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Farmers' Market Coop of East Liberty Update

Posted 2/7/2013 10:54pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, February 9th

We have another special event lined up for this Saturday.  Dale and Martha Liveremore from The Ark Farm in Jefferson County, PA will be visiting the market.  The Livermores manage a herd of about 100 grass-fed sheep, and also operate a creamery that makes sheep milk cheese.  Dale recently has been reaching out to various people in Pittsburgh area including Slow Food Pittsburgh, Penn's Corner Farm Alliance and of course us at the Farmers Market Coop.  He is trying to get the word out that their sheep milk cheese is now available.  He will be sharing free samples of his cheese and also have cheese available for sale.  So please stop by and meet the folks from The Ark Farm.  They will be set up by 9 am.

Check out their website at:  http://www.thearkfarm.com/index.html

Please see below for an update.

See you at the market- David Lagnese

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The Update....

J.L Kennedy Meat Stand

Special items for this week....

- Extra Lean Ground Turkey

**GOAT...follows lamb pricing...please be specific with pounds or #'s needed...AVAILABILITY= LOIN CHOPS
 
**REMEMBER VALENTINE'S DAY AND FAT TUESDAY ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER..we can have any special cuts of beef or pork you may want to make any special meal or dish on those special dates!

**Please leave ALL messages and place calls during our wide range of phone time of 9am-9pm mon - thursday and 9-6on fridays... we can fill your order if we have enough notice. thanks and see you all soon!

The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Greenawalt Farm

Greenawalt's offerings will be similar to last week with local Amish grown items such as potatoes (sweet, yukon gold and white), onions, turnips, winter squash and cabbage. 

They also have shipped-in items including spinach, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, pears, grapes and bananas.

An interesting new item is locally milled grains from Stanton Milling Company in New Stanton, PA.  Stanton Milling has been in operation since 1858.  They offer several products:

- Buckweat flour
- Buckweat pancake mix
- Corn meal
- Pancake mix

For more information:  http://www.stantonmilling.com

Greenawalt's always have fresh local eggs and many types of Amish canned items and dried beans.  They also have some cured meat items from Lancaster County- bacon and kielbasa.

Kistaco Farm

Apples- Kistaco still has a variety of apples grown on their farm.  Yes, this means locally grown apples that are carefully stored at just the right temperature to keep them fresh.  Varieties still available are Fuji, Stayman, Winesap, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, MatsuCrispin, Idared, Rome and Jonagold.

Cider- they are still pressing it- fresh every week- the best in Pittsburgh.

They will have a variety of shipped-in vegetables.

Prepared items include fresh donuts.

Fresh baked bread from Wood Street Bread Company is always available.  They pick it up from the bakery real early in the morning so you don't have to.


Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include, micro greens, micro arugula, mixed small head lettuce, rutabaga, beets, winter squash, onions, celery root, parsnips, mushrooms, shallots, white and red potatoes, and sweet potatoes.

Non-local items include spinach and swiss chard, eggplants, peppers, asparagus, garlic, onions, green beans, and several varieties of tomatoes.  An interesting Florida citrus item is honey bell oranges.  They are very sweet and juicy.

In the flower department- Rick will have hyacinth, tulips and amaryllis.

Kew Park Coffee Bar- Check out our newly chalked signage!  We have a fresh batch of beans that were roasted by Commonplace Coffee Roasters.  Also, will have fresh squeezed grapefruit, tangerine, and orange juices.

PA Made Cheese-   We have a new batch of Mushroom-Leek cheese from Common Folk Organics in Lancaster County.  This is a very unique cheese, and we have not had it in quite a while.  We also have a fresh batch of chevre and feta from Riverview Dairy.  As mentioned above, we also have a special visit from the folks from The Ark Farm in Jefferson County.

In case you missed it, check out two articles about local cheese that appeared recently in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. Thanks again to Virginia Phillips and the PG staff for supporting local food.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/food/local-cheesemakers-are-making-more-better-cheese-667963/

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/food/new-artisan-cheeses-bringing-flavor-and-color-to-the-notion-of-american-cheese-668001/#ixzz2GGGjlo7I

California Connection- We a full range of organic and biodynamically grown dried fruit and nuts including- apricots, nectarines, pears, plums, and persimmons.  Nut wise- walnuts, almonds and pistachios.  We recently recieved a fresh batch of organic pistachios.

On the olive oil side, its worth noting that the early harvest "Olio Nuovo" has been selling well and is about half gone- only a few gallons are left.  So get it while you can.

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.

BANDY Woodworks will have children's toys and games, and great items for the home and office using local reclaimed and salvaged wood and non-toxic finishes.  Cutting boards and wine racks make a great Valentine's gift for the foodie on your list!  Their booth is on the right when you walk in the front door from N. Sheridan, directly across from Greenawalt's.  Preview some of the items carried at the market by visiting  www.bandywoodworks.etsy.com.

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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/

Also,  check out the video about the market produced by Ths folks at East Liberty Development (ELDI).  It was directed and produced by local film maker Michael Pisano. So a great big thanks Michael and ELDI's Margaret Graham  for producing the video. So please check out the video and share it with others.

Here's the link:  vimeo.com/eastlibertypgh/farmersmarket.

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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.