MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. On Saturday, shoppers at the Mount Kisco farmers market got a taste of real Mexican flavor.
The weekly market hosted a Cinco de Mayo festival at its regular digs at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester.
Its always been our goal to bring the community together," said Shelley Lewis Waln, director of the farmers market and a board member of the Boys and Girls Club. Food is always a great catalyst.
The hub of the community is its children, she said, and many young children and their families ambled around the market this Cinco de Mayo. The holiday recognizes the Mexican armys unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
But the focus Saturday was not history, of course, but delicious Mexican cuisine. The event featured breakfast burritos made with scrambled eggs and chorizo, which were prepared by local restaurant Azteca, a Mount Kisco fixture since 1994.
Owner Juan Rodriguez, who also runs Don Juan in Pleasantville and Pueblo Viejo in Carmel, also served breakfast chilaquiles, which are fried tortillas filled with sautéed eggs and onions and smothered with salsa verde.
In addition to this vast spread, there were two piñatas for the children to bash; music from singer Kristina Koller, a student at Yorktown High School; and sombreros for the kids to try on.
The market, which made its debut in Mount Kisco on Jan. 21, is a collaborative effort by the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, Slow Food Metro North and John Boys Farm, an organic farm that sells meat from grass-fed livestock.
It highlights local and regional farmers and vendors like Kontoulis Family Olive Oil, Madura Farms, PickleLicious, Capaccio Pasta and Conant Valley Jam Co.
The market is held every Saturday at the club, 351 Main St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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