Sept. 13—Good Food, Good Luck, and Good Friends

13thHey, it’s gonna be Friday the 13th but don’t let that stop you from coming to the market and having a grand time. We’ve got all the good luck you need, plus Cliff might even have a lucky rabbit’s foot or two. What we don’t have is black cats, leaning ladders, and very few cracks in the new sidewalks, so come on down and join us for another great outdoor market. There aren’t many left, we go inside in October, so come and enjoy.

Music link of the week:  I Ain’t Superstitious

Just like last week, there’ll be a nice mixture of crops available at the market: tomatoes, peppers, great melons, peaches, nectarines, and other summer crops, and we’ll start to see grapes, apples, winter squash, pumpkins, and mums from Herbs Corner as well.  It’s still 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 haven’t made those end of the summer classics, FRESH SALSA and or GAZPACHO, this could be your last chance. Also, 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 they will be available to you from the vendors. Speak with them, see what’s available, and take some action.

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Folk Spirits will be our musical guest this week. This will be their last scheduled performance at the market this season, and it’s been a pleasure to host them. So come down, give a listen and enjoy some of Tioga County’s finest homegrown music as you shop or maybe while you enjoy some of the Market Café’s great food.

If you happen to miss their performance or if you want to see them later in the evening, they will be playing at Yorkholo Brew Pub, just around the corner, at 8:00 PM.

The Market Café will be, as usual, cooking up some great food. They’ll have beverages, snacks, and full dinners to eat on site or to go. Stop into the Parish Hall and support their efforts. Your taste buds will be glad you did.

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Most or some of the produce vendors will have the following: beets, beans, 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.

Lee’s Bees is scheduled to make an appearance this week. Stop in, say hi, and get that honey stash for the winter. It tastes mighty fine in hot tea after cold weather (yes, it will happen J) activities.

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

Keeney Farm: They have most of the produce listed above, some of the last MELONS of the year, plus, WINTER SQUASH & PUMPKINS. And, for all you OKRA lovers out there (you know who you are) Keeney’s will have your fix. Just get there early.

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Roosting Tree: Great jams, eggs and local artwork.

Running Bear: Tomatillos, Kohlrabi, beets and other produce. Dill, fennel, and cilantro, just in case you need some for those pickles or that salsa that you’ve been meaning to make. LAMB in the form of cuts, roasts, plus chicken, duck, rabbit, and turkey parts. Cliff may still be taking orders for holiday turkeys and whole or cut-up chickens for the freezer.  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.

Herb Corner: 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: New item—bundles of Kale. Onions, spinach, chard, and garlic available in bulk for freezing, drying, whatever. Pasture 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, curds, 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 know that she got an order for two sweaters last week, so if you’re interested, you’d better hurry. I’d bet if you ordered now she’d have it for the holidays.

Hillstone Farm with their quality beef and pork products and Glenfiddich with their fine baked goods, salsa, and other products will both be here again this 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, especially tomatoes, I went to visit his farm today and saw mega tomatoes, all shapes, sizes, colors and varieties…… a thing of beauty.

Maple 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.

See ya at the market!

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

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