Photos of the Day – September 13, 2010: Muddy River Farm
I spent the morning at the Poe Park Greenmarket in the Bronx last Tuesday, where I met the farmers from Muddy River Farm in New Hampton, NY. I liked the looks of their fresh herbs, as well as the variety on their tables, from fat purple eggplants and cippolini onions to Jerusalem artichokes and garlic. I used their carrots and leeks in my split pea soup this weekend. The flavors were deep and delicious, clearly fresh from the farm.
The Poe Park Greenmarket is large and bustling, especially for a weekday market, and it is full of fresh produce and local products. Representatives from the Department of Health’s Stellar Farmers’ Markets conduct cooking demos going on all day, as well as nutrition and health sessions that attract a lively crowd of 25 or more shoppers. Muddy River Farm sets up there on Tuesdays, and you can also find them at the Union Square Market on Fridays.
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