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Posted 11/29/2012 9:58pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, December 1st

After a quiet day at the market last Saturday, I expect the market to back at full force this Saturday with all farmers and vendors present.  

We are planning some special events throughout December.  For example, Mark and Melanie Bachman from God's Country Creamery in Potter County will be down for a visit next Saturday, December 8th.  They make the Havarti, Lace Swiss and Gruyere that we carry at the PA Made Cheese stand.  We will demonstrating how to make cheese fondue and giving out free samples!  I hope you will stop by and meet these great family cheese makers.

Please see below for the update.  See you at the market!

David Lagnese

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

I spoke to Bryan Greenawalt.  He is still adjusting to life with a new baby in the family.  Please stop by and congratulate him.   Greenawalt's still have a lot of locally grown items. These include many varieties of winter squash.  Other local items include brussel sprouts, onions, and possibly broccoli and cauliflower. Local potatoes include white, yellow, red and purple flesh.  Local cabbage (red and green) and cabbage sporouts will be available. 
Fruit wise- Brian will have a few varieties of apples.

Also don't forget that Greenawalt's always carry a wide selection of Amish made prepared items in jars.  They also have several varieties of dried beans.  I used the dried Navy Beans to make a pot of Navy Bean Soup.  Local eggs are always available.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special item for J.L. Kennedy meat stand for this saturday is.. hand- raised Kennedy family VEAL...  cutlets,  stew meat,  ground veal, leg roasts,  shanks cut or whole,  stock/ soup bones....

We fill orders according to order they are received.  Please leave a cell # where you can be notified on saturday mornings if we cannot fill yours in particular.  Or, more efficientlly you may call the stand sat morning to check on status of your order!!

Please remember to place your Christmas and holiday orders A.S.A.P for 
fresh turkeys, capons, ducks, smoked turkeys, smoked pheasants, smoked hams, crown roast of pork, beef standing rib roasts, boneless prime rib, and any steak or roast you need!!!

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

Kistaco Farm... Will have a variety of apples and vegetables grown on their farm.

Apples varieties- Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Idared, Jonagold, Rome, Empire, Stayman, Winesap, Mutsu.   And of course fresh pressed cider- the best in Pittsburgh.

Local veggies- Red Russian Kale
CabbageBroccoli, Winter Squash
 
Fresh baked bread from Wood Street Bread Company is always available.  They pick it up from the bakery real early in the morning so you don't have to.

Zang's Greenhouse
...Locally grown items this week include, brussel sprouts, beets, squash, chipollini onions, celery root, micro greens, parsnips, carrots, mushrooms, shallots, white and red potatoes, and sweet potatoes.  Rick will have fresh lettuce and spinach from Harvest Valley Farm that was grown in a high tunnel.
 
Non-local items include eggplants, grapes, cranberries, fresh fennel, garlic, onions, green beans and Florida citrus.
 
Kew Park Coffee Bar- We will have fresh beans that were roasted by Commonplace Coffee Roasters.  Also, will have fresh cranberry juice as well as fresh squeezed tangerine, orange and grapfruit juices.

PA Made Cheese- The case is full of locally made cheese  from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar, Hidden Hills Dairy, God's Country Creamery and Riverview Dairy.  We will also be sharing samples of cheese from a new cheese maker in Crawford County called Conneautee Creamery.  It is run by a multi generation farming family named the Showman's.

California Connection- We have organicaly grown dried fruit from Van Dyke Organic Ranch in Gilroy California.  Varieties include apricots, nectarines, pears, plums, and persimmons.  These are great items for holiday baking. We just got in organic raw walnuts from Rancho La Vina. These were just harvested.

On the olive oil side, we are waiting anxiously for the early harvest fresh pressed oils.  These are very hard to get shipped this far east, but I am trying hard to get some before Christmas.

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.

Rebecca Plum Baked Goods- Rebecca will be there with her usual assortment of baked goods.

Rebecca Plum Baked Goods- Rebecca will be there with her usual assortment of baked goods.

Hand Made items from Uganda- Margaret will be there on Saturday with many hand made items. These make great holiday gifts.

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Please 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, please 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 11/29/2012 9:42pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, December 1st

After a quiet day at the market last Saturday, I expect the market to back at full force this Saturday with all farmers and vendors present.  

We are planning some special events throughout December.  For example, Mark and Melanie Bachman from God's Country Creamery in Potter County will be down for a visit next Saturday, December 8th.  They make the Havarti, Lace Swiss and Gruyere that we carry at the PA Made Cheese stand.  We will be demonstrating how to make cheese fondue and giving out free samples!  I hope you will stop by and meet these great family cheese makers.

Please see below for the update.  See you at the market!

David Lagnese

*****************************************************
The Update

Greenawalt Farm

I spoke to Bryan Greenawalt.  He is still adjusting to life with a new baby in the family.  Please stop by and congratulate him.   Greenawalt's still have a lot of locally grown items. These include many varieties of winter squash.  Other local items include brussel sprouts, onions, and possibly broccoli and cauliflower. Local potatoes include white, yellow, red and purple flesh.  Local cabbage (red and green) and cabbage sporouts will be available. 
Fruit wise- Brian will have a few varieties of apples.

Also don't forget that Greenawalt's always carry a wide selection of Amish made prepared itmes in jars.  They also have several varieties of dried beans.  I used the dried Navy Beans to make a deliciuos pot of Navy Bean Soup.  Local eggs are always available.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special item for J.L. Kennedy meat stand for this saturday is.. hand- raised Kennedy family VEAL...  cutlets,  stew meat,  ground veal, leg roasts,  shanks cut or whole,  stock/ soup bones....

We fill orders according to order they are received.  Please leave a cell # where you can be notified on saturday mornings if we cannot fill yours in particular.  Or, more efficientlly you may call the stand sat morning to check on status of your order!!

Please remember to place your Christmas and holiday orders A.S.A.P. for 
fresh turkeys, capons, ducks, smoked turkeys, smoked pheasants, smoked hams, crown roast of pork, beef standing rib roasts, boneless prime rib, and any steak or roast you need!!!

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

Kistaco Farm... Will have a variety of apples and vegetables grown on their farm.

Apples varieties- Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Rome, Empire, Stayman, Winesap, Mutsu.   And of course fresh pressed cider- the best in Pittsburgh.

Local veggies- Red Russian Kale
CabbageBroccoli, Winter Squash
 
Fresh baked bread from Wood Street Bread Company is always available.  They pick it up from the bakery real early in the morning so you don't have to.

Zang's Greenhouse
...Locally grown items this week include, brussel sprouts, beets, squash, chipollini onions, celery root, micro greens, parsnips, carrots, mushrooms, shallots, white and red potatoes, and sweet potatoes.  Rick will have fresh lettuce and spinach from Harvest Valley Farm that was grown in a high tunnel.
 
Non-local items include eggplants, grapes, cranberries, fresh fennel, garlic, onions, green beans and Florida citrus.
 
Kew Park Coffee Bar- We will have fresh beans that were roasted by Commonplace Coffee Roasters.  Also, will have fresh cranberry juice as well as fresh squeezed tangerine, orange and grapfruit juices.

PA Made Cheese- The case is full of locally made cheese  from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar, Hidden Hills Dairy, God's Country Creamery and Riverview Dairy.  We will also be sharing samples of cheese from a new cheese maker in Crawford County called Conneautee Creamery.  It is run by a multi generation farming family named the Showman's.

California Connection- We have organicaly grown dried fruit from Van Dyke Organic Ranch in Gilroy California.  Varieties include apricots, nectarines, pears, plums, and persimmons.  These are great items for holiday baking. We just got in organic raw walnuts from Rancho La Vina. These were just harvested.

On the olive oil side, we are waiting anxiously for the early harvest fresh pressed oils from California.  These are very hard to get shipped this far east, but I am trying to get some before Christmas.

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.

Rebecca Plum Baked Goods- Rebecca will be there on Saturday with her usual assortment of baked goods.

Better-Made Donuts- Brought to us from the West End by Hank and Marlene Jones.  They also usually have home made potato salad and pound cake. 

Hand Made items from Uganda- Margaret will be there on Saturday with many hand made items. These make great holiday gifts.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Please 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, please 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 11/28/2012 5:52pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Saturday December 1st 

Special item for J.L. Kennedy meat stand for this saturday is.. hand- raised Kennedy family VEAL...  cutlets,  stew meat,  ground veal, leg roasts,  shanks cut or whole,  stock/ soup bones....

We fill orders according to order they are received.  Please leave a cell # where you can be notified on saturday mornings if we cannot fill yours in particular.  Or, more efficientlly you may call the stand sat morning to check on status of your order!!

THANKS FOR A GREAT HOLIDAY OF WONDERFUL MEAT PRODUCTS..

***please remember to place your Christmas and holiday orders A.S.A.P.
FOR...fresh turkeys, capons, ducks, smoked turkeys, smoked pheasants, smoked hams, crown roast of pork, beef standing rib roasts, boneless prime rib, and any steak or roast you need!!!

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 11/27/2012 11:30pm by Miranda Combs.

Please help us get the word out that the Farmers' Market Coop of East Liberty is open year round

This time of year, most farmers markets in the area close up for the season.  The outdooor markets operated by the City of Pittsburgh wound things up Thanksgiving week.  So at this point our market- the Farmers' Market Coop of East Liberty- is the only market still open.  And we will be open all winter, as we have been since 1941.

We still have locally grown meat, eggs, cheese and produce, as well as other items such as coffee, dried fruits and nuts, and olive oil that come from small family owned farms.  We have local honey, maple syrup and prepared foods.

But still we find that many people think that we close up for the winter.  So we ask you for two things.  First, please try to patronize the market throughout the winter.  Second, please help us get the word out to that the market is open year round. Please share this message with a friend or family member.  We don't have a lot of resources for advertising and promotions so we rely on our customer base to spread the word about the market.

So for example, we are open every Saturday in December.  This includes:

  • December 1st
  • December 8th
  • December 15th
  • December 22nd
  • December 29th

Ths folks at East Liberty Development (ELDI) recently commissioned a vidoe that features the Farmers' Market.  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.

Thanks in advance for your suppot.

See you at the market.

David Lagnese

**************************************************************************************************Please visit our 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 11/23/2012 7:06pm by Miranda Combs.

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24th

I hope everyone had a great holiday celebration.

I had dinner at my brother's house with our whole extended family.  We had lots of stuff from the farmers market including a Turkey, a Ham and a smoked Pheasant from the Kennedy's.  They were all delicious.  I hope yours were too.

Well Saturday comes up pretty fast after Thanksgiving.  But like every Saturday, the market is open.  The Kennedy's and Zang's will be taking a week off for a well deserved rest.  But the rest of the farmers and vendors will be there.

We will be brewing fresh coffee at the Kew Park Coffee Bar starting at 7 am.  We will also  have fresh cranberry juice.

Please stop by the market tomorrow.

David Lagnese

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

Please visit our 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 11/20/2012 6:33pm by Miranda Combs.

Hi everyone,

I just want to give you an update on market operations tomorrow.

The J.L Kennedy Meat Stand will be open for pickup of holiday orders.  So hopefully you have planned ahead and gotten your order in.  Pickup hours are 5 am until 10 am.  For those of you who did not plan ahead, you may still be in luck.  I just spoke to Val and she does expect to have a few extra items for sale including 16 pound plus turkeys, whole turkey breasts, and smoked pheasasnts.

As far as the rest of the market, Zang's and Greenawalt's will be open with lots of fruits and veggies and all their other usual items.

Kew Park Coffee Bar, California Connection (olive oil and dried fruits and nuts) and PA Made Cheese will also be open starting at 7 am.  We will be brewing coffee and makng fresh juice.  We have lots of items that are perfect for house gifts when you visit friends and relatives like fresh roasted Jamacian coffee beans, bottles of olive oil, and locally made cheese.

Please stop by the market tomorrow.

David Lagnese

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

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 11/19/2012 9:46pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special Thanksgiving Update

The  J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND STILL HAS CERTAIN SIZES OF FRESH TURKEYS AVAILABLE FOR WEDNESDAY PICK UP.. 16-18# AND UP. 

PLEASE CALL a.s.a.p. to order.  See you 5-10 am on Wednesday!

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 11/16/2012 11:17am by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, November 17th

This is the Saturday before Thanksgiving, which is always a big week at the Market.  I hope you got your meat orders in to the Kennedy's.  If you have not, please pick up the phone and call out to the farm as soon as possible. 

I expect the market to be fully stocked this Saturday with all your Thanksgiving holiday food needs. 

Please note that the market is also open this coming Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.  The Kennedy Meat Stand will be open for orders only from 5 to 10 am.  Other vendors will be open for lots of holiday items.  I will send a reminder out next Tuesday.


See you at the market!

David Lagnese

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The Update

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items include: 

FRESH TURKEYS...there are some large turkeys as extras for this Saturday pick-up..please call

FRESH capons ...please call

SMOKED PHEASANTS

FRESH PHEASANTS

**STILL CERTAIN SIZES OF FRESH TURKEYS AND CAPONS AVAILABLE TO ORDER FOR PICK UP ON WED. NOV. 21 st ..please call or stop by market this Saturday.

**our phone hours for ALL calls and ALL messages are 9 am- 9 pm m-thurs and 9-6 on Friday.. esp during this busy holiday time so that we can organize your needs as best possible.  The farm number is 724-898-2316.

Kistaco Farm... Will have a variety of fruits and vegetables grown on their farm.  Items for this week include: 

Apples 
- McIntosh
- Gala
- Macoun
- Rome
- Idared
- Fuji
- Jonagold
- Mutsu/Crispin
- Fortune
- Red Delicious
- Golden Delicious
- Stayman Winesap
- Empire

And of course fresh pressed cider- the best in Pittsburgh

Locally grown veggies will include:
Kale

Collards
Cabbage
Broccoli
Winter squash

Prepared foods:
Corn Salsa
Applesauce
Corn Relish
Onion Relish
Bread and Butter Pickles
Spicy Sandwich Dills
Pickle Relish
 
Fresh baked bread from Wood Street Bread Company is always available.  They pick it up from the bakery real early in the morning so you don't have to.

Zang's Greenhouse
...Locally grown items this week include brocolli, brussel sprouts, beets, squash, indian corn, tomatoes, chipollini onions, celery root, beets, micro greens, parsnips, carrots, lettuce, mushrooms, shallots, white and red potatoes, and sweet potatoes.
 
Non-local items include eggplants, artichokes, grapes, cranberries, fresh fennel, garlic, onions, green beans and Florida citrus.
 
Kew Park Coffee Bar

We will have fresh beans that were roasted this week by  Commonplace Coffee Roasters.  Also, will have fresh cranberry juice as well as fresh squeezed tangerine, orange and grapfruit juices.

PA Made Cheese

I visited Riverview Dairy this week and participated in the making of a new sheep milk cheese.  It won't be ready for a while, but I do expect it to be very good. It was a very interesting process to watch.  I will share some additional information with you in a future message.  I brought back fresh chevre and feta, as well as 4 wheels of aged cheese.  I also got new shipments from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar and Hidden Hills Dairy.  The case is full of locally made cheese, so come and get some for the holidays.

California Connection

We have organicly grown dried fruit from Van Dyke Organic Ranch in Gilroy California.  Varieties include apricots, nectarines, pears, plums, and persimmons.  These are great items to add to stuffing or just serve for desert.

We also have organic walnuts and pistachios.

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.

Rebecca Plum Baked Goods- Rebecca will be there on Saturday with her usual assortment of baked goods.  I think she is also taking orders for Wednesday.

Hand-made items from Uganda

Margaret will be there on Saturday with many hand made items. These make great holiday gifts.

BANDY Woodworks

..Is a local business that makes children's toys and games, custom furniture, and other great items for the home (wine racks, etc).  They use local reclaimed and salvaged wood and non-toxic finishes.  Their booth is on the right when you walk in the front door, directly across from Greenawalt's.  Preview some of the items carried at the market by visitingwww.bandywoodworks.etsy.com. Note: they are almost sold out of cutting boards.  If you have been thinking about getting one, now is the time; they might not have any new ones made before the holidays. 

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Please 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/

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

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 11/14/2012 4:16pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this Saturday Nov 17 th...

FRESH TURKEYS...there are some large turkeys as extras for this Saturday pick-up..please call

FRESH capons ...please call

SMOKED PHEASANTS

FRESH PHEASANTS

**STILL CERTAIN SIZES OF FRESH TURKEYS AND CAPONS AVAILABLE TO ORDER FOR PICK UP ON WED. NOV. 21 st ..please call or stop by market this Saturday

**as always we can have any special cut of beef or pork ready if we know by Thursday evening

**our phone hours for ALL calls and ALL messages are 9 am- 9 pm m-thurs and 9-6 on Friday.. esp during this busy holiday time so that we can organize your needs as best possible...

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

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As always, we will have a nice variety of our regular selections available.

Remember to call by Thursday evening!  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316.

Also, please remember that order pick-up time is from 5am-10:30 am.  We will try our best to hold the orders if you run into problems and are running late... BUT...please call the stand # (412-661-1875) so that we KNOW you are running late !!   

Thanks and see you Saturday!!

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 11/8/2012 8:23pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday, November 10th

Hello everyone.  Just a quick note to remind you that the market will be open this Saturday.  I have been pretty tied up this week and was not able to connect with the farmers to get an update.  Sorry about that, but I hope you will still stop by.  There will still be lots of locally grown items and well as some shipped-in ones.  Also, its important to get your holiday meat orders in, so please stop by and talk to the folks at the JL Kennedy Meat Stand.

See you Saturday.

David Lagnese

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Please 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/

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

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.