Friday, July 6, 2012
The market will be open every Saturday through Oct. 27.
Nothing says summer like fresh fruit and vegetables delivered right from the farm. Or, how about barbecue, another summertime staple? The Westfield Farmer's Market has all that and more. The market, sponsored by the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, puts down roots starting Saturday, July 7. Vendors will be located in the South Avenue train station parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 27. Vendors include: Alan's Orchard Donaldson Farms Gourmet Nuts & Dried Foods High Mountain Foods Lithuanian Bakery Peaceful Valley Skeba Farms Bright Current Down to the Bone BBQ Paolo's Kitchen Alan's Orchard chief freshness officer Alan Weinberg said this marks the second season his Quimby Street business is participating…
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Customers enrolled in the program receive a bounty of fresh produce each week. Check out the video to learn more.
Customers at Alan's Orchard are seeing red. Strawberry and tomato red, that is. The Quimby Street market is brimming with fresh, seasonal produce arriving daily as Fresh Box season begins. Alan's Orchard Fresh Box program, a service in which those enrolled receive a recyclable box of fruits and vegetables every week, has more than doubled in participants since last season. "We now have 400 customers picking up Fresh Boxes each week," said Alan Weinberg, owner and chief freshness officer. "We added 220 people and we have 250 on a waiting list. It's not advertised; it's just from people loving it." This week's harvest included New Jersey-grown strawberries, asparagus, tomatoes, spinach, red leaf lettuce, arugula, sweet potatoes, kale, …
Friday, March 30, 2012
From now until winter, cider donuts will be available every Friday.
Looking to start your day with sweet treat? Friday is Cider Donut Day at Alan's Orchard from now until winter. The coveted confections are delivered by 10:30 a.m. every Friday and will begin arriving by 9:30 a.m. once Fresh Box season starts in May. "They are from Francesca’s Bakery, which bakes the donuts using local apple cider and you can find these donuts at the NYC Greenmarket’s in Manhattan and Brooklyn," Fred Logue, manager at Alan's Orchard, said. While Logue's personal favorite is the jelly-filled cider donut, priced at $1.25, he said "the plain cider donut is really, really good too." "We definitely have our regular customers for the donuts each week," Logue added. "It’s a special treat."
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Shop at Alan's Orchard, CoolVines, Savory Spice Shop and Williams Sonoma and receive a 10 percent off coupon to be used that day.
Four businesses in downtown Westfield have joined forces to give shoppers a midweek break. Customers who make a purchase at Alan's Orchard, CoolVines, Savory Spice Shop and Williams Sonoma on Wednesdays will receive a 10 percent off coupon that they can use at any one of the other stores throughout the day. "We had been talking to Alan (Alan Weinberg from Alan's Orchard) and Lauren (Ramos) and Damon (O'Gara, both from Coolvines) about doing something like this for quite some time now," said Becky Solheim, who co-owns Savory Spice Shop with her sister Jackie Mittelhammer. "After the holidays we were able to start focusing on our co-marketing ideas and the coupon was brought to life. Between our four shops we seem to have a similar customer…
Friday, February 3, 2012
Get your Super Bowl party started with recipes and recommendations from local businesses.
For many, the food and beverages served during the Super Bowl are just as anticipated as the half-time show, the commercials and even the game itself. Those hosting a party can take comfort knowing that traditional football party fare is just a phone call away as local restaurants offer a variety of catering options. Jack Kasich of The Robert Treat Delicatessen said popular items ordered so far this season include buffalo wings, sloppy joes and three-foot subs. The deli owner said business "absolutely" increases when a local team makes it this far in the season, "especially when it's the Giants." "We haven't had that many huge orders, but we've had a lot of small ones," he said. "It's really been picking up since yesterday (Wednesday)." …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Damon O'Gara of Cool Vines shared his selections for celebrating the holidays in style.
There's nothing better than warm, rustic comfort food around the holidays except, perhaps, when its accompanied by a lush, full-bodied wine. If you've been wondering what to serve alongside your holiday roast or what to pour as you're ringing in the new year, Damon O'Gara, wine buyer at Cool Vines, has some suggestions. "We're celebrating and it's fun to keep that in mind," he said. "This whole season is about rejoicing. As much as it is stressful and as much of a media circus as this has become, on the last day or however many days you celebrate, it's about family." To truly get in the celebratory spirit, O'Gara recommends a sparkling wine. "The trend in the wine world right now, especially in champagne, is grower champagne," O'Gara …