Category: Food

Tastings, Demos, Samples

We’ve been in the new space at 767 Fulton Street for nearly a week now, and as we settle in, our awesome local vendors have been clamoring to come in and share their products with you! Many of these are debuting here on our new, spacious shelves, so come treat yourself to a nibble, as we continue the celebration of the new Provisions!

Friday

6-8pm: Brooklyn Bean Black Bean Burgers

Saturday

11am-2pm: Kriemhild Dairy Butter

2-5pm: NYShuk Harissa Paste

5-8pm: Made By Lukas Veggie Burgers

Sunday

11am-2pm: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

2-5pm: ISH Horseradish

2-5pm: Phin and Phebes Ice Cream

Paw-Paw-Lease

The Greene Grape is proud to welcome our latest oddball to the produce aisle. The “Paw-Paw” is a native crop to the Eastern US, with a strangely tropical flavor and texture. Also known at the “Custard Apple,” it is the northern-most cousin of the Cherimoya, sweet-sop, ylang-ylang, and soursop.  Brought to us by our friend at Fields without Fences Farm in Frenchtown NJ.

La Esquina Salsa

Nevermind that it’s salsa made in New York City. This stuff’s the real deal, made in the kitchens of La Esquina, one of the best taco corner joints in the lower east side.  We chose 3 flavors, Salsa Roja, Salsa Roja HOT, and Salsa Verde, made with a blend of ripe tomatoes, tomatillos and chiles, and contain no fat or sugar.  Each are great complements to our different chips, especially when they’ve been smothered with melted cheese, sour cream and fresh cilantro.

You’ll find these colorful jars next to the pasta sauces, just a few steps from the chips!

Holla for Challah

Whether you’re hosting, or attending as a guest, you’ll be the life of the party this Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. If you’re in charge of the pre-dinner sweets, pick some new-harvest, local apples from Hudson Valley. We’ll be getting a very limited amount of Challah* from ORWASHERS on Wednesday, ready to be dipped into luscious raw honey from PUMPKIN VILLAGE.

If you’re a fan of Gefilte Fish, give THE GEFILTERIA a try. In the freezer, The Gefilteria takes this traditional dish to the next level, layering pike and whitefish with pink salmon, both delicious and beautiful! Complement your appetizer with a dollop of ISH Citrus or Beet Horseradish, bright and sweet.

For those who celebrate, we wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

*If you’d like to reserve a challah, please give us a call by Friday (8/30) afternoon.

Local Farms, Local Food

A few days ago, we shared the first half of our celebration of National Farmers Market Week, giving insight into the farms from which we get fruits and vegetables. But as we all know, farms bring us more than just apples and zucchini. Look around the store, and you’ll find great food grown by real farmers, whose food is always seasonal and fresh.

We’ve been lucky to score a few cases of honey made on the rooftops from Bed-Stuy Bees, and Pumpkin Village in VT hand-delivers raw honey and maple syrup every few weeks. In the dairy case, we source most of our yogurts from Hudson Valley, and all of our milk from Battenkill, Organic Valley and Natural By Nature, is from animals raised happily within 500 miles of NYC. Don’t forget the Adirondack Creamery ice cream!

Speaking of animals, our meat department sources whole animals from nearby farms, including Slope Farms, Kinderhook and Arcadian Pastures, who also bring us our pastured eggs. Be sure to stop off at our cheese counter for the freshest Cato Corner cheeses, which we pick up from the Fort Greene Greenmarket every Saturday. These get nestled into our case amongst the other farmstead cheeses, such as NY’s Sprout Creek, and VT’s Jasper Hill.

And if you crave something a little sweet, our wine shop proudly sells Fox Run Vineyards Riesling from the Fingerlakes, brought down with our weekly beef delivery! We admit, there’s nothing like being surrounded by the farmers market every weekend, but we’re proud to be the next best thing!