Who Me? 6/13/2014

Don’t know about you but I ain’t superstitious.

No way I’m staying away from the MGM just because it’s Friday the 13th! It’s all malarky, I think, maybe. But, just in case, I’ll be bringing a rabbit’s foot (plastic ones) for each pocket and maybe a couple of cloves of garlic to boot. Do whatever works for you to ward off bad luck, but get ye to the market! Just be a little cautious of black cats, ladders, and cracks in the sidewalks on the way! You’ll find plenty of items at the vendors’ booths with powers to bring you good luck and good health, which is about as lucky as one can ever hope for. Come share the fun and a bit of good luck with us this Friday the 13th.


Oh, one other thing, just in case you don’t know, it’s bad luck to pick up a penny from the ground if it’s face down. Flip it over and leave it for the next person, and then good luck will be bestowed on you both. Pretty good deal for a penny.

The Market Cafe will be open this week with their regular menu of culinary delights, thirst quenching beverages, and their weekly specials. As always, they try to purchase and utilize as much product from the MGM growers in their food preparation as possible. Farm to table, it’s all about staying local.This week they’ve cooked up a cheese and chive quiche with a garbanzo bean crust for their meatless special.The soup special will be a Cilantro Spring Pea in Coconut Milk and, there will also be a spring salad with a fresh basil and GARLIC SCAPE dressing. 

The music tent will be silent this week, alas. Maybe we can make our own music if we all just whistle while we work……


As usual, the MGM booth will be open with the regular gang of folks, Donna, Larry, Joel, Ashley, Sharon, Cassie, and myself with lots of info, shirts, aprons, MGM gift certs, and more. Stop by for a visit, get on our email list, and ask about our wonderful employment opportunities with excellent benefits and high salaries. This could be your big chance to become part of the 1%. We’ll also have a batch of fortune cookies for those brave souls willing to tempt fate on this spookiest of days. You can enjoy a free cup of decent grinds with that cookie if you wish, courtesy of our friends at the Night and Day Coffee Shop, just up the street. They keep the wheels rolling for some of us folks at the MGM; thanks guys. 

A few quick notes:

We’re looking for a volunteer(s) to facilitate an art booth for young ones. Hopefully we older kids could also join in a few times this season. This would mean coming up with some fun but simple art projects such as pirate hats , paper bag puppets,  face painting, etc. MGM has or will supply all the materials needed for all to have a fun time. If you’d like to help and have fun in the process, please contact us at the MGM booth or at mgmpainfo@gmail.com 

I know that it may be a disappointment to some folks, but Hillstone informed me last week that they will not be able to return to the market until 6/20/2014. Meanwhile, you might want to consider trying some of the other vendors for different types of meat cuts.  Cliff, from Running Bear, and Bernie, from Inn to The Seasons, both have quality meat products.

Here’s a list of scheduled vendors and their products for the week:

Ray, from Udder Merry Mac had to cancel last week but assures me that he will be here this week with his great selection of lettuces, basil, and other great hydro produce.leafygreens

Basically Bagels booth will be selling, what else? Bagels, again! And, much more, including bags of bagel chips and great BIG chocolate chip cookies. I read somewhere once that chocolate chip cookies keep bad luck at bay. The larger, the better. Hurry over and see Donna before your luck runs out!

Inn to the Seasons will have meat products consisting of pork, lamb, goat, and veal. They’ll be featuring their cheese products: Manicotti, Pierogis, Broccoli Cheese Crepes, Blintzes, Lasagna, and Cheese Cake, all made from goat’s milk. They’ll also have a few cheese spreads and one of the best fudges you’ll ever taste.

Yorkshire Meadows will have Lemon Curd , Strawberry/Rhubarb, Triple Berry, Concord Grape, and Strawberry/Kiwi Jam. Try one of the large Shortbread Cookies dipped in chocolate. Cakes, Crunch Desserts, and assorted Scones will also be available. Lightweight crocheted necklaces in all colors can be had there and would make a great gift.They easily fit inside a birthday card, making it easy to mail them. Why not sign up to take a Spinning or Knitting Class at Liz’s shop this Summer. 

Shannon and Erin will be at the Glenfiddich booth with lots of baked goods—breads, cookies, biscotti, etc. They may also have fresh salsa (red and green). They often do. If you would like a good cup cake or cinnamon bun, stop by their booth, say hello, and purchase yourself a wonderful treat.

The Herb Corner still has a good selection of herbs. The’ll bring some flowers and whatever vegetable plants they have left. Fresh produce this week will include lettuce, spinach, swiss chard & onions. If you’re looking to ward off evil spirits or bad luck I’m sure Diane will have some type of herb to recommend for the job. 

Between Two Rivers will be there with products all derived from the great acer saccharum, better know as the common sugar maple tree. Great syrup, sugar, cream, mapled pecans, walnuts, and other items.

Always Somethin’ Farm will be there with their wonderful goat’s milk products and some type of seasonal produce. You never can tell, but it’s always something with Always Somethin’.

In many cultures throughout out the world the EGG is thought to possess magical powers and can bring fortune and good luck into one’s life. Stock up from some of the vendors below. Who knows what could happen!


Andy, from Spring Meadows Farm will have lots of pastured EGGS and some type of seasonal produce. 

Roosting Tree is scheduled to come to market this week with great soy free EGGS, local artwork, and homemade jams. 

Running Bear will have broccoli, fennel, cheddar cauliflower, chioggia and golden beets, salad mixes, and baby greens for this week’s market. In addition, they will also have their usual varieties of kale, beet and mustard greens, and quality chicken and lamb products. Stop by their booth and check them out.

So, whistle on down to the MGM this Friday the 13th, and leave your bad luck and those bad Mojos behind.

Hope to see you at the MGM located at the Saint James Episcopal Church located in Mansfield, Pa. on Wellsboro Street, one block east of the downtown light. Look for our signs.

David Brown,

MGM Manager


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