It Takes a Village. 7/18/2014


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

HAVEN will be providing information and speaking to folks about some of the things that we, as a community, can do to assist them, and therefore ourselves, in supporting their mission. Stop at their booth, say hello, 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 of any amount.

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

If you or someone you know has something of interest that you/they would like to share with the community, such as art, books, music, hobbies, nature studies, etc., please contact us at to be considered for hosting a booth at the market. We also welcome non-profits of all sorts for consideration. In most cases, we will supply you or your organization with a tent , chairs, tables, and electrical power, if needed, all at no cost.  All you’ll need to do is bring your info to share with the community; sounds like a win/win to me.

The music tent will be featuring the return of a great group, Drowsy Maggie. If you missed them a few weeks ago, here’s your chance to catch a class act, a blend of Celtic, folk and more. If you saw them, you already know how great they are.

Carolyn wasn’t able to be at the Art Tent as scheduled last week, but she’ll be back this week, and we hope that you’ll be able to bring your young ones to join in the fun. She was a big hit a few weeks ago, and everyone had a blast. The Art Tent will be open this week from 4-5 P.M. with more interesting art projects. Come and see what’s in store! 

Stop at the MGM booth say hello, and check out our stash of goodies.  We’ll be hawking the new 2014 t-shirts in different colors and styles. We’ll also have older MGM T-shirts, aprons, and MGM $5.00 GIFT CERTIFICATES that can be used at any vendor booth (great gift idea). All proceeds from sales and donations go to making the MGM work. You’ll also be able to enjoy a great, freshly brewed cup of coffee, on the house, 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!

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.

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

Hillstone will be on hand with their quality meats and great hot-dogs, just in time for the grilling season. Stock up on these dogs; you won’t find this type of anything like them in any store.

Udder Merry Mac will be here this week with his great selection of lettuces, basil, English cukes, and other great hydro produce.

Basically Bagels will be selling great bagels and more, including bags of bagel chips and great BIG chocolate chip cookies.

Yorkshire Meadows will have Strawberry/Rhubarb, Triple Berry, Concord Grape, and Strawberry/Kiwi Jam. New for this week, Liz will be bringing blueberry and gooseberry jam and lemon and lime curds.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. You might want to consider ordering wool sweaters or felted hats and mittens now to be picked up in mid September. It’s good to get a head start on Fall orders.   

The Herb Corner will have Zucchini & Eggplant, fresh onions, and scallions. They’ll have plenty of cut flowers, a nice assortment of hanging baskets for your front porch, and a good assortment of fresh cut herbs. If you’re going to need basil to make pesto, fresh and/or for the freezer, contact them and get on their calendar. If you need Dill for pickles, they have plenty & it is starting to head up. You’ll need to order it ahead of time by stopping by their booth, or call them by Wednesday for Friday market pickup. (570-537-2793)

Always Somethin’ Farm will have their great assortment of goat milk soaps and lotions. Mike is still waiting to harvest his garlic, so you’ll need to be patient; no garlic before its time!Chris soap

Running Bear: Eggplant, cucumbers and summer squash are coming on.  They have lots of kale and greens, as well as some chicken and all of their lamb sausages. They’ll have freshly dug varieties of tender fingerling potatoes, edible flowers, celery, onions, beets, carrots, snow peas, and shallots. A very extensive variety of fresh and dried herbs, brown eggs, and prepared frozen tomato sauce, pestos, and Spanish sofrito are also available. They’re taking fresh turkey orders for thanksgiving, as well as duck orders for end of August. Their next chicken batch will be processed August 16,17,18. Let them know if they can custom cut some chicken for you, or reserve a whole bird!cropped-100_0562.jpg

 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, and other items.

Andy, from Spring Meadows Farm will have lots of pastured eggs and produce.

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).  If you would like a good cup cake or cinnamon bun, stop by their booth, say hello, and purchase yourself a wonderful treat.

Come on down and start eating your way through summer, the season of abundance!

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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