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Posted 8/16/2012 10:08pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday August 18th

Hello everyone.  The local growing season is progressing and new items are showing up each week.  Please see the update below for several new items. One of those items are "shelly" beans.  And our friend Virgninia Phillips wrote an article about them that appears in th PG today. Thanks to Virgnina for mentioning the market and the fact that Greenawalt's will have these beans at the market this Saturday. 

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/food/shelly-beans-are-a-summer-treat-not-to-be-missed-649195/

Please see below for the weekly update.

David Lagnese

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

I spoke with Brian and he will have a few varieties of shelly beans as mentioned above.  Also they will have the first round of fall squash- several varieties will be available. Other items should include sweet corn, zucchini, yellow squash, pickle cucumbers, radishes, green onions, lettuce, swiss chard, green beans and lima beans, swiss chard and peppers.  Fruit wise, black berries, mellons, peaches and apples.  Check out their fresh cut herbs such as chives and mint.  In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.
 
 
J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items (and notes) for this week include: 

Note#1) A big thanks for your patience with the rabbits...we just learned today that the 2 children who raise and prepare them for you are out of town exhibiting their cattle until next week, AUG 25 th when the meat will be ready for your pick up.

Note#2) LAMB this week so please order ASAP.. these are jake and tay' s show lambs who are hand fed a high variety mix of vegetative feed and hand exercised daily.

Note#3) PORK this week is again the kids' show hogs and of the highest quality on the market.

Note#4) Thanks to everyone for their good wishes of support throughout our past show season...We hope you know the high quality of local meat we provide is a hard- working and emotional experience for the Kennedy Family...We will be showcasing some winning moments in photos for you at the Saturday stand....along with bringing you more local summer produce... 

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... Will have a variety of fruits and vegetables grown on the farm, including:

Peaches
Blueberries
Kale Collards
Broccoli
Cabbage
Green Beans
Green Peppers
Hot Peppers
Tomatoes
Paula Red Apples
Rambo Apples
Sweet Corn

Wood Street Bread Company bread- and much more
 
Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include peppers of all sorts (green, red, yellow and purple), green beans and wax beans, eggplant, hot peppers, leeks, fresh garlic, cucumbers, pickles, sweet onions, zucchini, beets, micro greens, green onions, potatoes, lettuce, shallots. Sweet corn from McElhaney farm.  In the fruit department- watermellons (sevral varieties) and Chambersburg peaches. Cut flowers.  Rick always has a few surprises.

BANDY Woodworks

...Is a local business that makes children's toys, custom furniture, and other great items for the home (cutting boards, etc).  They make them out of local reclaimed and salvaged wood and use 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. New this week is a wine rack designed to hold up to 12 bottles of wine.

Please stop by and talk to Chris!
 

Kew Park Coffee Bar, California Olive Oil Connection & PA Made Cheese

... Will be open this week.  Sorry we were closed last week.

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.  Stop by and talk to Jack at the booth.

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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 8/14/2012 7:52pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for for this Saturday, August 18th....

Note#1) A big thanks for your patience with the rabbits...we just learned today that the 2 children who raise and prepare them for you are out of town exhibiting their cattle until next week, AUG 25 th when the meat will be ready for your pick up.

Note#2) LAMB this week so please order ASAP.. these are jake and tay' s show lambs who are hand fed a high variety mix of vegetative feed and hand exercised daily.

Note#3) PORK this week is again the kids' show hogs and of the highest quality on the market.

Note#4) Thanks to everyone for their good wishes of support throughout our past show season...We hope you know the high quality of local meat we provide is a hard- working and emotional experience for the Kennedy Family...We will be showcasing some winning moments in photos for you at the Saturday stand....along with bringing you more local summer produce... 

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.
 


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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 8/8/2012 8:40pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this Saturday August 11th...

 

- Pork tenderloin

- Baby back ribs

- RABBITS...4-6# each...very last offering until fall

- Chicken thighs

 

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.
 


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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 8/2/2012 10:41pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday August 4th

We had a great market day last Saturday and expect another one this week.  We are at the hight of the local growing season with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.  I picked up a half bushel of pickling cucumbers and put up a batch of kosher dills.  Stop by the PA Made Cheese stand for some free pickle samples.  I also picked up a large basket of plums and peaches and took them in to the office to share with my co-workers.  When you buy in bulk, the farmers are able to offer some great prices.  And you will be a hero with friends and family when you share the goodies.

I would also like to note that local melons are now ripening.  Several different varieties will be available at the market.  Most people prefer to just cut them up and eat them, but you can use melon in recipes.  So check out some interesting watermellon recipes that Mariam Rubin published in the PG today.  Pickled watermellon- I will have to try that one!

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/food/watermelons-moment-is-now-647150/

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

David Lagnese

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

I was not able to connect with with Brian Greenawalt this week but expect that he will have some great locally grown items this week.  I was very impressed with his offerings last week.  I expect him to have watermellons and other mellons.  Other items should include sweet corn, zucchini, yellow squash, pickle cucumbers, radishes, green onions, peaches, lettuce, swiss chard, blueberries.  Check out their fresh cut herbs such as chives and mint.  In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.
 
I told you last week about the tragic events of  the Amish farmer Mary Yoder who was killed by a lightning strike.  She was harvesting blackberries with her husband and 2 small children when a storm came upon them.   They took refuge under a tree, where she was struck by lightning and killed.  The Greenawalts shared more information with us last Saturday that I want to share with all of you.  A fund has been set up to benefit the family and people can make donations to the fund.  Here is the information.  
 
Checks should be made out to the "Menno Yoder Family"

They can be send to:
Citizen's National Bank
135 Center Street
Myersdale, PA 15552
814-634-5941
 
I am sure that any amount of money you can send would be appreciated.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this week include: 

- BONELESS PORK SHOULDER....cooks down for easy shredding/pulling in many styles of cooking like bbq sandwiches...asian...mexican...

- BEEF STICKS...low fat high protein snacking etc...or sliced on your pizza like john does!!!

- REGULAR OR GARLIC BOLOGNA

** please call early to tell us  if you need anything special like butcher- made hot dogs...kolbassi or bologna...smoked dog bones...

** please call by august 5 th with any questions regarding pricing and availability of jacob and taylor s show cattle beef...show hogs...show lambs...very limited supply left...

** now taking orders for local whole rabbits around 4-6# ea. For pick up on sat. Aug. 11 th...last offering until october

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... Wil have a variety of fruits and vegetables grown on the farm, including:

Peaches
Blueberries
Kale Collards
Broccoli
Cabbage
Green Beans
Green Peppers
Hot Peppers
Tomatoes
Paula Red Apples
Rambo Apples
Sweet Corn

Wood Street Bread Company bread- and much more
 
Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include long italian eggplant, bell peppers, hot peppers, leeks, fresh garlic, cucumbers, pickles, sweet onions, zucchini, beets, micro greens, green onions, green beans, potatoes, lettuce, shallots. Sweet corn from McElhaney farm.  In the fruit department- local blueberries- watermellons (3 varieties), musk mellons, and Chambersburg peaches (a different variety from last week). Rick always has a few surprises.

Kew Park Coffee Bar

This time of year with the hot weather we offer iced coffee, fresh squezed lemonaid and of course fresh squeezed OJ.  

We also have fresh locally roasted whole coffee beans- both medium and dark roast.


California Olive Oil Connection

This is the time of year that I really love olive oil because it goes so well with all these locally grown veggies.  I like to use ths spicier oils raw poured on slads and blanched vegetables.  I also like to roast all sorts of veggies (including onions and garlic) drizzled with lots of olive oil.  We have six varieties of California grown, certified extra virgnin olive oil available.  This is the real thing, not the fake, adulterated stuff.

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.  Stop by and talk to Jack at the booth.

PA Made Cheese-  As mentioned, stop by the PA Mades cheese booth for some free pickle samples.  I do have some bad news- Arsenal Cheese, the guys who made the wonderful curds, have closed their operation.  From what they tell me, it was just too difficult to get the quantity of raw milk in to the city where they make the cheese.  They tried to move the operation closer to a milk source, but could not find the right situation.  I am so sorry to see them go as their cheese was really delicious.  So thanks to Jonathan Gaugler and his father Scott Gaugler who brought this wonderful cheese.

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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 8/1/2012 5:27pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this Saturday August 4th...


BONELESS PORK SHOULDER....
cooks down for easy shredding/pulling in many styles of cooking like bbq sandwiches...asian...mexican...


BEEF STICKS...low fat high protein snacking etc...or sliced on your pizza like john does!!!


REGULAR OR GARLIC BOLOGNA

** please call early to tell us  if you need anything special like butcher- made hot dogs...kolbassi or bologna...smoked dog bones...

** please call by august 5 th with any questions regarding pricing and availability of jacob and taylor s show cattle beef...show hogs...show lambs...very limited supply left...

** now taking orders for local whole rabbits around 4-6# ea. For pick up on sat. Aug. 11 th...last offering until october

 
J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

*********************************************************
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 7/26/2012 10:17pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday July 28th

Hi everyone.  I missed the market last Saturday due to a college visit.  I will be back this Saturday and look forward to seeing some great food items.  We are in the heart of the growing season, so there are lots of locally grown fruits and vegetables available, and of course the J. L. Kennedy meat.

Please see below for the update.

Special Event 

The folks at East Liberty Developemt (ELDAI) are holding an updcoming event that I want to tell everyone about.  Its called the  East Liberty Circulation and Mobility Vision Public Creative Brainstorming Session!
 
Envision an East Liberty where all types of people move around (and get to) the community safely, with ease, by any mode of choice!
 
The event features dinner and childcare! Please RSVP to Loralyn Fabian at loralyn.fabian@eastliberty.org or 412-361-8061 ext 28.
 
When: Thursday August 2, 2012 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
 
Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty (130 S. Whitfield Street)

 For more info, please visit: http://eastlibertypost.com/post/east-liberty-circulation-and-mobility-vision 

I hope many of you can participate in the community event.

David Lagnese

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

I spoke with Brian Greenawalt and he told me of a tragedy this week. One of the Amish farmer that he works with was killed by a lightning strike.  It was a freak accident. Her name was Mary Yoder and she was also pregnant.   So very sad. 

http://www.wjactv.com/news/news/pregnant-amish-woman-struck-killed-lightning/nP3rQ/

So he is not sure exacly what items he will be getting this week.  He said he would expect items similar to last week plus he expected to have watermellons and other mellons.  Other items should include sweet corn, zucchini, yellow squash, pickle cucumbers, radishes, green onions, peaches, lettuce, swiss chard, blueberries.  Check out their fresh cut herbs such as chives and mint.  In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this week include: 

- BEEF STICKS are back

- PASTURE-RAISED ROASTERS...there is a small amount left in freezer so get them before they're gone!! 

- CHIPPED SIRLOIN...top quality meat for super-fast steak salads...fajitas.. stir- frys.. anything

- HAM SLICES and SMOKED HAM HOCKS...fresh to you from Taylor' s  farm-raised show hog.
 

** please call to order ASAP as our show hog/ lamb/ beef season is approaching and is short- lived!!

***jake and tay still have a small amount of show cattle beef left to offer for private sale...difference??? These cattle eat complex vegetation mix and are hand- walked/exercised...highest- end beef you can buy on the market today !!! Added plus...these cattle have won at all their MEAT shows which speaks for itself!!! Please contact us by August 5 th to set up your share...

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... I was not able to connect with Tim but would expect similar items as last week...

Yellow Peaches
White Peaches
Blueberries
Yellow Plums
Earligold Apples
Green Beans
Yellow Beans
Zucchini
Green Peppers
Hot Peppers
Eggplant
Kale
Green Tomatoes
Cider

Wood Street Bread Company bread- and much more
 
Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include bell peppers, hot peppers, cauliflower, leeks, fresh garlic, cucumbers, pickles, sweet onions, zucchini, beets, micro greens, green onions, green beans, wax beans, potatoes, lettuce, shallots, and eggplants (unique varieties). Sweet corn from McElhaney farm.  In the fruit department- local blueberries and blackberries- watermellons, musk mellons, and Chambersburg peaches. 

California Olive Oil Connection

This is the time of year that I really love olive oil because it goes so well with all these locally grown veggies.  I like to use ths spicier oils raw poured on slads and blanched vegetables.  I also like to roast all sorts of veggies (including onions and garlic) drizzled with lots of olive oil.  We have six varieties of California grown, certified extra virgnin olive oil available.  This is the real thing, not the fake, adulterated stuff.

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.  Stop by and talk to Jack at the booth.

PA Made Cheese-  We have a fresh shipment of goat cheese from Riverview Dairy.  We will have chev, feta and Purple Goat varieties.  Sorry, no curds this week as the Gaugler's are taking a vacation.

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

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 7/26/2012 10:17am by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this Saturday July 28th...

- BEEF STICKS are back

- PASTURE-RAISED ROASTERS...there is a small amount left in freezer so get them before they're gone!!

- CHIPPED SIRLOIN...top quality meat for super-fast steak salads...fajitas.. stir- frys.. anything

- HAM SLICES and SMOKED HAM HOCKS...fresh to you from Taylor' s  farm-raised show hog.
 

** please call to order ASAP as our show hog/ lamb/ beef season is approaching and is short- lived!!

***jake and tay still have a small amount of show cattle beef left to offer for private sale...difference??? These cattle eat complex vegetation mix and are hand- walked/exercised...highest- end beef you can buy on the market today !!! Added plus...these cattle have won at all their MEAT shows which speaks for itself!!! Please contact us by August 5 th to set up your share...

 J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

*********************************************************
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 7/19/2012 9:57pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday July 21st

We are in the heart of the growing season, so there are lots of locally grown fruits and vegetables available.

Please see below for the update.

See you at the market.

David Lagnese

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

The Update

Greenawalt Farm

I was not able to connect with Brian but expect he will have items similar to last week which included locally grown sweet corn, zucchini, yellow squash, pickle cucumbers, radishes, green onions, peaches, lettuce, swiss chard, blueberries.  Brian always has a few surprises because he visits with a variety of Amish farmers on Fridays to pick up items for the market.  Check out their fresh cut herbs such as chives and mint.  In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this week include: 

- LAMB...bone- in or boneless leg of lamb still available..also...lamb stew or shoulder roast...shanks

- PASTURE-RAISED ROASTERS...last chance for several weeks

- PORK SHOULDER ROASTS from Kennedy show hogs

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... Local items for this week include:

Yellow Peaches
White Peaches
Blueberries
Yellow Plums
Earligold Apples
Green Beans
Yellow Beans
Zucchini
Green Peppers
Hot Peppers
Eggplant
Kale
Green Tomatoes
Cider

Wood Street Bread Company bread- and much more
 
Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include bell peppers, cauliflower, leeks, fresh garlic, cucumbers, pickles, sweet onions, zucchini, beets, micro greens, green onions, green beans, wax beans, roma beans, potatoes, lettuce and sweet corn from McElhaney farm.  Also, get some local blueberries and blackberries- they are only here for a short time.  

BANDY Woodworks ... I mentioned them last week but want to mentione them again.  Bandy Woodworks is a local business that makes children's toys, custom furniture, and other great items for the home (cutting boards, etc).  They make them out of local reclaimed and salvaged wood and use 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 visiting www.bandywoodworks.etsy.com. Christopher Bandy, the maker, will be at the market this week if you'd like to speak with him about custom projects.

California Olive Oil Connection

This is the time of year that I really love olive oil because it goes so well with all these locally grown veggies.  I like to use ths spicier oils raw poured on slads and blanched vegetables.  I also like to roast all sorts of veggies (including onions and garlic) drizzled with lots of olive oil.  We have six varieties of California grown, certified extra virgnin olive oil available.  This is the real thing, not the fake, adulterated stuff.

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.  Stop by and talk to Jack at the booth.

PA Made Cheese-  We will have fresh curds and a fresh shipment of goat cheese from Riverview Dairy.  We will have chev, feta and Purple Goat varieties.

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

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 7/18/2012 9:45pm by Miranda Combs.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this Saturday July 21st...

- LAMB...bone- in or boneless leg of lamb still available..also...lamb stew or shoulder roast...shanks

- PASTURE-RAISED ROASTERS...last chance for several weeks

- PORK SHOULDER ROASTS from Kennedy show hogs


J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

*********************************************************
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 7/12/2012 9:19pm by Miranda Combs.

Update for Saturday July 14th

Hello everyone.  I have been on the road this week and did not have a chance to connect with the farmers this week. I would expect the offerings to be similar as last week.  I have included last weeks update below for your information.  

We are in the heart of the growing season, so there are lots of locally grown fruits and vegetables available.

I do want to let everyone know about a relatively new vendor at the market- BANDY Woodsorks.  

BANDY Woodworks is a local business that makes children's toys, custom furniture, and other great items for the home.  They make them out of local reclaimed and salvaged wood and using non-toxic finishes.  They have been setting up at the market at the first booth on the right when you walk in the front door.

They also have  shop is located at the corner of Dallas and Susquehanna in Homewood (right next to the original East End Brewing Company location) in a space which is cooperatively shared with several other talented local woodworkers.  Christopher Bandy, the maker, lives in Point Breeze with his wife and two daughters, whom you will often see at the market.  Preview the available items at www.bandywoodworks.etsy.com.

See you at the market.

David Lagnese

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I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July holiday.  Too bad it was a short one this year.  I went out to Berks county to visit some relatives, and took a quick trip to Lancaster to visit some cheese makers.  Please see the PA Made Cheese update below for some details.

I expect the market to have a great selection of locall grown items this Saturday, so please stop by the market to get some of the local fruit, produce and meat.  The corn is really starting to come in.  Check todays article in the PG on local corn and some great recipes.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/food/a-salute-to-the-kernels-and-the-cobs-643351/

Also, Miriam Rubin is at it again with her "Miriam's Garden" series.  This week she is talking about growing onions- and has 2 great recipes.  

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/food/miriams-garden-enough-to-make-you-cry-an-ode-to-onions-643381/

I must say that I have had some excellent locally grown onions so far this season.  At first we were getting the small ones, but the past few weeks we have been getting the larger PA Simply Sweets.  I have been cutting them in half, drizzling with lots of olive oil, salt and pepper and roasting them in the oven.  I served them with steaks from Kennedy's.  Yum.

Please see below for an update on items at the market.   

David Lagnese

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The Update

Greenawalt Farm

Locally grown items include sweet corn, zucchini, yellow squash, pickle cucumbers, radishes, green onions, peaches, lettuce, swiss chard, blueberries.  Brian always has a few surprises because he visits with a variety of Amish farmers on Fridays to pick up items for the market.  Check out their fresh cut herbs such as chives and mint.  In addition they will have locally grown eggs and their normal selection of Amish made products.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND

Special items for this week include: 

** Pork spare ribs

** Pork baby back ribs

** Any steaks cut to order

** Chipped sirloin

Phone hours are mon- thurs 9-9 and 9-6 pm on friday.  The number at the farm is 724-898-2316

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

Kistaco Farm... Local items for this week include:

Peaches
Plums
Snap Peas
Shelling peas
Snow peas
Cucumbers
Pickling Cukes
Zucchini
Collards
Kale
Herb plants

Wood Street Bread Company bread- and much more
 
Zang's Greenhouse...Locally grown items this week include leeks, fresh garlic, cucumbers, pickles, sweet onions, zucchini, beets, micro greens, green onions, lettuce and sweet corn from McElhaney farm.  Also, get some local blueberries- they are only here for a short time.  

California Olive Oil Connection

This is the time of year that I really love olive oil because it goes so well with all these locally grown veggies.  I like to use ths spicier oils raw poured on slads and blanched vegetables.  I also like to roast all sorts of veggies (including onions and garlic) drizzled with lots of olive oil.  We have six varieties of California grown, certified extra virgnin olive oil available.  This is the real thing, not the fake, adulterated stuff.

The Greek Gourmet- will have homemade spinach and meat pies to the market each week- in addition to 20+ flavors of hummus.  Stop by and talk to Jack at the booth.

PA Made Cheese-   Many of you have grown to love the Blue Cheese and the Mushroom Leek Cheese made by Common Folk Organics in Lancaster County.   I went to visit them on July 4th.  I met with Ivan Lapp, an Amish farmer in Ronks.  He spent about an hour with me-  showing me around the farm and talking to me about what he does.  Ivan has 6 children, and they help manage a herd of about 35 cows.  He is part of a cooperative called Common Folk Organics.  Most of the milk goes into the cooperative and is consumed as drinking milk.  Making cheese is a project to make a higher value product from the milk.  He partnered with local cheese maker Amos Miller.  Amos lives a few miles away in Leola.  Ivan's family has been farming the same land for nearly 100 years.  The farm and the facilities are very neat, clean and organized.  

Amos Miller has a small goat herd and cheese making facility.  He makes a variety of aged goat cheeses, but also does contract cheese making for Ivan and others.  While I was there, he had a vat full of cows milk and was in the process of making a tome cheese.  I tasted a lot of cheeses and had some great conversation with Amos.  He has 11 children!  I picked up a few wheels of his aged aged goat cheeses in addition to the Blue and the Mushroom Leek.

I must say I was really impressed by what I saw Lancaster County.  The area visited was nearly all Amish farms, as far as the eye could see.  Horse and buggies definitely out number autos.  The beauty of landscape is incredible.  Its lush and green with rolling hills.  I met two really impressive people that are committed to making great food.  I can't wait to go back.  Please come and support their farms by buying their cheese.

Kew Park Coffee Bar- Fresh locally roasted Kew Park Coffee- we have Dark and Medium roast beans available.  To help beat the heat, we will have fresh squezed lemon aid available.

Summary of Produce Available

Veggies

  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Potatoes
  • PA Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cooking greens
  • Carrots and other root vegetables
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Peppers- sweet and hot
  • Micro greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus

Fruit

  • Peaches
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Florida Citrus such as lemons, limes and oranges
  • Grapes

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http://www.farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/

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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.