Mother’s Day Market News

Looking like great weather in the forecast for the second week of the outdoor Market this Friday.1.bmp

The bounce house won’t be up this week but the music tent certainly will be and we’ll have some great original homegrown Tioga County music preformed by Folk Spirits.

Stop by our Market tent, introduce yourselves, and have a cup of coffee on the house from Night and Day while you check out our market tee-shirts and tank tops for sale.

Hungry? Stop in at the Market Café for some great food. Last week was a terrific success with great reviews. Enjoy foods prepared with local ingredients from the growers, as made available, by the chefs of the St. James International Dinner Series fame. You won’t be disappointed. Seating will be in and out doors as weather permits. They will also be glad to make it to go, if you wish.

All of our vendors from last week as well as one or two others will be there with a wide variety of spring produce, meat, and baked goods. New Horizon Creamery will also be there with their cheeses, curds, and delicious homemade ice cream, with free samples, just in case you need to be convinced.

Speak to Liz at Yorkshire Meadows about great Mothers Day gift ideas, beautiful designer scarves, gift boxes packed with short bread and lots of other favorites and don’t forget Liz’s great sauerkraut. It’s been getting rave reviews. You might want to think about a gift certificate for knitting/spinning classes at Liz’s studio for a Mothers Day gift idea as well.

Herb Corner will be having lots of goodies, herbs, spring veggie flats. It’s not too late to plant them; they’ll thrive in these cool nights and mornings. All you’ll need to do is put them in the ground with a little TLC and wait. Also, consider their hanging baskets for a great Mothers Day gift idea or even better start an herb garden for the Mother in your life.  I’m sure Diane can point you in the right direction.

Market 1Simply Sweet by Stef will also have great gift items this week, including handcrafted wooden pens, caramel corn, fudge variety packs, and pretzel cookies along with their usual fare.

Spring Meadows will have their unique assortment of spring goods, wild leeks, watercress, lovage, and miners’ lettuce as well as pastured soy free eggs. Andy would love to speak to you about CSA shares. Ask.

Welcome Cardinal Inn back by stopping and checking out their booth. You’ll find decorated chocolate chip cookies for Mothers Day, cheddar bay biscuits, cupcakes, and biscotti all baked with loving care, unbleached flour, aluminum-free baking soda and organic sugar. They’ll also have herbs, ramps (wild leeks), and raw honey for sale. Pre-orders are encouraged, so call Darlene at 570-549-2295 to place you order for pickup at the Market.

Running Bear will have a great selection of spring goods, including bok choy, turnip and beet greens, broccoli rabe, cilantro and chives. They will also have their usual cuts of frozen meats and sausages.

Remember to speak to the meat vendors about ordering freezer items for the future. Now’s the time, it takes awhile to grow ‘em.

So, with baked goods from Basically Bagels, frozen meats and other items from Bernie, great meats from Hillstone Farms, salsas and baked goods from Glennfiddich, goat milk soap, hand cream, and lip balm from Always Somethin’ Farms, and so much more, how can you go wrong?

Come and celebrate with good food and old friends or make new ones this Friday. We’re here each week 3-6 P.M. at the St. James Episcopal Church on Rt. 6 one block east of Main St.  Look for our signs.

–Dave, Market Manager

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