Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Market Preview September 18 & 21--Customer Appreciation Day!!!

It's finally here, our annual Customer Appreciation Day is this Saturday, September 21 from 9-noon!! We will have live music from the local band Coastal Remedy, sure to be a crowd pleaser! The YMCA will have a tent full of children's activities and the Home Made Ice Cream truck will make a special appearance for Saturday's festivities.  There will be a tomato taste testing station where you'll be able to sample some of the finest, freshest, and most interesting tomatoes around from our vendors 3 Ponds Farm, Mountain View Acres, & Yarnicks.  At that tomato booth you'll also be able to grab some special "I Support My Farmers' Market" gear.  We will also be giving away hot-off-the-press Indiana County Farmers' Market reusable totes (until they run out)!  Be sure to sign-up for your chance to win a basket full of goodies from all of our market vendors while you're at the market Saturday. We will call the winning name around 11 AM!  All of those special activities are an added addition to our normal Saturday market vendors.  Be sure to bring the whole family and a group of friends to the market to enjoy a day for YOU our loyal customers!!!!!!
And mark your calendar for next week's market when Indiana Community Garden will be pairing with Cozy Corner Cafe for a surprise salsa fundraiser!
*Note, October 2 is our LAST Wednesday market, and there will be NO market on Saturday, October 5 due to the homecoming parade.  Saturday markets will continue the following weeks (October 12, 19, 26) with limited vendors.  Thank you for your continual support, and see you at our Customer Appreciation Day! (You'll find me chopping tomatoes for our taste testing, stop and say hello!)*

3 Ponds Farm:  beets, mint, herbs, rhubarb, onions, beans, yellow and green zucchini, tomatoes, pickle, garlic, white potatoes *new this week* summer squash, butternut squash, new harvest of mixed lettuce
Brianne's Apple Dumplings & More:  pastry pockets, fruit filled rolls, piekins, gobs, cookies (Saturday only)
Country Bread Barn:  bread, rolls, cinnamon rolls, canned goods (Saturday only)
Eight Maples Farm:  potted plants, red potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, watermelon and cantaloupe, honeydew, lambkins (will be absent this Saturday)
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery:  broccoli, cauliflower, cilantro, kale, beets, turnips, italian flat beans, green beans, eggplant, tomatoes, bartlett pears, *new this week* brussel sprouts 
Home Made Ice Cream Express:  vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan, pumpkin, sugar cookie (Wednesday and Saturday this week)
Kettle Corn:  original kettle corn, caramel, or chocolate (will be absent this week)
Laney's Produce:  tomatoes, peppers, green beans, corn, zucchini, cucumbers, cantaloupe, sweet banana peppers, green peppers, onions, green onions (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, *new this week* 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, peaches, plums
Stoke Hole Pottery:  Pottery (temporary hiatus)
Triple B Farms: tomatoes, white & red potatoes, beets, cucumbers, pickles, green beans, squash, zucchini, red cayenne peppers, cantaloupe & watermelon (Will be coming sporadically due to Fair commitments)
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 *new this week* okra, fall squash

Featured recipes:
Stuffed Acorn Squash--Perfect meal for a cool autumn day. Market goods you'll need are: acorn squash, onions, kale
Beet and Goat Cheese Crostini--A delicious appetizer I had the pleasure to enjoy at the Indiana Community Garden's "Dinner at the Garden" presented by Nap's Cucina Mia chefs.  Market goods you'll need are:  beets, arugula, bread
Okra and Tomatoes -- for those of you who picked up some okra from Yarnicks, I've never cooked with it before but found this yummy looking recipe that uses other market produce favorites!  Market goods you'll need are:  okra, tomatoes, jalapenos, onion, garlic

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