Farmers Markets

3 Things to Pick Up at the Market This Weekend

October 25, 2014

Here at Food52, we like to talk about what we’re buying at the market: what’s new, what’s exciting, the market's best finds. This is our water cooler talk. And now, we want you to join in. 


This week the Food52 editors' mantra is: Cook some fruit. Start with apples. Sarah's making Dorie Greenspan's Custardy Apple Squares, while Kenzi's contemplating a caramel-laced apple pie. Kristen's sautéing apples in brown sugar and butter, then piling them on French toast along with some crème fraîche. (Time to up your Saturday morning breakfast game.)

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But to make sure we don't eat apples for every meal, here's what else we can’t wait to pick up this week -- and why you should be adding it to your bag, too.


Put them in a bowl and just stare at them for awhile. Paint them if you're so inclined. Make Quince Membrillo or use them in a savory preparation with lamb or duck. Sheela's making Quince Tarte Tatin and we've also been roasting them in a sugary syrup with vanilla and cardamom -- some will make a sweet, rosy addition to a cheese tray, and others are bound for a galette (with more apples).

They deserve to come out and play before Thanksgiving. Candy your cranberries, add them to a quick bread, or follow Marian's plan to bake them into a pie with sage

Plan a whole week's worth of dinners around broccoli -- to balance out all of the fruit of course. Rachel's making a big pot of charred broccoli and lentils, but if you haven't overdosed on fruit yet, we also recommend combining broccoli with our beloved apples in soup

Tell us: What are you picking up at your farmers market?

Photos by Alexandra Stafford

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Angela G. October 25, 2014
Already planned to visit the farmer's market tomorrow, for small red potatoes, cauliflower, leeks, sugar pumpkins. I guess I'll be picking up some cranberries too (cranberry sour cream coffee cake w/ choc chips)!!
Lindsay-Jean H. October 26, 2014
Coffee cake is always a good idea!