Feeding the Cold
By Tina Gowin
The chill is upon us – the days are dimming and hibernation feels very appealing. But while the air is brisk and your spirits are high, it’s time to gather the last roots of warm sustenance at your local farmer’s market.
All good things come to an end and we are near the end of the growing season. Before farmers’ markets close for the season, stock up on some hearty fruits and vegetables that can last up to a year or more if frozen, and will ignite your body with warmth and allow you to brave the chilling air.
Instead of roasting marshmallows, pan-roasting root vegetables on your stove top will prove to be a far healthier alternative that will add to the ambience of a cold night.
Potatoes, for example, are an excellent source of dietary fiber that provides feelings of fullness and helps to promote digestive regularity. An averaged sized potato (about 5.3 oz) with its skin intact also contains 45% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, 620 mg of potassium – which is comparable to bananas, spinach and broccoli – and other essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. Added bonus: an average sized potato only contains 110 calories and has no fat!
Parsnips, which are also rich in fiber, are very low in saturated fat, rich in vitamin K and vitamin C, and high in folate and potassium. And because parsnips are naturally cholesterol-free, by eating this nutritious veggie, you can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
With the winter months quickly approaching, why not give your eyes the necessary vitamin A needed to promote good eye health by eating carrots. After all, your vision is essential while driving in the snow.
The following easy-to-make recipe is sure to delight and will send you out in the cold to your local farmer’s market one final time this season.
Herb Roasted Vegetables
4 carrots, chopped
2 medium potatoes, chopped
3 parsnips, chopped
¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preparation: Combine fresh herbs and olive oil. Toss with vegetables and add salt and pepper to taste. Place in a skillet and cover to pan-roast vegetables and cook until tender.
Fresh, local produce helps keep vital nutrients intact. Healthy living is achieved by combining both proper nutrition and daily exercise. Weather the cold with healthy living!
Tina Gowin is a full-time registered dietitian at EmblemHealth, one of New York’s largest and most comprehensive health plans. EmblemHealth is a sponsor of Harvest Home, which provides access to locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Mt. Morris Park Historic District through Nov. 17, 2012 and West Harlem Farmer’s Market through Nov. 20, 2012. Cooking demonstrations will continue at the West Harlem Farmer’s Market until its season’s end.
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Just a reminder… As we had posted last week Harlem Pop-Up… is happening this Thursday night, October 11, from 4:00pm – 9:00pm . This will be New York City’s first night time Farmers Market! Fresh local fruits and vegetables, cheeses, breads, wines & baked goods along with live music.
Harlem Pop-Up will be held at The Harlem Treasure Chest Flea Market. Located at the corner of 117th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
Stop by anytime after work (staring at 4:00pm) and pick up your night-time shopping list or delicious prepared foods from favored restaurants on Harlem’s Restaurant Row at this unique and first ever event.
SEE YOU THERE!
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FDBA (Frederick Douglass Blvd. Alliance) is joining the NYC Green Market next week to be a part of the city’s first night time Farmer’s Market.
The event is a week from today, Thursday Oct. 11th from 4pm – 9pm outside of the Harlem Treasure Chest Flea Market on Frederick Douglass Blvd at 117th Street.
There will be live music, prepared food from some of the best restaurants along FDB, and of course local fruits, vegetables, cheese, bread, and wine for purchase at the farmer’s market.
What a great idea and opportunity to stock up on good healthy produce. Thank you FDBA for reaching out to those of us here at HarlemCondoLife about this event. See you at Harlem Pop-Up Thursday night!
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TUESDAYS 9 AM – 5 PM
Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building
163 West 125th St. at 7th Ave., Harlem
Featuring more than a dozen vendors!
Fresh, hand-picked fruit
Vegetables right out of the field
Local milk and dairy products
Long Island & Hudson Valley wines
Freshly baked breads
Homemade pastries and baked goods
And more local & delicious goodies
Food & Fun for Children, Adults & Foodies!
Also offered on market days…ALL FREE!
Live Music 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Cooking Demonstrations with Free Samples
Zumba Instruction by the Harlem YMCA
For raffle winners
Picked Hourly 10-3
No purchase necessary
Get more local produce for your dollar with EBT, FMNP and WIC accepted!
It seems just like yesterday I was buying organic honey, nuts, and bread outdoors from Morningside Park Farmers Market. Where did the year go? Now I have to get my grocery list ready because shopping at Morningside Park begins this Saturday, May 28th. I’m so ready! How about you?
Morningside Park Farmers Market
Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM
110th and Manhattan Avenue
Another election is upon us. And in our very own locale of Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 114th street, in the commercial space on the ground floor of the Douglass Condominium, is the Voter Registration Office for our local pol Bill Perkins.
Stop by to get informed and/or educated about how to make the voting process work for Harlem!
Peking Kitchen has just opened up in Harlem and delivers to an apartment or home near you, as evidenced by the menu I recently found stuffed under my door.
It’s certainly a great option for any night of the week!
Ah New York New York. Some things never change. That’s why we love it!
I since then noticed the following sign about another local Yoga opportunity in and around Harlem. Wanted to share the information with you. Am hoping there are versions of this poster that speak to the diversity of our community. If you see any, please let us know.
Read more about what Harlem has to offer at www.HarlemCondolife.com (HCL).
Don’t forget to check out the variety of Harlem farmer’s markets this week. Below is our featured market.
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