december 22, 2016

frametemplateTraditional panettone, local holiday hams, elderberry elixir & last-minute gifts for gourmets (and gourmands) at our pop-up holiday market this Saturday!

We weren’t expecting to have a market this week, but since last week’s market got cancelled due to snow, and we were feeling particularly festive…we decided to host an impromptu market on this double-holiday weekend. So, if you were panicking about spending Saturday shopping for last-minute gifts you can relax! You can also look forward to stocking your freezer with all our market favorites since we won’t be back until spring.

Who wouldn’t love a bottle of elderberry elixir from Honey Locust Farmhouse? As delicious in a gin cocktail or over ice cream or over Sohha Yogurt as it is effective at keeping winter colds at bay. Nancy is also bringing crates of frozen raspberries…these fly off the shelves in summer. I shudder to think how fast these rosy babies will disappear. (Hint: bee-line!) You’ll be interested to know that Nancy just got back from harvesting and crushing olives in Greece with her friend and fellow CFM vendor Demetra Bourras of Kontoulis Olive Oil. Oh the stories! Nancy will be serving hot organic tea from her funky cart and will have lots of interesting and eclectic organic loose teas to sell by the bag, too.

Arlotta Food Studio will have their organic flavored olive oils (roasted garlic, blood orange, lemon etc. ) available in attractive gift boxes. Ditto for Anna Maria’s Savory Jams – recently written up in the New York Times. Check out what Florence Fabricant had to say about the radicchio marmalade we all know and love. You can order directly from Anna Maria’s at so the boxes are ready for you upon arrival.

Gift the gift of granola this year! Dragonfly Granola has some aptly delicious seasonal flavors like apple, rosemary and pignoli and cranberry, orange and cloves, plus her ever-popular fig and hazelnut. You can order ahead at

You can pre-order any of your favorite breads from Bien Cuit Bakery by emailing Worry not, if you don’t pre-order, they will bring plenty of extra bread.

As will Wave Hill, who will also be bringing their elegant and homespun panettone. What a statement that (and Wave Hill’s extraordinary croissants and pains au chocolat) would make on your breakfast table on Christmas Day. You can reserve a panettone or one of their giant sourdough miches (or any other must-haves) here:

Also – if you call ahead 607-278-5800 or email at, Stone & Thistle defrost one of their succulent  smoked hams for you so it is ready to pop in the oven on Christmas Eve or  Christmas Day. The oh-so-cool Warren family will even throw in one of their sweet and spicy glazes so you can focus on other aspects of the meal.

Like sides! All of our produce vendors will be on hand this Saturday. Deep Roots Farm is happy to take pre-orders on all of their micro-greens, herbs and sorrel. (Creamy sorrel soup is a great opening act to any holiday meal). They will also be offering a great special: $20 will get you a quart of their artisanal pickles, their basil pesto and herb butter. E-mail Scott at to hold some greens.

Sun Sprout Farm and Madura Farms will have sweet potatoes for sweet potato latkes. Mangalitsa by Mosefund is bringing coppa, sopprasetta, lonza, and culatello. They are offering a special – three of their charcuterie items (normally $10 each) for $27. Hey, if it’s good enough for Aquavit NYC, The French Laundry and Roberta’s than it’s good enough for us!  Folks have been raving about their bacon burgers since they were here last.

And, finally, PURA VIDA will have all the glistening fish you could possibly want for your holiday table. And, if buying all this delicious food makes you hungry at the market – enjoy some stuffed peppers or eggplant, or moussaka from Anthis Greek Specialties. They too, are taking special orders if you order quickly for your holiday feast: call Paul at (917)560-1494 or email at

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Chappaqua Farmer’s Market.


Pascale Le Draoulec
food writer/ farmer’s market director
author: “American Pie:Slices of Life (and Pie) from America’s Back Roads” (HarperCollins)