider), jams (fruit and indian herbal jams), and curds (lemon).
We will have meat and eggs: lambies, piggies, moo-moos, fishies, chicks, and duckies. NEXT week there will be wild boar, elk, and bison from Highland Farm.
Six Acre Wood Farm will be the GuestVendors this week! Berkshire Country Day Schoolwill be under the Community Tent, sharing information about their programs and their school. AND, the forever lovely, Abby Lappenwill be providing us with her bright face and happy tunes-- a guarantee to get the kids dancing with wild abandon!