Saturday, April 27, 2013

Where's the Spinach?

The infrastructure for Eger Brothers farm stand just outside of town has been in place for a couple of days now, but as of yesterday, there is no produce yet on offer. No spinach notwithstanding, spring and its culinary bounty is just around the corner.

Today is the last day of the Indoor (partially Outdoor) Market in the Parish Hall at Christ Church. Next Saturday, May 4, is the opening day of the Hudson Farmers' Market. The market, which happens every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., continues through the spring, summer, and fall, until November 23. It's truly the place to see and be seen on a Saturday morning in Hudson--and to stock up on fresh and wholesome local food for the week.

Also happening next Saturday is Ramp Fest 2013 at Basilica Hudson. From noon until 4 p.m., seventeen remarkable chefs from sixteen outstanding restaurants in the Hudson Valley and New York City will be serving up culinary creations that revolve around the ramp, the early spring vegetable--wild cousin of the leek--known for its pungent garlicky fragrance, its strong oniony taste, and its legendary medicinal power to ward off winter ailments.

More good food news!--and another way to ward off winter ailments. As a little prelude to spring, LICK will be open TODAY and tomorrow from 1 to 5 p.m. Regular hours begin next Saturday, May 4, which means the ice cream shop will be open and serving up sweet indulgences every day until Columbus Day Weekend in October.   

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