Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sustainable Saturday - Tasting New York

The weather outside was frightful (no, not really - it was 10 degrees F but no snow falling and little wind) but indoors, it was so delightful.

In the Binghamton, New York area, for the first time, we have a weekly winter farmer's market in a permanent indoor market.
What can you sell in an indoor winter market, besides the usual honey, meat, eggs, baked goods and crafts (not that there is anything wrong with that!)?   How about (not pictured) tomato/basil saison (a type of ale, and it was good.)  How about local Portobello mushrooms?


Farmed trout from Bainbridge, New York?
The last of the late fall veggies are still available - here, golden beets and carrots.
Garlic, onions and potatoes.
Parsnips, daikon radishes, and turnips.
Taste New York was out there, too, featuring various New York commercial products.  (I want my spelt chips - just sayin'....)

An overview of the market.

So, what does New York taste like?  Well,  spouse bought some yellow potatoes and a parsnip for some delicious potato latkes.  Yes, Hanukkah is over but this market put me in the mood.   There were apples for sale, too, but we have homemade applesauce in the freezer.  If you want the recipe for potato/parsnip latkes, I'll post it.

Day seven of the #UltimateBlogChallenge #blogboost.

17 comments:

  1. We have an indoor market on Saturdays. Lots of crafty stuff. Must get there one Saturday after I get rid of this virus.

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    1. Winter is a time of sickness-ugh, hope you feel better soon.

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  2. I am passionate about farmers markets: frequenting them, buying from my local vendors, using local products when I can. When traveling I love to check out what goes on at other markets. I've been to farmers markets in Europe (London, Rome, Florence, several places in Spain and Ireland); I have been to many in the US (Seattle, CA, NY)...and of course in TX. Connecting with farmers and learning about where my food came from and how it was grown is a passion of mine. I love your line, "What does New York taste like?" And now I'm hungry!! :-)

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    1. When I lived in Texas (1976-1977) not a farmer's market in sight. Happy to hear it is way different now.

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  3. How wonderful to have the indoor market and so much produce to choose from at this time of the year. I'll have some of the portobello mushrooms, please! Love beets, but have not had yellow ones...how do they compare in taste to the red beets? Happiness is homegrown and handmade!!!
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. Yellow beets are sweeter and less earthy than red beets. A person who doesn't like red beets may like the yellow beets better. I've also had white beets and orange beets. What a colorful rainbow of food is out there.

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  4. New York tastes delicious! Oh, and yes,I would be all excited about that recipe for potato/parsnip latkes. Mmmm. Potatoes.

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    1. I hear you, Alice, and I will schedule it.

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  5. Hold the door open -- I'll be right there! YUM!

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  6. I love farmer's markets and this one looks delicious!

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    1. Yes. Parsnips are a root vegetable with a bit of sweetness. I love the combination.

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  8. I feel so happy to see fresh produce around.....and the way they are put on display is an art in itself too in farmer's market.....enjoy it..:)

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    1. I love how some of the farmers use their creativity to make their stalls look attractive. I've seen some nice displays!

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  9. 10 degrees? Brrrr. (And today I had a kiddo complaining it was way too cold. I told him he had no idea what cold was if he thought it was cold where we are.)

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