Work. It’s just another four letter word. There are many four letter words in the English language with strong emotional attachments, love, hate, and more, some of which I dare not use here. While some might not think the word “work” falls into this category, I certainly do. In the course of history, people have laid down their lives to defend their rights in the workplace, and entire civilizations have evolved or collapsed because of work or the lack thereof.
Work is a good thing for those who are fortunate enough to labor in a decent work environment. While many of us were fortunate enough to be born into a world where the love and resources were available to make it possible to pursue our passions or follow our dreams, many, unfortunately, weren’t and have to make tough choices in their lives, doing things for work that you or I might find difficult, unsafe, unhealthy, or unappealing. In a place where workers aren’t respected and treated well, it can be pure drudgery, a shackle that keeps many bound to poverty, indebtedness, and even slavery; we all need to work toward changing this.
So, it stands to reason that we all need to be kind, thoughtful, and respectful to all workers, everywhere, not just this Labor Day but always. Remember, the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker; it’s all good.
Should be an interesting at the Music Tent this week. We’ll be having Troy and Austin Snyder preforming on the Banjo and flute, an interesting combo, to say the least. Wish I had more info about them to pass along but, alas, I don’t. Can’t wait to hear what they do with these two great instruments.
If you’re in the area, stop at the MGM booth, say hello, and check out our stash of goodies. We’ll be hawking the new 2014 t-shirts in different colors and styles. We’ll also have older MGM T-shirts, aprons, and MGM $5.00 GIFT CERTIFICATES that can be used at any vendor booth (great gift idea). All proceeds from sales and donations go to making the MGM work. You’ll also be able to enjoy great freshly brewed cup of coffee, on the house, courtesy of our friends at the Night and Day Coffee Shop, just up the street. They keep the wheels rolling for some of us folks at the MGM. Thanks!
If you or someone you know has something of interest that you/they would like to share with the community, such as art, books, music, hobbies, nature studies, etc., please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for hosting a booth at the market. We also welcome non-profits of all sorts for consideration. In most cases we will supply you or your organization with a tent , chairs, tables, and electrical power if needed, all at no cost. All you’ll need to do is bring your info to share with the community; sounds like a win/win to me.
Here’s a list of scheduled vendors and their products for the week:
The Herb Corner, barring any unkind act of nature, (it’s been a tough year for these folks ), will have green & red tomatoes, lettuce, swiss chard, peppers & eggplant. They might even have a few French Fingerling potatoes and should still have a good assortment of cut herbs and flowers. If you’re ready for those gorgeous fall mums, now’s the time, and here’s the place to pick them up. Get them while Diane and Phil still have a great selection of colors. They’ll also have a few hanging baskets with two colors per basket.
Hillstone will be back this week with their quality beef, other meats, and great hot-dogs, just in time for the long weekend. Stock up on these dogs; you won’t find this type of anything like them in any store. They will also have SWEET CORN; come and get it!
Keeney Farm will have new potatoes, cukes, peppers, some string beans, MELONS, and summer squash.They will not have sweet corn this week but their next planting should be ready for next week. Their tomatoes aren’t quite ready yet but will be very soon. With over 500 plants they’ll have plenty for canning when they do get ripe. You may want to get on their waiting list for tomatoes and other veggies for canning, pickling, and/or freezing.
Yorkshire Meadows will have Lemon Curd , Strawberry/Rhubarb, Triple Berry, Concord Grape, and Strawberry/Kiwi Jam. Try one of the large Shortbread Cookies dipped in chocolate. Cakes, Crunch Desserts and assorted Scones will also be available. Lightweight crocheted necklaces in all colors can be had there and would make a great gift.They easily fit inside a Birthday card, making it easy to mail them. Why not sign up to take a Spinning or Knitting Class at Liz’s shop this summer?
Lee’s Bees will be here this week with all of his great honey products. His bees have been busy the summer and now we all get to reap the benefits.
Udder Merry Mac will be here this week with his great selection of lettuces, basil, English cukes, and other great hydro produce.
Andy, from Spring Meadows Farm will have lots of pastured eggs and produce.
Running Bear will bring lamb and chicken products, and a large assortment of summer produce.
Always Somethin’ Farm will have the regular goat milk soap and cream products, tomatoes, garlic, and garlic braids as well. These braids make wonderful gifts and sell out rather quickly so make sure you stop by and check them out, ASAP! While you’re there check out the photo of Mike’s “award-winning garlic” from the Tioga County Fair this summer.
Hope to see you at the MGM located at the Saint James Episcopal Church located in Mansfield, Pa. on Wellsboro Street, one block east of the downtown light. Look for our signs.