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Lov’in the Hudson Valley Farmers and Farmers' Markets!

I am lov’in the fresh fruits and vegetables available  throughout the Hudson Valley this time of year!  We totally enjoy visiting the many farmers’ markets and meeting all the great local farmers and their friends.  Not to mention that I am a huge believer in supporting our local businesses/farmers.  Where ever and when ever possible we make a special point to do business locally!

There are several great farmers markets in Westchester County – each offering a variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables. 

Some of my personal favorites include:

Pika’s Farm Table – the best quiches, tarts we had.  For the past couple weeks my neighbor and I have gone to the Croton-on-Hudson Farmers’ Market and purchased the quiche.  With this unprecedented heat this summer, a quiche and salad makes for the perfect summer dinner!  A couple weeks ago we had their  Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche which was great!  This week we had the Carrot Curry Feta Tart, hmm hmm good is an understatement!  I asked what was the difference between the tart and the quiche and learned the tart is made with a bit less eggs and cheese, thereby being a bit more healthy; so now I can both enjoy what I’m eating and feel good about it too!

Okay so what would a delicious dinner be without dessert…..and out-of-this-world dessert is what you get when you purchase from Meredith’s Bread.  Originating from Kingston, NY, Meredith’s Bread specializes in a variety of home-made and preservative-free breads, rolls, cakes, cookies, pies and preserves.  This includes several lines dedicated to sugar free, wheat free, gluten free, and organic baked goods. My honey and I tend to favor ANY of the fruit/berry pies & tarts!  I think the mixed berry tart is my personal favorite but I’ve had the others and they all leave you wanting more!

Also at the  Croton-on-Hudson Farmers’ Market this week was  Bread Alone Bakery from the Catskills.  How special, as my honey and I just visited their store last weekend while we were tooling around the Catskills.

So, let’s share – what are some of your favorite farmer’s market finds here in the Hudson Valley, leave us a comment below!

As always, I wish you days filled with happiness and “wonder” – take the time to “wonder” what it is that made you smile today! 

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