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Farmers' Market Coop of East Liberty Update

Posted 7/11/2014 6:55am by Val Kennedy.

Update for Saturday, July 5th

To formally kick off the local tomato season, tomorrow we will have a special visit from noted food writer Miriam Rubin will be visiting the market.   She will be doing a cooking demonstration with recipes from her Tomatoes Cookbook.  She will also have books available to purchase.  Its really an honor to have Miriam take time out of her busy schedule to visit our market.  So please come out and visit her and help spread the word.  We plan to start the cooking demonstration around 10 am.

See you at the market.

David Lagnese
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The Update....

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for July 12th....

Kennedy Kids' 4-H SHOW LAMB this week...please call with specific orders for
  • Leg of lamb/ bone - in or boneless
  • Lamb shanks whole or cut pieces
  • Lamb chops = 8 chop limit per order
  • Lamb shoulder roast as whole
And
  • Shoulder stew meat cubes =2# limit per order
  • Ground lamb= 2# limit per order please....
  • BEEF shaved sirloin for flash - fast summer meals
  • PORK TENDERLOINS....which are not available every week on a local - meat basis/supply -
The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Greenawalt Farm

 
Brian is in Somerset County today visiting the Amish farms.  Local items include tomatoes, pickles, cukes, new potatoes, zucchini, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, strawberries, plums and peaches, lettuce, rhubarb, kale, green onions and fresh herbs.  Brian also will have vegetable and herb transplants for the garden.  He said there may be a few surprises like berries.
 
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- I was not able to connect with Tim but expect that he will still have some cider and apples.  He will also have a lot of locally grown items from his farm including several kale varieties and swiss chard.  He should also have some flower, herb and vegetable transplants.
 
 
Bread from Wood Street Bread Co. is always available at the Kistaco stand.
 
Zang's Greenhouse... Rick have fresh sweet corn from McIlhinny Farm in Evans City.  Last week was the first week and it was excellent.  Rick will also have fresh garlic, snow and snap peas, green beans, roma beans, wax beans, sweet onions, lettuce, micro greens, cukes and pickles, zucchini, yellow squash and PA grown mushrooms.  Rick will also have a few shipped in items like peppers and potatoes to fill in the gaps.
 
Rick will also have flowers and vegetable transplants.
 
 
California Connection-  We now have our full line of 2014 vintage oils to offer.  All are certified Extra Virgin by the Califorinia Olive Oil Council.  Four of the oils are also certified organic. Our offerings are:
  • Corto Olive
  • Fiueroa Farms- Organic Frantioi
  • Figuero Farms- Organic Estate Blend
  • Olio Nuevo- Estate Arbiquina
  • Organic Arbequina
  • Organic California Blend
  • Stone House- House Blend
California Dried Fruits and Nuts include:
 
New from California are freshly harvested and dried sour cherries. We also still have:

Apricots (organic) 
Blueberries
Peaches
Bing and Rainier Cherries
White Figs
Plouts
Raisins
Raw almonds
Raw walnuts (organic)
Pistachios (organic)
 
Kew Park Coffee Bar-  Fresh roasted coffee from the farm in Jamaica.  At the juice bar we have valencia oranges from California.
 
Wheel and Wedge Cheese-   We quite a strong supply of cheese right now, both local and regional.  This week we have the return of a cheese called Tome Delicious.  Its a semi soft cheese made in Lancaster County.  As the name implies, it is delicious.
 
Pastamore' barrel-aged vinegars-  These are being brought to us by long time market customer Sylvia Lynch.  Offerings include 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.

They recently moved their both to next to Kennedy Meat stand.  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.