I spent the long holiday weekend outside of Manhattan, so I wasn't able to get to the Union Square Greenmarket for this week's Memorial Day edition of Market Mondays. I went in search of fruits and vegetables at the Westhampton Beach Farmers Market, but came up short- surprisingly, neither could be found. Instead, tables were filled with cheeses, baked goods (including my absolute favorite pie), grilling sauces, chutneys and spreads, fresh pastas, and locally caught seafood.
I overlooked Brooklyn-based Papa Pasquale Ravioli's pastas and fresh mozzarella and honed in on the huge Bavarian pretzels. I scooped one up for the bargain price of $2 and took the entire thing down as I walked around the market grabbing young summer flounder (fluke) filets, a jar of smoked apple and chipotle bbq sauce from Josephine's Feast (a new addition to the market last fall- I'll definitely be making a repeat visit for owner Laura O'Brien's ginger spiced carrot jam with drunken raisins), a loaf of chocolate bread (I couldn't pass it up after hearing market-goers insist it tastes like a not-so-distant cousin of the brownie), and finally, the most outstanding pie in all of Westhampton- Blue Duck Bakery Café's triple berry pie.