Market Savvy

How irresistible is our July “Hot Tomatoes” issue? (And not just the smokin’ look of cover guy, Stanley Tucci.) Rife with foodie fare, it’s a snapshot of things current – and delicious – in today’s culinary sphere. Within, you’ll find lots of evidence of a decidedly farm-to-fork era, one in which a universal theme reigns supreme: Mother Earth is the best restaurant of all. One “market” in particular exemplifies the philosophy: the farmer’s market. With top local chefs now going so far as to forage their own ingredients (Elm’s Brian Lewis, for one), farmer’s markets let you get your hands on farm-fresh goods without getting those pretty little hands full of dirt.

July WAG gives you a rundown of all the local spots to get your market fare (p. 88), and one story in particular looks at one of the newer kids on the block, the SoNo Marketplace, which features summer’s Farm Stand market and so much more. Read Mary Shustack’s “To Market We Go” for the lowdown on this Norwalk highlight, and let WAG’s list of farmer’s markets be your passport to produce.

The Farm Stand at SoNo Marketplace is open Fri. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, visit sonomarketplace.com. For a list of regional farmer’s markets and hours, see July WAG’s “Hot Tomatoes” issue.

– Andrea Kennedy

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