No Macro Mamas this week!

Here’s just a quick note to remind you all that we will not be at the market this coming Saturday. Our staff will be taking the weekend off. We hope you all have the opportunity to do the same!

Thanksgiving is a difficult holiday to celebrate, built as it is on a history of oppression and a denial of the real genocide that took place, and is still taking place in our country. Still, while keeping this knowledge in sight, it’s a good reminder to practice gratitude. We can all benefit from taking a moment, or a day, to sit together with loved ones and reflect on the changing season, the season to come, and the things and people in our lives that bring us joy.

We are so thankful for you, our community who make it possible for us to do the work we do, to support local farmers and contribute to a more connected and sustainable food system. We are grateful that our local landbase provides enough bounty to sustain us. We are grateful that we get to share the nourishing food we make with you.

Thank you!

Warmly,

The Macro Mamas

We're still here! // Menu for Saturday, November 17, 2018

What unexpected weather! Despite the cold and snow, we will STILL BE AT THE MARKET TOMORROW! This weekend is our last market before Thanksgiving, and we won’t be there on the 24th; we’re all taking a long weekend. Come visit us for some delicious hot pumpkin soup, spicy chai, nourishing holiday-inspired food, and delicious desserts. We hope you will.

Warmly and cozily,

Macro Mamas

|| Menu for Saturday, November 17, 2018 ||

Wild Rice Pilaf

White Bean Cassoulet

Roasted Hakurei Turnips, Delicata, Brussels Sprouts, & Toasted Pecans

Blanched Kale with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Sagey Bread Pudding

Cranberry Relish

Cabbage Slaw

Onion & Olive Tartlets

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Macro Mamas Classic Carrot Cake

Caramelized Apple Cashew Cheesecakes (GF)

Pumpkin Pie

Apple & Cranberry Crisp with Rosemary (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Lemon Cheesecake Bars (GF)

Maple Almond Thumbprints

Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Menu for Saturday, November 10, 2018

|| Menu for Saturday, November 10, 2018 ||

Buckwheat Polenta with Red Sauce

Sage-y Bean Medley (Red, White, & Pinto Beans)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Shiitake Mushrooms

Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary

Kale with Pomegranate Dressing

Pressed Cabbage, Kohlrabi, & Apple Salad with Chervil

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Ginger Cake with Lemon Curd

Apple, Fig & Dried Cherry Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Apple-Spiced Chia & Coconut Custard Parfaits (GF)

German Chocolate Cupcakes (GF)

Maple Almond Thumbprints

Cinnamon Almond Drops (GF)

Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Market Schedule Change // Menu for Saturday, November 3, 2018

Market Schedule Change // Menu for Saturday, November 3, 2018

Hi out there, friends! A few notes: as happens every year, the Farmers Market hours are reduced in November. Starting this week, the market is open from 10-2 on Saturdays (instead of 9-3 as before).

We’ll be setting up early this week (9:30) just in case some folks haven’t gotten the message yet. But we’ll be packing up at 2 PM, so don’t be late!

I hope we’ll see you tomorrow, rain or no rain, wind or no wind, blustery November day or not!

|| Menu for Saturday, November 3, 2018 ||

Saffron Rice

Moroccan-Style Chickpeas

Roasted Sweet Potato, Rutabaga, & Celeriac with Cumin & Lime Zest

Nishime Delicata Squash

Kale with Pomegranate & Maple-Candied Walnuts

Pressed Cabbage & Purple Muu Salad with Cilantro & Lime

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Lemon-Almond Cake with Raspberry Filling & Lemon Curd

Pumpkin Tart with Maple Pecan Crust (GF)

Apple-Raspberry Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Dark Chocolate Orange Brownie Parfaits (GF)

Maple Almond Thumbprints

Cinnamon Almond Drops (GF)

Tender Apple Spice Cookies

Brrrr!  // Menu for Saturday, October 27, 2018

Brrrr! // Menu for Saturday, October 27, 2018

We’ll be braving the cold tomorrow to bring some nourishing hot food down to the Ithaca Farmers Market. Hope to see you there!

We’ve had many people asking how much longer we’ll be at the market this year. The answer is: We will continue attending the market on Saturdays through December 15 or until the snow really flies — whichever comes first!

So bundle up and come visit us!

|| Menu for Saturday, October 27, 2018 ||

Black Emmer Risotto with Wild Mushrooms or Brown Rice with Shiitakes, Carrots, & Onion

White Bean Cassoulet

Roasted Beets with Walnuts & Horseradish Sauce

Miso-Glazed Eggplant with Sweet Red Pepper

Kale with Watermelon Radish and Dried Cranberries

Pressed Cabbage & Kohlrabi Salad

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with Raspberry Filling

Pumpkin Cashew Cheesecakes (GF)

Pawpaw Cream Tart with Almond Crust (GF)

Apple, Asian Pear, & Blueberry Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Lemon Verbena & Olive Oil Cupcakes (GF)

Maple Almond & Sour Cherry Thumbprints

Maple Walnut Oat Bars (GF)

New Locations!  // Menu for Saturday, October 20, 2018

New Locations! // Menu for Saturday, October 20, 2018

The season’s taken a sharp turn toward winter, so be sure you’re taking care of yourself. Stay warm, and nourish your body with nutrient-rich foods. We can help with one of those two things! Come down to the Farmers Market tomorrow for a hot, healthful meal from our booth.

If you’d rather stay in on Saturday, don’t fret — you can now find Macro Mamas products at several new locations around Ithaca. We deliver Macro Meals (like our Sampler Platter), Peanut Lime Noodles, Heavenly Tapioca, and Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse on Tuesday mornings. We’ve added a few stops to our delivery route: Gimme! Coffee on State Street, Gimme! Coffee at Gates Hall (Cornell) and the Statler Hotel. If you’re out and about, pick up some tasty goodness at any of these or our other retailers.

We hope to see you on Saturday — bundle up and come on out!

|| Menu for Saturday, October 20, 2018 ||

Brown & Sweet Rice with Scallion-Ginger Miso

Apple Butter & Miso Baked Beans

Nishime Vegetable Medley with Sunchokes, Red Onions, Delicata, Celeriac, Brussels Sprouts, & Roasted Chestnuts

Maple Roasted Carrots with Pomegranate, Pistachio, & Tahini Sauce

Sautéed Garlicky Greens

Pickled Cabbage Salad with Asian Pear & Chervil

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Walnut Cake with Chocolate Mousse & Espresso Cashew Icing

Pawpaw Cashew Cheesecakes (GF)

Pumpkin Tart with Maple Pecan Crust (GF)

Pistachio-Semolina Cake with Wine-Poached Asian Pears

Apple, Pear, and Blueberry Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Lemon, Persimmon, & Coconut Parfaits (GF)

Carrot Cake Squares

Lemon Cheesecake Bars (GF)

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies (GF)

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Menu for Saturday, October 13, 2018

Platter of the Day

Pumpkin Polenta

White Bean & Wild Mushroom Ragu

Roasted Turnips & Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Red Onion & Rosemary

Nishime Delicata Squash with Roasted Chestnuts

Sautéed Kale & You Cai

Pickled Cabbage Salad with Dill, Nasturtium, Ume, and Lemon

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

German Chocolate Cake

Pawpaw Custard Tartlets (GF)

Ginger Cake with Coconut Cream

Peach, Pear, & Apple Crisp with Candied Ginger (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Cinnamon Coffee Cake (GF)

Pumpkin Pie Bars (GF)

Tender Apple Spice Cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies (GF)

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Update for Tuesdays: Where to Find Macro Mamas

Hi out there, Tuesday fans. I have bad news and I have good news.

Bad news first: we’ve decided that we will not be attending Tuesday markets in Dewitt Park for the remainder of the season. That’s right: no more Macro Mamas at the Tuesday market! We are not certain yet if we’ll continue to come to Tuesday markets next season, but for 2018, our time has come.

Good news second: There are still plenty of opportunities to get Macro Mamas goodies, including on Tuesdays! If you often find yourself down near Dewitt Park at lunchtime, you’re still in luck! We deliver fresh, delicious Macro Meals to Greenstar Dewitt on Tuesdays mid-morning. They should be hitting the shelves around noon. You can also find our Peanut Lime Noodle in their display case. So before you despair that Macro Mamas won’t be there in person, rest assured we can still be part of your lunch hour on Tuesdays.

Not at Dewitt Park? You can find the same offerings at Greenstar’s West End and Collegetown locations. Or, if you’re near Cornell, look for our Macro Meals at the Gimme! Coffee location in Gates Hall (this one’s new to us — show them some love!). Manndible Café and Temple of Zeus both carry our packaged desserts and Peanut Lime Noodles.

And of course, the best news of all — you can still find us on Saturdays at Steamboat Landing. We’ll be there until the snow flies, or until December 15 — whichever one comes first.

We hope you’re taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. Be sure to invoke your healing + immunity charms of all sorts (Vitamin C, Reishi, Echinacea, Zinc, whatever your preferred potion, with lots of water) as these shoulder seasons can bring new illnesses our bodies aren’t prepared for, especially in times of stress and turmoil. These are troubling times: be strong, be healthy, spread love.

Menu for Saturday, September 29, 2018

|| Menu for Saturday, September 29, 2018 ||

Brown Rice & Red Fife with Carrots & Leeks

Pinto Bean Posole

Roasted Delicata, Turnip, & Carrot with an Almond & Carrot Leaf Gremolata

Cinnamon-Stewed Greens

Sautéed Green Beans & Shallots

Pressed Celeriac Salad with Horseradish Sauce

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin Pie Cream & Maple Chocolate Ganache!

Chai-Spiced Cashew Cheesecakes with Cider-Poached Asian Pears  

Pear & Apple Crisp with Ground Cherries and Candied Ginger (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

PawPaw Chia Parfaits (GF)

Carrot Cupcakes with Candied Pecans

Lemon Cheesecake Truffles (GF)

Chocolate Chunk Cookies w Fleur de Sel (GF)

Cinnamon Almond Drops (GF)