Grains, Flower Cranes and Tomato Sauce :: The September view of the Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket

by Stephen Wade on

September is an exciting month for the greenmarket, with a lot of activity and some new introductions at market!

First and foremost, we welcome back Cayuga Pure Organics! They’re back at market with a variety of freshly milled flours, cornmeal & polenta, dried beans and pasta, as well as whole grain breads! All the grains are from the Northeast and certified organic (not to mention, bourbon barrel tagliatelle? c’mon!).

Secondly, we’re two weeks away from our monthly canning demo, and this month we’re doing a double, working on tomato canning and sauce making. Come by and learn how to score n’ peel, water bath can, and learn the secrets to one of the easiest forms of canning in the world! Also remember Cranberry Hall farmer Chuck sells 25lb boxes of New Jersey tomatoes for $24, a perfect starter size for your home canning projects (and Brooklyn Kitchen right around the corner has all of your Ball Jar needs!).

Lastly, at the end of the month, we’ll be working with Maye Smith-Beauchamp who will be conducting an ikebana workshop at the market information booth! Ikebana is the Japanese style of flower arrangement, and using stems from Dutch Mill Gardens (and some other market maybes), Maye will construct awesome and amazing floral arrangements for public view and show you how you can up your presentation game!

All demos take place at the market information booth at 1130, and go for about an hour and change. Market info is also where you’ll find EBT and debit/credit services at market, along with recipes, information, and some good old fashioned conversation with Market Managers Stephen Wade and Jessica Torres. Stop by if you have any questions, concerns, or pie (we really like pie. Just sayin’).

Stephen Wade

Stephen Wade

Stephen Wade is the manager at the Greenpoint/McCarren Greenmarket.