Category: Food

Living Greens are Full of Life

It may be frigid outside, but at Provisions we’ve got greens so fresh they are technically still alive! That’s right! These baby greens – grown in urban greenhouses in Philly and Orange, NJ – still have their roots attached, so they stay fresh and keep more of their nutrients. Kick up your salad with some “Scarlet Mustard Frills,” “Baby Tuscan Kale,” or watercress. And if you prefer a more “adolescent” leafy green instead of a baby one, try out our loose leaf Spinach from Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury, Vermont. Even though this spinach is in its teenage years, it is awfully sweet!

Tradition!

With Brooklyn having the most diverse population in the world, our city is rich with different traditions for celebrating the coming new year. In Brazil and Italy, lentils are considered to be a symbol for prosperity. Thanks to Timeless Food, we too have a diverse mix of these little legumes, from the dark, wee French de Puy style to the bright Harvest Gold variety. Not just a good luck charm, but lentils are a great protein that will help you kick 2014 off to a healthy start.

Eating Black-Eyed and Yellow-Eyed Peas are a tradition that has its origins in the South-East. They are a humble, nutritious food staple that also symbolizes prosperity. We get a Yellow-Eye variety from Rancho Gordo, which are dense and creamy, holding up beautifully as a side dish, with greens, or in a soup.

In NYC, we all like to treat ourselves to a little something special, and quite often this means caviar. We are stocking the wonderful, not-too-expensive American Sturgeon Hackleback for the holiday. Harvested from the rivers and lakes of Tennessee and Illinois, these tiny black beauties are from sustainably raised Sturgeon. They are dry and strong, with a briny zest. We have a very limited supply, so order today!

Happy New Year, Brooklyn!!

Gifty Asian Condiments

Looking for the perfect savory gift for your adventurous foodie friends? Look no further than our new Asian sauces, each in stunning bottles that will delight the eyes as much as the tastebuds!

Does your Secret Santa love whiskey and sushi? Check out this flask of Bourbon Barrel Aged Soy Sauce, microbrewed in small batches, and aged in re-purposed bourbon barrels. It’s smoky and brothy with hints of oak and a mild sweetness reminiscent of fine Kentucky bourbon.

Home cooks will rejoice when they receive Takumi White Shoyu, a lighter, thinner soy sauce that infuses flavor without darkening foods. A great base for dressings and marinades, or adding depth to soups and stews. BLiS Barrel Aged Fish Sauce is just that, Red Boat’s fish sauce, aged for 7 months in Bourbon barrels that once held maple syrup. A drizzle over dumplings, noodles or a simple salad would make these flavors shine.

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.