Waiting For Summer!!!! 8/08/2014

Sorta like waiting for a slow train. I know, we’ve had a few great days and some good ones as well, but I want SUMMER. I want to see sweet corn and tomatoes by the bushel, not this piddling around we’ve been seeing. I want to see days on end of hot summer weather, the stuff that makes us sweat and makes the veggies take off. I don’t swim a lot but Claire sure does, and she’s missing not having the opportunity to take dip in the lake and I want her to be healthy and happy! Come on sun!

Even though it’s been a bit cooler then usual, we’ll still some great summer veggie treats available at the MGM this week. Maybe not by the bushel, just yet, but I expect we’ll have a good amount for your table; come on down and check it out.

Market cafe will be open this week with their regular menu of culinary delights, thirst quenching beverages, and 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.

The music tent will be featuring Matt Noldy for his last engagement of the season. He’ll be playing some of your favorites, as always.

If you’re in the area, 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 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.

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 mgmpainfo@gmail.com 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.

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.

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

Keeney Farm will be at the market with a great assort of summer produce, including SWEETCORN.sweet corn

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.

The Herb Corner will be bringing Norland red potatoes & Russian banana potatoes all fresh dug this week. They’ll have a limited amount of lettuce & swiss chard and will be bringing eggplant, zucchini, fresh cut herbs & flowers. If the sun keeps shining they should have a few vine ripened tomatoes.

Going Green

Going Green

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.

Running Bear will bring lamb and chicken products, and summer produce.


Always Somethin’ Farm will be there with their wonderful goat’s milk products, garlic, and wonderful pole beans.Chris soap

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

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,

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