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Farmers' Market Coop of East Liberty Update

Posted 4/4/2014 1:49pm by Val Kennedy.

Update for Saturday, April 5th

Hello farmers market fans. I have not been able get update messages out lately.  Sorry about that. 

But I want to let everyone know that the market is open this Saturday with a full compliment of farmers and vendors.  I did get some updates on items available this week, so please see below.

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

See you at the market.

David Lagnese
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The Update....

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this week:

*MORE EXTRA - LEAN GROUND TURKEY*

 **GOAT MEAT** specialty cuts of shoulder roast, stew meat, ground meat, soup/stock bones, loin chops, and boneless leg cut to order for size needed...limited amount so please call to secure your share A.S.A.P.

***Easter Candy for Sat April19th** last week to order Kennedy Girls' fundraiser to directly benefit their dance education...All kinds of items listed in color brochure at our stand from BETSY ANN AMERICAN CHOCOLATES...

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

Greenawalt Farm
 
I spoke to Brian today.  He is heading out for a trip to Somerset County next week.  But he wants to let everyone know that he still has a nice variety of locally grown fall items including squash, potatoes, onions and dried shelling beans.  He will also have some shipped in items. 
 
Greenawalt's always have fresh local eggs and many types of Amish canned items such as jellies and jams. They also have some cured meat items from Lancaster County.
 
Zang's Greenhouse...Rick still has locally grown lettuce and micro greens, as well as PA grown mushrooms.  Shipped in itmes include artichokes, sweet onions, swiss chard, maroon carrots and others.
 
California Connection-  We have some new 2014 vintage oilve oil that just arrrived this week.  The oil is fresh and spicy.
 
We still have lots of dried fruit and nuts from California.  We got a new batch of raisins in this week. All were recently harvested and dried under the California sun. This Saturday we will have the following at the market:

Apricots (organic) 
Peaches
Bing and Rainier Cherries
White Figs
Plouts
Raisins
Raw almonds
Raw walnuts (organic)
Pistachios (organic)

Kew Park Coffee Bar-  We have a fresh batch of dark roast beans that were roasted on the farm in Jamaica. The Florida citrus is till strong, although we are on our last batch of tangerines.  Valenia oranges just arived this week. 
 
Wheel and Wedge Cheese-   We have a nice selection as we got several cheese shipments this week.  We have several cheeses that have been aging in the cave for the past 6 months.  Please stop by for a taste.

Pastamore' barrel-aged vinegars-  These are being brought to us by long time market customer Sylvia Lynch.  Offerings inlcude basic balsamic vinegar, but also other flavored vinegars. Free tastes, of course.  Stop by and talk to Sylvia and try these vinegars. Flavors include:

- 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.

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 All items are made in their shop using local reclaimed and salvaged wood and non-toxic finishes.  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.