Menu for Saturday, June 29, 2019

Menu for Saturday, June 29, 2019

Our last market in June! This week we celebrate strawberries from Stick and Stone Farm, beautiful log-grown shiitake mushrooms from Wellspring Forest Farm, gorgeous broccolini from Plowbreak Farm, zesty salad mix from Wild Apple Farm and Remembrance Farm. We also celebrate the longest stretch of clear weather this year…with the thunderstorms that will bring it to a close tomorrow. Summer stretches ahead of us with many more chances to jump in the lake, eat a popsicle, admire the fireflies, and listen to treefrogs courting. Just don’t miss it!

|| Menu for Saturday, June 29, 2019 ||

Shiso Brown Rice

Gingered Black Beans

Sautéed Broccolini, Garlic Scapes, & Shiitake in Ginger-Shoyu Sauce

Boiled Hakurei Turnip & Carrot salad with Dashi Broth

Kale, Kohlrabi, & Carrot with Toasted Sunflower Gomasio

Grilled Napa Cabbage & Scallion Salad with Mustard-Miso Dressing

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Orange Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Avocado-Lime Tartlets

Strawberry & Cream Tart (GF)

Summer Fruit Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Rhubarb Custard & Strawberry Chia Parfaits with Coconut Macaroon Crumble (GF)

 Carrot Cupcakes

Walnut Fig Bars (GF)

Chocolate Seed Bombs (GF)

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Maple Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Menu for Saturday, June 15, 2019

Menu for Saturday, June 15, 2019

|| Menu for Saturday, June 15, 2019 || 

Brown Rice & Freekeh

Chickpeas with Currants and Dandelion Greens

Pan-Seared Cauliflower with Italian Salsa Verde

Fennel & Potato Gratin

Tender Spring Kale

Pressed Cabbage, Kohlrabi, & Jicama with Lemon & Dill

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Carrot Cake – A Macro Mamas Classic!

Strawberry Mousse Cake (GF)

Chocolate Almond Tart with Fresh Strawberries (GF)

Peach-Blueberry Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Blueberry & Lemon Coconut Parfaits (GF)

Chocolate Cupcakes with Espresso Icing (GF)

Walnut Fig Bars (GF)

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons (GF)

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Maple Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Menu for Saturday, June 08, 2019

Menu for Saturday, June 08, 2019

Seasonal gifts: fresh-picked chamomile from the baker’s garden, tender young kale from Plowbreak Farm, asparagus for days, the spearmint in the garden growing inches before our very eyes. The first fireflies tentatively flashing as they float by. Summer is here!

|| Menu for Saturday, June 08, 2019 ||

Tri-Color Quinoa with Lemon, Chives, Dill, & Parsley

Bean Medley with Preserved Lemon & Tarragon

Roasted Fennel, Carrot, & Red Onion with Oil-Cured Olives & Parsley

Asparagus with Lemon Zest & Sliced Almonds

Sautéed Kale & Collards

Pressed Red Cabbage & Apple Salad with Tarragon

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Chai-Spice Cake with Sicilian Orange Cream

Almond Cream Tartlets with Fresh Berries (GF)

Lemon & Strawberry Cashew Cheesecakes (GF)

Berry-Rhubarb Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Strawberry & Lemon Coconut Parfaits (GF)

German Chocolate Cupcakes (GF)

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake with Coconut Cream

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons (GF)

Cinnamon Almond Drops (GF)

Maple Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Menu for Saturday, June 1, 2019

Menu for Saturday, June 1, 2019

Happy Ithaca Festival Weekend! If you tire of the festivities downtown, come visit us at the Farmers Market tomorrow. We’ll be there in Booth 5, as always, you can rely on it!

Things we’re celebrating this weekend: Fresh lemon verbena from the garden, asparagus by the bushel, the relief of having your whole garden put in before a thunderstorm, the beautiful irises blooming in every imaginable color all over Fall Creek neighborhood and, really, everywhere.

|| Menu for Saturday, June 1, 2019 ||

Mushroom Risotto

White Beans with Basil Pistou

Zucchini, Eggplant, & Tomato Gratin with Millet Béchamel

Asparagus with Shallot, Mushroom, Garlic Chips & Lemon Zest

Steamed Cauliflower with Tarragon-Almond Gremolata

Shaved Fennel and Cabbage Salad

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Chocolate Cake with Espresso Cashew Cream (GF)

Rhubarb Frangipane Tart (GF)

Blueberry, Rhubarb, & Fig Crisp (GF)

Cinnamon Coffee Cake (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Lemon Verbena Cupcakes

Creamy Lemon Bars (GF)

Hazelnut Tea Cakes

Cinnamon Almond Drops (GF)

Ginger Zingers

Menu for Saturday, May 25, 2019

|| Menu for Saturday, May 25, 2019 ||

Basmati Rice with Herbs & Pistachio

Moroccan Chickpeas

Stewed Curried Eggplant, Peppers, Mushrooms & Spinach

Kale & Radish with Cashew Sauce

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest

Pressed Cabbage & Apple Salad with Chervil

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

German Chocolate Cake

Lemon Cashew Cheesecake (GF)

Coconut Tartlets with Strawberry-Rhubarb Glaze (GF)

Espresso-Walnut Tiramisu

Berry Rhubarb Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Blueberry Chia Parfaits (GF)

Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Curd

Chocolate Chunk Cookies (GF)

Ginger Zingers

Maple Almond Thumbprints with Sour Cherry Jam

Menu for Saturday, May 18, 2019

Menu for Saturday, May 18, 2019

Enjoy some beautiful weather and delicious spring food with us this weekend at the Farmers Market! We’ll be there tomorrow 9 AM - 3 PM. Come early and avoid the crowds! Come late and be the crowds!

|| Menu for Saturday, May 18, 2019 ||

Cumin Rice with Sesame Gomasio

Black Eyed Peas with Smoked Paprika & Lime

Roasted Cauliflower Gratin with Wild Leeks & Bread Crumbs

Grilled Asparagus, Scallions, Red Pepper, & Saffron-Pickled Garlic Scapes

Kale & Red Cabbage with Toasted Pepitas

Cabbage & Rhubarb Pressed Salad with Apple, Cilantro & Mint

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Lemon Almond Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Filling

Mocha Cashew Cheesecakes (GF)

Mango-Pawpaw Tart with Almond-Cocoa Crust (GF)

Blueberry-Walnut Crumb Cake (GF)

Berry Rhubarb Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Carrot Cupcakes with Candied Walnuts

Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Ganache (GF)

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Almond Drops (GF)

Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Candied Ginger (GF)

Ginger Zingers

WE'RE BACK // Saturday, May 11, 2019

WE'RE BACK // Saturday, May 11, 2019

YES! WE ARE BACK!

It’s been a long winter and a rocky spring, but we are back in action! We’ll be at the Ithaca Farmers Market tomorrow with delicious, nourishing, seasonal food to share.

Things are shifting a little bit for us this season. One sad announcement is that we will no longer be attending the Tuesday Markets in Dewitt Park. I know this will disappoint many loyal customers, but we have finally accepted that we don’t have the staff or capacity to support our presence at this market any longer. So…Saturdays it is!

We can’t wait to see you all tomorrow, with some of Spring’s gifts from local farms and wild woodlands: foraged ramps (wild leeks), shiitake mushrooms from Wellspring Forest Farm, broccoli raab from Plowbreak Farm, and French sorrel and rhubarb from our own gardens. Not to mention last year’s strawberries from Remembrance Farm, carefully preserved in the freezer, ready to remind us of the fresh flavors soon to come.

Happy Spring!!

The Macro Mamas

|| Menu for Saturday, May 11, 2019 ||

Brown Rice & Farro with Sautéed Garlic Greens & Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Red Kidney Beans with Wild Leeks and Dill

Broccoli & Shiitake Mushrooms with Roasted Wild Leeks

Sautéed Garlicky Greens

Roasted Carrots with Maple Vinaigrette

Cabbage & Kohlrabi Salad with French Sorrel

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Carrot Cake – A Macro Mamas Classic!

Lemon Cashew Cheesecakes (GF)

Coconut-Rose Tart with Strawberry Compote (GF)

Berry Rhubarb Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF) 

Strawberry-Chia, Lemon & Coconut Cream Parfaits (GF)

Chocolate-Filled Cupcakes with Almond & Coconut (GF)

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Candied Ginger (GF)

Cinnamon Almond Drops (GF)

Macro Mamas is Hiring for 2019!

Macro Mamas is seeking energetic, skilled, creative people to join the team in our natural whole foods commercial kitchen for our 2019 season!

About us:

We sell nutritious, plant-based prepared food at the Ithaca Farmers Market. We also cater all manner of events, in all manner of culinary styles, and we sell packaged grab-and-go food to various retail locations.

We start most days at 8 AM with the goal of finishing by 4:30. Our kitchen is a supportive, collaborative, and light-hearted environment, but we also take our work seriously. We hustle! This job is fast-paced and requires physical endurance and mental clarity. There’s a lot going on here almost every day. We are always striving for excellence.

We are a fun, close-knit, compassionate group. We all care about the work that we do, and we all want to do it quickly, safely, and efficiently!

Our market and catering season is from mid-April to mid-December. We ask that people make a commitment for the full season when they join our team. From mid-January until April, we cook for our wholesale accounts, and there are some opportunities for employment during that time.

We’d like to hire people who:
• can self-direct
• are comfortable working independently and as part of a team
• can read and execute a recipe confidently
• trust their own taste buds
• can lift up to 50# safely
• can focus and multi-task even when surrounded by activity
• share our passion for sustainability and seriously good food
• have a desire to enhance their knowledge of food energetics and menu balancing

About the job:

Cooking & Kitchen Prep: This is a position for individuals with commercial kitchen experience, or comparable training. Tasks include food prep for markets and wholesale products, cooking for catered events, baking both vegan and non-vegan desserts, and occasional pickling. Some knowledge of vegan, vegetarian, and macrobiotic techniques is desirable, though being vegan is by no means a prerequisite for this job. For the right person, this job can be a chance to exercise creativity and curiosity.

Baking: This position may involve baking from-scratch vegan desserts for the Ithaca Farmers Market. We are seeking individuals with knack and experience in baking. Understanding of vegan ingredients and substitutions is desirable, as is experience with gluten-free baking. Confidence reading and executing recipes is a must. Must work Fridays.

Farmers Market Staff: We are also seeking staff for our booth at the Farmers Market. Personable, clean, quick, with solid basic mental math skills. Duties involve setting up the booth, maintaining food safety standards, assembling meals, interacting with customers, frying corn fritters, and re-packing the truck. Saturdays, April-December

Depending on the individuals who apply, one person can and ideally will take on aspects of each of these positions.

Pay:
Contingent on experience and responsibilities.

To Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter via email.

Our last market for the year // Saturday, December 15, 2018

Our last market for the year // Saturday, December 15, 2018

Well, here it is. We’ve finally made it to the end of another market season. Tomorrow will be our last market for the season!

Last chance for corn fritters until 2019!

Last chance for a slice of Carrot Cake!

Last chance for a hot miso noodle bowl!

We do hope you’ll come out to say hello and goodbye-for-now! The weather is going to be just swell (in comparison with what we’ve seen over the past few weeks) and we look forward to seeing everyone one last time before the holidays.

From the bottom of our hearts — thank you for being with us through another season. May next year bring us all more joy, strength, health, courage, and balance.

All the best,

The Macro Mamas

|| Menu for Saturday, December 15, 2018 ||

Lime Zest Brown Rice

Winter Posole with Cranberry Beans and Iroquois Corn

Roasted Squash with Pumpkin Seed-Candied Ginger Gremolata

Collards & Cabbage with Cilantro-Lime Crema

Roasted Rutabaga, Onions, & Celeriac with Cumin & Cocoa

Cucumber Salad with Salt & Lime

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

 

|| Desserts ||

Carrot Cake – A Macro Mamas Classic!

Lemon Cashew Cheesecakes with Cranberry-Blueberry Topping (GF)

Apple-Cranberry Crisp with Candied Ginger (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Walnut Fig Bars

Lemon Cheesecake Truffles (GF)

Cinnamon Almond Drops (GF)

Ginger Spice Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Crackle Cookies

Winter Weather // Menu for Saturday, December 8, 2018

Winter Weather // Menu for Saturday, December 8, 2018

We are winding down our season here at Macro Mamas, preparing for the winter ahead. Tomorrow promises to be a chilly, wintry day. This is our second-to-last market for the season — just one more after tomorrow! We will have a multitude of hot dishes and hot drinks to keep you warm as you shop at the pavilion tomorrow.

See you tomorrow!

|| Menu for Saturday, December 8, 2018 ||

Mushroom Risotto

White Beans with Lemon & Rosemary

Steamed Delicata Squash with Sautéed Pecans

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley with Pomegranate Juice

Blanched Broccoli with Preserved Meyer Lemon & Hazelnut Gremolata

Pressed Celeriac & Purple Muu Salad with Cabbage & Apple

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

|| Desserts ||

Pumpkin & Dark Chocolate Almond Tart (GF)

Chai-Spiced Bundt Cake with Walnuts & Dates

Apple Crisp with Figs, Cherries, & Currants (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

 Lemon Cheesecake Truffles (GF)

 Cinnamon Almond Drops (GF)

Ginger Spice Cookies

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)