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Spring May arrive this weekend…or May-be not.

Have you ever seen a unsettled month like this May? From bone chilling nights and gusty winds that would bring back bad memories to both Dorothy and Toto, to soaking rains that would make Ark building a worth while hobby, May has been a tough month on both us and the plant life here at the Nursery.
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But as cantankerous as Mother Nature can be, I think she May smile on us this Saturday and let a little sun shine on the Market. Temperatures are going to be in the upper 60’s on Saturday and it will be a bit breezey. While the Merry Month of May May-be a bit fickle, the vendors at the Farmers Market are rock solid, they are here every week to bring you the best in local, organic farm-fresh food.  Along with our hearty farmers, this week at the Market we have another local artisan and a FREE garden class. Read on for the details.
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Moss agate, sterling and rosebud bracelet crop

Moss agate, sterling and rosebud bracelet crop

Local Artisan – Kathryn Rothfeld

Kathy Rothfeld started Kasaro Designs five years ago after learning the craft of fine jewelry design while working for a distinguished jeweler. Her designs have been featured in fine jewelry shops from Larchmont to Mt. Kisco.  She personally sources unique elements, and often applies proprietary processes, adding subtle hues and creating distinctive finishes.  Among the elements in Kasaro Designs jewelry are semi-precious stones, Swarovski Crystal Beads, cloisonne, freshwater pearls, and sterling silver, vermeil, and gold-filled components.
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This weeks Specials and Mentions from our Farmers Market Vendors.
Gaia’s Breath Farm will have fresh Heritage breed Large Black pork.
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Gardening 101 Class. Saturday, 1 to 3 pm
Veggie Gardening Basics!
Grow your own vegetables and herbs in containers or in your garden. Come to this FREE Gardening class presented by Gossett Brothers Nursery buyer and local garden expert, Melissa Candelia. Melissa will teach you the basics of selecting your veggies, planting them, fertilizing and finally harvesting your home grown vegetables. Ever wanted to have your own garden but was not sure what to do in order to make it a successful garden? Well, here is your free opportunity to get all of your questions answered! Few things are as rewarding as creating meals for your family with home grown vegetables and herbs.
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Here is the list of vendors coming to the market this Saturday.
01) Seatuck Seafood.
02) Cascasde Mountain Wine
03) Grazin’ Angus Acres.
04) Dutch Desserts.
05) Picklelicious.
06) The Farmers Daughter.
07) Gaia’s Breath Farm.
08) Madera Farms.
09) Renee’s Jams & Jellies
10) Go-Go Pops.
11) Wave Hill Breads.
12) Bongo & Capacci Pasta.
13) Pampered Cow Creamery.
14) Krazy for Kazus
15) Bee Guy Apiaries.
16) Gossett Nursery.
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So there you have it, another Farmers Market Saturday ready to go and waiting for you. Whether you are walking to the Market or back to your car, take a few seconds to enjoy the amazing beauty that nature offers. Even if you’re not in the mood to buy anything, take a walk around the Nursery to experience just how peaceful being surrounded by plants can be. May your weekend be full of good times and warm smiles and May-be (hopefully!) we will see you at the Farmers Market at Gossett Brothers Nursery.

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Its going to be a busy Saturday!!

This week at the Market we have lots of great events for you to check out while while you’re shopping for your local farm-fresh food. We have a free gardening class, a guest chef, a local Artisan, a special “swap” event and specials from both Gossett’s Nursery and our Gossett’s Farm Market vendors. Sounds interesting? Then read on!
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Free Gardening 101 Class – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Shrubs: The Backbone of the Home Landscape. Melissa, our resident garden expert and plant buyer for Gossetts Nursery, will discuss how to best use shrubs in boulders and foundation plantings.
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Take a guided tour of the Nursery’s wonderful shrubs collection and jot down some ideas for new and interesting additions to your home landscape. Their will be plenty of time for some Q&A at the end of the class. No need to pre-register, just pop in and enjoy the time with Melissa.
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Chef Demo
Deborah Nelson is coming back to the Market as our guest chef. Debbie will take ingredients from the Market and cook up something special, healthy and fun. It’s the first chef demo of the spring and its going to be delicious! You can find out more about Debbie and all she has to offer by checking out her Facebook page or by visiting her on the web at www.foodandbalance.com or www.deborah-nelson.com
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Local Artisan
Jaja Requa, who graduated from Parsons in 1999 with an A.A.S in fashion design and then went on to design for Bugle Boy and Yves Saint-Luarent, is bringing her exciting fashions for both adults and kids to the Market.
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These unique, quality handmade clothes are grounded in the belief that one can break the rules and look good doing it, and she does!
While you’re at the Market, come meet Jaja and browse her exciting clothes and designs. You can find more about her products on her website, head on over to www.jajadesigns.com
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Special Event – Garden Tool Swap
Its another first for the Market! Here is a great idea and depending on how good this one goes, we would like to plan several more “swap” events. Here is how it works, gather up your gently used garden tools, the ones you don’t need and bring them to the Market to share, trade or barter for something you need.
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Sharpen your bargaining skills and come trade with your neighbors and make new friends. Gossett Brothers Nursery will donate a pack of organic seeds to everyone who trades at the event. You can find more information at The Katonah Green Calendar.
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Thanks to Stacyknows, EcoKaren Lee and Slow Food Westchester for help in getting the word out and to Teich Garden Systems who is giving out tools  to “swap” participants.
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Gossett Farm Market Specials
Gaia’s Breath Farm has the following items on special:
Ramps (aka wild leeks)
Over-Wintered, freshly dug (today) German Butterball potatoes
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and from Bongo Capacci Pasta
Lobster/shrimp ravioli regularly $18.00 a box, now $12.00 a box, while supplies last.
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Gossett Brothers Nursery has some Earth Day specials to share with you. For more information, click on the “Nursery Events” tab at the top of the page.
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Here is this week’s list of who is coming to Gossett’s Farm Market
Seatuck Seafood.
Cascasde Mountain Wine
Grazin’ Angus Acres.
Dutch Desserts.
Picklelicious.
The Farmers Daughter.
Gaia’s Breath Farm.
Madera Farms.
Go-Go Pops.
Wave Hill Breads.
Bongo & Capacci Pasta.
Mama Earth.
Pampered Cow Creamery.
The Orchid Guy.
Krazy for Kazus
Bee Guy Apiaries.
Gossett Nursery

That’s the happenings this week, the weather should be pretty good, partly cloudy and in the 60’s, but rain or shine, Gossett’s Farm Market is here each Saturday to give you the opportunity to get the best in farm-fresh foods, check out our local talent, learn a few facts about our environment and maybe even save a buck or two.
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Come and spend time with friends and neighbors, and thanks in advance for stopping in.

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ShelterBox USA fundraiser for Haiti at the Market

Saturday, January 23rd, ShelterBox USA representatives will be on hand for a fundraiser for Haiti at the market from 10-12. Their representatives will  show the emergency supply boxes and supplies they send to disaster areas, explain how they work, and talk about the people working on the ground in Haiti as well as other areas of the world. Shelter Box USA sends emergency relief supply boxes equipped with tents, cooking stoves, sleeping mats and blankets, water purification kits and tools to crisis areas around the world.

ShelterBox will be set up next to a food sampling table that will feature foods made from fresh ingredients from the farmer’s market vendors. Food provided by the vendors,  Gossett’s Nursery, and coordinated by KatonahGreen.com‘s Heather Flournoy. Donations toward food costs will go directly to Shelter Box.

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Saturday, Jan 2nd at the Market: Welcome in 2010 with Healthy Foods, Healthy Drinks, Healthy Skin Care

January is the time we all start thinking about our health and losing weight and looking younger and staying healthy. Make your first commitment of the year be to building a healthy foundation by eating the healthiest foods for you and for the planet. Buy local, organically produced foods! And this weekend as part of the Local Foods, Local Chef’s Series Heather Flournoy of www.KatonahGreen.com will be sharing some recipes for immune boosting winter drinks, and we’ll have a special guest…. Annmarie Gianni of the Renegade Health Show (and Kevin too!) sharing some samples of her new organic skin care line.

We are so lucky to have Madura Farms supply produce year-round at our market! They grow vegetables, exotic mushrooms including the immune boosting maitakes, and herbs in rich soil in the black dirt region of NY, in hoop houses and greenhouses, so we can have fresh produce in January (brrr…) And New England Farms gives supplies us with grass-fed meats, eggs and maple syrup all winter, and Guy Hodges supplies us with raw local honey.

There will be lots of other vendors there, including Renee’s Jams, (these are really special and unusual jams like jalapeno apricot, quince and persimmon…yum!), Go-Go’s organic coffee and soups, and Wave-Hill artisan breads. If the weather cooperates for fishing days, we’ll have fresh-caught fish and seafood from Seatuck.

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Local Guys Cook Local Foods! Cooking demo, Sat, December 19, South Salem

Local Guys Cook Local Foods! Cooking demo at Gossett’s Indoor Farmer’s Market, Saturday, December 19th from 10-12:30.

This week Gossetts Farm Market welcomes real guys cooking John Imbiano and Richard Quigley, landscape architects at IQ Landscape Design. They’ll be cooking John’s secret pork chop recipe and Richard’s famous venison!

The Local Foods-Local Chefs series and the Local Guys Cook Local Foods series was created in order to inspire home cooking, show people how to use foods they may be unfamiliar with, foster a sense of connection with farmers and producers, and raise awareness of the complexity of flavors and nutrient density of sustainably raised produce and meats.

Gossett’s Farm Market is located at 1202 Rte 35, South Salem, NY 10590. Want to sign up to cook? Call Heather at 914.763.0474 to find out how. To visit John and Rich’s site click on the logo above.

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Local Guys Cook Local Foods! Cooking demo, Sat, December 12, South Salem

Local Guys Cook Local Foods! Cooking demo at Gossett’s Indoor Farmer’s Market, Saturday, December 12th from 10-12:30.

This week’s real guy cooking is Max Barry, a personal fitness trainer from Danbury. He’s going to cook us  grilled sweet potatoes, grass fed beef and sauteed kale.

Max says “I like to keep it simple, clean and local. Just a little salt, pepper and olive oil, and good quality basics and it’s gonna be good. I’ve actually been developing a Spice Rub blend, that I came up with because I was eating too much salt. So in the process of finding one I liked, I got creative. I’ve ended up with a blend that just isn’t available in a store, so you can try it out this weekend.”

You can check out Max’s fitness site at http://www.nu-fit.net or follow him on Twitter @Nu_Fit

An essential part of the demo series is YOU! We want your questions on food, health, and cooking. Our goal is that you walk away inspired to cook with real foods and feel a connection to the producers. And of course we want you to stick around for samples of the foods created by our cooks!
Want to sign up to cook? Call Heather at 914.763.0474 to find out how.

The Local Foods-Local Chefs series and the Local Guys Cook Local Foods series was created by Heather Flournoy of KatonahGreen in order to inspire home cooking, show people how to use foods they may be unfamiliar with, foster a sense of connection with farmers and producers, and raise awareness of the complexity of flavors and nutrient density of sustainably raised produce and meats.

Gossett’s Farm Market is located at 1202 Rte 35, South Salem, NY 10590

The market features organically grown veggies, grassfed meats, free-range chicken eggs, Wave Hill Breads, seafood, handcrafts and artisanalprepared foods.

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And now for something completely different… Cast-Iron Dutch Ovens and Charcoal

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This Saturday, December 5th from 11 am till 1 pm, Gossetts Farm Market is pleased to present Robert Burke, adirondack native and an outdoor river adventure guide for 30 years. Robert is the founder of Adirondack River Outfitters. Robert is going to teach you how to use cast-iron dutch ovens over charcoal. These dutch ovens are adaptable to economical cooking on your back porch and produce excellent flavor! Equally conducive to river or horseback adventure trips, you can cook fish/meats, vegetables, casseroles, stew, chili, rice, or even apple crisp. Robert and Heather Katonah Green’s Heather Flournoy are going to make vegetable enchiladas and a seasonal dessert. Come have fun, learn how to use your own dutch oven and cook up some seasonal produce.

Don’t forget that the market is INSIDE from now till March. The Christmas decorations are hung, the wood burning stove is fired up and, while the weather outside may turn frightful, inside Gossetts Farm Market its always delightful! See you Saturday!

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