Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Market preview 9/25 & 9/28

Thank you loyal customers who braved the ominous looking weather and made it to the market, and thank you Weather for holding off the cold and windy rain that hit us after 11, what luck! If you missed it, our Customer Appreciation Day was a huge success!  Customers seemed to really enjoy the tomato taste testing tent, it seemed like the yellow tomatoes were the biggest hit! (Thanks Mountain View Acres for those yummy yellow heirlooms!)  Children migrated to the YMCA's children tent and enjoyed all the various activities planned just for them!  The local band Coastal Remedy set a nice, casual tone with their acoustic performance, and we gave away over 100 reusable Indiana County Farmers' Market tote bags!  A local woman won the basket giveaway, which ended up being more than just a basket of goods thanks to the two bags full of apples from Sleepy Hollow Orchard, and the beautiful pine tree donated by Chuck Flinn.  This event was a great way to wind down our summer at the market, but don't forget we will have one more week (this Wednesday and Saturday) with our normal vendors, before October arrives and we start having limited vendors at the market.

This week we will have a salsa sampling fundraiser for the Indiana Community Garden.  Garden produce is going to be given to the Cozy Corner Cafe who will make up a couple different varieties of salsas which will be available for sampling. As well as sampling, you'll be able to grab a recipe card of your favorite salsa!!!  Jason Gamble and his band will be performing live Saturday morning as our last live musician of the season.
*Don't forget, Wednesday, October 2 is our last Wednesday market.
My helper eating the leftover tomatoes
*There will be NO market on Saturday, October 5 due to IUP homecoming.
*The rest of the Saturdays in October there will be market but with limited vendors.
Below you will find all your market needs thanks to our lovely vendors...

3 Ponds Farm:  beets, mint, herbs, onions, yellow and green zucchini, tomatoes, pickle, garlic, white potatoes, summer squash, butternut squash, new harvest of mixed lettuce
Country Bread Barn:  bread, rolls, cinnamon rolls, canned goods (Saturday only)
Eight Maples Farm:  potted plants, red potatoes, peppers, watermelon and cantaloupe, honeydew, lambkins (typically Saturday only)
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery:  will be back sporadically in October with fall greens like lettuce and mustard greens
Home Made Ice Cream Express:  vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan, peanut butter swirl, maple walnut (Wednesday only)
Kettle Corn:  original kettle corn, caramel, or chocolate (Saturday only)
Mountain View Acres: carrots, broccoli, kohlrabi, potatoes, raw milk cheese, jellies/jams, tomatoes, red and green cabbage, onions, squash, zucchini, sweet banana peppers, hungarian wax peppers, pork, chicken turkey, eggs, goat's milk soap, eggplant, butternut squash, red and yellow watermelon, sweet potatoes
Natalie's Goodies:  pastries, cookies, cinnamon rolls, jellies/jams
Rebecca & John Spade:  organically grown potatoes (Kenebac, Norland Red, Yukon Gold), garlic, banana peppers, brown eggs (Saturday only)
Sleepy Hollow Orchard:  apples
Yarnicks:  tomatoes, peppers, beets, kohlrabi, eggplant, cabbage, carrots, zucchini, kale, lettuce, green onions, herbs, beans, broccoli, candy onions, fresh garlic, sweet corn, cauliflower, cantaloupe, fresh cut flowers, okra, fall squash (after this week they will be coming sporadically to the market due to their pumpkin festival during the month of October)

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup--A savory fall dish perfect for this cool weather!  Market ingredients you'll need:  butternut squash, apples, onions

1 comment:

  1. Nice pictures- I loved the one of Maddie sampling the tomatoes