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Farmers Market Coop of East Liberty Update

Posted 9/6/2012 10:46pm by Val Kennedy.

Update for Saturday September 8th

Hello everyone.  I spoke to all the farmers this week and have a nice update below.  We still have many great summer vegetables including corn, tomatoes and peppers.  Watermelons are still going strong.  Sadly, peaches are all done.  But we are also starting to get in fall items such as apples and squash.  So please come out to the market and support your farmers.

David Lagnese


The Update 

Greenawalt Farm

I spoke with Brian.  He said they would have a variety of fall squash. 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.  He will have some beautifull mini zucchini, yellow squash and Pattypan squash.  Fruit wise-  melons (canteloupe, watermelons and honeydew), and a few varieties of apples.  Possible items are local strawberries and rhubarb.  Expect some surprises as Brian visits his Amish farmer friends on Fridays and always picks a few unexpected items. 
Kistaco Farm... Will have a variety of fruits and vegetables grown on the farm, including:
Green Peppers
Hot Banana Peppers
Cubanelle Peppers
Green Beans
Yellow Beans
White 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- watermelons (several varieties) includind a very large melon with seeds. Concord grapes make their first appearance.

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.