With Labor Day just around the corner, it may feel like summer is winding down, but the good news is that summer produce is still in full swing here at Union Market!
We’ve got lots of local peak-season produce available, from peaches and nectarines to corn, peppers, and tomatoes. Our emphasis on stocking local produce whenever possible means that you get the freshest, most delicious fruits and vegetables that we can find. One prime example is our mixed pints of organic heirloom and cherry tomatoes—currently on special for $1.00 off per pint.
These bite-sized gems are grown in the Hudson Valley at Hepworth Farms, a certified organic seventh-generation family farm. Each colorful variety has its own unique taste, ranging from sweet and citrusy to robust and earthy. They’re delicious eaten straight out of the carton, and they make a great after-school snack. However, if you’re looking for a more grown-up way to enjoy these beauties, we suggest pairing them with a longtime local favorite: Salvatore Bklyn.
Salvatore Bklyn’s artisanal ricotta—also currently on special at a great price—is handmade in Red Hook, Brooklyn, with milk from Hudson Valley Fresh. We’ve long been fans of this luxurious, creamy ricotta and find it’s the perfect topping for crusty bread, a crunchy cracker, or our housemade crostini.
In this recipe, we let simple, fresh ingredients shine by pairing Hepworth Farms heirloom mixed cherry tomatoes with fragrant fresh rosemary and Salvatore’s rich ricotta. This perfectly sweet-tart, creamy, summery crostini is sure to delight kids and adults alike.