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Posted 11/1/2013 9:57am by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, November 2nd

Hello farmers market fans. Sorry I missed sending out an update last week.  I had a busy week at work and was not able to get a message out.

Those of you who have visited the market in the past few weeks may have noticed two recent additions to our vendor line-up.  I would like to highlight them and the wonderful products they are bringing to the market.

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.  I stocked up on the bean dip and other favorites.  But I was glad to see several new sauses.  Many of them are great for cooking with, not just for eating with chips.  Please stop by and say hello.

The market will be packed with fall items including apples and fresh pressed cider.  Other items include squash, dried beans, brussel sprouts and much more. Please see below for details.

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:

- EXTRA-LEAN GROUND TURKEY
- LAMB LOIN CHOPS OR ROAST RACKS OF LAMB
- GROUND LAMB
- LAMB GYRO -SEASONED BURGER PATTIES

PLEASE PLACE YOUR HOLIDAY ORDERS A.S.A.P.. don't wait..as items or sizes  you may need can easily run out!!

Offerings include:

- FRESH TURKEYS
- LARGE ROASTING CHICKENS/CAPONS
- DUCKS
- SMOKED PHEASANTS

**ALL AVAILABLE FOR 11/23 OR 11/27 PICK- UPS

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 fruit and vegetables.  He will be heading out to Somerset County again tomorrow, so expect some surprises. 

I expect he will have onions (several varieties), brussel sprouts, celery, leeks, hot peppers and green peppers, zucchini, apples, swiss chard, garlic, cabbage, tomatoes (several varieties), potatoes (blue, white, yukon gold and red), carrots, radishes, cauliflower, and fresh herbs.  Brian also has freshly grown, dried herbs.  Also Brian will have several varieties of shelling beans.  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:

Cider
Apple varieties:
- McIntosh
- Jonathan
- Macoun
- Cortland
- Red Delicious
- Golden Delicious
- Mutsu
- Gala
- Stayman Winesap
- Jonagold
- Empire
- Honeycrisp
Broccoli
Peppers
Kale
Collards
Eggplant
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 Cranberries from Wisconsin, first week of the season.  Brussel sprouts, winter squash, swiss chard, several types of peppers, shallots, tomatoes, onions, garlic, green beans (not local), beets, several varieties of lettuce, micro greens, zucchini (not local), cabbage, mushrooms, pears.


California Connection-
  Lots of dried fruit and nuts from California.  All were recently harvested and dried under the California sun.  New this week we will have dried bing cherries.  We also will have a new batch of zahidi dates.  We already sold out of the first batch.  This Saturday we will have the following at the market:

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

Kew Park Coffee Bar-  We have a fresh batch of beans that were roasted by Commonplace Coffee Roasters. The Florida citrus is just starting to come in.  We have tangerines and grapefruits from Florida, and Valencia oranges from California.    We have a fresh batch of fresh concord grape juice, made from Erie County grapes.  Get it while you can as its only in season for a few weeks.

PA Made Cheese-   We will have aged sheep and goat milk cheeses that were ageed in the cheese cave.  We have a fresh batch of Blue Cheese from Clover Creek, and Birchrun Blue and Fat Cat 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.  We conducted a tour last week for the students from the Dairy Class at the Chatham U Food Studies Program .  We had a great visit and of course tasted come cheese at the end of the tour.

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 be off this week as they will be attending an event.

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.

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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.

Posted 10/30/2013 8:12am by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for Saturday, November 2nd...

- EXTRA-LEAN GROUND TURKEY
- LAMB LOIN CHOPS OR ROAST RACKS OF LAMB
- GROUND LAMB
- LAMB GYRO -SEASONED BURGER PATTIES


PLEASE PLACE YOUR HOLIDAY ORDERS A.S.A.P.. don't wait..as items or sizes  you may need can easily run out!!

Offerings include:

- FRESH TURKEYS
- LARGE ROASTING CHICKENS/CAPONS
- DUCKS
- SMOKED PHEASANTS

**ALL AVAILABLE FOR 11/23 OR 11/27 PICK- UPS

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

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

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


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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.
 
Posted 10/17/2013 10:12pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, October 19th

Hello farmers market fans. The market will be open this Saturday and will be bursting with locally grown and made items.  We are getting to the end of many summer items such as tomatoes and peppers, so get them while you can.  Fall items are rolling in.  Last week was the first week for local brussel sprouts- the real ones that come on the stalk.  They are so delicious when they are fresh, and so easy to prepare.  I just cut them in half, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and bake them at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Many other fall items are plentiful- starting with apples and fresh pressed cider.  Other items include pumpkins, gourds, squash, and concord grapes.  Please see below for details.

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:

**NEW FALL BATCH OF PASTURE(GRASS)-RAISED ROASTING CHICKENS (ROASTERS)

**BEEF BRISKET

 **LOOSE/BULK SAUSAGE IN SAGE OR PLAIN SALT & PEPPERPORK SPARE RIBS

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

 
Greenawalt Farm

I spoke to Brian and we will have quite truckload of Amish grown fruit and vegetables.  He will be heading out to Somerset County again tomorrow, so expect some surprises. 

I expect he will have honeydew melons, green beans, onions (several varieties) leeks, hot peppers and green peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, cukes, pears, honeycrisp apples, swiss chard, fresh garlic, cabbage, tomatoes (several varieties), potatoes (blue, white, yukon gold and red), and fresh herbs.  Brian also has freshly grown, dried herbs.  Also Brian will have several varieties of shelling beans.

A full line of winter squash is now available, as well as fall items like decorating squash and pumpkins.

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:

Cider
Apple varieties:
- McIntosh
- Jonathan
- Macoun
- Cortland
- Red Delicious
- Golden Delicious
- Mutsu
- Gala
- Stayman Winesap
- Jonagold
- Empire
- Honeycrisp
Broccoli
Peppers
Kale
Collards
Eggplant
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 pumpkins, brussel sprouts, winter squash, swiss chard, several types of peppers, shallots, tomatoes, onions, fresh garlic, green beans, beets, several varieties of lettuce, micro greens, zucchini, cabbage, cauliflower, mushrooms, bosch pears.
  Concord grapes from Erie County will be available. .

California Connection-
  Lots of dried fruit and nuts from California.  All were recently harvested and dried under the California sun.  New this week we will have dried bing cherries.  We also will have a new batch of zahidi dates.  We already sold out of the first batch.  This Saturday we will have the following at the market:

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

Kew Park Coffee Bar-  We have a fresh batch of beans that were roasted by Commonplace Coffee Roasters. The Florida citrus is just starting to come in.  We have tangerines from Florida, and oranges from California.  The grapefruits are from South Africa.  Florida grapefruits should arrive soon.  We have a fresh batch of fresh concord grape juice, made from Erie County grapes.  Get it while you can as its only in season for a few weeks.

PA Made Cheese-   We will have aged sheep and goat milk cheeses that were ageed in the cheese cave.  We have a fresh batch of Blue Cheese from Clover Creek.

I visited the Adirondacks last week for a brief getaway.  As always, I was searching out farmers markets and locally made food.  I visited the Saturday market at Saranac Lake Village.  It was an awesome market that includes lots of fruit and vegetable farmers, a bread baker and lamb farmer.  There was also a cheese maker from Asgaard Farm and Dairy.  By chance the cheese maker was manning the booth that day so we had a great conversation about the local cheese scene in PA as well New York State.  Asgaard is located in a place called Au Sable Forks.  It is an absolutley beautiful place, right near the Lake Placid Olympic site.

They were selling a soft ripened goat cheese called Whiteface Mountain that was fabulous.  Since no one makes a cheese like that arounf here (yet), I purchased a dozen pieces to bring back home.  I sold mot of it last Saturday, but still have a few pieces available this Saturday.

http://www.asgaardfarm.com/cheeses

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.   The wheels we are taking out for sale at the market are excellent.  We dropped off samples to a number of Pittsburgh chefs and got excellent feedback on the flavor of the cheese.  We are conducting our first tour of the facility this coming Monday as the students from the Dairy Class at the Chatham U Food Studies Program will be visiting the cave and Riverview Dairy. It should be a lot of fun to show off the cave for the first time.  So please stop by the PA Made cheese stand to buy some of the cheese.  Both the Meadow Belle goat cheese and the Schof Kase Sheep Cheese were aged in the cave.  We need your support!


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 have will have a new batch of honey locust serving boards and end-grain cutting boards this week.  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

*****************************************************
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.

*********************************************************

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.

Posted 10/16/2013 7:29pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for Saturday, October 19th...

 
**NEW FALL BATCH OF PASTURE(GRASS)-RAISED ROASTING CHICKENS (ROASTERS)


**BEEF BRISKET


**LOOSE/BULK SAUSAGE IN SAGE OR PLAIN SALT & PEPPER
PORK SPARE RIBS

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

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

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


*********************************************************
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.
 
Posted 10/11/2013 9:59am by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, October 12th

Hello farmers market fans.  Fall is here and we have many locally grown fall items at the market this week.  These include cider, apples, brussels sprouts, pumpkins, gourds, squash, concord grapes, etc.  At the same time, we still have lots of "summer" items like tomatoes and peppers.  This is probably the last week for sweet corn.

See you at the market.

David Lagnese
***********************************************************************************************

The Update....

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND


Special items for this week:

- PORK SPARE RIBS
- EYE OF ROUND ROAST
- ROLLED RUMP ROAST
- CHICKEN THIGHS

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

 
Greenawalt Farm

I just spoke to Brian and we will have quite truckload of Amish grown fruit and vegetables.  He will be heading out to Somerset County again tomorrow, so expect some surprises. 

I expect he will have honeydew mellons, rhubarb, green beans, onions (several varieties) leeks, hot peppers and green peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, cukes, pears, honeycrisp apples, grapes, swiss chard, fresh garlic, cabbage, tomatoes (several varieties), potatoes (blue, white, yukon gold and red), and fresh herbs.  Brian also has freshly grown, dried herbs.  Also Brian will have several varieties of shelling beans.

A full line of winter squash is now available, as well as fall items like decorating squash and pumpkins.

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:

Cider
Apple varieties:
- Honeycrisp
- Gala
- McIntosh
- Jonathan
- Cortland
- Red Delicious
- Golden Delicious
- Jonagold
- Macoun
peppers
eggplant
kale
collards
broccoli
cabbage
tomatoes
zucchini

And bread from Wood Street Bread Co.

Zang's Greenhouse...Rick will have brussels sprouts, several types of peppers, shallots, tomatoes, onions, fresh garlic, green beans, beets, several varieties of lettuce, micro greens, zucchini, cabbage, sweet corn, cauliflower, mushrooms, bosch and asian sickle pears.
  Concord grapes from Erie County will be available.  This will probably the lst week for sweet corn.

California Connection-
  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) 
Dates (organic)
Peaches
Cherries
Figs
Plouts
Raisins
Raw almonds
Pistachios (organic)

Kew Park Coffee Bar-  We have a fresh batch of beans that were roasted by Commonplace Coffee Roasters. Also fresh squeezed tangerine, orange and grapefruit juice and freshly made concord grape juice.  Get it while you can as its only in season for a few weeks.

PA Made Cheese-   We will have aged sheep and goat milk cheeses that were ageed in the cheese cave.  We have a fresh batch of Blue Cheese from Clover Creek.

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 have will have a new batch of honey locust serving boards and end-grain cutting boards this week.  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

*****************************************************
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.

*********************************************************

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.

Posted 10/9/2013 9:26pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for Saturday, October 12th...


- PORK SPARE RIBS
- EYE OF ROUND ROAST
- ROLLED RUMP ROAST
- CHICKEN THIGHS

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

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

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


*********************************************************
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.
 
Posted 10/3/2013 10:01pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, October 5th

Hi folks.  I am on the run this week so was not able to connect with the farmers. I do not have a detailed update for you this week.

But rest assured that the market will be open this weekend and I expect a huge assortment of locally grown food and other items.

So please come out this weekend and support your local farmer's market Coop.

David Lagnese

*****************************************************
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.

*********************************************************

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.

Posted 9/27/2013 7:06am by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, September 28th

Hello farmers market fans.  This Saturday should be another great day at the market.

Last week was the first week for fresh pressed cider from Kistaco Farm.  The taste was excellent.  I always say that Kistaco's is the best in the region because of its balance of sweet and tart flavors.  So stop by and pick up a jug for you and for a friend.

Special visit-  One of our regular customers Sylvia Lynch recently started selling some wonderful aged balsamic vinegars at the outdoor farmers markets.  She calls her business Pastamore'.  We invited her to stop by our market to sell some of this excellent vinegar.  I have had lots of different balsamic vinegars and must say this is some of the best I have ever had.  So please stop by and try some.  Of course vinegar goes very well with all of the California olive oils that are also available at the market.

The Greenawalts in the news- For those of you that may have missed it, our local NPR radio station, WESA 90.5 FM did a story this week on gleaning.  Featured in the story was our very own Greenawalt family.  They participate in a gleaning program that gets excess vegetables from their farm into the the hands of needy people through local food banks.  You can read and hear the story by clicking on the following link:

http://wesa.fm/post/how-ancient-practice-gleaning-still-getting-food-needy

Cheers to the Greenawalt Family.

See you at the market.

David Lagnese
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The Update....

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND


Special items for this week:

-SMOKED HALF HAMS AND HAM SLICES
-CANADIAN BACON
-BABY BACK RIBS
-EYE OF ROUND ROAST
-ROLLED RUMP ROAST

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

 
Greenawalt Farm

Last week Brian brought a huge truckload of all sorts of Amish grown vegetables to the market.  He will be heading out to Somerset County again tomorrow to get another load.  He gave me a list of all the thibgs he expects to have but also said to "expect surprises."

I expect he will have water mellons, rhubarb, green beans, sweet corn, onions (several varieties) leeks, hot peppers and green peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, cukes, pickles, peaches, nectarines, fresh garlic, cabbage, tomatoes (several varieties), new potatoes (white, yukon gold and red), and fresh herbs.  Brian also has freshly grown, dried herbs.  Also Brian will heve several varieties of shelling beans and grapes- concords and other varieties.

A full line of winter squash is now available, as well as fall items like decorating squash and pumpkins.

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:

Cider
Apple varieties:
- Honeycrisp
- Gala
- McIntosh
- Jonathan
- Cortland
- Red Delicious
- Golden Delicious
- Jonagold
- Macoun
6 kinds of peppers
eggplant
kale
collards
broccoli
cabbage
tomatoes
zucchini

And bread from Wood Street Bread Co.

Zang's Greenhouse...Rick will have watermellons, several types of peppers, shallots, tomatoes, pickles, cukes, candy onions, fresh garlic, green beans, beets, several varieties of lettuce, micro greens, zucchini, 2 varieties of cabbage, sweet corn, cauliflower, mushrooms, plums, sickle and bartlett pears.
  Concord grapes from Erie County will be available. 

California Connection-
  We started selling the California dried fruit and nuts last week and folks seemed to really like them.  The dried figs were the most popular item.  New items this week include apricots from Van Dyke Ranch and dates from Flying Disc Ranch.   This Saturday we will have the following at the market:

Apricots (organic) 
Dates (organic)
Peaches
Cherries
Figs
Plouts
Raisins
Raw almonds
Pistachios (organic)

Bella Viva Orchards

As mentioned, most of the fruit is coming from Bella Viva Orchards. I discovered them when  I was out there in March  I did not get to visit the farm, which is located in the Central Valley near Modesto.  Instead, I met them at the Farmers Market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.  They were selling an incredible array of dried fruits- cherries, apricots, pluots, peaches and nectarines to name a few.  I was really impressed by how beautiful looking the fruit was and also how moist and tasty it was. The farm is operated by the Martino Family.  Named for their daughters, Vivian and Belle, Bella Viva means beautiful long life in Italian.  What sets them apart in my mind, is that they have become quite expert at the processing and drying of the fresh fruit.  It is very difficult to master this, and at Bella Viva it is all processed and dried naturally under the California sun.  I really think you are going to enjoy this fruit. 

Click on their website and watch the little video about their farm and the great shots of the large racks of fruit drying in the sun.


Kew Park Coffee Bar-  We have a fresh batch of beans that were roasted by Commonplace Coffee Roasters. Also fresh squeezed orange juice and freshly made concord grape juice.  Last week was the first week for the grape juice and it is delicious.  Get it while you can as its only in season for a few weeks.

PA Made Cheese-   We will have aged sheep and goat milk cheeses that were ageed in the cheese cave.  Unfortunately the Bylers will not be able to make it in for a visit but we hope that they will in the near future. 

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 have will have a new batch of honey locust serving boards and end-grain cutting boards this week.  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

*****************************************************
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.

*********************************************************

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.

Posted 9/25/2013 8:28pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND special items for Saturday, September 28th...


-SMOKED HALF HAMS AND HAM SLICES
-CANADIAN BACON
-BABY BACK RIBS
-EYE OF ROUND ROAST
-ROLLED RUMP ROAST

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

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

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


*********************************************************
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.
 
Posted 9/20/2013 9:36am by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, September 21st

Hello Farmers market fans.  This Saturday should be another great day at the market.

You know fall is here when the fresh pressed apple cider shows up.  I am happy to report that fresh cider will be available at the Kistaco stand. So stop by and pick up a jug.

Good news, bad news.  The bad news is that the local peach season is over.  That alwasy makes me sad.  But we did have a really good and long peach season this year, so I guess we can't complain.  The good news is that the dried fruit from California has arrived and is available at the California Connection stand.  We have some wondewrful dried peaches that are large and moist.  See below for an update.

See you at the market.

David Lagnese
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The Update....

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND


- SIRLOIN TIP kabobs for grilling or roasting
- BONELESS PORK LOIN ROASTS OR CHOPS
- PORK TENDERLOINS

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

As usual, Bryan will be driving around Somerset County on Friday looking for locally grown items.  I expect he will have water mellons, rhubarb, green beans, sweet corn, onions (several varieties) leeks, hot peppers and green peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, cukes, pickles, peaches, nectarines, fresh garlic, cabbage, tomatoes (several varieties), new potatoes (white, yukon gold and red), and fresh herbs.  Brian also has freshly grown, dried herbs.

A full line of winter squash is now available, as well as fall items like decorating squash and pumpkins.

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:

McIntosh
Gala
Honeycrisp
Cortland
Red Delicious
Prune Plums
Nectarines
Kale
Collards
Eggplant
6 kinds of peppers
Pickles
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Cider!!

And bread from Wood Street Bread Co.

Zang's Greenhouse...Rick will have watermellons, several types of peppers, shallots, tomatoes, pickles, cukes, candy onions, fresh garlic, green beans, beets, several varieties of lettuce, micro greens, zucchini, 2 varieties of cabbage, sweet corn, cauliflower, mushrooms, plums, sickle and bartlett pears.
  Concord grapes from Erie County will be available.  Chambersburg peaches are done for the season.

California Connection-
As mentioned above, the dried fruit and nuts are coming in from California.  Most of the fruit is comong from Bella Viva Orchards. I discovered them when  I was out there in March  I did not get to visit the farm, which is located in the Central Valley near Modesto.  Instead, I met them at the Farmers Market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.  They were selling an incredible array of dried fruits- cherries, apricots, pluots, peaches and nectarines to name a few.  I was really impressed by how beautiful looking the fruit was and also how moist and tasty it was. The farm is operated by the Martino Family.  Named for their daughters, Vivian and Belle, Bella Viva means beautiful long life in Italian.  What sets them apart in my mind, is that they have become quite expert at the processing and drying of the fresh fruit.  It is very difficult to master this, and at Bella Viva it is all processed and dried naturally under the California sun.  I really think you are going to enjoy this fruit.  This Saturday we will have the following at the market, with more to come in the next few weeks:

Peaches
Cherries
Figs
Plouts
Raisins
Raw almonds
Pistachios

Click on their website and watch the little video about their farm and the great shots of the large racks of fruit drying in the sun.


Kew Park Coffee Bar-  We have a fresh batch of beans that were roasted by Commonplace Coffee Roasters. Also fresh squeezed orange juice and freshly made concord grape juice.

PA Made Cheese-   We started selling the sheep milk cheese last week and people seemed to really like it.  We will have more ths week.  In fact Sam and Susie Byler will be making a long overdue visit to the market next Saturday, Spetember 28th.  It will be a short visit as they will only be there from about 8 to 9 am.

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 have will have a new batch of honey locust serving boards and end-grain cutting boards this week.  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.

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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.