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Farmers Market Coop of East Liberty Update

Posted 4/26/2013 2:13pm by Val Kennedy.

Update for Saturday, April 27th

Hi everyone, the market will be open this Saturday as usual.  Please see below for an update.

Ramp season has begun.  Rick Zang will have them for sure and Brian Greenawalt is driving around Somerset County right now trying to find some. 

Ramps are a recent favorite of mine.  They are only around for a short time, so get them while you can.

Check out the article Bob Batz wrote about Ramps in the Post-Gazette yesterday:

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/food/a-sure-sign-and-smell-of-spring-here-ramps-684842/

See you at the market- David Lagnese

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The Update....

J.L Kennedy Meat Stand

Special items for this Saturday

BONE-IN PORK LOIN, chops or roast but please call by Thursday eve so we can have what you need

BEEF ROASTS OF....

- EYE OF ROUND

- ROLLED RUMP

- SHOULDER/ARM ROASTS

***ANY STEAK CUT TO ORDER if called in by Thursday eve. esp since we are open only one day/week that are short hours fresh to you!!-

Please keep phone call orders and any messages to ring in during our business hours of 9-9 mon-thurs and 9-6 on friday...

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

Greenawalt Farm

Brian is in Somerset County today looking for some early locally grown items.  I am not sure what he might bring back.  As mentioned above, he is on the lookout for Ramps.

Brian still has some locally grown dried bean varieties including great northern and cranberry beans.

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

2013 vintage local maple syrup and maple products from Wagner Sugar Camp.

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 of course- Kistaco still has several varieties of locally grown apples.  They are carefully stored at just the right temperature to keep them fresh.  Varieties still available are:


- Red Delicious
- Golden Delicious
- Jonagold
- Empire
- Stayman Winesap

From Suzanne's Kitchen
- Donuts
- Corn Salsa
- Applesauce
- Corn Relish
- Onion Relish
- Spicy Dill Pickles

Other Goodies
- Snap Peas
- Asparagus
- New Red Potatoes
- Leaf Lettuce
- Brussels Sprouts
- Pears
- Citrus
- Bananas

- Wood Street Bread Co. (6-8 different breads)

And of course Cider- the best in Pittsburgh.

Zang's Greenhouse...Rick will have local wild ramps.  He will also have more of the locally grown spinach, lettuce, spring mix and radishes from Harvest Valley Farm.  These items were grown in high tunnels.   They are a real treat for so early in the growing season.

Shipped in items include fresh fennel, brussel sprouts golden beets, spinach, kale, peppers, asparagus, garlic, onions, green beans, potatoes, and several varieties of tomatoes.  Florida citrus is still going strong with several orange varieties available. 

In the flower department- Rick will have pansy transplants. He will also have some garden transplants including tomatoes.

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

Kallari Chocolate Update-

Kallari chocolate bars are still available. More on Kallari...

Here is the website:
http://kallari.com/chocolate.html

A New York Times article on Kallari:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/dining/05choc.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

A really interesting UTube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLKQBS07JN4

PA Made Cheese-  

We still have more of the Birchrun Blue.  It is very good.  We have an other shipment of Fat Cat coming next week.

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.