"Farm-to-table" takes to the Web
We love shopping at the farmers' market, but haggling over kale and root vegetables on frigid Saturday mornings isn't always our thing. So when we discovered New York Mouth, a website that rounds up provisions from NYC artisans and local farms, we couldn't wait to fill up our virtual tote bags.
Featuring a carefully curated shopping list of syrups, granolas and jams, the site is brimming with homemade items from the city's best independent food makers.
We picked up a bag of Hudson Valley roasted coffee beans from 71 Irving ($17) and rye-flour-and-coconut-oil sandcastle cookies ($7) from Moroccan bakery Black and Blanco. The Jackers and Crams gift basket ($90), filled with American Vintage wine crackers and Anarchy in a Jar's strawberry-balsamic jam, is also great for picnics.
Especially mouthwatering are the new farm-fresh selections from Blue Hill. Scoop up the tart apple butter ($14) and plum-elderberry jam ($14) to top over biscuits, and add the pickled cucumbers ($14) to charcuterie plates.
We've already cleared space in our pantry.