Local Tasting at Whole Foods Market Westport

Tomorrow night, Thursday September 17, is the final evening of Whole Foods Market Westport’s Summer Evening Market Series. This outdoor local farmers’ market runs from 4-7 pm and features live music and a wide range of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables plus artisan baked goods.

Save the Date! On Tuesday, September 29 from 4-6:30 pm, Whole Foods Market Westport will sponsor a free tasting by one of their local vendors. I’m just as curious as you are to see who it is and whether I’ve tasted their food before. Who do you think the mystery vendor is?

I checked out their local vendor list and was delighted to see three vendors from LI that I had just experienced first hand during my summer vacation. North Fork potato chips are sublime. Sang Lee farms grows more varieties of organic, heirloom tomatoes than you can count plus the tastiest, most beautiful radishes. I forget the name of the variety (French butter?) but they were white at the top and pink at the bottom and were crisp and sweet. Satur is owned by chef Eberhard Muller and his wife; need I say more?

  • North Fork Potato Chips

    Mattituck, New York

    Potatoes were once the key crop grown on Long Island. Martin Sidor Farms, where North Fork Potato Chips are made, runs much of its farm equipment on biodiesel fuel created from the byproducts of the chip-making process.

  • Sang Lee Farms

    Peconic New York

    Sang Lee Farms is owned and operated by Fred and Karen Lee. Originally located in Melville, Long Island, the farm was started in the mid-1940s by Fred’s father George and his brothers, who began supplying New York City’s Chinatown with quality produce. As demand grew, the farm was moved to its current location in Peconic on the North Fork of Long Island.

  • Satur Farms

    Cutchogue, New York

    Although the farm is named for Paulette Satur, her husband is well-known, too — as a chef. Eberhard Müller opened Le Bernardin, became the chef of Lutece, and is now executive chef at Bayard’s in Manhattan. Satur Farms grows specialty salads, leafy vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, root vegetables and herbs.

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