FALL FEAST’ivities: S. Pine Street City Farm Stand

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collards

There’s a lot of autumn entertaining and feasting to get on with this season, and the South Pine Street City Farm Stand is ready to supply you with fresh, naturally grown herbs and vegetables (using organic soil and seeds with no pesticides) to make all your fall dishes divine. Located at 27 S. Pine St in Kingston (map it), the stand’s hours are 3PM – 6PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays… Now through November 23rd!

Farmers Trish Hawkins and Joel Zenie would like to share with you this letter they recently penned to some local flora and fauna:

Dear Dr. Kale, the Collards, and Miss Mustard Greens,

Thank you, loyal friends. You’ve been with us from the start and now, it being Fall, you’ve caught some beneficial chill and will provide your good green leaves to human customers until our season’s end.

Dear Human Friends, come one come all to get your healthy Autumn greens (and root crops) at the Farm. We’ll be open Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 3 to 6 pm until November 23.

Hearty thanks to all,
Trish and Joel

P.S. Don’t come if there’s a blizzard! In any case, we’ll reunite in Spring.

Trish and a carrot

Trish and a carrot

peppered in deliciousness

peppered in deliciousness

garden chard

horseradish root

horseradish root

turnip

carrots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stand’s fall harvest consists of: kale, collards, mustard greens, arugula, dill, cilantro, parsley, horseradish root, lettuce, turnips and carrots.

Smorgasburg Upstate in review

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On breezy and sunny days in the warmer months, everyone aches to be outside. They look out their office windows or homes and then gather in sculpture parks or have picnics. Visit swimming holes or dine in a friend’s backyard. In the Hudson Valley, we are lucky enough to have endless outdoor options any given day. But now Saturdays are a special day for Kingston. Saturdays mean the Farmer’s Market, and right now, Saturdays mean Smorgasburg: UPSTATE.

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I came in to the food industry by way of the fashion industry, where I traveled almost constantly around the world, shopping and designing for a living, and eating some of the most amazing food on the planet. There was nothing better than a good market. ESPECIALLY if it was open air. You’re tired, and you want to maximize your day. Whenever I hit a market, I have a routine. This is my Smorgasburg routine

  • Get at least 3 other people to meet me there. Preferably more, that way each person can get in a different food line and procure something hot and yummy, the more unique the better.
  • Set up shop at a picnic table, marvel in the sun, and get comfy discussing the previous evening and future events.
  • Settle in for the food! Photograph, take a bite and pass it on, so you can try a little bit of everything and decide on your favorites.

Hillbilly Banh Mi from PAKT in midtown, Scrapple and Country Ham!

Raclette and goat cheese sourdough pizza from ITSA Mobile Pizza Oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Full and happy, its time to grab a beer and hit the flea market section. I like to pick up unique versions of things that I need or procure gifts for future birthdays and holidays that I will admittedly forget about and then be glad I already shopped for them. Plus you get to meet people from various different industries and connect for future projects.
  • Now back to the food. But packaged food this time. You have a full week ahead of you and you want to be ready. Maybe some pastries and coffee for the morning, or hot sauces to keep the fridge stocked.

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At the end of the day, you’re outside. You’re supporting your community. You are voting with your money, the most influential vote there is. You are so lucky. WE are so lucky!

“Vendor, Customer” Photo by Elke Wong

“Vendor, Customer” Photo by Elke Wong

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Eryn Stutts, Mouth of Madness, Filler of Bellies and Dream Wrangler at PAKT Kingston, an eclectic southern restaurant. She is also known for her alter ego, SweaterMeat, and UglyFoodTastesBetter.com

Smorgasburg Upstate: September

smorgSmorgasburg: Upstate is here! Brooklyn’s finest market now has an outpost in Kingston! This weekly market will feature some of the Hudson Valley and upstate region’s most exciting chefs, food purveyors, and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques.

WHO: Smorgasburg
WHAT: Smorgasburg: Upstate!
WHEN: Saturdays, Now – Oct, 11AM – 6PM
WHERE: Hutton Brickyards:
200 North St, Kingston, NY 12401
WHY: Get ready to EAT, SHOP & EXPLORE with some of the Hudson Valley’s best chefs, restaurants, designers and shop keepers.

Open Saturdays through October in the historic Hutton Brickyards overlooking the Hudson River.