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The less time between the when your food is harvested and when it's eaten, the more nutrients it packs. Most of the winter-grown produce at the Pleasantville Farmers Market is harvested just a day or two before. So when you eat locally-grown food, you not only put more money back into local economy; you not only put less pollution into the air from shipping; you also get the most nutrition for you and your family. That's good eating.



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Featured Recipe:

Hot and Sour Soup

Created By Krazy for Kazu, Kazuhiro Hidaka
Serves 4-6
Key Ingredient Chicken
Meal Type Lunch, Dinner
Course Soup
Season Winter
Difficulty Intermediate
Recipe Text

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Serves: 4-6


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 chicken thigh (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch (to coat chicken)
  • 2 large shiitake (sliced)
  • 4 Tbsp onion (sliced thinly)
  • 4 Tbsp carrot (julienned)
  • 6 Tbsp tofu (bite sized pieces)
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 4 Tbsp American Ponzu Magic
  • 1 egg (beat briefly)
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch (with 2 Tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Scallion (cutting diagonally across down stalk)


Prepare ingredients first by cleaning and cutting chiken. Cut vegetables and tofu. Put water in a pot, bring to a boil. Coat chicken with corn starch, and place chicken in pot. When chicken is cooked (floats), put in shiitake, onion, carrot, tofu, crushed red pepper in pot and adjust heat to low simmer. Add Ponzu, egg (beaten briefly) and corn starch (blended with the 2 Tbsp water) and the sesame oil to pot. Add scallions (and optional green such as some spinach leaves) when you ready to serve. Enjoy!

Market Source: Many ingredients for this simple and delicious recipe are available at the Market, starting with American Ponzu Magic from Krazy For Kazu's. Chicken parts are sold by Campanelli Poultry Farm and Yellow Bell Farm. Cowberry Crossing Farm sells whole birds as well. Eggs are available through Campanelli Poultry Farm, Yellow Bell Farm, and Wright's Farm. Crushed red pepper is available from Spice Revolution and shitake mushrooms are sold by Bulich Mushroom Farm. And seasonally, onions, carrots, and scallions can be sourced from produce farms at the Market (Cowberry Crossing Farm, Gakeski Produce, J&A Farm, Little Seed Gardens, Neversink Farm, and Mead Orchards).