Market #3–Asparagus, Strawberries, & New Craft Vendors

Our vendors have beautiful lettuce, spinach, and other greens. This one is from Starbright Farm in Wellsboro.

We are off to a great start and the weather has been fantastic for us. We will have all the usual variety of wonderful produce, meat, and dairy this week, but there are some new vendors and items I’d like to highlight.

Look for two new craft vendors–Recycled Diva and Clumsy Clover Crafts and Jewelry. Nikki Wilson of Recycled Diva, offering glass towers for the garden, tin hanging votives, Adirondack chairs made form pallets, and more. Eve Webster of Clumsy Clover has jewelry, apparel, and other crafts for sale. And Kim Furry with Gaia Gardens is back again with old favorites like teacup bird feeders and new items like barrettes.
Shannon at Glenfiddich Baked Goods will have fresh salsa! Remember Mary Ann who sold salsa at Shannon’s booth last year? Well, I think Shannon may have that recipe! Shannon’s featured cupcake this week is key lime. And St. James has fresh asparagus soup for sale at Shannon’s booth, and frozen tomato basil soup from last week.
Toy Cow Creamery will have some organic strawberries–get them while they last. More will follow. Many vendors will have asparagus, in addition to lettuce, spinach, rhubarb, and chard. On the Hot Cart Yorkholo will be grilling up some meat and veggie kabobs with their homemade root beer. Night&Day’s booth will have fresh squeezed-lemonade, in addition to coffee.
Come enjoy tunes from Matt and Jude Noldy at 4pm. Known as Acoustic Pawnshop, this couple has a great play list!
Many of our vendors are ready to help inform and educate you about the nutritional benefits and ways to cook or use their products. Diane at Herb Corner will have Tips and Tidbits posted about herbs at her booth. Spring Meadows Farm will be offering Field Days again this year, starting with Cheesemaking and Dairy on Saturday, May 26. For more information check out http://springmeadowsfarm.wordpress.com/learning-opportunities/field-days/ or see Jake at the booth.
Did you know that there is a Community Blood Bank that collects blood from Potter and Tioga County residents for use in those counties? Look for Lora Cope who will be walking around signing up people who wish to be alerted when the blood drives occur. Information will also be available at the market booth. One more way to keep it local!
The Mansfield Growers Market is every friday from 3 – 6:00 p.m. at the corner of St. James St. and Route 6, on the grounds of the St. James Church. Join us for fresh food–grown by your friends!

See you there,
Lilace
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