If the stock market was as exciting as the Regional Market these days the economy would be on a definite upswing. If you want to talk investments and returns in a way that brings immediate satisfaction, then you have to check out the CNY Regional Market as it begins to ramp up for the spring season. Investing with these local farmers and producers will only bring the best returns.
Just check out these goodies...
The biscotti from the Rock Hill Bakehouse Bakery are not to be missed. I first sampled some of their lemon pistachio but have now fallen head over heels for their chocolate almond biscotti. We're talking chunks of dark Belgian chocolate and whole almonds--it is some of the best I've ever had. Ever.
Oh, and don't forget the bread. Large, European-style loaves in about a dozen varieties. Special loaves are available by calling a few days in advance for pick up at the Saturday market. Rock Hill is pretty well known down in NYC where they sell at the Union Square Greenmarket, among other places. I'm so glad to welcome there here.
Now if you want to do some baking but want someone else to do some of the prep for you, you might want to check out Organically Hip.
Maria and Angela have been at this for a little while but have recently debuted new packaging that practically jumped out at me. They produce a range of baking mixes to whip up your own pancakes, cookies, and waffles. And their oatmeal, granola, and trail mixes come in large bags and smaller single-serving bags that are perfect for travel--I'm loving the coconut raisin granola.
Organically Hip seems to be all about health and deliciousness--they even offer gluten-free products. You can pick up some of their home-made vanilla extract (check for the vanilla bean in the bottle) to use in your baking. And if baking is too much, their par-baked pizza shells are all ready to go--just add toppings and bake. All this and they try to support local farmers too!
And if you're needing some milk to go along with those cookies...Meg at Wake Robin Farm says the "girls are milking". Their luscious, Jersey milk is now at the market (as well as the Syracuse Real Food Co-op). Now I know spring is here!