Filled your thunderstorm quota? It’s actually looking like we might finally get a few days of no rain this week. Friday’s looking like it will be a great sunny day to enjoy the market.
First, a few housekeeping items, and then a listing of what to expect below:
If you want to bring your dog to market we ask that you be thoughtful of others and keep a close watch on your canine companion. We’ve had a few problems with dogs trying to get food off of some of the vendors’ tables. We would also ask you to please keep your animal on a short leash. Summer’s here and it’s getting a bit crowded. Also, we often have animals here for adoption so it can get pretty crazy.
Last week we had an incident where a volunteers’ bicycle got hit by a car while it was locked to the bottom railing of the stairs leading from the Parish Hall to Hoard St. sometime after 4:30. If you have any information or think you might know someone who does, please contact us at the market phone, 570-605-0005. All information will be held in confidence.
This Week at Market: First, we have Folkspirits back at the market this week. If you’ve never seen and heard them then take this opportunity to do so. If you have seen them, you know what I’m talking about. They start at 4:30 and play til 6:00. Check ‘em out!
It’s that time of the year—spring stuff is finishing up and some of the summertime stuff is waiting for the sun and a few dry days to ripen. All the rain and warmth means there is plenty of produce and you might find some surprises this week. Think of it as a treasure hunt. As one of the vendors told me today,”the weather has been a bit hinky.” There are also some new produce vendors coming in this week or next, so don’t miss out.
Have you read this month’s issue of Mountain Home? You’ll see Yorkshire Meadows Lemon Curd listed as #2 of the “40 great food finds.” A new addition this week is Raspberry/Mango Jam, which is wonderful on Dark Chocolate Chip Scones. Summer is the time when Liz dyes wool yarn spun from her flock and, weather permitting, she’ll have an array of beautiful colors on display. Of course there will be shortbread cookies and scones.
Gypsy Jingles joined us several weeks ago as a new vendor. Their booth is a visual feast, full of colors, patterns, and textures, lots of jewelry, scarves, and other items. Traveling? Bet you’ll find a hostess gift here.
Todd at Hillstone Farm is back and fully stocked with beef and pork cuts as well as Cajun, sweet Italian, and breakfast sausages, all made with pork. His snack sticks are great for day-camp lunches or picnics.
Cliff at Running Bear Farm will have a variety of lamb products, as well as turkey and chicken breast, cutlets, wings, and legs. Whole chickens will also be available. On the veggie side: flat leaf parsley, green onions, kale, cukes, kohlrabi, Swiss chard, beets, carrots, radishes, summer squash, yellow and green, broccoli, and eggplant.
A reminder, Running Bear is also in the process of taking orders for meat birds to be delivered in the fall and turkeys for the holidays. If you’re interested in quality meat birds I suggest getting on their list ASAP. It fills up quickly.
Andy at Spring Meadows Farm will be bringing a mixture of spring and summer vegetables. He’ll have kale, chard, spring mix, spinach, green onions, zukes, peas, green beans, lovage and other herbs. Andy will also have his soy free pastured eggs.
Diane and Phil at The Herb Corner will have fresh cut flowers. They will also be bringing herbs plants, fresh cut herbs and an undetermined variety of produce, which could include eggplant.
You’ll find all the maple products you want at Between Two Rivers. Stop by and say hello to Jeff and Sally.
Donna will be at Basically Bagels this week where you’ll find many varieties of bagels, seriously dangerous brownies, other tasty treats and wonderful baked goods.
For dairy, go visit the folks at New Horizons Creamery. They’ll have some great cheeses, curds, and delicious ice cream.
The Chester family will be at Always Somethin’ Farm booth. If you’re in the market for some quality goat milk soaps, or lotions you’ll want to pay them a visit. I’m not sure what type of produce they’ll be bringing, but I know they’ll have something great. They always do.
Visit Ray at Udder Merry Mac and pick up some of his produce, all grown by hydroponics. Great lettuces, English style cukes, basil, and green onions. His lettuces are a visual delight.
Look for Shannon at the Glenfiddich Baked Goods booth where you’ll find freshly baked goods consisting of herb breads, cookies of various types, and sweet rolls, to name a few. Her fresh salsa will also be available.
Stop by the MGM booth, introduce yourself and check out our goods and available information. Pixie and her crew did a bang-up job tie-dying the sleeveless MGM tees; they look great and are available for purchase. The proceeds from the sale of our tees go toward offsetting the costs associated with running the market. Get some info and say hello to some of the volunteers. You might even want to become a volunteer yourself. It’s easy, fun, and mostly painless, but it does take a little time and commitment. It’s another great way to meet some of your neighbors and make new friends while doing something good for you community.
After all that shopping and having fun you might want to stop by the Friday Market Café for a snack or a full dinner, inside, or weather permitting, at one of the café tables located outside. Finally as always, “It’s Friday who wants to cook?”
See you at the Market,
Friday 3-6 pm
St. James Episcopal Church
30 E. Wellsboro St.