Recipe: Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Sage

On brisk on autumn day, there’s nothing better than a bowl of al dente potato gnocchi napped with a lush butternut squash sauce. Redolent of sage and nutmeg, dusted with pecorino Romano cheese, and garnished with toasty pumpkin seeds, this seasonal pasta is filled with warm, satisfying flavors.

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Recipe: Crunchy Kale Salad

Summer may be over, but that’s no reason to forego flavor, color, and texture in your salads. This gorgeous fall salad brings together some of our favorite cool-weather ingredients in one beautiful and easy meal.

The smoky, meaty bacon, the crisp Bosc pear, the hearty leaves of kale and Brussels sprouts, and the crunchy topping of seasoned panko breadcrumbs all work together with a tangy yogurt dressing to make a quick and delectable salad that can easily take center stage on your fall table. READ MORE

Our Market Picks: Mahón Cheese

Move over, Manchego! There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to buttery Spanish cheeses, and its bright orange color and unique flavor are sure to be a hit. If you’re new to Mahón, now’s your chance to try it—it’s currently on special for $3.00 off per lb!

As Mahón gains popularity in the US, more people are catching on to its appeal. Here at Union Market, we like to describe the flavor of Mahón as a cross between caramel-y Gouda and classic cheddar. In the words of esteemed cheese authority Steven Jenkins, Mahón tastes “the way Gouda wishes it could taste.”

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Recipe: Tomato, Rosemary & Ricotta Crostini

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.

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In Season Now: Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes are one of the highlights of summer produce here at Union Market, but what does “heirloom” mean anyway, and why are these funky looking tomatoes so special?

Heirloom refers to varieties of tomatoes whose seeds have traditionally been handed down from generation to generation of farmer and culled from each year’s harvest. Heirlooms are by definition open-pollinated, meaning they’re not hybrid breeds that have been developed specifically to resist disease and preserve shelf life.

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Recipe: Tomato Tarte Tatin

Summer tomatoes are just starting to come in here in the Northeast, and if you’re looking for something to do with them beyond simply slicing them and eating them in a salad (as delicious as that is!), try this delectable tomato tarte tatin.

Our summery, savory variation on the classic French apple tart uses a store-bought puff pastry crust, so it’s is a cinch to make. The natural sweetness of the tomatoes gets a boost from a hint of caramel, and a lovely savory depth from a dash of vinegar, some ground pepper, and a sprinkling of fresh thyme.

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Recipe: Berry and Saffron Clafoutis

Summer berries need so little help to make them shine, and we think this simple and elegant French clafoutis is the perfect vehicle for their intense, fruity sweetness.

Half-custard and half-cake, clafoutis is a breeze to make, cooks in less than half an hour, and is light enough to justify adding it to your regular baking rotation this summer.

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Join us for a Summer Tasting Social this Saturday!

Kick off summer fun (and eating!) at our Summer Tasting Social this Saturday, June 23, 11am to 4pm, at our new Grand Army Plaza location. Stop by to say hello, check out our largest store in Brooklyn, enter to win a $150 gift card and discover something new by sampling some of the delicious local foods we feature in our stores.

Just look for the bright blue truck! We’re thrilled to be the very first stop when Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream’s Sweet Treats truck hits the streets of New York City for the first time in six years. Jeni’s will be scooping ice cream from the truck, parked out in front of our store and packed with signature and seasonal flavors during our Summer Tasting Social. To celebrate, Jeni’s pints will be on special for $2.00 off through July 4 in all of our store locations.

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Recipe: Wilted Lettuces with Fresh Fava Beans

Fava beans are one of the great gifts of spring once warm weather arrives. These tender little beans have a nutty, fresh flavor and their lovely bright-green color is the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, or stir-fry.

In this recipe we’ve paired them with a colorful medley of lettuces which we briefly sauté in hot oil before tossing them all in a zesty, herby vinaigrette that makes a great side dish to serve alongside meat or seafood fresh from the grill.

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Let the Grilling Begin!

As we gear up to celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, one question looms large: what to throw on the grill? Not to worry, we’ve got lots of options and ideas to make your cookout complete, from meat to seafood to veggie-driven dishes.

Of course, there’s classic cookout fare, like BBQ chicken, baby back ribs, and hot dogs and burgers of all kinds. When it comes to burgers, we’re delighted to now offer ready-to-cook turkey burger patties from family-run local favorite DiPaola Turkey Farm, available Fridays through Tuesdays at all five of our store locations. These turkey burgers are unbelievably fresh and juicy—plus they’re easy to throw on the grill and they’re on special $3.00 off per pound this weekend!

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