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Farmers Market Coop of East Liberty Update

Posted 8/23/2012 10:02pm by Val Kennedy.

Update for Saturday August 25th

Hello everyone.  Last week was a busy day at the market with the summer growing season in full swing.  There were lots of local mellons, peaches and other fruit, as well as lots of veggies.  And of course the Kennedy's had some very special meat offerings.  The "shelly beans" arrived and apparently sold out quickly.  Both Zang and Greenawalts will have shelly beans this Saturday.  Get them while you can, and check out the article in the PG about them.

Please consider also that this is a great time of year to can tomoatoes and other vegetables.  So pick up those large boxes and baskets of tomoatoes and get busy canning.

See below for the weekly update.

David Lagnese


The Update

Greenawalt Farm

I spoke with Brian and he will have a few varieties of shelly beans as mentioned above.  Also they will have fall squash- several varieties will be available. Other items should include sweet corn, zucchini, yellow squash, pickle cucumbers, radishes, green onions, lettuce, swiss chard, green beans and lima beans, swiss chard and peppers.  Fruit wise, they will have mellons (canteloupe, water mellons and honeydew), peaches and apples.  Expect some surprises as Brian visits his Amish farmer friends on Fridays and always picks a few unexpected items. 

Special items (and notes) for this week include: 

Ham slices

EXTRA SPECIAL SHOW STEER raised by jacob kennedy himself...this steer won the butler fair 4 h market beef show....ate a highly varied vegetable diet and was hand exercised daily

Frozen pasture- raised roasting chickens( once these are gone they are out until holidays)

Fresh rabbits..few left

*** please order your GRASS FED BEEF now for sept 1 st pick up (labor day weekend)...cuts are selling out fast and this is our last offering until next late spring...this is our own 100% shorthorn bred and owned steer...just to answer some questions.

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... Will have a variety of fruits and vegetables grown on the farm, including:

Kale Collards
Green Beans
Green Peppers
Hot Peppers
Paula Red Apples
Rambo Apples
Sweet Corn

Wood Street Bread Company bread- and much more
Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include peppers of all sorts (green, red, yellow and purple), green beans and wax beans, eggplant, hot peppers, leeks, fresh garlic, cucumbers, pickles, sweet onions, zucchini, beets, micro greens, green onions, potatoes, lettuce, shallots. Sweet corn from McElhaney farm.  In the fruit department- watermellons (several varieties) and Chambersburg peaches. Rick mentioned that we are getting to the end of Chambersburg peach season so get them while you can.

Rick always has a few surprises.

BANDY Woodworks

...Is a local business that makes children's toys, custom furniture, and other great items for the home (cutting boards, etc).  They make them out of local reclaimed and salvaged wood and use non-toxic finishes.  Their booth is on the right when you walk in the front door, directly across from Greenawalt's.  Preview some of the items carried at the market by New this week is a wine rack designed to hold up to 12 bottles of wine.

Please stop by and talk to Chris!

Kew Park Coffee Bar, California Olive Oil Connection & PA Made Cheese

... Will be open this week and fully stocked.  Please stop by and get some olive oil to drizzle on your veggies.

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


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


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.