Heidi writes our weekly Farmers' Market Report for the NYC area. Here are a few of her picks for this season.
The Greenmarket Cookbook: Recipes, Tips, and Lore from the World Famous Urban Farmers' Market (available used from $1.20) The Rabbit Sausage 3-Potato Stew is perfect with a good lager on these cold winter nights. I like to use fingerling potatoes, which add color and creaminess. Also great for this time of year: the pear crisp and the pork chops braised in hot cider.
Cato Corner Cheese because cheese makes the perfect hostess gift. Instead of just the usual wine, bring some stinky Hooligan or Womanchego with you to your next party. It can also make a great stocking stuffer or office white elephant gift. Available online, at their farm in Colchester, CT, or at NYC Greenmarkets.
Recycled Sail Totes ($98) are made of recycled boat sails, each bag tells the story of the sail, like the type of boat it sailed and the sea it was on. Perfect for splurge on your green friends who like to shop at the markets and want to reduce their use of plastic bags.