Your taste buds can help determine what kinds of potatoes New York farmers will grow, thanks to a sample-and-rate quiz being offered at two farmers markets in the coming week. (Yes, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have to don a blindfold, just like for the Pepsi challenge all those years ago.) The new varieties being tested are Chieftan, Reba, Eva and Adirondack Blue. You can sample them at from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Rye Farmers Market (Theodore Fremd Avenue off Purchase Street) and 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 30 at the Ossining Market at Main and Spring streets. For more information, call 914-923-4837.
Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.