Shopping the Farmers Market: Why Blog

After years of frequenting the farmers markets in NYC, but only buying a few supplemental ingredients here or there, I decided to be experimental and work dishes around what is in season or looks particularly mouthwatering at the market that day. Green seems to be the buzz word these days from NYC to the White House, and the eat local movement is in full swing. My attempt here is to buy as many ingredients as possible from a the farmers market, and then occasionally supplement with locally produced ingredients from chain markets around the city. Most of the recipes I post (except for the baking recipes) are either things I created myself, or variations on recipes I've found elsewhere. I hope that you take the recipes and shopping tips here and they inspire you to do your own local cooking.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Moving to Brooklyn

I moved to Brooklyn from the East Village this week so I'm not quite settled into my food shopping patterns yet. In the EV I had two Whole Foods to choose from, St. Marks Market, and of course the Union Square and Tompkins Square Park farmers markets. After a quick trip to the nearby Met yesterday, I found myself disillusioned with the local fare. The goal of this blog is to find my way to the Brooklyn farmers markets 2 or 3 times a week, see what's in season, and make something wonderful, though possibly experimental with the ingredients I find. Looking forward to tomorrow's first outing to the Grand Army Plaza market.

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