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Farmers' Market Coop of East Liberty Update

Posted 5/4/2012 9:21am by Val Kennedy.

Update for Saturday Saturday May 5th

I just have a brief update for this week.  As I mentioned last week, we are all waiting for more locally grown items, but they are starting to  trickle in.  I am hearing from the farmers that this strange weather we are having is impacting many spring crops.  Here is an update on events at the market this Saturday.   A summary of the produce is at the bottom of the messsage. 

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

Greenawalts will have a number of locally grown items this week inlcuding asparagus, rhubarb, and chives.  In the plant department they will have potted plants for the house, and a variety of transplants for the garden.

In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

They will have a variety of locally grown meats.  Special items for this week include:

EXTRA LEAN GROUND TURKEY

PORK SPARE RIBS AND BABY BACK RIBS

You can call orders in to the farm up until 6pm today (Friday).  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Just a reminder that GRASS FED BEEF date is May 19 th...it will be cut, wrapped, and frozen...any and all beef cuts are available by calling in order or stopping at Saturday stand.. it will sell out soon.. 

Kistaco Farm... continues to have locally raised apples.  Items for this week include:

Cider
Fresh Appples
A variety of shipped in veggies
Homegrown Kistaco Farm Salad Mix
Vegetable and Herb transplants!
And don't forget about the bread made at Wood Street Bakery!

Zang's Greenhouse... Special items for this week include locally grown asparagus.  Rick also will have a vegetable called kayland which he said is like broccoli rabe. He is hoping to have foraged Morels, but could not guarantee that.  Rick will also have cooking greens (shipped in) such as kale, collards and swiss chard.  

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.

PA Made Cheese- Last Saturday we sold nearly all of the mushroom leek cheese from Common Folk Organics from Lancaster County.  I guess people liked it.  We got in lots of new cheese this week:

- Fresh curds from Arsenal Cheese
- Luddington Lace Swiss from God's Country Creamery
- Chev and Feta from Riverview Dairy

Also please note that Dave Rice from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar will be making a visit to the market next Saturday May 12th.  We are really excited to have Dave visit us at the market since he has such a large following of fans who love these cheese that he makes.  I will have more details next week.

Kew Park Coffee Bar- As many of you know, we have been out of dark roast for about a month now. The reason is that we are still in the process of transitioning to having beans roasted here locally vs., on the farm in Jamaica. I am happy to report that we will have both light and dark roast at the market this Saturday.  The beans were just roasted yesterday so will be very fresh.

Summary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Potatoes
  • PA Mushrooms
  • Squash
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli

Fruit

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Florida Citrus such as lemons, limes and oranges
  • Grapes
  • Other fruit such as berries

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Please visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.
 

http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

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The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.