I stopped by Rooftop Farms in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on November 22nd to check out their last market of the season. Located at 44 Eagle Street, off Franklin Ave, the farm grows a top an old warehouse building which overlooks the Manhattan skyline and Greenpoint's industrial waterfront. Rooftop Farms provides locally grown produce, including, but not limited to, lettuce, kale, eggplant, beans, tomatoes, peppers and a variety of herbs. I'll be using their sage starting next spring in my Sausage, Apple and Sage pies.
Several years ago, my friend Luke asked me to make him an apple pie. He bought the ingredients, I baked the pie and we invited our friends over to enjoy it. That Tuesday night turned into gatherings every Tuesday night for the next 6 months, experimenting each week with a new pie recipe. Since the group's split in 2007, I have continued working on my own pie recipes, striving for new and unique combinations of ingredients for both savory and sweet pies.