So,Whatta Ya Think? 9/19/2014

It’s a question that many of us frequently get asked, and, unfortunately, it’s quite often asked in a rhetorical manner. It can be frustrating, to say the least. Well, this time it’s different. We’re asking that same question here, but we really do want to know what you think—really, we do! Please consider following the link below to fill out the survey that has been prepared by New View Farm, a local grower with an interest in coming to market next season. At MGM we’ve been brainstorming with all the vendors recently and thinking about what we need to do to stay in tune with you, the consumer and supporter of the MGM, for the future. We’re hoping that most of you will participate in the survey since all of the collected data will be shared with MGM and will be helpful in helping us help you. Be assured that any info that you share will remain confidential; you will become just another statistic. Ha! Just what you wanted, right?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SBRR9LZ

We will be featuring Ellis Callahan as our musical guest this week at the music tent. Ellis is a gifted and very talented performer with a number of recordings to his credit. He has appeared in the past as an advocate for HAVEN (Helping Abuse and Violence End Now), Tioga County’s only domestic and sexual violence center.  He was scheduled to do the same this year, but, unfortunately, Haven had to cancel; fortunately, Ellis will be with us. Do yourself a BIG favor, check out his website, listen to his music and get your butt to MGM this Friday to see this man in person.

http://www.elliscallahan.com/albums

To learn more about HAVEN and find out how you can help check out their website link below.

http://www.havenoftiogacounty.org

We’ll be having a Kids Art Tent again this week from 4:30-6 p.m. Kim Furry will be on hand to help your young ones make beautiful wooden bracelets made from tongue depressors. She has them already shaped ahead of time so the kids will be able to color them with markers to take home. wooden bands 

The Market Cafe will be open for business this week, serving up lots of good grub to delight your taste buds and fill your tummy. Stop in the Parrish Hall, say hello, grab a bite to eat, a liquid refreshment, or both.

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!

Shirts available at the MGM tent!

Shirts available at the MGM tent!

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.

After this week we will have only one more scheduled outdoor market before we move indoors for the fall season on October the 3rd. so we’re hoping that you’ll come join in the fun. We’ll have lots of locally grown meats, sausages, and summer and fall produce ready for you to choose from. There will be tomatoes, potatoes, melons, winter squash, onions, garlic, beets, kale, chard, peaches, pears and so much more.  Come pick up enough to stock up those root cellars, fill up those Mason jars, and freezers! If you need inspiration to do so, give a listen to this………….

                                           http://youtu.be/Nb-0ZCqga48

The Herb Corner, Yorkshire Meadows, and Udder Merry Mac will be playing hooky this Friday, but they intend to return next week.

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

The folks from Bohlayers Orchards will be returning after their first appearance at the MGM last week. You can stop at their booth, pick up PEARS, and see what else might be available. While you’re there, ask them about their operation and their natural growing methods.

Hillstone will be back this week with their quality beef, other meats, and great hot-dogs; you won’t find this type of dog or anything like them in any store.

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.

Bernie shows off his challa.

Bernie shows off his challa.

Basically Bagels will also be here this week with great bagels and more, including bags of bagel chips and great BIG chocolate chip cookies.

Keeney Farm will have potatoes, cukes, peppers, beans, MELONS, summer and winter squash, tomatoes and more.

Between Two Rivers will be bringing great maple syrup and other maple items.100_0565

Lee’s Bees will be here and it could be their last market of the season, soooo…..if you need to make a winter stash of honey or other honey products, be like a bee and buzz on down to the MGM this Friday. Just look for the bear.honey bee

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

Andy, from Spring Meadows Farm will have lots of pastured eggs and produce.DSCF5347

Running Bear will bring lamb and chicken products, a large assortment of summer produce, and a limited amount of WHITE PEACHES.

Always Somethin’ Farm will be bringing their regular goat milk soap and cream products, tomatoes,  prize winning garlic, and garlic braids.Screen Shot 2012-09-13 at 1.15.32 AM

So, come on down to the MGM and let us know what ya think, we’re always ready to listen to almost anything.Mr.NaturalSitting mrnatural

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,

Market Manager

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