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Farmers' Market Coop of East Liberty

Posted 5/2/2014 2:51pm by Val Kennedy.

Update for Saturday, May 3rd

Its now May, so spring must be here, right?

A few spring items like ramps and rhubarb are in the market this week, more to come in the near future. 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:

 - PORK SPARE RIBS

- SIRLOIN TIP KABOBS

 - SIRLOIN STEAK

**remember Mother's Day is next weekend and you can order any cuts of beef, pork, poultry from standing rib roast to crown roast of pork...we can have any size and cut of beef and pork if called into farm by next Thursday...or stop in at the Market this Saturday to place a quick order!

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

Greenawalt Farm
 
I spoke to Brian today as he was driving around Somerset County. Local items inlcude rhubarb, ramps and fresh herbs.  Brian also will have vegetable and herb transplants for the garden. He still has some locally grown fall items including butternut 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 has some apples...
 
Cider
Idared
Red Delicious
Empire
 
Salad Mix
Vegetable plants
Cabbage
Kale
Broccoli
Collards
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Celery
Basil
Parsley
Thyme
Oregano
Chives
Flower plants
Pansies
Violas

 
Bread from Wood Street Bread Co.
 
Zang's Greenhouse...Rick have ramps again this week plus locally grown lettuce and PA grown mushrooms.  Shipped in ietms include Vidalia sweet onions, swiss chard, carrots brocolli, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers.  Blueberries from Georgia are in.
 
 
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)

New this week are dried blueberries.
 
Kew Park Coffee Bar-  We are running low on coffee but have enough for the week with a new shipment on its way from Jamaica.  At the juice bar we have valencias from California.
 
Wheel and Wedge Cheese-   Just in from the cave are wheels of young sheep milk cheese.  Its only 2 months old so still soft, but very flavorful.  Also we have two other cave aged cheeses-  Brady's Bend Swiss, and Cheddar.
 
We also have 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.