This Week at The Greenmarket: Live Demos and Tasty Treats

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strawberries Tomorrow’s Greenmarket will feature a very special herb demonstration by the community gardeners at Bronx Green-Up. Come with questions and pick up a gardening tip sheet to bring home! Each week features a special educational component. Check the upcoming schedule and see what useful tips and tricks you can bring home along with your groceries.

And don’t bother putting together a shopping list. The fun of the Greenmarket is coming to visit and planning your recipes around what’s in season. There’s a wealth of variety right now, including cherries, tomatoes, red and golden beets, and raspberries. Our specialty vendors also bring delicious baked goods every Wednesday to NYBG, such as assorted pies and tarts, cakes, brownies, and biscotti.

With the menus announced for our upcoming Family Dinners with Mario Batali’s Chefs—beginning Sunday, July 27—there is no end of inspiration for fresh summer recipes! One popular classic makes use of two ingredients in season at the moment—strawberries and rhubarb! Click through for a recipe to make an Old-Fashioned Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp to share with loved ones.

Old-Fashioned Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp
By Food Wine

2 pounds rhubarb stalks, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt

Photograph Stefan Anderson strawberry rhubarb

Photograph © Stefan Anderson


1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In a bowl, toss the rhubarb with 3/4 cup of the sugar and let stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. In another bowl, toss the strawberries with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the rhubarb to the strawberries; discard any rhubarb juice. Add the cornstarch, lemon juice and vanilla to the fruit and stir well. Transfer the mixture to a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish.

2. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, mix the ingredients together until large crumbs form.

3. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the filling and bake for 30 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 325° and continue baking for about 30 minutes longer, until the fruit filling is bubbling and the topping is nicely browned. Let the crisp rest for 10 to 20 minutes before serving.

To pick up some fresh ingredients and try out a new recipe, come on down to the Garden on Wednesdays and peruse the offerings of the Greenmarket. Check which special programs will be happening on your visit, and see what is currently in season at GrowNYC.

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