HAPPY LABOR DAY!
Eastern District will be closed on Monday, September 1 for the holiday. Drop by this weekend if you need to stock up for any BBQs or picnics!
Pictured above: a few of our favorite things about late summer. A canoe trip with a picnic of Lazy Lady cheese, Olympic Provisions salumi, Accidental Baker crackers, and Lancaster CSA peaches. Also, mozzarella and tomato salad!
BEERS FOR THE HOLIDAY
Last call for summer beers! 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon and Unita Hop Notch 6-packs are both on sale for $11 each!
Or if you’re ready to move on to the flavors of fall, check out these new arrivals:
- Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen is our favorite Octoberfest beer: full of flavor but easy to drink. Fresh bottles arrived this week and we’re about to tap a keg for growler fills sometime this weekend.
- Bell’s The Oracle DIPA is a limited edition brew, robust, with citrusy hop and caramel malt flavors.
- On first sip, Chris had an unusual reaction to the Stone 18th Anniversary IPA: mint chocolate chip! Strange but subtly true: there’s a tingly, herbal taste on the tip of your tongue, followed by some roasted chocolate malt flavors. Yum!
NEW CHEESE ALERTS
Consider Bardwell Farm’s aged goat’s milk Manchester has returned for the season: a firm, nutty, tangy treat. It’s joined by a new addition from Consider this year: Slyboro, a semi-soft goat’s milk cheese that’s washed with hard apple cider as it ages for a hint of fruity sweetness. All of Consider Bardwell’s cheeses are made from raw milk and vegetarian rennet.
Connecticut’s Arethusa Blue has also returned. We’ll see if this wheel sells out as quickly as our first one! It’s no wonder it’s so popular. It’s luxuriously creamy, with a sweet, milky flavor, gently spiked with blue.
From the makers of oozy, gooey Ameribella, Jacobs & Britchford, comes a new, firm, Alpine-style cheese called Everton. It’s got a nice, long, complex flavor profile, with notes of nuts, grass, savory onions and meat.
We’re also excited about the first cheese we’ve received from Crown Finish Caves, a new affinage (cheese-aging) site in a former brewery on Brooklyn’s Bergen Street! Reverie is made from fresh, raw, cow’s milk at Parish Hill Creamery in Vermont, and aged in Brooklyn to develop a snappy texture and bright flavor, with fruit-like tanginess and a rich finish.
Another new arrival: a fresh batch of Eastern District bottle openers. Snap one of these on your keychain for a classy and extremely useful fall accessory.
Sign-up is now available for the fall season of the Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op CSA. Now’s your chance to get in on a bountiful weekly delivery of fresh organic produce for just $20-31 per week. If you are interested, please visit the CSA website for details and to sign up NOW! Space is limited and we are warning you: it WILL fill up! Stake your claim at http://www.lancasterfarmfresh.com/csa/default
Subscriptions are available year-round for the seafood share program from The Village Fishmonger, which also delivers to Eastern District. Details and sign-up are at http://www.villagefishmongernyc.com/