Welcome August; and Eggplant!

What's your favorite August fruit? Eggplant!

We have so many eggplant varieties at the market this year from Asian varieties that are slender and striated, to tiny Fairy Tale eggplant (great on the grill) and the classic, dusky Black Beauties.
I see so many folks pick them up, admire their smooth glossy skin and deep pigment but put them back because, well, "spongy."
I believe that is the word non-eggplant eaters use to describe this fruit (yes it is a fruit) which deserves more respect and a place of honor in your kitchen. It's as delicious and versatile in the winter as it is in the summer. And, for all you vegetarians and vegans out there - it's a great substitute for meat because of its heft and texture.
Image may contain: foodFine Cooking knows exactly what I'm talking about. Here's their  roundup of summer eggplant recipes. 
because these four ingredients seemed destined to be together.
But of course given that we are blessed with so much great mozzarella at the Bronxville Farmer's Market each week, 
these eggplant, tomato and mozzarella"stacks" seem perfect for dinner on the deck after a day at the beach or pool.
Also, new this week: Doc Pickle is bringing marinated artichokes, new to their repertoire. toss them in a pasta, a salad or a frittata made with eggs from Letterbox Farm and sausage from Gaia's Breath.
​See you at the market!
 
Vendors This Week

Anna Maria's Foods
Anthi's Greek Food
Bambino Ravioli Pastificio
Bien Cuit
Central Bakery
Custom Cold Brew
diRiso Risotto Balls
Dobbs & Bishop 
Doc Pickle
FarmEats
Gaia's Breath
Healing Home Foods
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Letterbox Farm Collective
Momo Dressing
Morgiewicz Farm
Mostly Myrtle's 
North Winds Lavender
Orchards of Concklin
Pie Lady and Son
Pura Vida Fisheries
Spoon Me Soups
St. Ex
Stone and Thistle Farm
Sun Sprout Farm
Treadlight Farm
What's for Dessert
Wild Sea Salt