Indoor Market 4/18

Pssssst, are we going out or coming in?

Pssssst, are we going out or coming in?

Well the sun is out now and the grass is turning green. These are positive signs that Spring is on it’s way. They say “In like a Lion, out like a Lamb” but I think the Lion and Lamb are getting a little confused this year.

At Market this week:

The Herb Corner will have their cold tolerant plants, fresh herbs and bay leaves. Also Spring onions and lettuce. Nice addition to your Easter table. Try starting an herb garden on your kitchen windowsill or plant lettuce and spinach in a window box until our weather improves.

Running Bear will not be with us this week but their Farm Stand in Troy will be open.

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There’s a whole host of baked goods throughout the room from Basically Bagels, Glennfiddich Bakery and Yorkshire Meadows.

Yorkshire Meadows will have Jams and Curd. Liz will also have a couple of baskets of Handknitted items on Clearance.

Homemade soaps, creams, and lotion bars from Always Somethin’ Farm always make great gift ideas .

Want to learn to Knit or Spin Wool from local sheep? Sign up for a class at the Yorkshire Meadows table as you browse through the hats and fingerless mittens

So we’ll all be there INSIDE the Parish Hall at 3pm – 6pm on Friday. Hope to see you then.

Thanks so much for supporting the Mansfield Growers Market. Happy Days!!!

–Liz McLelland

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Indoor Market 4/11

lettuceAfter a brutal winter we are all ready for warmer weather and fresh grown greens!

The growing season was off to a slow start but this week we should have a larger variety for you.

The Herb Corner will have their starter plants, lettuce, spinach and all kinds of wonderful gardening tips. Try starting an herb garden on your kitchen windowsill or plant lettuce and spinach in a window box until our weather improves.

IMG_0223Running Bear will have eggs, tatsoy, patchoy, arugula, broccoli rabe as well as rabbit, turkey and cuts of lamb.

There’s a whole host of baked goods throughout the room from Basically Bagels, Glennfiddich Baked Goods, and Yorkshire Meadows, plus a variety of jams and lemon curd.

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Homemade soaps, hand creams, and lotion bars from Always Somethin’ Farm always make great gift ideas.

Want to learn to knit or spin wool from local sheep? Sign up for a class at the Yorkshire Meadows table as you browse through the hats and fingerless mittens.IMG_0220

Inn to the Seasons will be there with their usual variety of meat, ricotta-based foods, and challah.

So we’ll all be there INSIDE the St. James Parish Hall at 3pm – 6pm on Friday. Hope to see you then.

–Liz McClelland

 

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Indoor market Opens Friday 4/4

Mansfield Growers Market will open 3 to 6 PM Friday, April 4 in the St. James Church Parish Hall. Meat, eggs, baked goods, crafts, goat milk soap, and spring produce grown in greenhouses and high tunnels will be available. The indoor market will last through April, and the outdoor market will begin 3 to 6 PM Fridays May through September as usual.

Frizzle Sizzle PansiesThe Herb Corner will have pansies and Johnny jump-ups for sale. For opening day only Diane Fiorentino will not only answer any gardening questions you have, but test your soil pH. Soil needs to be somewhat dry and a composite of the entire garden soils. (one sample per garden area). Dig down about 3-6 inches, mix it up in a glass jar, and bring the sample to the Herb Corner table.  You do not need a lot of soil for the test.

Running Bear Farm will have spinach, cilantro, cuts of chicken and turkey, rabbit, lamb sausage, and eggs. If we get any sun they’ll have salad greens next week! Always Somethin’ Farm will have goat milk soap, cream, and lotion bars.

Yorkshire Meadows will have will have assorted scones, shortbread cookies, oatmeal pecan cookies, lemon curd, and four kinds of jam. curdShe will also have wonderful array of wool hats, infinity scarves, and fingerless mittens in beautiful Spring colors.  Liz McClelland will be taking orders for Easter.

Basically BagelsBasically Bagels will be there with a variety of handmade bagels. Glenfiddich Baked Goods will have oatmeal bread, cookies, cinnamon rolls, red salsa, sourdough bread, and biscotti. Other vendors participating in the indoor market are Inn to the Seasons and Roosting Tree.

Thanks to all the community members and businesses who are supporting our market through donations. Sponsors pay $100 or more and provide the majority of the operating budget, which includes advertising, equipment, and musician fees. There is still time to become a 2014 sponsor and get your name on the banner and t-shirt!

The 2014 Market Sponsors so far are: Arts-4-All; Changos; Cole & Burd; Cooper’s Sporting Goods; Citizens & Northern Bank; Community Blood Bank; Cummings Jewelers; Elite Therapy; First Citizens Community Bank; First Heritage Federal Credit Union; Foor & Associates Architects; Grammas’ Kitchen; Guthrie Health; Indigo Wireless & Xtreme Internet; Keystone Welding and Fabrication; Lawrence B. Mansfield, Attorney at Law; Main Street Yoga; Mansfield Chiropractic Clinic; Mansfield Embroidery & Screenprinting; Mansfield Family Chiropractic; Mansfield High School; Night & Day Coffee Café; Northern PA Notary; Oswald Cycle Works; Papa V’s Pizzeria & Restaurant; Patricia Hutcheson Beauty Salon; Phoenix Rehabilitation & Health Services; Photos by Dart; RC Rentals; Re/Max First; Rita G. Alexyn, LLC, Attorney at Law; Strohecker Vision Care; United Country Realty Pioneers; Wendels; and Yorkholo Brewing Co.

Other businesses which have made donations include: Beiters Home Center; Real Estaters of Mansfield; and Stager & Coole Dentistry. Please support those who support the market!

The Market is still accepting applications for vendors. For information go to the website mansfieldgrowersmarket.wordpress.com for guidelines and an online application. To request an application either email MGMPAinfo@gmail.com or call Dan Styborski at 662-2766. St. James Church is located at 30 E. Wellsboro Street on Rt. 6 one block east of Main Street.

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Calling All Vendors & Volunteers for 2014!

The Mansfield Growers Market is having a pre-season meeting and potluck at 6:30 pm100_0694 Friday, February 21 at the St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall. This is a great time for us to meet potential vendors and volunteers, and say “Hi” to friends we haven’t seen all winter.

St. James Church, on Route 6 one block east of Main Street, is the site of the market, which in 2014 will run 3-6 pm the first Friday in April through Thanksgiving. May through September is an outdoor market, with April and fall held inside the Parish Hall.

If you grow or craft products within 50 miles of Mansfield (as the crow flies), market managers hope you will come to the pot luck to meet current vendors and volunteers, and to have any questions answered. The Mansfield Growers Market was established in 2009 and has a very loyal customer base of weekly shoppers.

Highlights of the weekly market include live music and prepared food to eat there or take home. Shoppers find a wide variety of local fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, flowers, seedlings, fresh herbs, maple products, honey, dairy products, baked goods, preserves, and farm-based or other high quality craft items.

Many of the current vendors at Mansfield also participate in other markets, such as the one in Wellsboro. In fact, there is a discount for vendors that apply for both the Wellsboro Farmers Market and Mansfield Growers Market. At Mansfield, vendors have the option of signing up for a few market days or the entire season, but vendors cannot just show up and expect to sell without going through the application process. Potential vendors with questions concerning state regulations, insurance, etc. are encouraged to come to the meeting February 21 or contact market managers, who are happy to work with small producers and first-timers.

To RSVP for the potluck meeting February 21, contact Dan Styborski at 570-337-0088 or dstyborski@gmail.com.  For guidelines see the tab at the top of this page. The link to the online application is on the right under “links.”

St. James Church is located at 30 E. Wellsboro Street. Hope to see you there!

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Last Market is Tuesday, Nov. 26!

Hello Market Friends,

ClosedForSeason-2gcw9j6The end of the 2013 market season is bittersweet–and the weather is bitter. Good thing we’re indoors! Tuesday 3-6 pm in the St. James Parish Hall you can gather your final local goodies for the Thanksgiving table (or winter larder) from The Herb Corner, Running Bear Farm, Spring Meadows Farm, Glenfiddich Baked Goods, and Always Somethin’ Farm. Gaia Gardens will be there with unique gifts for the holidays, and don’t forget goat milk soap and hand creams from Chris at Always Somethin’ Farm.

Cliff will have pre-ordered turkeys for pick up. Shannon says to email her at shanduran1@msn.com if you want her to hold something for you Tuesday. She will also have cards for those who might be interested in ordering from her over the winter.

I hope you have the kind of holiday that warms your belly and your heart. The vendors and volunteers of the Mansfield Growers Market send our deep thanks for all your support and smiles week after week.

See you tomorrow, and then in April!

Lilace

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From Now Till the End

kaleHi Folks,

Sorry about last week. The newsletter got posted on the website and Facebook page but not sent out by email. This occasionally happens (twice his season) because of the many steps involved in bringing you weekly details. Sometimes in the craziness that last step gets left off.

Though the indoor market is smaller, there is still a variety of meats, eggs, baked goods, jams, curds, produce, soaps, lotions, and handmade crafts. Think of how much you will miss them December through March, and come on down while you can! This is also your chance to order bulk for storage or just for Thanksgiving, and to buy local gifts for those on your Christmas list.

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Here is the schedule from now till the end:

Friday, November 15–Indoor Market
Friday, November 22–Indoor Market
Tuesday, November 26–Indoor Market & pick up for Thanksgiving orders

Thank you for your patronage the 2013 season. See you on the other side of the snow!

Lilace

St. James Parish Hall
30 E. Wellsboro Street/Rt. 6
1 block east of Main Street

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Nov. 8 Market News

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tea peppers pumpkin centerpiece jam and curd hot peppers celery carrots

Time is running out Market Friends! Only 3 more Fridays and then the Tuesday before Thanksgiving for order pick up. So I’m just going to lure you with photos as a reminder of all the wonderful fresh stuff you can still get at the INDOOR market. See you Friday 3:00pm – 6:00pm in the St. James Church parish Hall at 30 E. Wellsboro Street.

–Liz

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