Westchester Farmers Market Blog-A-Thon: White Plains Market

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I’d never been to the White Plains market before. It’s more like half flea market, half farmers market, but I think I like that. I was able to pick up vegetables for my dish (more on that later), lunch from Good to Go and, if I’d needed them, I could get a hair dryer or a batteries, too.

The White Plains market is from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, at 255 Main St. White Plains NY, 10601. 914-422-1411. It’s just near Church Street. (And not too far from Juicy Sushi, either!)

Vendors sell everything from sausages and cheese to fruit, vegetables, pickles, bread and and flowers.

One of the first things you see when you walk in is a juice bar.

I was tempted, but didn’t bite.

Pickles:

Panzarella’s:

Plums:

Produce:

Big Girl Baking out of Bronxville:

Some bread from Pane d’Oro:

Some jewelry:

Rolling Ridge Farm:

Amish. I got six peaches from them.

C&C Provisions, selling Italian goods:

Gourmet Blends oil and vinegars:

Good to Go salads!

Happy Good to Go Guy:

I heart Good to Go. I picked up a chicken caesar. Christian Petroni from Peniche met me at the market and he got a caramelized pear with gorgonzola for himself and a chicken caesar for Melissa at the restaurant.

More produce. Holy those are big carrots!

Eggplants:

T-shirts and such:

More fruit:

Muffins:

I got some amazing green beans and beautiful fingerling potatoes from these guys.

Nuts:

Baked goods:

Cilantro:

I love these nuts. I usually get them at the Piermont market. They’re a little cheaper here.

I chop up the curry cashews and mix them with chicken, mayo and celery diced teeny tiny. Makes for a great chicken salad.

Mmmm donut peaches:

This is Mead Orchards. Christian got some raw honey there.

These guys had grapes and figs. I wonder where they come from?

And here is some purslane.

That’s the only thing about the White Plains market. While there’s tons of great looking produce, most of it is what you’d usually find at the grocery store…. but of course it’s in season. There aren’t too many unusual varieties of produce. The concord grapes, for example, and the purslane, are about it. I couldn’t even get arugula.

But if you’re looking for fresh produce, a hunk of parmesan, and a muffin — plus you’d like to get a salad to go for lunch, you can’t beat the market.

Sheer volume is another plus.

And some of the best prices I’ve seen at farmers markets in the region.

Sweet sun golds from Mead. Can’t wait to pop one in my mouth!

I’ll have another post with my recipe soon!

Meantime, want to see other markets and what recipes bloggers came up with from them? Check out these links for other participants in the Weschester Farmers Market Blog-A-Thon:

Ceramic Canvas.
Chick in the Kitchen.
Cooking in Westchester.
Culinary Comments by Cinnamon Girl.
Farmers Market Cooking.
Somebody’s Mom.
Sweet Paprika.

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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.

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