Monday, May 30, 2011

Market Mondays: Memorial Day Eats

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.

Chocolate chunk studded chocolate loaf- amazing alone or toasted and slathered with almond butter
Triple berry pie became a summer staple last year- it gets better with every bite
At $5 per jar this smoky barbecue sauce is the perfect addition to grilled pork chops


  1. Thanks M.W.

    This is Laura from Josephine's Feast!. We are so happy you enjoyed the Apple Chipotle BBQ Sauce. This weekend at the markets we are going to have a Wild Beach Plum BBQ Sauce from hand foraged Wild Beach Plums. I can't tell you what's in it, because I haven't made it yet!

    We just started a twitter account at to tweet what we are going to have new each week at the market because the fruits and berries are just starting to come in from the local farms right now.