Brrrr. . . it’s another chilly morning as I write this, but I know I’ll be in shorts by noon. I love fall, especially the colors. First we have colorful tables full of produce—the eggplants, carrots, summer squash, beans, tomatoes, and peppers—and then the leaves copy them. I am happy to announce that the Mansfield Growers Market will continue indoors October through Thanksgiving. St. James has offered the use of the Parish Hall (where the bathrooms and kitchen are) and many vendors have agreed to participate. The official hours are 3:30 to 5:30 PM, but we are relaxing our about selling early. And if you come at 5:30 PM they will stay. More details on this soon!
This week come enjoy dinner from Yorkholo on the hot cart and tunes from Acoustic Pawn Shop. Get your mums from Diane at the Herb Corner, and Kim Furry will be back again with kids’ activities about bats promoting the Mansfield Free Library’s summer reading program.
This week Lee’s Bees is back and has comb honey! A rare treat! Shannon at Glenfiddich Baked Goods is back too with peach crisp (PA peaches) and her Fougasse. It is a rye flat bread topped with local cherry tomatoes, local basil, local garlic and olive oil and black olives, finished with course sea salt. Her salsa verde will have local tomatillos, local cucumbers and local jalapeños.
More treats this week come from Cliff & Margarita at Running Bear Farm who are excited to be bringing all cuts of lamb, plus their new sausage flavors (chorizo & mild Italian) along with the sage breakfast sausage. They also have chicken, duck, and rabbit and are still taking orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys. You can find them on Facebook now if you want to see photos of their farm operation. Also stop by Hillstone Farm for beef, pork, and more. Vegetarians can get their protein needs filled at Toy Cow Dairy with raw milk, yogurts, Kefir, and cheeses.
The variety of produce is at its height! Check out Spring Meadows Farm, Always Somethin’ Farm, Running Bear Farm, Sun Rise Farm, Keeney Farm, Utter Merry Mac Farm, and The Herb Corner for beets, carrots, garlic, green beans, peas, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, onions, salad mixes, lettuce, Napa cabbage, water cress, Swiss chard, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, leeks, herbs, spinach, celery, peppers, and okra.
See you Friday, 3 to 6 pm on the grounds of St. James Church for fresh food—grown by your friends!