Sunday, March 7, 2010

Union Square Farmers Market, NYC

This weekend I bought all my produce at The Union Square Farmers Market in NYC, then made a simple but delicious dinner that was both healthy and locally grown.

4 greens (Rocket, Mache, Watercress and soybean sprouts) with Gorgonzola Cheese, EVOO, Aged Balsamic Vinegar.

Organic Whole Wheat Fettucini Pasta with Lamb Sausages, Garlic, Shallots, Crimini Mushrooms, White Wine and Parmesan Cheese.
(Organic Pasture Raised Lamb from the Catskill Merino Sheep Farm in Goshen, NY... Sausages stuffed with Rosemary & Garlic)

Anthony Road 45% Cabernet Franc, 55% Lemberger from The Finger Lakes Region, Placed Silver at The Indy International Awards. John Martini, one of the founders of Anthony Road Wine Company was the friendly face at the booth sharing a variety of his samples, like the fresh Gewertztraminer, and the Cab Frank/Lemberger.
Aromas of glycerine, cherries and lilac with flavors of sour cherries, black fruit, and violet candies. A two hour decanting allowed for wine to open nicely to blackberry jam ... especially works to complement the Lamb Sausages.

Apple Pie (what else?)

Anthony Road Wine Company is working on development of a sustainable farming certification called VineBalance.

I didn't get their names but the two young ladies at the Catskill Merino Sheep Farm were really helpful with the lamb sausage preparation.

All ingredients used were from New York State except for the EVOO and Gorgonzola.

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