Sept. 6: Of Harvest and HAVEN

It takes a village. HAVEN

We will be hosting a very special group of brave and dedicated folks this week at the market. HAVEN (Helping Abuse and Violence End Now), Tioga County’s only domestic and sexual violence center will be here to share a wealth of important information about their services and their mission.

HAVEN is a small non-profit organization that depends heavily on the support of the community to provide emergency temporary housing, legal and medical assistance, preventive education, and other services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Domestic violence and sexual assault can happen to persons of all sexual preferences, ages, genders, races, and to people at all income levels.

HAVEN will be providing information and speaking to folks about some of the things that we, as a community, can do to assist in helping them and therefore ourselves, in supporting their mission. Stop at their booth, say “hi”, thank them for their wonderful work, and find out how you can be a part of it. There are many opportunities to get involved as volunteers and providers of financial support, no matter how big or small.

As a community this is something that affects all of us in some way. We cannot fully have the healthy, vibrant community most of us wish for without having an awareness of these issues. Remember, “It takes a village.”

Their next training session starts on September 30; please consider it. Contact Daisy or Alexa at 570-724-3549 or daisy@havenoftiogacounty.org and alexa@havenoftiogacounty.org for more info. Their 24 hour crisis hotline: 800-550- 0447.

HAVEN has invited Ellis Callahan as their special musical guest this week.  He’s a very talented young singer-song writer with multiple recordings and a great sound. Check out his music and info. I did and was impressed, can’t wait to see him!

Market Highlights

Donna and Larry are two of the dedicated volunteers who help make the market possible. The banner above lists all our generous sponsors.

Donna and Larry are two of the dedicated volunteers who help make the market possible. The banner above lists all our generous sponsors.

There will be a nice mixture of crops available at the market this week, corn, tomatoes, peppers, great melons, peaches, nectarines, and other summer crops, and we’ll start to see grapes, apples, and perhaps some winter squash.  Who knows what else there might be? It’s that wonderful time of the year when summer and fall crops collide and for a brief period, we get to savor it all.

So, come on down to the market and see what’s in store, and don’t forget, if you’ve been wanting to freeze, can, or put up summer crops for winter storage, this could be one of the last weeks that it will be available to you from the vendors. Speak with them, see what’s available and take some action. Bon Appetit!

Speaking of Bon Appetit, The Market Café will be back in business this week with some of their special culinary delights for your dining pleasure. Stop in for a snack, beverage, or a full meal. Eat there or take it home.

Most or some of the produce vendors will have the following; beets, corn, beans, new potatoes, peppers, summer squash, cukes, eggplant, onions, herbs, tomatoes, cabbage, chard, and celery. The list below highlights some of the items or features that certain vendors will have that might be a bit unique.

Gardiners will be back this week with PEACHES, NECTERINES, assorted apples, jelly, and jam and apple butter.

Keeney Farm: MELONS, I took home one of their lopes last week and it was one of the best lopes I’ve had in recent memory. They will also have most of the produce listed above with the exception of corn. They’re in between crops at the moment and will have more next week. They’re taking orders this week for delivery of bushels next week; this could be the last of the season if you’re thinking about putting some up.

Roosting Tree will return this week after their debut last week with jams, eggs and local artwork.

Running Bear: TOMATOES, tomatillos, beets and other produce, LAMB in the form of cuts, roasts and chicken and turkey parts. Cliff may still be taking orders for holiday turkeys and whole or cut-up chickens for the freezer. I can attest to the goodness of the chickens. Claire and I had veggies and chix breast cooked on the grill last night, delish!

You may also check with Cliff if you’re interested in concord grapes, he tells me their crop is almost ready and he’s taking orders.

The Herb Corner: peppers, fresh cut herbs and flowers, arugla mix, and other produce. They will also have two sizes and many colors of fall mums available. Beautify your porch or flower garden; mums will last far into the fall season.

Spring Meadows: Peppers, beans, onions, tomatoes, spinach, chard, and garlic available in bulk for freezing, drying, whatever. Pastured soy free eggs, SNOW PEAS, and lots of spring greens are still available.

Liz at Yorkshire Meadows will have her usual assortment of fine goods, jellies, jams, scones shortbread and woolen products. She will also be taking orders for larger jars (think quarts) of her wonderful lemon curd. Great gift ideas here! Another great gift to think about might be a warm sweater from Liz. I’d bet if you ordered now she’d have it for the holidays.

Hillstone with their quality beef and pork products and Glenfiddich with their fine baked goods, salsa, and other products will both be here this again week.

Bill Wilson of Mann Hill Farm will have a large variety of produce at his booth. He’s another person that you might want to check with for bulk items.

100_0544Maple products from Between Two Rivers, baked goods from Basically Bagels, garlic and goat milk products from Always Somethin’, great jewelry and handcrafted items, and gift ideas from Gypsy Jingles, hydroponics lettuce, basil, and other types of produce from Udder Merry Mac, and Bernie from Inn to The Seasons with his assorted delights. Who knows, there may even be more!

See ya at the market!

David
Friday, 3-6:00 P.M.
St. James Episcopal Church, Rt. 6,  One block east of Main Street,  Mansfield, PA

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