Starting to feel a little overwhelmed by the season? The CFM has got your back. This Saturday, we are going indoors, to our cozy winter home at the First Congregational Church where we will have a full roster of food vendors plus, a few extra special guests to help you both with holiday shopping and home decor.
Mobius Fields Farm from Katonah is bringing rustic and chic wreaths to hang on your front door and seasonal swags to make your home or office look that more festive just in time for holiday parties. Farmer Deb Taft is also bringing frankincense and balsam candles to make your home smell as pretty as it looks. These will make great hostess gifts and stocking stuffers, too.
Have a creative person in your life deserving of something special this year? Kit Demirdelen, a Hastings-on-Hudson jewelry designer is bringing her popular, one-of-a-kind stone and pearl necklaces – each design more unique than the next.
Know someone who is expecting a baby this holiday season? Check out these hand knit, super soft baby booties from Bout’choux /Chaussons Bebé. Just the thing to wear home from the hospital and then keep as an heirloom.
Wood-turner Charles Lazarus, of The Misshapened Bowl, is bringing some of his exquisite bowls made from local fallen trees. Salad greens and fruit never looked so pretty as they do in these smooth vessels made even more beautiful by their striking imperfections.
The fruit from Treelicious Orchards, our new winter market fruit purveyor, may have some slight imperfections. That’s because, we are so happy to say, they are one of the few orchards in the area committed to low-spray farming. They will be bringing 15 different varieties of apples and pears as well as lots of Brussels Sprouts, broccoli and yes, Christmas cauliflower. Check out their vegan fruit pies and don’t forget to pick up some cider for mulling and cider donuts for the kids.
Also joining us this winter, Carrot Top Kitchens from Redding, CT. They will be bringing a wide range of pestos, hummus and soups. Their motto? “Make every bite count.” Indeed.
Red Barn Bakery, an organic bake shop on the river’s edge in Irvington is coming with their towering array of muffins, scones, tarts, crostatas etc. all, 100 percent organic. Everything is pretty enough to serve at a party or festive brunch.
Entertaining at home for the holiday? Pick up a couple of bottles of KAS Krupnikas to make seasonal cocktails. According to legend, this traditional honey liqueur made with warm spices was created by Benedictine monks in the 1500s. Check out kasspirits.com for some cocktail inspiration before you head to the market.
Pascale Le Draoulec
food writer/ farmer’s market director
author: “American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America’s Back Roads” (HarperCollins)