Market News May 9

Off and Running!!!

As hard as it might have tried last week, the weather couldn’t bully you or us from doing what we all set out to do, GO TO MARKET!!! Despite the blustery weather of last week, we had a great turn out! Thanks to you all for showing up and being a part of something special. We hope to see you back often, we’ll be here each and every Friday. The vendors will be back again this week to greet and welcome you.

THE FRIDAY MARKET CAFÉ will open in the parish hall again this week with a menu featuring last years’ standard best sellers: Ultimate Grilled Cheese on freshly made sourdough, Pulled Pork sandwiches, and Sylvia’s famous chicken salad; soup and vegetarian entree change weekly. Menu features local meat, cheese, and vegetables from market vendors. This week’s meatless special will be Philly-style Broccoli Raab, Provolone, and Portobello Mushroom Sandwich.The soup will be a Ginger-Carrot soup drizzled with a honey yogurt sauce. 570-662-2003 to place to-go orders.

DSCF3715We’ll be featuring Folk Spirit in the music tent this week for their 2014 debut at the Market.

Come, give them a warm welcome and give a listen to some great local homegrown music.

Stop by the MGM tent for a short visit, we’re always looking to greet old friends and hoping to make new ones and, don’t forget to get on our mailing list to receive the weekly newsletter if you aren’t currently doing so. While you’re there check out our new 2014 MGM tees. We have two different colors of the unisex and a new style woman’s tee this year to add to your collection. All the shirts are pigment dyed, pre-washed top quality cotton. If you don’t have a collection this would be a great time to start. All proceeds from the sale of the shirts go to support the Market. This would also the place to purchase raffle tickets for the Mansfield Free Public Library basket raffle. More info on this at the bottom of this letter.

I don’t often get repetitive but I feel so strongly about the next paragraph that I’ll repeat it only this once, just in case some of you missed it:

Supporting the vendors is just one way of declaring our independence from the ever invasive massive retailers that peck away at our choices on what and where we can make purchases that matter to us in our daily lives. Another way is to notice our list of sponsors for 2014, and support them when you can. The sponsors’ financial support continues to be one of the main reasons we are able to operate. Keep it local; this is part of the power of community building. Sad to say money talks, so, let’s keep it talking here, in our community.

The List:

Hillstone will be back with many top quality meat cuts. Think first outdoor grilling of the season!

eggsRoosting Tree hopes to make their first appearance of the season this week. They’ll have great jams and farm fresh, soy free eggs.

Spring Meadows Farm will be bringing plenty of soy free egg and wild leeks to market.

Always Somethin’ Farm will have their goat milk soaps, hand cream and new lotion bars.  They will also be bringing garlic scallions.

The Herb Corner will have fresh picked lettuce, onions and a selection of fresh cut herbs. They will also be bringing Broccoli, Kale, Lettuce, Spinach & Swiss Chard plants for the vegetable garden, and they will have a selection of hardy herb plants. This year they dug some of their favorite perennial plants and will bring them to market this week; Bee Balm, Yarrow & Echinacea all hardened off and ready to go into the garden.

Running Bear will bring lots of fresh GREENS. Napa cabbages as big as your cat, arugula, broccoli-rab, cilantro, chives, green onions, spinach, pac-choi, and parsley. They will also have cuts of lamb and assorted lamb sausages.

Between Two Rivers missed last week. They’re scheduled again this week and we hope they’re able to make it. If they do, they’ll be bringing maple products to market! If you’ve been waiting for the some maple syrup from this years sap run, come on down to the market, your wait is over!

Yorkshire Meadows will have assorted scones, shortbread cookies (which can be ordered Gift Wrapped for Mothers Day), oatmeal pecan cookies, lemon curd, assorted jams and fresh fruit crunch desserts. Liz will also bring dyed wool locks and roving for Needle Felting projects, handspun yarn and a host of shawls, decorative scarves and fun cotton knits for the summer (think warm thoughts).

Basically BagelsDonna will be back at Basically Bagels with a wonderful assortment of baked goods. Donna would love to introduce you to her signature bagels, if you’re not familiar with them, and if you are, you know what I’m talking about.






Shannon and Erin with be back at the Glenfiddich Bakery booth with more baked goodies, fresh salsa, and lots of fresh bread.

One last item of note:

The MGM vendors, friends, and many local businesses have shown their generosity and commitment to the local community by donating gift certificates and other items to the Mansfield Free Public Library for their annual basket raffle. Through their combined efforts the Library has assembled 27 different raffle baskets. What better way for you, the consumer, to support the Library and have a chance to win a basket of goodies from the these generous folks?

Let’s keep the word “Free” in Mansfield Free Public Library!!!

As shoppers at the market, we thought you might be interested in the three Mansfield Grower’s Market Baskets in particular. Chances are $1.00 each and you may purchase tickets for any of the 27 baskets and see a list of their contents at the MGM market booth, the Mansfield Library or from any Library Board member. Here is a list of the MGM baskets contents:

Running Bear Farms: $5.00 gift cert.
Herb Corner: $5.00 gift cert.
Keeney Farm $10.00 gift cert.
Spring Meadows Farm: $10.00 gift cert.
Always Somethin’ Farm: $5.00 gift cert.
Gardiners Orchard: $5.00 gift cert.
Laura Boyden, Any Vendor: $5.00 gift cert.
Growers Market T-shirt ( can be exchanged for right size and color)
Magnet and Assorted Pamphlets
Inn to the Season’s: $7.00 gift cert.
Basically Bagels: $5.00 gift cert.
Glenfiddich Farm Bakery: $5.00 gift cert.
Always Somethin’ Farm: $5.00 gift cert.
Keeney Farm: $ 10.00 gift cert.
Yorkshire Meadows: $5.00 gift cert
The Herb Corner: $5.00 gift cert.
Running Bear Farms: $5.00 gift cert.
Landscaping Book provided by the Library
Magnet and assorted other pamphlets

Laura Boyden, Any Vendor: $5.00 girt cert.
Gardiner’s Orchard: $5.00 gift cert.
Glenfiddich Farm Bakery: $5.00 gift cert.
Always Somethin’ Farm: $5.00 gift cert.
Spring Meadows Farm: $10.00 gift cert.
Keeney Farm: $10.00 gift cert.
The Herb Corner: $5.00 gift cert.
Yorkshire Meadows: $5.00 gift cert.
All New Square Foot Gardening Book donated by Pixi Moritz
Magnet, & Assorted Brochures

All of this and maybe more can be had from 3 to 6 P.M. each Friday at the MGM, located on the St.James Episcopal Church green on Wellsboro St. (RT. 6), one block east of Main St. in Mansfield, PA

Hope to see you on the Church green,

David, site manager

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