In this Issue
Upcoming Market Dates
Rye Week
Sourdough 101 with Sarah Owens
Recipe of the Month

Upcoming Market Dates
Come find locally grown grains at the following locations!

Grainstand Weekly Markets
 every  Wednesday & Saturday.

The GrowNYC Grainstand will be at Union Square a *BONUS* day this month, Friday October 11th -- more info below.

Grainstand Pop-up Markets
October 5: Inwood (Manhattan)
October 6: Carroll Gardens (Brooklyn)
October 11: Union Square (Manhattan)
October 12: Grand Army Plaza (Brooklyn)
October 13: Columbia (Manhattan)
October 19: McCarren Park (Brooklyn)
October 20: Jackson Heights (Queens)
October 26: Fort Greene (Brooklyn)
October 27: 79th street (Manhattan)

November 2: Inwood (Manhattan)
November 3: Carroll Gardens (Brooklyn)
November 9: Grand Army Plaza (Brooklyn)
November 10: Columbia (Manhattan)
November 16: McCarren Park (Brooklyn)
November 17: Jackson Heights (Queens)
November 23: Fort Greene (Brooklyn)
November 24: 79th street (Manhattan)

December 1: Carroll Gardens (Brooklyn)
December 7: Inwood (Manhattan)
December 8: Columbia (Manhattan)
December 14: Grand Army Plaza (Brooklyn)
December 15: Jackson Heights (Queens)
December 21: McCarren Park (Brooklyn)
December 22: 79th street (Manhattan)
December 28: Fort Greene (Brooklyn)
The GrowNYC Grainstand and Guests schedule is out for October through December. Find it here.

Pre-ordered bulk bags are available at GrowNYC's Union Square Greenmarket every Wednesday and Saturday, as well as at any of our pop-up location upon request. Check availability and pricing here.  

Wholesale orders of $250 or more can be delivered through Greenmarket Co. , GrowNYC's wholesale distribution program. 

For more information or to place an order, email us at
Upcoming Events
Third Annual New York Rye Week October 11th-20th

The New York State Assembly has proclaimed October 12th - 20th the third annual "New York Rye Week" and we will be kicking it off at Union Square on October 11th.

Join in the celebration of all things New York Rye. Check  here  for an updated list of events.

F(rye)day Rye Day
When: Friday, October 11th 8AM – 6PM
Where : GrowNYC's Union Square Greenmarket

Visit the north end of the market for a rye extravaganza featuring The Grainstand, local distillers, and local rye baked goods.

Breuckelen Distilling , Nahmias et Fils. Distillery , and New York Distilling will be sampling rye whiskeys, all using New York ingredients, all supremely unique.
Featuring Empire Rye
When: Saturday, October 12th 8AM – 4PM
Where : GrowNYC's Union Square Greenmarket

NY Distilling will be joining us again Saturday, October 12th next to the Grainstand sampling Empire Rye whiskeys.

Other Rye Producers During Rye Week-
Standard Wormwood Distillery: Union Square Greenmarket Wednesday 10/16
Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery: McCarren Park Greenmarket Saturday 10/19
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery: Jackson Heights Greenmarket Sunday 10/20
Pastrami on Rye
When : Wed, October 16, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Where : Biba of Williamsburg
110 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249

"Food Karma Projects presents Pastrami on Rye, a featured event of New York's Third Annual Rye Week! On October 16th, join us to sample the world of rye with rye whiskey, farm beers, breads, and more! Plus, as the producers of  Pig Island  and  Brisket King NYC , when we think rye, we think pastrami!"
Sarah Owens Baking Class
This summer, the Grains team had the pleasure of taking a Sour dough 101 baking class with Sarah Owens , fermentation expert and baker extraordinaire . Sarah focuses on baking with whole grains and heritage varieties of wheat. She is an ardent shopper at the Grainstand , always willing to work with new varieties as they have become available.

By the end of the class, we all left the 'Rockaway Castle' with heads full of sourdough wisdom, stomachs full of mezcal (another of Sarah's fermented obsessions), a baked loaf, and two loaves to stretch, fold, and rest at home in the next couple of days.
But the most notable gift was a small jar of sourdough starter. The illusive compound of flour and water, that when left to sit in the right conditions, will start to bubble, ferment, and transform into your "second stomach."Equal parts rye flour, water, and The Beast--Owens' personal starter she has been maintaining for five years now. She insists, however, that the age of a starter doesn't directly correlate to its health or flavor profile. Rather, every starter that has been well fed and maintained has the potential to produce a decidedly tasty loaf of bread.

Now, armed with a more profound understanding of what it means to bake with local flours (hint: they tend to ferment faster than commodity flours because they are fresh), our carefully detailed instructions, and the ultimate tool, our sourdough starter, the Grains team is eager for more bread baking journeys.
Recipe of the month- Rye and Cornmeal Muffins with Carraway
1 cup rye flour*
1 cup whole-wheat frederick flour*
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup cornmeal*
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
2 eggs*
¼ cup sunflower oil*
2 tablespoons dark maple or honey*
1 ½ cups buttermilk*

*Ingredients available seasonally at your local Greenmarket

1.   Preheat the oven to 375 degrees with the rack positioned in the upper third. Oil or butter muffin tins.
2.   Sift together the rye and whole-wheat flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the cornmeal and the caraway seeds.
3.   In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, blackstrap molasses and buttermilk. Using a whisk or a spatula, stir in the dry ingredients, and mix until well combined. Do not beat; a few lumps are fine, but make sure there is no flour at the bottom of the bowl.
4.   Spoon into muffin cups, filling them to just below the top (about 4/5 full). Place in the oven, and bake 25 minutes until lightly browned and well risen.
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