What the heck happened to summer?! One minute it’s a rainy, San Francisco-esque June, and the next, Labor Day is around the corner. While summer was great, I always am one to look forward to fall. There’s a different kind of energy around. The city shrugs off it’s dog-days, sleepy mantle as school starts up, the mercury falls (fingers crossed!), and people get back to the business of doing what they do. At Saxelby Cheesemongers, that means catapulting into a month of activity, on the internet waves, at the marketplace, and on the farm. Consider this your fall preview of what’s to do in our world of cheese!
‘Cutting the Curd’ with guests Mary Habstritt and Anne Mendelson
Sunday, September 6th
3:30-4:30 pm, heritageradionetwork.com
We’re back this Sunday to stir up the curds and dish about dairy history on the Heritage Radio Network. Two members of the dairy intelligentsia will be on the show this week to discuss milk trains, and how they serviced New York City during the 20th century. Mary Habstritt, renowned industrial archaeologist and writer will join us to discuss the hows and whys of milk’s movements from the country to the city. You may not know this, but up until the 1940’s and 50’s, home delivery of milk via horse-drawn wagon was not uncommon in this great metropolis! Anne Mendelson, milk connoisseur and author, will elucidate the history of our predilection for and obsession with this creamy, frothy beverage. So pull up a chair, have a tall glass of milk and a plate of cookies on hand and listen in!
New Amsterdam Market
Sunday, September 13th
11:00 am to 4:00 pm, newamsterdampublic.org
New Amsterdam Market is back for the season! And not a moment too soon. This year is the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the majestic river that bears his name. New Amsterdam Market, in what will be the first of FOUR monthly markets, will be setting up shop to coincide with Harbor Day, a waterfront fest to celebrate New York’s ties to the river and the sea. Take a jaunt down to the Fulton Street Fish Market for a spread of edible regional bounty like you’ve never seen before. New Amsterdam Market aims to re-establish the institution of the public market in New York City. London has Borough Market, Barcelona’s got La Boqueria, New York is on its way! Your attendance and support of New Amsterdam will help spur this dream towards reality! For a listing of dates of future markets and more information, visit newamsterdampublic.org
A Day A Whey to Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard
Sunday, September 27th
9:00 am to 7:00 pm, saxelbycheese.com
The clock is ticking on this one… just a few spots remain on our farm field trip to Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard! We’ll be heading up to Sprout Creek’s award-winning creamery on a chartered coach for a cheese tasting, picnic lunch, and farm tour. After the farm tour, we’ll head over to Terhune Orchard for an afternoon of apple picking in the sunshine. We’ll harvest the bounty of Hudson Valley apples that are sure to be ripe and delicious . Sit back, relax, and let us do the driving…. all you have to bring is your appetite! What are you waiting for?! Grab a friend or two and reserve your spot soon!
Till next Monday! Keep on cheesing.