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Farmers' Market Coop of East Liberty Update

Posted 4/18/2014 1:05pm by Val Kennedy.

Update for Saturday, April 19th

Easter is upon us.  So for all of you that celebrate the holiday, we hope you will stop in at the market tomorrow to pick up some special food for your holiday table.

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:

LARGE ROASTING CHICKENS

SEMI-BONELESS LEGS OF LAMB

BONELESS BEEF PRIME RIB ROASTs OR STEAKS...cut to order

BEEF STANDING RIB ROASTS ...cut to order

SMOKED CHEDDAR CHEESE...yes it's back...This is a direct benefit item for Jake & Tay's 4-H cattle judging/education program

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

Greenawalt Farm
 
I spoke to Brian today.  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 fruits and vegetables. 
 
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.
 
Kistaco Farm- Still lots available in the apple department...
 
Cider
Idared
Red Delicious
Stayman
Winesap
Empire
 
Homegrown Salad Mix!
Beans
Snow Peas
Leaf Lettuce
Asparagus
New Red Potatoes
Baking Potatoes
 
Wood Street Bread Co. bread
 
Zang's Greenhouse...Rick still has locally grown lettuce and micro greens, as well as PA grown mushrooms.  Shipped in itmes include sweet onions, swiss chard, carrots brocolli, cauliflower, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers.  Florida peaches are also available. Ramps are here for the first week.  Easter flowers will be plentiful.
 
California Connection-  We have some new 2014 vintage oilve oil that just arrrived last week.  The oil is fresh and spicy.
 
We still have lots of dried fruit and nuts from California. 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.  The tangerine season is over, but we still have Valencia oranges for juice.
 
Wheel and Wedge Cheese-   We just pulled some wheels of cheese out of the cave.  We have a new style that we are calling Brady's Bend Swiss, since it was aged in the cave at Brady's Bend PA. 
 
We also got  a shipment of Feta and Chevre from Riverview Dairy.  We have been out of these for a while.  These are the first batches made with the fresh spring goats milk.

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.  They just got in a fresh bactch of beautiful cutting boards.

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.