Think you don't like marmalade? Then you haven't tried Margery's Meyer Lemon and Clementine Marmalade! It's delicate, and if succulent were a taste, it would describe this creation exactly. And who doesn't love John Boy's bacon, eggs, maple syrup, pork or vegetables? The Pound Ridge Farmer's Market hosted every Sunday from 11am-4pm by Antiques and Tools in Scott's Corners is vibrant part of the community. Besides helping keep money in the community, providing healthier alternatives to mass-market food, and a place for friends to gather, it showcases the unique character of Pound Ridge.
Max Maranucci from South Salem shops at the market every week and is a big fan of Bonnie Silver's Upper Crust Pies. A number of local mothers with children [ who declined being photographed] who have food sensitivities are happy to see Shelly Shultz and her Healing Home Foods join the market this month. Shelly is from Pound Ridge and offers raw, vegan and gluten-free hummus varieties, dehydrated flaxseed crackers, rich cookies and granolas.
For a small market, it is rich in stories. Eileen Lenahan lives in Pound Ridge and farms just over the border in Connecticut. She brings her organically grown produce to the market, fresh baked goods, and is newly offering IPM (integrated pest management) fruits from a neighboring farm. Move to the next booth and you'll find Maurizia's handcrafted pies and biscotti's which she learned to make with her grandmother in Italy. After opening a restaurant with her family in Tarrytown, she and her sister Nuccia started focusing on their love of desserts and launched Maura & Nuccia--Authentic Italian Desserts.
Liz's big smile is probably the first thing you'll notice about Mrs. Larkin's Scones stand. Liz Larkin lives just a mile from the market and loves it. She is well known on the Westchester social media networks. Check out her Facebook page here [ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mrs-Larkins/90386551741 ] It's the season for her popular rhubarb scones. She'll have different scones each week featuring local, in-season fruits.
Margery's jams and marmalades can be found at the Conant Valley Jams table, and John Boy's Farm products are a staple of the market since its beginning. John Boy was raised in Pound Ridge and now expanded his farming to Cambridge, NY. And don't forget the bread and salami while you are out! Flame is a Brooklyn Bakery that sends a huge array of fresh Italian breads, cured meats and cheeses fresh to the market on Saturdays.
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