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Farmers Market Coop of East Liberty Update

Posted 9/28/2012 8:18am by Val Kennedy.

Update for Saturday September 29th

I spoke to all the farmers this week. I expect the offerings to be pretty similar to last week.  I expect more fall itmes like pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and squash.  Also expect more varities of apples, and apple cider.  Thos may be the last week for canning tomatoes so get them while you can.

We reached a milestone this week when we reached 1,000 people signed up for our weekly email update. Thanks to eveyone for following events at the market.

Last Friday I joined Brian Greenawalt for his weekly trip into Somerset County Amish Country.  I got lucky on the weather as it was a glorious warm and sunny fall day.  We started at a prodcue auction and hit about 10.  I was really impressed by the farms that I saw and the people that I met.  I am still working on summarizing my notes.

Please come to the market and support your local farmers.

David Lagnese


The Update 

Greenawalt Farm

Greenawalts will have a lot of fall items such as squash (Many varieties) as well as pumpkins and gourds. Other items at Grenawalt should include sweet corn, zucchini, yellow squash,  onions, swiss chard, brocolli, cauliflower, and peppers.  Fruit wise-  the apples are coming in.  Brian has several varities of regular and sweet potatoes.  The regular potatoes include some beautiful red and purple flesh potatoes.  Local strawberries will be available for one of the last weeks.  Expect some surprises as Brian visits his Amish farmer friends on Fridays and always picks a few unexpected items. 


Special items include:

BEEF STEW cubes from chuck or lean round...great to put in freezer and pull out for slow cooked/ braised chilis and stews...

STEAKS any cut you can google we can have if we know by Thursday evening...

SAUSAGE...many loose( bulk) or cased links in several varieties...

PLEASE RING PHONE CALLS from 9 am - 9 pm mon - thurs & 9 am - 6 pm on friday...our only weekend phone hours are at the market pn sat mornings...thanks again!!


Kistaco Farm... Will have a variety of fruits and vegetables grown on their farm.  The variety of apples available is increasing each week.  Also, fresh Cider is available for the first week this year:

- McIntosh
- Jonathan
- Macoun
- Red Delicious
- Cortland
- Honeycrisp

Fresh Cider!


Sweet Corn
Wood Street Bread Company bread- and much more
Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include a variety of peppers, 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- Concord grapes from Erie County are in.  Rick will also have fresh cranberries

Rick always has a few surprises.

Hand-made items from Uganda

Will not be there this Saturday but will be back next Saturday.

BANDY Woodworks

..Is a local business that makes children's toys, custom furniture, and other great items for the home (cutting boards, etc).  They use local reclaimed and salvaged wood and 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 visiting The newest item for sale is a domino set in its own box. 

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

We have a few updates for this week.  New arrivals include:


  • Fresh roasted medium and dark roast Kew Park Coffee.
  • A new shiment of cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy.
  • A new batch of pistachios from Santa Barbara Pistachio Company
  • A new batch of olive oil from Stonehouse Olive Oil


We are still waiting for the dried fruit to arrive from Van Dyke Organic Farm in California.  The fruit was shipped yesterday but not sure when it will get here.  

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.