Some weeks it seems as though everything on the market table follows the parable that if it grows together, it goes together. Sweet potatoes and greens, tomatoes and corn, and berries alongside the tender leaves of spring. But late January markets can feel just the opposite, instead of blossoming cornucopias bursting with potential combinations they can represent an assortment of odds and ends and good luck to the cook. Your Mystery Box challenge this week, should you choose to accept it, includes the following…
It’s officially soup season, people. Not only is soup the perfect warming food for cold weather, it’s also filling and healthy if you’re watching your waistline. If, instead, you’re watching your grocery bill in the face of those post-holiday credit card statements, it also happens to be a handy way to stretch ingredients into multiple meals. Sure, you could pick up some ready-made soups from Good Spoon at the Rittenhouse Market, but for maximum warmth you should make your own featuring some of the following locally-grown goodies.
Whether you’re resolved to eat less meat, cut a few carbs, add some leafy greens, or to resist the siren song of Seamless, here’s what you should be looking for at your farmer’s market this week-end to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions for a little longer.
A new year is perhaps the ideal excuse to hit the reset button on what has, if we know our readers at all, been several weeks of overindulgence. Though you’ll have to hit up the grocery store for some of your juice cleanse ingredients, the Rittenhouse and Clark Park markets will help you restock on roots, greens, and other local goodies from 10 to 2 tomorrow (and every Saturday throughout the winter) and both Chestnut Hill and Bryn Mawr are on tomorrow from 10-Noon.
It’s time, friends, to say goodbye for the year to the Headhouse Farmer’s Market, as this Sunday will be the last one until spring. While this cornerstone of Philly’s market scene is winding down for the year, you still have a chance this weekend to plan a trip to Headhouse (or Rittenhouse, Fitler Square, Bryn Mawr, Chestnut Hill or whatever your market of choice is) to pick up the goods for your holiday table. Haven’t planned your menu yet? Here’s a little inspiration…
The weekend ahead is, for some, sure to be jammed with early holiday celebrations, braving the retail bonanza, and imbibing and dining in a way befitting of a year rapidly drawing to a close. Local markets are holding down the fort in the form of nutritious, cruciferous veggies, apples and roots, but vendors are also sporting a celebratory sparkle and offering local gifts as well. Those listed below are but a few…
With Thanksgiving fully behind us, it’s time for a bit of a re-group. Though some area farmer’s markets are done for the year, Headhouse is still on through December 21st and the stalwarts at Clark Park, Fitler Square and Rittenhouse are holding steady. On offer? Storage crops like root vegetables, tubers, and greens–and plenty of ideas for local food lovers on your holiday gift list.
Breakfast may have recently been demoted from its most important meal status, but that doesn’t mean that we’re skipping it entirely–especially considering that fact that there are some new hitters (or at least new options), in the morning line-up.
So here’s a six-pack worth waking up for.
Start stocking that fridge, people! This right here is primo Thanksgiving preparedness time. Local markets have got all the sweet potatoes, greens, mushrooms and poultry you can hope for, and this weekend, for several area farmer’s markets, represents a last hurrah before slowing down for the season. That said, a few markets will be skipping next weekend altogether so plan on stocking up now for the holiday and beyond.
Typically, we prefer to toot our own horn here at Foobooz, but today we’ll admit that we’re really enjoying Danya Henninger’s column The Spot over on philly.com. In it, she profiles restauranteurs who have been in business for a decade or more. And while she hasn’t yet paid Southwark a visit (yet), they very well could be next on her list. Why? Because it’s turning 10, too, and is looking at some pretty substantial changes to the menu and in the kitchen.