Got blood? If you’re reading this, the answer is obvious. And, most of us, if we’re lucky, will never have a need for more than we were born with. However, it doesn’t always work that way. Sometimes, in many peoples’ lives, there comes a time went they may need to depend on another person for one of the very things that gives life itself, blood. It’s that simple folks. We all have the gift of life flowing through our veins and arteries, so why wouldn’t one wish to perform one of the greatest acts of kindness possible and share that miracle of life? I would encourage you to think about what a difference you can make in the world and in the life of another human being by becoming a blood donor.
Lora and the crew from The Community Blood Bank, a LOCAL concern, will be in the St. James Parrish Hall this Friday and they’re hoping that you’ll stop in with any questions or concerns you might have about the process, make a donation, and start a lifelong habit. They’ll treat you with TLC, crack a few jokes, give you a snack, and send you on your way. You’ll be a pint lighter, but somewhere, someone will have a better chance of surviving an accident or an operation because of you and that one simple act of kindness.
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 guys!
Here’s a list of scheduled vendors and their products for the week:
Keeney Farm, Cheryl will have cucumbers, summer squash, green beans, green tomatoes, and garden onions. This is a sure sign of summer and a sure sign that summer produce will soon be in abundance from all the growers.
Hillstone will be on hand with their quality meats and great hot-dogs, just in time for the grilling season. Stock up on these dogs; you won’t find anything like them in any store.
Udder Merry Mac will be here this week with his great selection of lettuces, basil, English cukes, and other great hydro produce.
Highland Chocolates will at market with great white, dark, & milk chocolate products available in so many wonderful ways! My favorite, pretzel bark, what’s your’s?
Berties Kitchen will be back with their fine array of gluten free baked goods. If you’ve been waiting for some delicious gluten free baked goods to be available at the market, wait no longer!
Basically Bagels will be selling a great assortment of wonderful bagels and more, including bags of bagel chips and great BIG chocolate chip cookies. Donna has informed me that she’ll also have BROWNIES this week. They’re dangerously delicious; use caution!
Always Somethin’ Farm will be there and they will have the long awaited garlic braids as well as garlic, radishes, green beans, potatoes, scallions, lettuce and probably some raspberries too! Of course they’ll also have their goat milk soap, cream and lotion bars!
Yorkshire Meadows will have Strawberry/Rhubarb, Triple Berry, Concord Grape, and Strawberry/Kiwi Jam. Liz will also be bringing blueberry and gooseberry jam and lemon and lime curds.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. You might want to consider ordering wool sweaters or felted hats and mittens now to be picked up in mid September. It’s good to get a head start on Fall orders.
The Herb Corner will have zucchini, eggplant, fresh onions, and leeks They’ll also have plenty of cut flowers and a good assortment of fresh cut herbs. If you’re going to need basil to make pesto, fresh and/or for the freezer, contact them and get on they calendar. If you need Dill for pickles, they have plenty & it is starting to head up. You’ll need to order it ahead of time by stopping by their booth or, call them by Wednesday for Friday market pickup. (570-537-2793)
Running Bear, This week at market they will have:
PRODUCE: eggplant, tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, swiss chard, kale, beets, onions, french shallots, lettuce mix, kohlrabi, fingerling potatoes. A variety of fresh herbs : french tarragon, mint, oregano, sage, pineapple sage, flat leaf parsley, thyme, lemongrass, rosemary, chives, lavender.
Let them know to order your fresh herbs for market!!!!
MEATS: whole chicken, 1/2 chicken, 1/4 chicken breast, leg 1/4, boneless breast, whole breast, thighs, wings, drumsticks.
SMOKED CHICKEN: 1/2 chicken, breast 1/4, leg 1/4
PREPARED: marinara tomato sauce, fra diavlo tomato sauce, chicken and duck stock, basil pesto, cilantro/garlic butter, concorde grape concentrate, spanish sofrito, italian sofrito, chicken fat.
Between Two Rivers will be there with products all derived from the great acer saccharum, better know as the common sugar maple tree. Great syrup, sugar, cream, and other items.
Andy, from Spring Meadows Farm will have eggs and a small selection of produce.
So come on down and consider taking a little extra time for stopping at the Community Blood Bank and making a deposit. With all the summer produce and other goodies available you’ll be able to build that blood back up in no time!
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. 3-6 p.m. each Firday