The maple syrup people stoop coming to the market in the Winter so buy in bulk!
I love potatoes and this is the best selection by far in the market...
This roasting mix is amazing, some of the potatoes are the size of a pea. Makes for easy roasting in chicken schmaltz.
Depending on the farmer Brussel Sprouts ranged from 3.50 to 5.00 for a stalk.
October 16th and Tomatoes are still going strong. I bought three large ones at $3 a pound total: $11 for 2 tomatoes and those were the cheapest heirlooms in the market. Not complaining, just saying that even on sale fresh tomates are worth whatever you pay - they certainly will make my Chicken Cacciatore so much better!
My idea was to just stroll through the market I ended up spending $50 - the most expensive thing I bought was a Belle Rouge Chicken from Violet Hill Farms, but more on that later (4.50 a pound $17 for my bird)
Urbanfoodguy aka Mark Owen Self taught cook with an environmental/political bent. 28 years of cooking experience. I live in Manhattan on the Lower East Side in an apartment with an amazing kitchen thanks to my partner of 21 + years, Neil. In the last 4 years I have focused more and more on food. It started at the same time as I was about to open up my import/retail business LaoLao Handmade. Over these years I have been a private chef, catering and 4 years of Food Styling. I've worked for most of the major food magazines such as : Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. Check out this site for some photos of my work. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network with Bobby Flay and Paula Dean.