Market Watch

What's In Season In Early April: Fresh Ricotta, Artichokes, Asparagus

The first signs of spring appear at the market
Apr 4, 2014 10:00 am

After one of the coldest, wettest and most extreme winters across the country, it’s no surprise we are getting giddy for spring. As the weather slowly starts to warm up, the season of new life has begun to show its face, and what better place to witness this change than at the farmers market? What to buy there in early April, after the jump.

What's In Season In Early January? Pears, White Beets, Cranberries, Potatoes.

What to buy, plus a pear salad with kale recipe!
Jan 6, 2014 10:00 am

Eating local during the winter usually involves digging into your supply of canned vegetables and fruit, yet surprisingly, you can also find a lot of fresh stuff this time of year. The full story, plus an incredible pear salad with roasted kale, arugala, parsnip and almonds — courtesy of Northern Spy Food's Hadley Schmitt — after the jump.

What's In Season In Late November? Belgian Endive, Persimmons, Cardoons, Apples.

Get cozy with winter greens, make apple butter
Nov 25, 2013 3:00 pm

It’s no secret that vegetable and fruit production slows in the cold weather, and in many states they only produce the heartiest of crops including potatoes, yams, winter squash and cabbage. However, if you are lucky enough to live in California, you have a whole lot more options at the local farmers market. Here's our latest farmers market report.

What’s in Season Right Now? Brussels Sprouts, Parsnips, Pumpkins, Delicata Squash

Fall veggies, plus a ginger-roasted parsnips recipe
Oct 17, 2013 12:00 pm

Fall is officially in full swing, which means the sweet summer produce is gone for now. However, despite the lack of bright fruits and crisp legumes, a lot of delicious, hearty vegetables, roots, and squash start decorating the tables and bins of the farmers market.

What's In Season Right Now? Peppers, Grapes, Cauliflower And Spanish Mackerel

Plus, a roasted cauliflower recipe from a NY chef
Sep 27, 2013 9:00 am

The bountiful month of September has finally ended, and though many summer favorites have turned in for the winter, this is an excellent time to try out produce that peaks in cooler temperatures. What to look for at farmers' markets this weekend, plus a recipe, after the jump.

What's In Season Right Now? Blueberries, Plums And Sheep's Milk Cheeses

Also, last call for cantaloupes, and Kale emerges
Sep 19, 2013 9:00 am

As September winds down, some favorite fruits are saying adieu until next year, including cantaloupe, blueberries and plums, so get 'em while you can. Also, did you know that there are now multiple varieties of kale available? Our mid-September farmers' market guide, after the jump, plus Alfred Portale shares a seasonal granola recipe.

Navigating The Farmers Market In Mid-September: What To Buy This Weekend

Welcome back oysters and dive into watermelon
Sep 12, 2013 10:15 am

One of the best things about September is the resurgence of super sweet, beautifully briny and fantastically fresh oysters, which are now popping up at your local fish purveyors. Other fun foods to play with this week include crisp cucumbers and juicy watermelon. Some pointers, plus a recipe, after the jump.

Navigating The Farmers Market In Early September: What To Buy This Weekend

Tomatoes, leeks, peaches are here. Plus, a recipe.
Sep 5, 2013 9:00 am

Little do most people realize, but September is one of the best times of year to go locavore and stock up on seasonal foods. During this month you have the best of several worlds: end-of-summer produce, the beginning of oyster season and fall vegetables start to make an appearance. Read on for this plus a killer recipe for stewed broad beans.


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