august 17, 2017

Mainegone fishing’

I’m shopping the local farmer’s markets in and around Blue Hill, ME. this week, the official end to the blueberry season. The markets here are so tiny and quaint. Makes me appreciate how fortunate we are to live smack in the gateway to the Hudson Valley and all its bounty, from beets to beans, to heritage pork and artisanal cheese and charcuterie…and tomatoes, so many tomatoes.

Hope someone is making a panzanella salad this week…since we have the best tomatoes and the best bread of any farmer’s market hands down. I’ve searched far and wide for best Panzanella salad recipe and I must say this one from Bon Appetit nails both the proportion of bread to other “good stuff” perfectly.

BigFish650pxI thought I’d send a little taste of Maine your way this Saturday. Please welcome the BIG FISH food truck coming to you from Mt. Kisco Seafood.
They will be serving the following menu:
Shrimp and crab gazpacho – $9
Lobster roll w/ corn and black bean salsa and chips – $19
Poached salmon with cucumber salad & green sauce – $11
Jumbo shrimp cocktail with cocktail sauce – $2.50 each
Swordfish sandwich with arugula, tomato and aioli chips-$13

And, they may even throw in some fish tacos.

The corn from Morgiewicz Produce is off the hook right now. Make chowder, make crunchy corn salads and gnaw it off the cob as often as possible.

Speaking of corn…the market will give $20 in market bucks to the shopper who comes up with the best caption for this photo taken at the market last week by Michelle Hecht.

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Submit your caption to captions@chappaquafarmersmarket.org by next Thursday and we’ll announce the winner on Facebook.