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The Alternative Morningside Almanac

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Just when you thought you had really got the local beer/look ma I read Michael Pollan!-thing down, a new facet of  virtuous food consumption is revealed.

From 9 – 5 every Saturday, Community Markets curates gathering of farmers and artisinal food producers. Located at the corner of 110th St and Manhattan Avenue (the southeast corner of Morningside Park), the Morningside market is their only Manhattan location. You can expect much of the same local produce that you’d find at the Columbia Greenmarket, in addition to such exotic treats as organic sweet potato orzo from Rochester, and a stall selling only apple cakes to pay for the baker’s mortgage!

This week the market organizers are pushing turkey sausage with chestnuts & sour cherries, as encased by Brooklyn Cured. The market’s manager explained that the Greenmarket has rules that exclude vendors who do not produce their own ingredients. So the sausages, while made in Brooklyn, are thankfully stuffed with meat that didn’t grow up grazing along the Gowanus canal.

If you stop by today, you can also learn how to make apple cider. They’ll be pressing apples from 10 until noon. Free yoga classes are also on offer every week, from 4-5 in the park.

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