Sadly, this will be the last scheduled OUTDOOR MARKET of the season before we head inside to the PARISH HALL next week for the INDOOR MARKET, and it looks to be another great sunny day. The Good Weather Karma continues. While it might not have been the warmest or even the sunniest summer on record, we have had mostly great weather for the outdoor MGM this season. There was that one day however, early in the season, when we had to bail a bit early when things, including a tent, started blowing across the green. But hey, we all survived to tell the tale, and thanks to you and the great weather, we’ve enjoyed a wonderful outdoor season at the market.
If the great weather isn’t enough to entice you to market this week, we’re hoping all of the great entertainment, door prizes, produce, meats, and baked goods will be. There will be a colorful abundance of summer and fall fruit, produce, and more, all available under bright blue skies. We hope that you’ll come on down and bask in the glow with us one last time before we head INDOORS on October 3rd. We can only tempt our Good Weather Karma for so long. Not to panic, you’ll still be able to find most of the same vendors that you’ve been visiting and getting to know all season long.
Did I mention door prizes? We are going to give away a couple of MGM Tees and a couple of MGM aprons as door prizes this Friday. You can pick up a raffle ticket at the market booth, one per person please, anytime before 5:15 p.m. We’ll draw names from the hat at 5:30 p.m. and award the prizes to the lucky winners. All winners must be present at the time of the drawing.This is one way of saying thank you for your ongoing support of the MGM.
We will be featuring Folk Spirit as our last musical guest of the season this week at the music tent. Bill, John, and Ross have been rock steady in all of their appearances at the MGM this season, and I expect this week to be as great as the rest. Music starts at 4:30 and goes till 6:00. Come down and let these guys know how much you’ve appreciated their music and dedication to the MGM as they close out the 2014 outdoors season. Oh, almost forgot, if they ask for request, which they will, ask them to play “ I Dream of Columbus” by Mary Black; it’s one of their favorites.
The Market Cafe and the Hot Cart will both be absent this week. Plan accordingly.
If you haven’t done so please consider following the link below to fill out a survey that has been prepared by New View Farm, a local grower with an interest in coming to market next season. This will be the last week that the survey will be available, and it must be completed by October 1, 2014. We’re hoping that all of you will participate in the survey since all of the collected data will be shared with MGM and will be helpful in helping us help you in our future planning. Be assured that any info that you share will remain confidential; you will become just another statistic. Ha! Just what you wanted, right?
If you’re in the area, stop at the MGM booth, say hello, PICK UP YOUR TICKET FOR THE DOOR PRIZES, 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!
Donna and Larry are two of the dedicated volunteers who help make the market possible. The banner above lists all our generous sponsors.
Here’s a list of scheduled vendors and their products for the week:
Always Somethin’ Farm will be bringing their regular goat milk soap and cream products, prize winning garlic, and garlic braids. Chris and Mike tell me that they may have RASPBERRIES again this week. They’ve had them the past few weeks, and they’ve sold out quickly so, if you want them, get there pronto.
Hillstone will be back this week with their quality beef, other meats, and great hot-dogs; you won’t find this type of dog or anything like them in any store.
Herb Corner will be bringing beautiful fall flower arrangements this week. They partner with Keeney Farm for their pumpkins, and the flowers come from their own cutting gardens. They should also have Swiss Chard, fresh cut herbs, tomatoes (red and green), and butternut squash.
Shannon and Erin will be at the Glenfiddich booth with lots of baked goods—breads, cookies, biscotti, etc. They may also have fresh salsa (red and green). If you like a good cup cake or cinnamon bun, stop by their booth, say hello and purchase yourself a wonderful treat.
Inn to the Seasons will have meat products consisting of pork, lamb, goat, and veal. They’ll be featuring their cheese products: Manicotti, Pierogis, Broccoli Cheese Crepes, Blintzes, Lasagna, and Cheese Cake, all made from goat’s milk. They’ll also have a few cheese spreads and one of the best fudges you’ll ever taste.
Basically Bagels will also be here this week with great bagels and more, including bags of bagel chips and great BIG chocolate chip cookies.
Keeney Farm will have our usual fall flair of pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, and ornamental corn. They’ll also have potatoes, peppers, egg plant, onions, cabbage, WATERMELONS, and a few summer squash. Ask Cheryl about blue, pink, and white pumpkins.
Between Two Rivers will be bringing great maple syrup, maple cream, and other maple treats.
Yorkshire Meadows will be there with pumpkin bars, jams and lemon curd, an assortment of cookies including shortbread, and refrigerator pickles. The scone flavors this week will be: apple cinnamon, apricot, lemon and craisin. Weather permitting they’ll have a nice array of scarves, mittens, hats and sweaters to keep you warm this fall. Check out Linda’s beautiful silk and wool scarves as well. Liz will be away for the first two indoor markets so make sure you stock up or feel free to call to order extra to tide you over. Scones freeze really well and Shortbread Cookies keep for up to 6 weeks in a tin. Call 570 549 2553 to place an order.
The folks from Bohlayers Orchards will be returning the week with more great apples and pears. While you’re there you might want to ask them about their operation and their natural growing methods.
Spring Meadows Farm will have eggs, chard, celery, celeriac or celery root, water cress, potatoes, and the last of his great peppers.
Udder Merry Mac will have Ray at the booth with his great lettuces, herbs, raspberries, and other goodies.
Susan from The Roosting Tree Farm will be back this week with art and soy free eggs.
Good Karma, bad Karma or no Karma at all, we want to see you at the market this week. So come on down and tempt your own Karma by trying to win a door prize.
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.