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Farmers' Market Coop of East Liberty Update

Posted 11/22/2013 8:57am by Val Kennedy.

Update for Saturday, November 23rd

The Thanksging Holiday is upon us.  The market will be well stocked with lots of great items for your holiday celebration.

Please keep in mind that our vendors have many items that are perfect to use as host gifts for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Please come out to the market and support your local farmers.

Please note that the market will also be open on Wednesday November 27th, the day before Thanksgiving.  I will send out a reminder message early next week.

See you at the market.

David Lagnese

The Update....


Special items for this week:



**PLEASE order all special cut items by Thursday eve. so your products can be prepared, inspected, & packaged properly

PLEASE PLACE YOUR HOLIDAY ORDERS A.S.A.P.. There are still some fresh Turkeys available for Wednesday 11/27 pickup, but selection is now limited so please call out to the farm ASAP.

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

Greenawalt Farm

I spoke to Brian and we will have quite a truckload of Amish grown produce.  He is in Somerset County today on his usual route.

I expect he will have jerusalem artichokes, carrots, turnips, onions (several varieties), hot peppers and green peppers, zucchini, apples, garlic, cabbage, tomatoes (several varieties), potatoes (blue, white, yukon gold and red), carrots, radishes, cauliflower, and fresh herbs.  Brian has freshly grown, dried herbs.  Also Brian will have five varieties of shelling beans and dried corn.   A full line of winter squash is now available, .

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

The Kistaco Farm stand will have:

Apple varieties:
- McIntosh
- Jonathan
- Macoun
- Cortland
- Red Delicious
- Golden Delicious
- Mutsu
- Gala
- Stayman Winesap
- Jonagold
- Empire
- Honeycrisp
Winter Squash
Food Creations from Suzanne's Kitchen
- Applesauce
- Corn Salsa
- Bread & Butter Pickles
- Corn Relish

....And bread from Wood Street Bread Co.

Zang's Greenhouse...Rick will have fresh Cranberries from Wisconsin.  Other items include brussel sprouts, winter squash, several types of peppers, shallots, tomatoes, onions, garlic, green beans (not local), beets, several varieties of lettuce, micro greens, zucchini (not local), cabbage, mushrooms.  In the fruit department, limes, lemons, oranges, graperuit, blueberries, rasberries and grapes- all shipped in.

California Connection-
  Lots of dried fruit and nuts from California.  All were recently harvested and dried under the California sun.  These items are great on your Thanksgiving table.  This Saturday we will have the following at the market:

Apricots (organic) 
Dates (organic)
Bing and Rainier Cherries
White Figs
Raw almonds
Pistachios (organic)

Kew Park Coffee Bar-  We have a fresh batch of beans that were roasted by Commonplace Coffee Roasters. We have Florida citrus for juice- oranges, tangerines and grapefruits.

PA Made Cheese-  
We have a fresh batch of chev and feta from Riverview Dairy.  We also have a fresh batch of Blue Cheese from Clover Creek, and Birchrun Blue  from Birchrun Hills Creamery.

Cheese Cave Update- Things continue to progress at the cheese cave.  We have several hundred wheels of sheep and goat cheese in the cave.  The cheese really seems to like the 55 degree temperature and 95% humidity in the cave. This week we will have wheels or Meadowbell aged goat cheese and Schof Kase aged sheep milk cheese.

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 BANDY Woodworks will there this week with lots of great itmems for holiday gifts.

Pastamore' barrel-aged vinegars-  These are being brought to us by long time market customer Sylvia Lynch.  She found these vinegars in her travels and fell in love with them.  She then made arrangements to be able to sell them.  Offerings inlcude basic balsamic vinegar, but also other flavored vinegars. Free tastes, of course.  Stop by and talk to Sylvia and try these vinegars.  I have been using them on roasted vegetables such as the brussel sprouts that are available at the market.  A few descriptions...

- Elderberry Balsamic  Sweet elderberry juice combined with our white balsamic vinegar creates a subtly sweet yet slightly tart flavor.

- Blackberry Balsamic  Pure balsamic vinegar is blended with blackberries to create a thick, rich and full-bodied vinegar.

- Dark Sweet Cherry Balsamic Vinegar  Combined with hand-picked Dark Sweet Cherries create the perfect flavor as a salad dressing for spinach or fresh greens.

- Citrus Balsamic Vinegar has been blended with sweet oranges, tangerines, and a splash of lime to create this inspirational and versatile vinegar.

Cinco de Mayo Salsa-
After being away for the summer selling at the outdoor markets, they are back with their wonderfull salsas and cooking sauces. They offer a wide variety of sauces and salsas.  Many of them are great for cooking with, not just for eating with chips.  Please stop by and say hello.

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

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:


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.